LADYGWEN25   87,520
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138 lbs of MUSCLE! Whoot working HARD!

My Friend and Personal Trainer Grace. She's gonna make an Ironma'm out of me!

This quote is my validation.. my mantra!

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Just looking for a healthier lifestyle

Update 2011: adding in my racing goals:

5K: 2010-10-24 St James 5K 32m24s --mile record: 9m20s
8K: 2010-11-25 Turkey Trot 8K 53m10s
10K : January Freeze 1/8/2011 62m32s
15K: Forks 15K 3/27/2011 1h41m02s
HM: Empire State Inaugural HM 2h23m31s
Hood Coast to Coast:

MultiSport: ...
Update 2011: adding in my racing goals:

5K: 2010-10-24 St James 5K 32m24s --mile record: 9m20s
8K: 2010-11-25 Turkey Trot 8K 53m10s
10K : January Freeze 1/8/2011 62m32s
15K: Forks 15K 3/27/2011 1h41m02s
HM: Empire State Inaugural HM 2h23m31s
Hood Coast to Coast:

MultiSport: Duatholon:
Sprint Triatholon: 7/2/2011 2h2m26s
Olympic Triatholon:
1/2 Ironman: 7/15/2012 Musselman HIM 7h21m36s
Ironman: 2013

25 Miler: 6/21/20/11 (28.18 miles total)
50 Miler: 6/25/2011 (54 miles total)
Century Ride: 8/12/2011(118 miles total)

Fun Runs:
Warrior Dash: 8/14/2011- Windham, NY 1h26m10s
Spartan Race:
Tough Mudder:
Civilian Military Combine:

People Sparked: 2010:14
2011: 3

Been a SAHP for 5 years..looking to get into better shape and have a healthier lifestyle.

Copied from my 6/23/2010 Blog:

..I realized a few things:

1.) My dedication to working out with purchasing clothes, equipment, and gear.

2.) My level of commitment to this lifestyle change

3.) The overall effect the change has had on me

4.) My want and need to help drive people to succeed.

5.) The positive effect i've seen it have on my family and friends.

When i first joined up and for months the spark calendar has told me i could attain my weight loss goal by 11/5....OF course i have scoffed and told the computer more than once YEAH RIGHT! What IF i had setbacks.. WHAT IF i had hurdles i may not be able to overcome... and slowly over the last few months my mentality has been changing.. SETBACKS are ok sometimes.. they help you grow and challenge to you rethink and solve problems from new a different angles.. And YES there will be hurdles in my path... and there is no reason i need to leap over them.. I can choose to walk AROUND them... again..more than one way to leap a hurdle ;)

So you're probably all wondering what me decision was??? I reset my weight loss to achieve my end destination of 135 as sparkpeople says i can 11/17/2010.... I made this decision based on faith in myself... I can do this.. ME... I know i've had the support of family and friends and sparkers along the way... but in the end the CHOICE to lift he fork and put junk or healthy food into my mouth has been mine.. the CHOICE to getup early to work out.. has been mine... THE CHOICE pick my own butt up when i am mad and angry and in tears at a scale or tape measure for NOT moving and STILL commit keeping at this every day has been MINE.
Could i have done it without this without support of family, friends, and sparkers??? Maybe.... would i have done this well without them this far...probably not... but i can NOW... I can do this.. I CAN... ME.. I am ready so watch out world.. Here i come running.... literally....

Some Fav Quotes:

****“Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.”

***“Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?”

*** “The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.”

****“Look at a man in the midst of doubt and danger and you will learn in his hour of adversity what he really is.”

***“To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.”

**** “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
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Member Since: 1/29/2010

SparkPoints: 87,520

Fitness Minutes: 101,318

My Goals:
My goals are... For Fall/winter 2012:

1.) Iroman Training.
2.) Work on improving form and technique in all 3 triatholon disciplines.
3.) Just have some Fun!

My Program:
+watch calories
+ watch the times i eat. +start the day with a good healthy breakfast.

Personal Information:
I am 39, mother to a 18, 7, and 6 year old.. they all keep my going... And where i used to be phyically fit in my youth.. time to exercise gave way to 2 more kids.. now it's back to some me time.. And showing the kids that being healthy is a FAMILY effort..NOT just an individual effort.

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I'm finding both my sons are my 2 biggest coaches.. Aidan is the youngest of the 2..he'll go side by side with me when i do my Yoga.. Dave Likes helping me with my weights and ST. He's even asked me more than once: "MOM are you feeling the BURN?" My daughter and i started spark together. it's nice to have someone immediately share this with...

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Member Comments:
6/26/2013 10:21:43 AM

thank you so much everyone for the honor of being the sparkmotivator of the day... thank you ALL in sharing my journey!!!! :)

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6/26/2013 10:18:22 AM

Congrats on being the motivator of the day. I find that running is most effective on my journey to good health, but I don't think I can consider it a lifestyle change. It is not sustainable as we age (or is it). Benny

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6/26/2013 10:15:09 AM

Thanks for the motivation! I'm so excited to hear about your upcoming IM! I'd love to do 140.6 someday!

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6/26/2013 7:53:17 AM

emoticon The Motivator of the Day. What an honor. emoticon

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5/2/2013 5:15:06 PM

Just saw some friends post on one of your IM blogs and had to check out your page. How are we not sparkfriends??! I am already excited to hear more about your training and the big race.

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