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Faith, Family, Friends,Fitness...that's what it's all about!
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Member Since: 10/7/2009

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My Goals:
My long term goal is to get back down to 8% body fat at 300lbs. My short term goal is to prepare for several big arm wrestling competitions I have coming up in 2012.

My Program:
I do resistance training about 6 days/week and cardio and core training 2-3 days/week. The hardest part for me is the diet. I need 6,000 plus calories per day to gain muscle, and it is difficult to consume this many calories while still eating healthy.

Personal Information:
I turned 50 in December 2011 and am fortunate enough to be married to the most beautiful woman in the world! We are blessed with two wonderful children and an awesome dog! Academically, I have a PhD in Nutrition and an MS in Exercise Physiology. I work as a personal trainer as well as a consultant and faculty member in the health and fitness field.

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"I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Albert Einstein

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence." Calvin Coolidge

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8/21/2013 8:25:17 AM

I'm dropping a line to all my Spark friends to stay in touch, say hello and to wish you well. All the best working towards your goals today.

Stay fit; stay healthy.

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1/4/2013 10:29:07 PM

Thank you so much for the advice on my pull ups blog. This morning I was able to get 5 full pull ups just by having my husband put his hands on my waist. Isn't that crazy? I'll continue to do them assisted and on my own so I can meet my goal. Thanks again!!

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12/8/2012 9:51:25 AM

Thanks for the add, for your dedication to faith and family, and for the help you've given people on the forums. Oh, and, wow, nice symmetry of size!

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11/8/2012 3:01:18 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog. What you say about starches makes sense. There is now a product which a lot of low-carbers seem to like which gives slow energy because of how it is digested. It might be great for strength training, too. It's called superstarch and Peter Attia's website has a lot of information on it.

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10/24/2012 11:38:29 AM

Hey! Thanks for the advice and words of encouragement on my blog :)

The Fitness Competition that I take part in is an all women's physical fitness challenge called Femsport and is very similar to crossfit challenges. I didn't place very well last year so the goal is to get even stronger so I don't injure myself doing the tireflips next year. I am taking part in a run called "Dirty Feet" next year so if I like that then I may consider toughmudder!

Have a super day!

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