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I joined Spark Feb. 08. I liked to work out and knew a little about nutrition. Using Spark's tracker helped me lose 5 pounds. I was in the best shape of my life and happy with how I looked. I've always been curvy and I just figured that was the size I'd always be.

Then I got pregnant, gained too much, didn't lose all the baby weight, got pregnant again, gained too much, and found myself in that typical mom-weight loss story.

I made a decision to change the ...
I joined Spark Feb. 08. I liked to work out and knew a little about nutrition. Using Spark's tracker helped me lose 5 pounds. I was in the best shape of my life and happy with how I looked. I've always been curvy and I just figured that was the size I'd always be.

Then I got pregnant, gained too much, didn't lose all the baby weight, got pregnant again, gained too much, and found myself in that typical mom-weight loss story.

I made a decision to change the direction of that story. I learned a lot more about nutrition. I eat whole foods and listen to my body. I don't believe that all calories are created equal.

More important than that number on the scale is the fact that I FEEL better than I ever have. I am enjoying life day to day. I am active with my family.

With the help of my husband I have become a runner. It's something the 4 of us do together. We call it "happy family time." It's something I do alone and call it "free therapy." I meet girlfriends for a run instead of happy hour. I run with my dad, something that had been a silent dream since watching him run marathons as a child.

2012 is about the love of running. That indescribable feeling. The miles. The training. The unknown: the marathon!

And now it's 2013. I know the marathon and I love running even more. This year will be about more miles and speed! weeeee!!

It feels good to surprise yourself. I'm doing things in my 30s that I used to watch other people do. We are so much stronger than we think.
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Member Since: 2/4/2008

SparkPoints: 52,555

Fitness Minutes: 63,865

My Goals:
PRs:
5K- 24:02
10 mile- 81:54
HM- 1:49:54
26.2- 4:03:05

Sprint Tri- 1:24:32
swim .25 mile in 8:57
bike 13.5 m in 45:55
run 3.3 m in 26:31

Olympic Tri - 2:51:12
Swim.9 in 29:09
Bike 26 1:26:02
Run 6.2 52:39




My Program:
Fitness:
* Run 18-25 miles a week
*swim and bike!
*Be as active as possible throughout the day. It all adds up

Nutrition:
I no longer track or count calories. I do my best to listen to my body and eat real food. Not all calories are created equal.
*eat super foods!
*mindful eating
* at least 10 glasses water
*portion control!!!
*no processed foods
* minimum 8 freggies a day
I love to exercise and try new things. The nutrition piece takes daily focus.


Personal Information:
"eat your vegetables, have a positive outlook, be kind to people, and smile." Kamada Nakazato

"Happy girls are the prettiest." Audrey Hepburn

"Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding. " Harvey Mackay


Other Information:
"I know I feel more like myself when I run, even if it's only a few miles, or at least I feel like the self I like best. Running inspires creativity, relieves stress, and gives us insight into ourselves and the world, making the human condition more tolerable." Bart Yasso

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Member Comments:
MEGSMILEY
1/8/2014 4:55:27 PM

Thank you for your kind remarks on my blog. You are the best! Happy New Year!



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BROOKLYN_BORN
11/25/2013 10:51:49 AM

Thanks for your support on my 10K blog. LOL I'll try to think of my hat chasing as "inspirational" instead of "stupid"



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HONEYBADGERRUNS
11/21/2013 9:17:20 PM

Awww you are so sweet to compliment me! I try to be honest about the time commitment because my friends are moms or teachers and everyone is being pulled every way - taking on another thing gets really hard when people aren't honest about how much time it can take. I hope I am better at it next semester now that I know what to expect. I don't know how much I changed them - but they definitely left their marks on my heart! :)



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KELLIEBEAN
11/17/2013 8:19:08 PM

Thanks for your nice comments on my mini triathlon blog. It was way harder than I thought it was going to be, the swimming anyway but I'm glad I gave it a try.

I'm glad you enjoyed the blog. Odd things pop in my head from time to time to keep me moving!

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I really appreciate your support. I hope you had a good weekend!



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BOILHAM
11/10/2013 9:02:41 AM

Thanks so much for your comments on my blog, especially for understanding how much the crowd and runner support meant to me this year. There's only so much one can write in a blog before it might get tedious to the reader, -but I interacted much more than my blog tells.
Thanks again! Vic



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