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1st obstacle course race, Warrior Dash 2011.

My 1st official 5K, St. Patrick's day 2012


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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: 120,436

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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    Thanks so much for your supportive on my blog. It helps so much!
    72 days ago
    Thanks for the support. I've definitely been in a funk. I'm normally not like this. I love my workouts but have been wanting to sleep in and hide lately. I forced myself out this morning and it does help.
    Part of me wants to do more so the husband isn't so stressed but then when I get a job he freaks out and says no (the yo-yo feeling).
    and I thought the gain might be due to my added workouts/weights but I don't want to look the other way if I'm gaining weight. In the past I've ignored it and it got way out of control.
    I stayed away from spark all weekend and logged on today and wow. so many comments, I almost cried. Thanks so much for the support and I hope to support everyone here just as much. I guess people don't realize how much someone far away online can effect a person. wow.
    Hope your weekend went well!
    73 days ago
    Congrats to your nephew!
    80 days ago
    ow! That squat sounds....ow ouch lol. twisting on top of the squat!? ow.
    we did just the twisting with jumps once but no squats...I'll make sure never to mention it to sally haha. sounds like a fun class though!
    84 days ago
    ah not sure the name of the class. I think it's called cardio strength blast? It's mainly HIIT intervals High intensity cardio and then switch to strength training weights with abs at the end. It's hard work every time. Your class sounds hard core too, wish we could have rowers!!
    94 days ago
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