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12/2013: It is funny to read my original introduction, and to think it has been several years of sparking! I'm still here and still working on my goals. I've made long lasting changes with Spark - not all evidenced by the scale. I started out fast with weight loss in 2013, but then fell back to a long stretch of maintenance. I've continued, however, to stick with my fitness. It is time to shrug off whatever is holding me back and go for goal! When I hit those challenges, I'm going to ...
12/2013: It is funny to read my original introduction, and to think it has been several years of sparking! I'm still here and still working on my goals. I've made long lasting changes with Spark - not all evidenced by the scale. I started out fast with weight loss in 2013, but then fell back to a long stretch of maintenance. I've continued, however, to stick with my fitness. It is time to shrug off whatever is holding me back and go for goal! When I hit those challenges, I'm going to "lean in" instead of back down.

Hello all =) My name is Holly, and I'm an avid reader of all things diet and fitness. The problem is, I haven't been an avid follower of any of the great wealth of knowledge I've read!! I'll be 44 in December of 2010, and have decided it is time to put the books down and just get off the couch and get on with getting healthy. I began a walking/jogging program around August/September with the goal of running a 5K in October. I wasn't able to run the entire 5K, but it felt awesome to compete, and now I'm determined to keep working toward that goal. I want to lose 50-60 lbs before my 45th birthday, run a 5K with out walking any of it, and end 2011 being able to compete in a 4 mile, cross country "mud run" in early 12/2011! I've entitled my page "Project Holly" because I need to do this for myself, and not feel guilty that I'm putting the time, effort and $ into these goals. Ready, set, GO!
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Member Since: 11/19/2010

SparkPoints: 23,606

Fitness Minutes: 24,622

My Goals:
Updated Goals for 2014:

Push myself to improve pace and distance running...is a 1/2 marathon in the cards for me in 2014?1!

Lost 40 in 2014

Explore wellness through diet, and stretch myself beyond just diet for weight loss

My Program:
I signed up for a gym near my office, and work out on my lunch hour. I continue to work on improving my running ability, improving pace and distance. I ran my first 10K in 2013...what will be next?! I am also working to develop a solid strength program, and am considering one of the Beach Body programs...

Personal Information:
My name is Holly and I live in a small town in Northern Illinois. I'm married and have a 17 year old son and two cats =). I'm an avid reader, and have a love of all things crafty - knitting is on the top of the list right now.

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While running my first 10K on a hilly course (it was a "run through the hills!"), I used the mantra "lean in," to help carry me up those hills. As i did that, I thought this is the attitude I need to bring to all things health and wellness: when it gets tough, don't back down, lean in

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GEORGIAGIRL26
1/5/2014 8:22:37 PM

Read on the BTS chat board you had a run today.
Congrats sister hope that it went well!
Have a great night and see you for All team weigh in tomorrow.
Your friend in Fitness, Holly emoticon emoticon



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DRADDIE
1/5/2014 6:55:40 PM

emoticon Ahoy My Pirate Friend!!!! Are you ready to set sail tomorrow!! Jump aboard and grab whatever it takes for you to get going! You don't want to start the first day by walking the plank!! (Perhaps you could try a plank instead, Heheheh). Welcome and let's make this 10 weeks sail successfully!!!!



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PALMTREEGIRL1
1/5/2014 10:47:06 AM

Holly! I love it that you use the mantra "Lean In". I'm going to adopt that! I can totally relate. Thanks and I'm glad you're a Pink Pirate!



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MSROZZIE
1/5/2014 12:28:37 AM

emoticon emoticon have a healthy and prosperous 2014! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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SUSIEMT
1/4/2014 10:56:57 PM

I hope you had a great race! Woo Hoo to you!!!



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