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



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7/25/16 update-
Just turned 47. Man, that 5 years has made such a difference. I am still running around with my twins for their schedules (sports and music lessons) but I make time for myself every day to do something healthy. I finally feel as if I am recovered from my complete ACL tear. Some days are better than others. I still make some excuses when I don't want to do something but my DH loves the physical and mental changes he has seen and is very encouraging! After finally having some medical issues taken care of I am starting to feel better every week and can push myself further. Although I don't track on SP as much as I should I am on the right track.

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: 37,303

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7/25/16-New goals are to be functionally fit. Continue pushing at Crossfit to continue the loss in size (although not necessarily in pounds which is fine) that I have seen for the limited time I am there. Also to challenge myself every day.
Past Races-
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

My Program:
As I got older I decided I don't like running like I learned to earlier. Now going to Crossfit (not as often as I should) but getting in DAILY walks for 2-5 miles nightly with my girlfriends. Sometimes I even run the hill. My goal is functional fitness.

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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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  • v JMARIES51
    I see that you are in the PMPride challenge and just to add you to the friends who are ready to go!!
    1872 days ago
    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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    1874 days ago
  • v ERICAJO08
    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!
    1880 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!
    1891 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 :))
    1900 days ago
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