BLONDBIKEGIRL   31,205
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Happy to report a solid core in place. Baby steps.. amazing where you can arrive that way.. ;)





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Healthy & Fit... Finally!

My story is typical; grow up, get to work, gain weight over time, get married, gain more weight, eat out regularly, stress, dislike my body, stress, stress and more stress without healthy release, no exercise and certainly no concept of fueling an efficient body. Any attempt at weight loss failed me and I couldn't seem to crack the code to my body and make it do what I wanted.

It wasn’t until I got extremely sick at 37 and found myself facing exploratory surgery that I started to ...
My story is typical; grow up, get to work, gain weight over time, get married, gain more weight, eat out regularly, stress, dislike my body, stress, stress and more stress without healthy release, no exercise and certainly no concept of fueling an efficient body. Any attempt at weight loss failed me and I couldn't seem to crack the code to my body and make it do what I wanted.

It wasn’t until I got extremely sick at 37 and found myself facing exploratory surgery that I started to understand just how horrible my decisions in regards to food, stress, exercise, smoking and even my relationships had been for me and my health.

I will forever be grateful for that 21 day hospital stay because it gave me an awful lot of time to think - really think. I will never be the same for I made a vow I would never ever be weak and powerless again. That was May 2008 and I've never looked back.


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BLONDBIKEGIRL It's official. I'm a certified personal trainer! Passed a very difficult exam yesterday for ACE. Health coach next.. :)
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Member Since: 2/27/2011

SparkPoints: 31,205

Fitness Minutes: 39,835

My Goals:
Two years ago I met my goal weight and have watched my goal body unfold in front of my eyes. The biggest surprise in reaching my goal weight was how many layers of acceptance I had on it. Part of me just couldn't believe I'd actually done what I'd never been able to do before.

My Program:
My program keeps evolving but essentially I'm leaning toward Paleo. I don't eat dairy and I certainly don't eat grains anymore either. My diet consists of lean proteins, ideally grass-fed, organic vegetables, fruits and nuts. I use Jay Robb's whey protein (I know, dairy.. this might still evolve!) because it's as clean as I can find so far. Processed foods unless they are amazing, just aren't part of my diet anymore. That took so many baby steps to get to, but without meaning to, I got here and I'm proud.

Personal Information:
I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest near Olympia, Washington.

Other Information:
Ladies.. please please please pick up some weights and add it to your routine. I cannot stress weight bearing exercise enough, especially for us women. Just trust me on this one.. ;)

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CELIAMINER
4/20/2014 7:42:16 AM

TWO years of maintenance is impressive, and you look fabulous! Congrats!



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BABYSTEPS123
4/18/2014 11:16:06 PM

emoticon Okay! I trust you! I'll be a little more diligent!

Congratulations!



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WESTCOASTKID
4/18/2014 8:04:02 PM

emoticon on your two years of maintenance! You are an inspiration! WOW! Here's to many more years of success on your SparkJourney!! emoticon



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TINAJANE76
4/18/2014 1:57:30 PM

Many congratulations on two years of maintenance, your great health and happiness. Here's to many more!



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MICKEYH
4/18/2014 10:54:52 AM

emoticon on success maintaining two years! emoticon



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