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I've been off and on Spark People since 2009. I got back on in Aug 2012 and finally reached my goal weight on November 25, 2012.

Now is the hard part for me, staying active and continuing to eat healthy. It would be so easy for me slip back into my couch potato, snacking habits!

I believe in baby steps to reach any goal. Small, healthy, smart changes every single day. I don't always have time for a long workout.

I like to to break up my activity throughout the day to keep calorie burn and metabolism working for me all day long. I also believe in rest days. Muscles need a rest to repair and strengthen.

I want to continue to work on staying strong and healthy, not skinny. I watched my mom suffer with many health problems and no muscle tone to help her get through a day. I want to avoid that in my old age!

Member Since: 8/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 113,321

My Goals:
Run a 5K in 30 minutes or less.

Increase upper body strength.

Maintain weight under 140

**2016 Planned runs**

Jan 1 - Committment Day 5K
Feb 6 - 5K with running group at Morton Arboretum
March 12 - St. Patrick's Day 8K
Fast Cat 5K - April 2
April 9 - Shake it Off 5K for Parkinson's
May 1 - Super Manny 5K
May 7 - Lemont Quarryman Challenge 5K
Jun 4 - Zoo Run For The Animals
Jun 11 - Northern Il Food Bank 5K
Sep 25 - Chicago Half Marathon

2015 Accomplishments

Apr 4 - Fast Cat 5K
May 9 - Quarryman 5K
June 6 - Cosley Zoo 5K
July 25 Wipeout Run
Aug 1 - Family Obstacle course 5K
Aug 29 - Parkie's 5K
Sept 20 - Brookfield Zoo 5K
Oct 4 - Morton Arboretum 5K
Nov 1 - Back to the Future 5K
Nov 7 - Cantigny 5K
Nov 8 - Hot Chocolate 5K
Nov 22 - Turkey Tune up 5k

My Program:
Yoga once per week

Running twice per week

Two 15-minute brisk walk breaks at work

Various Spark People videos

Elliptical once per week

Strength training 3xs/wk

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    Hi Kellie! Thanks for the wishes for a great spring. I hope all is well with you. My son moved back to Hawaii so a month from now we get to go see him graduate from UHOahu, with his PhD in economics!
    42 days ago
    Thanks so much, Kellie, for stopping by and commenting on my blog April Rain! I truly appreciate it!
    44 days ago
  • v ARAZA30
    Thanks for commenting on my recent Blog. Stay awesome as always!
    46 days ago
    In regards to Insanity, I never really was into buying DVD workouts, but I was liking the FitnessBlender workout plans. But I wanted something different that was equally challenging and took the burden off me in designing a workout. I was starting to feel complacent with FitnessBlender.

    I don't really have a great way to play DVDs in my "gym" area, but I can stream, so I signed up for Beachbody's On-demand service for a year with the option to cancel within a month. It does NOT include the company's newer workouts like Cize or Insanity Max:30, despite the advertising. However, there is enough variety with Insanity, Asylum 1&2, Chalean Extreme, Turbo Fire, etc. to keep me interested at least for the year.

    Insanity is primarily cardio, with a lot of plyo work and bodyweight ST. Most workouts that I have tried so far (pretty much all in the first month's worth), start with a pretty intense warm up and then static stretching which is not something that I am a huge fan of and am not sure that it is the best practice. But then you go into a more intense round. Most in this part of the program are 40-ish minutes and go pretty fast. Overall, I'm enjoying it, but I'm only about a week in - we'll see after 8 more weeks. emoticon
    55 days ago
  • v BARBARAD67
    You have inspired me since I met you. You know what to do and you just do. At the same time you love a challenge and that is key along with the positive attitude that makes you a winner in attaining and keeping a healthy and happy life. Thank you for the atta girl - it is much appreciated! We can all do this!!!
    56 days ago
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