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My name is Bree... I'm 33 yrs old and have been married for 12 years to my husband John. We have 4 beautiful children...Myka (7) and Josiah (6), Asa (2 1/2) and Eden (1). MY CURRENT PROGRAM: GOAL: Lose 20+lbs I gained about 33lbs during my 1st pregnancy. I got back to my clean eating and exercise pretty quickly and was determined to get the baby weight off. I started exercising 2 wks postpartum and was doing Tae Bo 4-5 days/week. I got pregnant again with my 2nd child when Myka was just 6 1/2 months old. Josiah Matthew was born 9 days "late" on 11/8/09. I gained about 35lbs with him and lost most of it, but I felt like I had to work extra hard to get the weight off this time. After each baby it has become increasingly hard to lose weight. I have to be super strict with my diet and exercise. I recently had to resign from my job of 10 years since childcare for the kids was too expensive. Since I am not as regimented at home as I was at work and "me" time is nonexistent, it is even more difficult to lose weight. I need to start counting calories again and get back on the exercise bandwagon. I really need to get back to around 140 to feel comfortable which means I need to lose 20-25lbs. MY SPARKPEOPLE SUCCESS STORY... In April 2006 I decided that I was sick of being heavy, disgusted by how I looked, and tired of being tired! I was at my heaviest weight after starting a new job where I sit at a computer all day. I started packing on the pounds when I would eat out every day... huge mountains of cheese fries, hot dogs, chips, JUNK! The last number I remember reading from the scale was 210bs! I started exercising very slowly by doing about 15 minutes of Tae Bo every other day. It took everything out of me to do it... I was exhausted after 10 minutes. Even though I grew up knowing how to eat healthfully and mindfully, I still felt like dieting meant starving myself or eating nothing but salads. I really leared how to completely change my lifestyle with the help of SP and my new diet buddies. I starting counting calories and learned what a real serving was; combined with regular exercise, my new way of eating allowed me to drop about 10lbs/month. I started weight lifting and doing other forms of cardio like Turbo Jam and jogging outside in the summer which gave me some variation and MUSCLE! YAY! I feels so good to be healthy!! I actually lost 70lbs between April and November, and have now kept it off for over a year! I found SP around May 2006 but didn't really start posting or taking advantage of the resources until the summer last year. I've really gotten to know some girls from the 10lbs Girls SparkTeam and a couple of us have even met recently. It's amazing the motivation we can offer each other! I look forward to talking with them every day; they're some of my closest friends. I've hit some bumps along the road and I haven't met my ultimate goal of 125lbs yet, but I have built character and endurance and I feel better than I have in a long time!

Member Since: 5/15/2006

Fitness Minutes: 7,809

My Goals:
Focus on BF% instead of the scale!

Drink MORE water!

Weight train 2-3x per week

Cardio 3x per week

Increase lean muscle mass through ST

Lose the last 10+!

My Program:
Strength: M-W-F
Cardio: T-TH-SAT

ST ~ Jari Love video (60 minutes), or free weights

Cardio ~ Tae Bo or Turbo Jam (45-60 minutes), sometimes the treadmill gets put to good use.

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Bree Shivler - Raccoon Twp, PA

Married - Expecting our 1st child July 2008!

Age: 25 Height: 5'6"ish

Hobbies: Singing, Fitness

I'm a born again believer in Jesus Christ!

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"You've gotta give some to get some" - Billy Blanks

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  • v BBGRL112
    Hi thank you so much for your comments, I am here too if you need anything, I hope you have a wonderful week
    2138 days ago
  • v JERRICA1
    Hey Bree! Just wanted to tell you I put an exciting update on my page! Let's just say, you can inspire me to lose the babyweight when you're smokin hot this fall... :) I hope you're good and things are good with Myka, love the pictures she's a doll!!
    3283 days ago
  • v KRISTI07
    Love your status! Was just going to say the same thing :)
    3286 days ago
  • v KRISTI07
    I love all the pics of Myka! How was your week workout wise?
    3409 days ago
    I always look at your page for motivation! I remember your first blog about finding out you were pregnant :o) I'm trying to lose the weight so I can get pregnant and have a healthier pregnancy than I would now. It's not easy- but you know that. Congrats - she is absolutely gorgeous. You are so lucky !
    3421 days ago
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