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May 2010 - Getting ready for the BolderBoulder 10K


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I'm 57, married to a fun loving, caring man, mom to 5 happy(grown-up)kids, grandmother to 3 adorable boys, and a little grand-daughter. I use to be a nurse years ago, I loved working orthopedics and also as an assistant to a gastroenterologist. This past year I finally went through training to get my certifications to be a group fitness instructor, plus additional training as a Spin instructor. I hope to add a few more trainings to my resume soon - aqua fitness instructor, etc. I am currently teaching Spin and Abs & Arms classes & totally enjoying it!
Four years ago I couldn't have imagined myself being physically fit enough to be taking these classes let alone teaching them. Some good physicians, a supportive & encouraging family and SparkPeople helped me to achieve my goal of overall good health physically and mentally!

Member Since: 3/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 51,237

My Goals:
For 2011:
*Lose those last few pounds & keep them off
*Keep living this healthy livestyle
*Start some serious road cycling in our beautiful surroundings
*Graduate to all-day hikes
*Start back to school part-time
*Volunteer in our community on a regular basis
*Start painting again
*Learn the 108 Form in Tai Chi
*Start guitar lessons

My Program:
Tracking everything! Food, nutrients, exercise, etc.
Exercising for 60-120 minutes/day, 5 days/week. Enjoy being active by looking for ways to burn calories - hiking, biking, walking, etc.

Personal Information:
I was born & raised in Ohio, and have lived in Utah, California, Texas, New Hampshire, England, Venezuela, Switzerland, and now in Colorado - woohoo!

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"If you say you can't - you won't. If you say you can - you will!"

Whenever I hear of a middle age man or woman struggling with losing weight, I encourage them to look at 3 things:
1.) Overall health conditions which might be playing a part, i.e.: hormones, thyroid, stress, etc.
2.)Set nutrition goals AND then track your food intake!
3.)Set exercise or physical activity goals, AND track these also

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  • v NSIMON116
    I was reading a blog and saw your comment on it. I definitely suggest that you "show and tell" that first doctor what you have done for yourself. Maybe he or she might be a better practitioner because of you....
    2924 days ago
    Hi! I' new to this group, and just read your blog on jumping rope. I enjoyed it. The picture in your background is just beautiful. Is it anywhere close to where you live? Looking forward to getting to know you and others in the LDS Ladies over 40.
    Carol in ID
    2946 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/28/2010 10:58:46 PM
  • v VORTEX
    Congratulations on your 24,000+ fitness minutes ... that's fantastic and I'm proud of you!!!!!!
    2949 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. Isn't it amazing how happinstance can lead us to where we really should be.

    Take Care and have a great evening.
    2953 days ago
  • v JGMK55
    Welcome to the Caregiver Children team. I'm glad you joined us.
    2955 days ago
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