CALI_POPPY
2,500-3,999 SparkPoints 2,712
SparkPoints
 
SparkGoodies

Candy Cane
From:
LACEFACEX

Rollerblades
From:
Native American...

Heart
From:
DEERLADY45
Awards

 
Interact with CALI_POPPY
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment


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
Energy
Health
Free of pain
Enjoyment of my clothes
To feel sexy
Love my skin
Increase self confidence
To Learn & grow
To cook healthier
Strength
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.


Other Information:




Read More About CALI_POPPY - Profile Information moved here. (Updated April 21)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:


My Program:


Personal Information:


Other Information:


Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v MISSUSRIVERRAT
    Sent you a scale since yours isn't working.
    1510 days ago
  • v PINKLIZARDS
    emoticon
    Thank you for the comment on my blog!
    1512 days ago
  • v MISSUSRIVERRAT
    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).
    1512 days ago
  • v MISSUSRIVERRAT
    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.
    1515 days ago
  • v DARWHOHOO
    Thank you for the happy face emoticon

    Dar
    1525 days ago
Member Comments (61):  123Next >Last >>