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I am a California transplant to Milan, Italy and over the years all the GREAT food (and a pregnancy) have added on a few kilos (which unfortunately translate into even more pounds!) ... Nothing really serious, but I have decided that after more than ten years in Italy, the "adjustment time" is over and it is now my time to get serious about getting healthy! Along the way, I hope to get the most out of my life, my wonderful family and yes, this spectacular country!

Member Since: 3/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,014

My Goals:
Living in any large city tends to be inherently stressful, and living in a foreign country, stimulating, adventurous and and joyful as it so often is, can also be stressful. Thus my main goal is to manage to deal with all of the above, and carpools, and traffic, and taxes and busy husbands, and parent-teacher meetings (in Italian no less) and in-laws and my folks, and colds and flus and leaky roofs, and STILL come out with a SMILE!


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I am focusing on increasing my level of serious exercise. I live in a big city, so I always walk numerous blocks every day, but as I get older those blocks seem not be enough to keep the pounds away! So now my routine includes cardio for at least 45 minutes 6 days per week (in the wet and cold Northern Italian winters this includes the gym or, more often that not, a 6:00 am appointment with my step-machine at home, and in the spring and summer I hope to get out and do some serious jogging for the first time since leaving Southern California, where it was somehow SO much easier to always stay in great shape...!).



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As you may have gathered, I live in Milan, Italy. I have been here for over ten years. Before that, I lived in Southern California. I live with my wonderful husband, our eight year-old son, whose Italian is now far better than mine, and Michi Michi the bilingual cat.




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  • v SWIMMAN
    I'm another American origined sparker living in ITaly. Is the team alive?
    Take care and don't worry if you can't follow it or anything as I'm not making a criticism or anything just that posting is REAL LOW.
    All the bet and hope you are well and reaching your goals!
    Thomas
    2666 days ago
  • v SUEKKY
    Checking to see if you were still around. I came across your team. I am from Indiana but currently living in Sicily, in Trapani. I have been here now for 5 years,, man has the time flew by. Would love to get to know you and see if we could get your team going again. I know I could sure use support from fellow Americans living in Italy.
    2708 days ago
  • v PLAYFULLKITTY
    Hi and welcome to the Excercising With Asthma team :) it's great to have you with us.

    JoDee
    Co-Leader
    2814 days ago
  • v MSTIGGERFAN
    Hello and welcome to the WOWA team. We are so glad to have you and hope you post with us often and join in our post. Good luck in reaching your goals and let us know if we can help you in any way.

    Cherly

    2815 days ago
  • v MBRIZZ
    Hi Kmelina, found you on Sparkearth and am delighted to find that there's a SparkItaly group. You're doing incredibly well on the exercise challenge. Way to go! Please feel free to visit my page and ask me about anything. I love getting mails and comments. Spark has been a great place for me to express myself and find friendship and encouragement. What do you like best about living in Italy?
    Regards, Margie
    2994 days ago