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My sisters, mom and I (I am on far right) - August 2013

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My name is Emily, and in 2013, instead of the usual resolutions, I gave it a theme of just generally being "better". That means that if I find a way to be better in the way I work and live, I will try and implement that change. For example, I'm flossing, taking the stairs, tracking my food intake, and committing to chores that take two minutes or less (you'd be amazed at how much you can do in two minutes).

Update 9/30/13:
After falling off the wagon in the beginning of summer, I picked myself up and climbed back on in August. I had only gained 2 lbs. since not tracking/exercising regularly, but I'm down to my lowest point now and within 10 lbs. of my goal weight. I'm hoping that with hard work over these next few months I'll be able to make my goal weight before New Year's Eve and FOR ONCE not have "lose weight" as a resolution!

Update 4/30/14:
I am actually on a break from SP because I am pregnant! I'm due September 17 with a little girl. We're so excited to be first-time parents, and I will be back at SP to lose the baby weight in October or November (whenever I get doctor clearance)!

Member Since: 1/15/2013

Fitness Minutes: 4,736

My Goals:
-To reach goal weight of 135 lbs. and determine if I need to lose any more (I'm a bit shorter so I think my ideal range would be in the 120's)

-To become pregnant at a healthy weight and have a healthy pregnancy

-Maintain a good exercise regimen

-Create a good nest egg financially

-Be more patient

-Be a good role model for my future kids

-Live abroad for a year in Europe (this probably won't be for awhile)

-Tend a full sustainable vegetable garden and replant my herb garden

My Program:
-Exercising 3-4 times a week, and walking as much as I can on my lunch breaks

-Eating healthier meals, and more meals at home (I'm actually a very good cook!)

-Home canning with our 21 fruit trees and 30 berry bushes (next up: canning tomato sauces!)

-Doing the best I can each day, without getting discouraged by occasional lapses

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  • v HOLLYM48
    HI Emily
    I hope things are going well for you. Thanks so much for stopping by my page and commenting on my blog! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!
    915 days ago
    thanks so much for the compliment on my sparkpage! :)
    1014 days ago
    Thank you for the sweet compliment. Yes; my old, "skinnier" photos and my new "fat" are definitely my motivation. Love your photos. Wishing you a Happy Christmas!
    1039 days ago
    Hi again Emily, you asked what the AGX program is that I've been writing about. Well, it stands for Adrenaline Group Xercise. It is a small group class that is very intense (you must wear a heart monitor during the class). With the program, you do three workouts a week. One is lower body, one upper body, and one total body. Each week the workouts completely change. AGX is based on muscle confusion which gets the best results. Monday was my first session (lower body) and today is Wednesday night and legs are still sore!! Tomorrow morning I am doing the upper body workout. I will post a blog about it tomorrow night, wish me luck!!
    1108 days ago
  • v CBLENS
    Hi Emily, almost at the end of day 3 w/o diet coke, had a withdrawal headache and was so craving one while driving today emoticon (I would always have one on drives over 30 mins). But I preserved and can finish the day.
    1108 days ago
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