HENRYNOLAN   69,283
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my first official 5K race - Nov 28/2012 (31'58)





my first 10K race!! April 25th, 2010 - 68 minutes





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the only one who can tell you that you can't is you, and you don't have to listen!

I am Anika, proud mom, childcare provider, baker, foodie, graduate student, and autism advocate. I was a competitive athlete for most of my life before packing on over 100 lb with my first pregnancy. In 2008 I found Sparkpeople, which sparked a rebirth in my athleticism and led to dropping 70 lb. I felt fantastic! Then 2 years later, after a very difficult pregnancy, a diagnosis of ovarian cancer & 3 complicated surgeries, I gained it all back. In 2010 I lost the baby weight and more (120 ...
I am Anika, proud mom, childcare provider, baker, foodie, graduate student, and autism advocate. I was a competitive athlete for most of my life before packing on over 100 lb with my first pregnancy. In 2008 I found Sparkpeople, which sparked a rebirth in my athleticism and led to dropping 70 lb. I felt fantastic! Then 2 years later, after a very difficult pregnancy, a diagnosis of ovarian cancer & 3 complicated surgeries, I gained it all back. In 2010 I lost the baby weight and more (120 lb!) ), only to slowly gain most of it back again through stress eating. Over the past 6 years I have gained and lost hundreds of pounds, fluctuating over 80 lbs (yes, the pattern forming here is definitely that of a yo yo!).
I'm now cancer free, and a working hard trying to balance family, school and fitness without succumbing to my old unhealthy patterns. So now it's time to make permanent, sustainable changes!

2013 Races
April - Brantford Classic 10K (67 min)
June - Waterloo Classic 10K (68 min)
September - Mudpuppy Trail Run 8K (54 min)
October - Toronto Half Marathon (2:29:52)

2014 Races
April - Waterloo Half Marathon
June - Niagara Falls Women's Half Marathon
September - Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon
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Member Since: 7/1/2008

SparkPoints: 69,283

Fitness Minutes: 60,351

My Goals:
2014 Goals:

225 lb by March
205 lb by June
195 lb by August
185 lb by October
Run 3 10K races
Run 2 Half Marathons

My Program:
Running Room's Half Marathon Training program - run between 4-5 times a week, with hill or speed work weekly
strength training 2 x/ week
Spinning 2 x /week

Other Information:
5'11'' tall, 37 years old

PB 1 mile - 8'38
PB 5 km - 31'40
PB 10 km - 1:06'55
PB HM - 2:29:52
km in a month - 177 (August 2013)

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
9/7/2013 3:30:08 PM

"It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
~Jo Coudert
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I hope you're having a good weekend so far, Sparkfriend! I just wanted to stop by and share a couple of great quotes with you. Keep pushing to reach your goals, one day at a time. Always believe that you are worth your absolute best effort...because you are!
Hugs,
Pixie
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"My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life.
Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now."
-Robert White




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DALID414
9/2/2013 2:23:42 PM

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
8/2/2013 12:33:51 PM

"One of the most difficult parts of changing how you live and how you eat is believing that change is possible.
We all say we believe that, but many of us, deep down in our hearts believe that it's possible for other people, but not for us.
That other people can do it, that the glowy warm life we imagine is for other people, not for us.
We have an unconscious belief that we can't do it, it's hopeless, and so, on some level, we stop making an effort.
We lapse into the way it always was or is. But change really is possible.
And it really does take a fierce kind of longing, and a fierce kind of love for yourself.
For the life you know is possible. Ask yourself what you love most of all.
Do you love your life? And are you willing to take action on your own behalf?"
-Geneen Roth
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TGIF, Sparkfriend! I hope your week was a good one and that you're ready for a fit, fun and fantastically healthy weekend! Keep your goals in mind and keep taking steps towards them. Remind yourself that you are capable...and love yourself enough to know that you are worth the effort!
Hugs,
Pixie



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MARATHONDAD
7/14/2013 6:32:07 PM

no I am in Winnipeg



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/13/2013 10:03:29 PM

"I believe in waking up every day and taking a good step toward health, and honoring your body." -Troian Bellisario
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“In terms of days and moments lived, you’ll never again be as young as you are right now, so spend this day, the youth of your future, in a way that deflects regret. Invest in yourself. Have some fun. Do something important. Love somebody extra. In one sense, you’re just a kid, but a kid with enough years on her to know that every day is priceless."
-Victoria Moran
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Just stopping by to encourage you to make the most of each day, my beautiful young Sparkfriend! Keep your goals in mind, and do something every day that will move you one step closer to attaining them. Don't ever forget that you are always worth your best effort!
Have a healthy week!
Hugs,
Pixie





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