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Me in February 2011. These are my new smaller jeans!





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I had made excuse after excuse that the weight just was going to be what it was because I was too busy to change it...little did I realize that at age 42 it's REALLY hard to make it "disappear", you have to do something about it!!Gotta get away from being the "Queen of Excuses" and focus on being strong and fit. I used to be skinny and athletic, ate whatever I wanted with no repercussions until I hit my 20's-now just feel overweight, sluggish and not "myself". Need to get back to that old feeling for me and my family.
I need to bust my excuses of:
I don't have time. (What else DO I have?)
I'm too tired. (Maybe exercise gives you energy!)
I'm busy with the kids. (Modify it so we all can participate!)
I need to study. (so work the time in-get organized!)

I can't let anything stop me except for me. And I need to do a better job in taking care of myself. I have confidence, know how and attitude-I need to use it for good and STOP MAKING EXCUSES!!

Member Since: 10/3/2010

Fitness Minutes: 34,183

My Goals:
1. Run a 5K in less than 35 minutes.
2. Run an 8K in less than 1 hr.
2. Lose at least 20 lbs or lose inches off my waist/butt/hips/arms.
3. Work out at least 15 minutes/day
4. Get my 8 glasses of water in a day!!
Turkey Trot-Naperville 2010 5K-40:05
Shamrock Shuffle 10K-Chicago 4/10/11 time 1:06:57
Parkie's 5K 7/29/11- time 41:44

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Currently I am attempting to run. I have never liked it, so it's my extra hard challenge.
I discovered in January 2011 that i CAN be a runner. I still don't love it.

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If YOU don't push your body, who will?
You kinda need it when you're old.

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    I know life gets very busy and I thank you for the comments you left me. I cherish you as my sparkfriend and how in little ways you will never know you help me keep going when I feel like giving up because you are accomplishing great things in your journey.
    Thank you so much
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    1761 days ago
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    Hey! Thanks for the pep talk. lol Essentially, you said all the things I usually tell everyone else! I'm over the bad day and I appreciate the support and the add! Best to you on your own journey!
    1766 days ago
    SO glad you have an appointment scheduled now! I keep thinking in my head "let's get this dealt with and get out there running again" as if I'm right by your side. Take me with you to the appointment (in spirit) and we'll run that 10 miles together soon!
    1778 days ago
    Ooh, I would love to do the Elvis run again, did that last year, but no $$ this year for it. I'm doing the Hot Chocolate 5k in Nov :) I live in Westmont, not far from Oak Brook :))
    1786 days ago
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    Just cruising through leaving ya with some motivational thoughts for today:

    “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

    “Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

    “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

    “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

    Have a healthy week!!!!

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