June 29 2013
June 29 2013
*UPDATE JULY 2013*
My name is Anna, I'm 28 years old and I'm an teacher trainer working in Korea for the past 4 years. The past 3 years haven't been easy, dealing with assault trauma, depression, severe anemia, etc. Happily, I'm doing much better now, and even found a wonderful new friend who has become my boyfriend! Unfortunately, I've managed to fain 24 kilos in the past 3 years... Not good! Time to change some things!
Ever since coming to Korea back in 2009, I've noticed my declining fitness level and increasing bad eating habits. Mostly due to culinary culture shock (well, I love Korean food, but it's not easy to cook for a single person!) as well as very busy socializing schedule due to my beautiful paycheck... And soon enough, I had gained about 25 pounds!! There were a myriad of other, more personal, reasons for this weight gain, but nevertheless, as of March 2010 I've taken the bull back by the horns and started re-designing my lifestyle.
Luckily throughout university and afterwards, I've had plenty of fitness and nutrition and supplement experience, both first-hand and from many professionals (close friends of mine and my own doctors), so I had a good starting position. I knew that calorie tracking was my weakest point, so I signed up for Spark People and it's been ever so helpful :)
My fitness program is constantly changing as I'm trying to match a balanced diet (harder than you think if you don't want to spend a small fortune in this country) with a proper exercise plan. But as always, lifting weights and focused bouts of cardio are my preferred method.
Since March 5th 2010, I've lost 5.2 kilograms or 11.5 pounds. So after 7 weeks, that's an average of 1.6 pounds - not too shabby! Of course, I still have PLENTY more to sweat off, but at least it's a start.
I'm hoping that by joining SP I can meet many other fellow fitness enthusiasts, whether or not they are currently in the process of losing weight, to help motivate me on this long journey!
My goal weight is 65 kg or 143lbs - and I hope to reach it by my birthday on October 25th! There not too much time left, so I better get going with that working out business already. Please do stop by and leave a comment! :)
my goals are to improve my fitness levels, increase my strength, lower body fat and enjoy life.
cardio 40min+ per day
lifting 3-5 days
track daily calories
I live in South Korea.
I'm a teacher trainer.
I've got a mesomorph body type.
Favorite TV shows: Battlestar Galatica, Star Trek: TNG, Stargate Universe, Grey's Anatomy, Firefly, V 2009, Dune (mini-series), Cowboy Bebop, Blood+, Witch Hunter Robin, Escaflowne, Evangelion, Bleach, Ghost in the Shell, Sailor Moon, evolutionary Girl Utena, Dexter, Six Feet Under, X-Files, Fringe, etc, etc...
Favorite movies: LoTR, Ghost in the Shell, Princess Mononoke, Grave of the Fireflies, Perfect Blue, Blood - The Last Vampire (Youki Kudoh), Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Billy Elliot, Contact, Alien Trilogy, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion, Serenity, Legend, The 13th Warrior, Conan the Barbarian, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Princess Bride, Labyrinth, etc.....
| current weight: 495.0
Anna, to the Done Girls team!! This is a great team with a lot of positive support and encouragement! We're happy you've joined us!
1086 days ago
WELCOME TO THE DONE GIRLS TEAM! I'm so glad you decided to join us! If there's anything I can do to help you along your weight loss journey, please don't hesitate to let me know. I wish you the best of luck. God bless!
1088 days ago
Greetings DONE Sister!
I just wanted to welcome you to the DONE Being the Fat Girl Spark Team!!! We are always happy to have a new DONE Girl with us. Take your time, feel your way around our various threads, and please feel free to ask any one of us if you have any questions,concerns, needs, or anything! We are DONE Sisters and here to support each other! I wish you the very best in accomplishing your goals, and congratulate you for becoming a part of this Done Sisterhood!
Grace and Peace,
(¸.•´ (¸.•` AplusGurl- AKA Becky~ (Co leader of the Done Girls) ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫ϗ
1089 days ago
Anna! WELCOME to the DONE GIRL'S team that we both belong to! It is a great team to be on. Sending you lots of support and hugs from my sparkpage to yours. TOGETHER, let's turn our goals into the results we are striving for!
~ Monika ~
1091 days ago
Ulsan? I've never been. How is it? Do you get to Busan often?
1745 days ago