Holy crap...is that me on the left? Yep...it sho' is!
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After losing a significant amount of weight over the last two years, I have finally figured it out!!
1. MOVE - as much as possible in any way imaginable
2. CROSS TRAIN - Don't get bored, it is easier to make excuses
3. LISTEN - to your body (just make sure it is not telling you lies)
4. EAT- Starving yourself will not work
5. PRIORITIZE - Put yourself first!!!
6. SKINNY COW - Always keep some on hand :)
I turned 32 on July 28th, the day after I complete my first triathlon. Two years ago I turned 30 and realized that I needed to make a few "adjustments" so I could enjoy my life with my husband and two children. I went back to school and graduated this past May, I lost 100 pounds, I quit smoking, and I started moving my body everyday. I was also born with a club foot which I used as an excuse most of my life. I went through two months of physical therapy this past May/June and recently started running for the first time in my life!
I want to show my children how important physical activity is and I want to show my daughter that women are strong, capable, and determined; we can achieve anything that we desire.
It has been a slow and steady process and I still have some work left to do, but I know I will eventually get there because I am an endurance athlete!
Sprint Triathlon - DONE
Run 5K in 36 minutes - DONE
Learn to Cross Country Ski
2008 Race Schedule
07.27.08 Women Only Triathlon - Sylvania, OH 1:46
08.19.08 Lansing Legislator Triathlon
10.26.08 Red Ribbon Run 5k - Perrysburg, OH 37:06
11.27.08 Smoke the Turkey - Sylvania, OH 35:00
Olympic Distance Triathlon
Do an Xterra event
2009 Tentative race schedule
02.14.09 Get Lucky 5K - Lucky, OH
03.08.09 55th Wearin of the Green 7K - Oregon, OH
03.15.09 Churchill's Half-Marathon - Monclova, OH
04.26.09 Glass City Half-Marathon - Toledo, OH*
07.26.09 Women Only Sprint Triathlon - Sylvania, OH
09.12.09 Tawas Triathlon Festival Half IronMan 70.3
Besides swimming, biking, and running, I take a yoga class once a week, try to hit the weights two times a week, and I spend as much time outside as possible with my family.
I eat when I am hungry and I stop when I am full. It took me a long time to figure out how that was supposed to work and even though it sounds simple, it is truly one of the hardest things I have learned to do.
I am from SE Michigan and moved to Toledo in 1998 because it was cheaper and the love of my life lived in BG so we split the difference!
I have a tendency to get caught up in the drama of my own life and I focus on the details of what is not going right, rather than every thing that is going great!!
I am a wife, mother, best friend, regional manager, student, passionate music lover, amateur photographer, political junkie, new health nut, closet economist, avid sports fan, very liberal non-theist, and a history/government buff! That about sums me up, and as I look it over, I do not come off as very exciting at all!
A few of my favorite quotes...
ï¿½We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other halfï¿½
"Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."
ï¿½On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.ï¿½
"I've never worked so hard for anything in life.
When one climbs a mountain, the focus is on each step."
"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."
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