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Getting Fit Before 30!

On My Journey to a New Me - One Baby Step at a Time. Literally.

I have been chubby as a kid, big as a teenager, fat as a young adult. See the pattern? Well, my time is now and I am reversing it. I am taking it one step at a time and eventually I will be healthy and be able to live my life to the fullest.

I had a great start into 2013. I tracked my food consistently and walked (almost) daily. I was training for a half-marathon with my awesome local Spark Team. I ...
On My Journey to a New Me - One Baby Step at a Time. Literally.

I have been chubby as a kid, big as a teenager, fat as a young adult. See the pattern? Well, my time is now and I am reversing it. I am taking it one step at a time and eventually I will be healthy and be able to live my life to the fullest.

I had a great start into 2013. I tracked my food consistently and walked (almost) daily. I was training for a half-marathon with my awesome local Spark Team. I finished the half-marathon and kept walking most days with occasional hikes on weekends, but then it became less and less and eventually I stopped exercising completely! I tried to keep tracking my food, but somehow I just could not motivate myself for a while. Eventually it clicked. I needed a new goal. I finished the half-marathon and then I had no more specific fitness goal. I tried giving myself a deadline by which I should lose so and so many pounds, which did not work out for me. I now understand that, while losing weight and getting healthy and fit are my ultimate goals, I need specific fitness related goals to work toward in order for me to stick to it. I recently signed up for the 5K Your Way program, started and quit. Then came July 1st and I realized that I wasted almost the entire first half of this year and promised myself to make the second half count. I restarted the 5K Your Way program and signed up for an official 5K run which will be in September. There it is, my specific fitness related goal. I will make sure to set a new one up in time to follow the 5K, so that there is no way I stop exercising again. Also, I just started to actually enjoy exercising. What!?! Yup, I am starting to enjoy exercising. This makes a big difference. I used to hate it and now I cannot wait to get home for my routine at the end of the day. I really want to move it to the morning, because I love working out in the morning and feeling energized from that all day. However, I am not a morning person (yet). I am working on that.

My journey with rewards for every 5 pounds lost and for significant milestones:
Start Weight 267 lbs (0 lbs lost) Class II Obesity (43.1 BMI) - Camelbak-Style Backpack for Hiking (Birthday Present from My DH and Reward for Recommitting to My Journey)
262 lbs (5 lbs lost) - New Hair Cut (Shorter)
257 lbs (10 lbs lost) - Swim Suit for Lap Swimming
252 lbs (15 lbs lost) - Sewing Machine for Altering/Adjusting of Clothes (and Creating My Own)
247 lbs (20 lbs lost) Class II Obesity BMI (39.9) - Additional Sports Bra (I only have one that fits and supports well)
242 lbs (25 lbs lost) - Vintage Dress from Thrift Shop
237 lbs (30 lbs lost) - Helmet for Bike Riding
232 lbs (33.25 lbs lost) (One Quarter of My Journey) - A Bicycle for Riding to Work
227 lbs (35 lbs lost) - Dancing Shoes for Zumba
222 lbs (40 lbs lost) - Yoga Mat
217 lbs (45 lbs lost) -
212 lbs (50 lbs lost) -
216 lbs (51 lbs lost) Class I Obesity BMI(34.9) - Birkenstock Sandals
212 lbs (55 lbs lost) -
207 lbs (60 lbs lost) -
202 lbs (65 lbs lost) -
200.5 lbs (66.5 lbs lost) Halfway Mark of My Journey - New Running Shoes
199.9 lbs (67.1 lbs lost) One-derland!!! -
197 lbs (70 lbs lost) -
192 lbs (75 lbs lost) -
187 lbs (80 lbs lost) -
185 lbs (82 lbs lost )Overweight BMI (29.9) -
182 lbs (85 lbs lost) -
177 lbs (90 lbs lost) -
172 lbs (95 lbs lost) -
167 lbs (100 lbs lost) (Three Quarters of My Journey) -
162 lbs (105 lbs lost) -
157 lbs (110 lbs lost) -
154 lbs (113 lbs lost) Normal/Healthy BMI (24.9) -
152 lbs (115 lbs lost) -
147 lbs (120 lbs lost) -
142 lbs (125 lbs lost) -
137 lbs (130 lbs lost) -
Goal Weight 134 lbs (133 lbs lost) Mid-Range of Normal/Healthy BMI (21.6) - Beach Vacation with Surf Lessons and/or Scuba Diving!




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Member Since: 4/5/2009

SparkPoints: 15,877

Fitness Minutes: 4,073

My Goals:
Accomplished Goals:

Walk a Half-Marathon. Done 01/12/2013.

Blog here on Spark People (has been a long time coming, LOL). Done 02/25/2013.


Short Term Goals:

Finally finish my Getting Started Guide after over 4 years of SP. I keep forgetting to track the fast break goals. LOL.

Drink at least 8 cups of water each day.

Work out every day.
Sleep 8 hours each night.

Move my exercise time from evening to morning.

Condition my body to run my first 5K on September 22, 2013 (Graffiti Run in San Antonio). I want to run it, not walk it. Not done. (I walked/ran it in intervals, as I could not train as I had planned due to illness). I will have to find a new 5K to train for.

Long Term Goals:

Lose 133 lbs by 06/12/2015.

Start weight on 06/01/2013: 267 lbs.

Maintain weight through my 30th birthday.

My Program:
I just started the 5K Your Way program and will participate in my first official 5K in September. I train for this three times a week and do circuit training three times a week as well, alternating. I used to walk at least 30 minutes every day and need to get back to doing that. I enjoy longer walks and hikes on the weekend. I track my food and keep tabs of my calorie differential. Mindful eating of real, whole foods. Minimal junk for for me. I discovered Zumba two years ago and I love, love, love it! I need to fit it back into my schedule, because I miss doing it.

Personal Information:
28-year old German expat in South Texas.

Married to an U.S. Army veteran and proud mom of my two awesome (step)sons (12 & 14).

In love with my three cats Isis, Luna & Simba, who rule our house.

I work full time as an office manager/executive assistant and am a freelance translator. I also teach German and offer tutoring. :-)

Other Information:
I enjoy reading, art projects, being outdoors. Still learning how to grow vegetables in this climate (second year).

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Member Comments:
SBEAR5
12/2/2014 10:59:05 AM

Hi Heidi! I hope you're having a good week! Just wanted to stop by and offer some encouragement! Looks like the classics got a new member! WooHoo! Have a great week Heidi!



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JUNESHOPE
11/12/2014 8:31:49 PM

emoticon Hang in there..and power through your set back! You'll be glad you did.




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SBEAR5
10/28/2014 8:25:42 AM

Yesterday was the last day of our T.R.I.C.K. or T.R.E.A.T. challenge! Make sure to update your original post with your total points today! I'll announce the winner tomorrow morning!

Thank you so much for participating in our team challenge!



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SBEAR5
10/21/2014 11:30:26 AM

Hi Heidi!

It's emoticon of our last week of the T.R.I.C.K. or T.R.E.A.T. challenge! Let's knock this one out of the park! (yes, yes, I have baseball on the brain!) If you haven't already done so, please make sure to update your points on our thread!

Good Luck!!!



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TEXFLEA
10/18/2014 4:42:33 PM

How's week 2 of the Trick or Treat challenge? Hope all is going well!

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