Hi. I'm 49 years old and a wife, mom and grandmom! My husband and I decided that a lifestyle change was in order January 2008. So far, he is down 75 pounds and I'm down 50. We love to stay active, lift weights, and run. We count our calories, measure our food and eat healthier. I love looking up recipes on line. Sparkpeople is a great web site. It has everything I'm looking for! Exercise tools, tips and recipes!
Three years ago, my husband and I have received our Certified Personal Trainer certifications. We are excited about helping people achieve their fitness goals. In September of 2009, we opened our own private training studio. We love our jobs!
To learn as much as possible about exercise and nutrition.
100 Push ups-completed Dec. 2009 (actually did 115)
200 Crunches-completed Dec. 2009
200 Squats Challenge-completed did 210 September 2010
Ran the D&H Rails to Trails Half Marathon on Sept. 12, 2010. My time was 2:27!
I ran the D& H Rails half marathon in Sept. of 2011 with a friend.
Became a certified WKC Kettlebell Instructor in January, 2011. Certified Strength and Conditioning coach in August of 2011.
Just certified as a Kettlebell Sport Coach Feb. 2012.
My long term goal is to become Master of Sport. Short term goal is to advance in my ranking. I just submitted my rank 2 attempt (skipping from rank 4 to rank 2).
Update..made rank 1 at World Kettlebell competion. My next goal is CMS..candidate for Master of Sport.
I'm reading everything that I can about training, nutrition and fitness. SparkPeople is an amazing site!
Count calories and stay within my range.
I train with kettlebells at least 4 times a week and do cardio 1 to 2 times a week. I am training to compete in the World Kettlebell Competition on October 29, 2011.
I took 2nd place in the World Kettlebell Competition for my weight class with the 12 kg bell. I completed enough reps to move me to Rank 1.
Feb. 2012..I am training for a Longcycyle kettlebell competition in May and Biathlon competition in October 2012.
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"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results." ...credited to Benjamin Franklin
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Thanks for the Jeff Galloway book idea. I am getting good pointers from it for my upcoming 10k and then half marathon. What do you have coming up?
1637 days ago
YAY!!! I'm glad you're still around here. All's well. Has the gym been super busy? Seems like it would be "that" time of year.
1640 days ago
I know I'm a couple days early, but I may not have time to post on the weekend, so...
~~ If only for today: smile a little more, sing a bit off key, laugh loudly and long, dance, skip, jump, play. Eat with your hands, hug every kind soul that crosses your path. Finger-paint, face-paint, body-paint. Do something brave. Squash a fear. Get out of your shell. Wear something sparkly. Be wild, be strong, be silly. For being foolish can make you happy but being happy will never make you a fool. ~~ Michelle
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(On April Fool's Day, I encourage you to leave a fish on your friend's pages - better yet, don't explain why! -- but if you want to know, read the history of April Fool's linked above)
"wholly to be a fool while Spring is in the world" - e.e.cummings
1640 days ago
No, really. It's time to come back now.
1641 days ago
Happy Almost Spring!! This coming Tuesday marks the Spring Equinox and in preparation for the first day of the new season I would like to wish you a brand new start, never-ending moments of poise and balance and a joyful tip over on the scale to the side of light. I wish you a new dawn, an eternal youth and a morning star to wish on. Whatever battles you are fighting, whatever stresses may come your way, may they melt away with the winter and may you be granted a time of new light and a new life where your wildest dreams come true. ~ Michelle
"Celebrating the Spring Equinox: The spring equinox is one of the four great solar festivals of the year. Day and night are equal, poised and balanced, but about to tip over on the side of light. The spring equinox is sacred to dawn, youth, the morning star and the east. The Saxon goddess, Eostre (from whose name we get the direction East and the holiday Easter) is a dawn goddess, like Aurora and Eos. Just as the dawn is the time of new light, so the vernal equinox is the time of new life." - from http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/spring.h
1653 days ago