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"Strong equals hard to kill."

2013 has been one heck of a year. Within my immediate family we have dealt with 2 back injuries (2 daughters) resulting in physical therapy for both and ruptured disc surgery for one, 1 neck injury that resulted in 9 weeks on the couch not being able to do anything normal (me), cancer (husband), and a car accident (another daughter) that totaled the car and left her basically ok (walked away from it, thank God), but with a torn cartilage in the knee (possible surgery on that) and persistent ...
2013 has been one heck of a year. Within my immediate family we have dealt with 2 back injuries (2 daughters) resulting in physical therapy for both and ruptured disc surgery for one, 1 neck injury that resulted in 9 weeks on the couch not being able to do anything normal (me), cancer (husband), and a car accident (another daughter) that totaled the car and left her basically ok (walked away from it, thank God), but with a torn cartilage in the knee (possible surgery on that) and persistent headaches. So, yes, this year our whole family learned the lesson that your body is VERY important and the healthier & stronger you are, the easier it is to overcome those things that hit you out of the blue, whether it be a disease like cancer or an injury like a car accident.

With all that's been going on, and with my own injury to heal from, it's been hard to be consistent. I've been running with one kid or another all year. Don't get me wrong, I'm not really complaining. I'm Mom. That's my job. And I will ALWAYS be there for them no matter how old they get. I will ALWAYS be their safety net, back up plan, or shoulder to lean on. But, when the waves that rock & roll our life are low, I need to get back to what I need to do for me! So I'm totally looking forward to saying goodbye to this year and starting the next one off on the right foot by getting a good start on healthy habits right now, BEFORE the Christmas candy/baking gets too tempting.

Here's to making the upcoming 2014 MUCH better, healthier, and stronger than 2013!
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Member Since: 1/8/2009

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My Goals:
When I first joined Sparkpeople, I set my goal to be 25 lbs. off by 6/9/09 (that's our 25th anniversary!) - MET it!

After that, I set a 5 pound per month goal and accomplished that for about 5 months in a row for a total of 50 pounds within a 1 year period. Met it!

Last summer I made a goal to get Turbo Fire certified in the fall. After lots of training and practice - Met it!

I've fluctuated over the last year 20 pounds or so, so this spring I made a goal to lose them again. Met it!

Now I'm working on endurance & strength to get over everything my body has been through. Eventually I'm sure I'll focus on getting some more pounds off, but everything in it's time. Strong first, the rest will come.

Those are my goals. I'd appreciate your encouragement & support to hit them. Here I go!

My Program:
I have a handicapped son at home, so, while I tried to get to our local gym at times throughout the years, it just isn't the best option for me. I could sometimes, but not as often as I need to see the results my health needed. So, I found the perfect solution to my situation in at-home workout dvds. My favorite workouts are Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, and Les Mills Pump. And after I improved my fitness level, I started jogging! I've found that I'm not a sprinter by any means, and the shorter, 5K type races aren't all that enjoyable for me, but I do like the longer distance running. I have done as much as 10 miles, but I really prefer 8 miles. I find that it's a great compliment to my dvd workouts!

Personal Information:
~My husband and I live on a farm.
~We have 5 children.
~Stay at home, work at home, homeschooling mom
~Planting a HUGE garden again this year
~Have 7 apple trees and 3 grape vines (planting raspberries this year, too!)
~We raise our own chickens for fresh eggs.
~I'm an Independent Team Beachbody Coach (fit2behealthy).
~You can find me on Facebook (Laurie Bigalk Tupy)

Other Information:
If I could, I'd either spend my time researching my ancestors/family online all day, or sew/quilt all day (with a little reading thrown in there). But I can't. I've tried that and all it got me was a big butt! LOL I have to get up and MOVE! I'd also like to bake/cook all day, but that gets me a big butt, too! :-(

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WYOBZM
1/24/2014 12:26:10 PM

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1/23/2014 5:44:14 AM

Thanks for the tip on my blog! I thought of that later but had already lost all my emotion & train of thought, arrgghh! Next time that's what I'm doing though :)



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DOG_MOM
1/18/2014 9:26:03 AM

Thanks for the goodie. I'm feeling a lot better and am back on track, even went for a 3 mile walk last night. Cleaning out my closet today and donating all of the clothes that I carted here from California in the hopes that I'd fit back into them. It's been 5 years, I'm no longer in my early 30's, so not only are they too small, they're inappropriate as well. :) So it's time for a new home and for me to release some baggage and give myself the incentive for new clothes rather than fitting into stuff I wore 5-6 years ago.



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DOG_MOM
1/15/2014 12:38:42 PM

My week was going well until last night when I managed to catch a stomach bug. It seems to be working its way through my system so I should be back on track tomorrow. I've been doing a combination of walking and Turbo for my workouts. I'm getting about 3-4 in a week so far. I'm hoping that as the weather gets nicer I'll be able to get some more in.



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