Me in a saree, Nepal, September 2012.
Morocco, November 2011.
Golden Gate Bridge, November 2013.
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KAROLINELIEN is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Hello! My name is Karoline, I am from Norway and I am 25 years old. I have been on SparkPeople since February 2008 and it's been a lot of ups and downs weight wise, but one thing I am sure of is that SparkPeople have changed my life for the better and I love this site so much!
I also play Ingress - GO RESISTANCE! Such a great app to get walking, explore your neighbourhood, learn about its culture and history and get to know new people! Check it out - https://www.ingress.com/!
I absolutely love travelling, volunteering, seeing the world and trying to make it a better place.. I got my BA in Development Studies in June 2012, and after that I went on to intern at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu (I love Nepal!) and UNFPA in Geneva. I just finished my MSc in Demography and Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and I plan to work in international development/research, with mainly global, maternal, neonatal and child health.
I have spent four months total working at an orphanage in Ghana, which was absolutely amazing. I also studied peace and conflict studies in India Fall 2010 and was an exchange student in London at School of Oriental and African Studies Fall 2011.
I need to get back into consistency which is absolute key. I will start up my streaks/habits of tracking, ST (I used to do 30 minutes every day) and cardio (That's where I am always lacking), and hopefully I'll see some results on the scale. Luckily I know that this is a lifestyle, not a temporary diet, so I try not to get too demotivated. Plus, I find joy in non-scale victories - and I have had a bunch of them! For example, I stopped drinking soda on 10th of February 2008.
One of the best parts of SparkPeople have definitely been to be part of the Biggest Loser Yellow Team through many challenges - everyone was so supporting, wonderful and so much fun to chat and get healthy with!
Don't hesitate to send me an inbox message or comment on my page - I would love to hear from you!
- Reach my goal weight (65 kgs/143 lbs).
- To FEEL and BE healthy and in shape!
- Learn hapkido (marshall art).
- 10+ glasses of water per day.
- 1200 - 1550 calories per day.
- Cardio at least 5x a week, high intensity 3x.
- Strength training every day, rotating core, upper body and lower body.
I love watching movies, learning languages, reading, listening to music, taking pictures, travelling, going to concerts, hanging with friends, volunteering, and dancing in the rain!
| current weight: 167.0
"There is INSIDE of YOU
ALL of the potential to be WHATEVER you WANT to be;
ALL of the ENERGY to do WHATEVER you WANT to do.
IMAGINE yourself as you would like to BE,
Doing what you WANT to do,
& each day, take ONE step towards your DREAM.
Though at times it may seem too difficult to continue,
HOLD on to your DREAM.
& one morning you WILL awake to FIND
That you ARE the person you DREAMED of,
DOING what you WANTED to do,
Simply because YOU had the COURAGE
To BELIEVE in YOUR potential
& to hold on to your DREAM."
- - Donna Levine - -
Believe in YOURSELF & know that you already have inside of you ALL that you need to become anything & everything you hope to be, want to be & dream of being!! You are stronger than ANY obstacle; You are capable of overcoming ANY hardship; & You are POWERFUL beyond measure!! Acknowledge YOUR potential & OWN it - - YOU are FABULOUS!!!
Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,
525 days ago
I'm working on a NEW me
NOT because the old me is BAD
But because the old me can use IMPROVEMENT!!!!
- - UNKNOWN - -
Here's to a FIT & FABULOUS weekend, Doll!!!
Keep Pushing for GREATNESS - - YOU are WORTH it!!!
528 days ago
Thanks for you well wishes the other day. Hope you had a great weigh in today. It is fabulous to be a part of this community and be able to encourage others on their journey. Good luck to you though out this challenge!
535 days ago
I'm Barb ...and am from the Grey Wolves Team. I am dropping by to send some "HOWLING" good wishes for a very warm, willing, "Wintry", worthy, and wonderful Winter Freeze Challenge!!
537 days ago
Thank you Karolien for your constant support on my blog and your friendship!! Have a wonderful 2015!
537 days ago