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Express yourself, be yourself and love yourself.

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 ...
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
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Member Since: 3/18/2010

SparkPoints: 2,627

Fitness Minutes: 3,355

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.

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MOM23JS
5/3/2012 4:12:20 PM

Thank you for reading my blog about my first marathon. It was a day in my life that I didn't think I would ever see and I honestly cannot explain what an amazing experience this was! Thank you for cheering me on!



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HEALTHYASHLEY
5/3/2012 3:37:05 PM

Thank you for all the information! It has given me a lot think about and I agree with you a lot of people put very little effort into their setup.



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SERAPHGYRL
5/2/2012 2:39:59 PM

Hey thanks for stopping by my blog. I sure didn't run out of 'gas' on my walk today. Sometimes it's good not to have a walking partner :-p

Please don't talk negatively about yourself. You're a beautiful woman and your weight isn't what defines you.

Biggest Loser is a reality show and I'm not a fan of any of them. I'm happy for the weight losses the contestants have but, if they haven't learned how to be accountable to themselves, instead of the tough trainers, they won't win the battle of being healthy. Can we really appreciate a life of fitness if we live in a bubble for 6 months with full days of exercise with professional trainers and a chef preparing healthy meals that don't come out of our own food budgets? ...Just sayin'.

Keep smiling, being the great mommy and wife you are, and working daily toward your fitness goals. You're a terrific woman! You've already accomplished the hardest part of your fitness journey. You've gotten off your butt and started climbing the ladder. Every day you're climbing up a rung or two. One day you will realize you've climbed close enough to see the top of your success ladder. There's lots of room at the top because few people have the tenacity to get up there. :)



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CHRISTYBUG
4/27/2012 9:18:12 PM

Thank you for commenting on my blog! Have a great weekend!



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HEALTHYASHLEY
4/26/2012 3:32:53 PM

Thank you for the comment on my blog. I have a lot of food industry experience and have been working with the SBA near me. It seems lots of people are trying to sell baked goods are farmers markets near me. If you have any suggestions about how to stand out I would appreciate it. Best, Ashley



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