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Update: As 2015 is drawing to a close, I have decided that authentic truth is where my freedom lies - I've gained 30lbs in the last 16 months. I'm ready to begin this journey again.


My commitment is:
1. I will exercise a minimum of 10 mins every day
2. I will track my calories and stay within my Sparktracker range
3. I will track my Fitness minutes on my Spark tracker
4. I will exercise daily to reach 2000 monthly fitness mins.
6. I will drink 15 cups min of water a day.
7. I will eat 5+ servings of freggies everyday.
8. I will strength train 3 days a week
9. I will be kind as opposed to down on myself
10. I will laugh more than cry
11. I will eat more non-labeled than labeled foods
12. I will run 1,000 miles this year.


I joined SparkPeople in April 2009 with the hopes of losing 9 lbs. I ended up losing 20 lbs and finding a whole new me. A me I never knew existed. A me that loves to exercise, especially running; a me who loves to eat healthy; a me who loves to celebrate the life God has given me. I developed an entirely new, HEALTHY lifestyle and I absolutely love it.
Here on Spark I have found the inspiration, encouragement, motivation and friendship to continue on my journey to a healthy, fit, happy life.
And it is a journey, full of ups and downs, good days & bad days, but forever moving forward. I will never go back to the way I led my life before. This is MY life and I am going to LIVE and enjoy it.

Race Results:
'15 Results:
USAF 1/2 - injured & untrained but finished

'14 Results:
4th Free 4 miler - 3 place for age group
USAF 1/2 - 2:17

'13 Results:
*(5/4) Flying Pig 10k - 57:24
*(9/21) USAF 1/2 Marathon - 2:04:40 (PR)

'12 Results:
(3/17) St Patty's 5K - 30:31 (ran w/ Grace)

'11 Results:
(11/ 24) Turkey Trot- 44:37
(9/17) USAF 1/2 Marathon- 2:05:06
(7/4) Americana 5K - 27:48 (PR)
(5/1) Flying Pig 1/2 - 2:26:34

'10 Results:
* (9/18) USAF Marathon -4:58:40
*(7/5) Americana 5K - 28:04
* (5/2) Flying Pig 1/2 marathon - 2:04:54

'09 Results:
*(9/19/) USAF 10 K - 57:12
*(7/4/) Americana 5k - 31:30 (first race ever)


Member Since: 4/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 127,464

My Goals:
*To look and feel better *Maintaining weigh range (130 - 135)
* Eat clean & healthy
*Run 15 - 20 miles a wk
*Weight /Strength train at least 2x's a wk ( I want to look toned. I want Jennifer Aniston arms :)


My Program:
* Run 15 - 20 miles wk
* Cardio - at least 10 mins a day
* Strength training - 2x's a wk
*Tracking nutrition & staying within my calorie range



Personal Information:
I have recently married my best friend. I have two wonderful step sons. Our blended family also includes, a beautiful black lab/chow mix. Jack - he's my favorite walking buddy when my hubby isn't around. And a cat :) that I am still learning to love (tee hee). I am a very blessed woman learning to make health & fitness a lifestyle.


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If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
David Viscott




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