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Candy Cane

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We do not stop exercising because we grow old and tired, we grow old and tired because we stop exercising.

I always feel better when I exercise and eat healthy. I never feel fantastic when I overeat and live a sedentary life. But somehow, I managed to let go of this inner truth, lost a small part of my soul and gained way to much weight. My kids will be learning from me, and I want them to learn to feel good about their bodies and abilities. I'm kind of excited about the trials ahead!

This journey is forever shifting. The more I learn, the more I grow. I'm constantly adjusting my diet and workouts and learning how my body responds to these changes. I'm becoming the master of my own puppet...

BMI as of 04/21/2012 = 40.3

Member Since: 3/18/2010

Fitness Minutes: 3,410

My Goals:
1st Goal - 219 lbs = I never reached this goal, I surpassed it! 5/18/12 = 217 lbs

2nd Goal - 209 lbs

3rd Goal - Onederland - 199 lbs

4th Goal - 189 lbs

5th Goal - 175 lbs

Other Goals:
lower BMI by 10%
Onederland by July 29, my babies 1st Birthday

St. Patrick's Day 5K

Bay to Breakers - 12 miles

Why bother trying?

Role model to my children
Free of pain
Enjoyment of my clothes
To feel sexy
Love my skin
Increase self confidence
To Learn & grow
To cook healthier
To finally be a trophy wife

My Program:
Exercise of all varieties
Eating healthier
Become more mindful of my body and its needs.

Personal Information:
Living in the East Bay, CA...enjoying life as a mommy with two beautiful children and wife to my best friend.

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    Sent you a scale since yours isn't working.
    1596 days ago
    Thank you for the comment on my blog!
    1598 days ago
    Thanks for your post and especially the picture about muscle vs. fat. The members of one of my other teams really appreciated it! (I shared it with them in a short blog).
    1598 days ago
    There is disagreement among body-builders as far as diet, I think. So I guess we all have to tweak our diet to make it work for us. Agree that you have to eat some more when you are trying to build muscle. I just find that if I don't have some carbs (I count bananas and potatoes and maybe some whole grain here and there), then I start feeling crabby and depressed.

    As far as weight, I have always done the low-weight, high rep way. For me it was mostly 3 lbs. . with 15 reps, 3 sets (except for things over my head and then it was 5 reps, 3 sets). I recently upped the poundage to 5 lb. weights. Man, did that make a difference. If you want to add a little weight to your 5 lbs. you could put weighted gloves on when using your weights. That would add 1-2 ibs, That will be my next tactic if I ever get past 5 lbs.
    1601 days ago
    Thank you for the happy face emoticon

    1611 days ago
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