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I am 27 years old and looking to lead a healthier lifestyle. I enjoy running and my goal is to increase my speed so that I can run more than 6 miles in an hour. Another goal I have is to lose 20 lbs by December 2015.
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UPDATE: I currently can run 10 minute miles which means I can run 6 miles in 60 minutes- Goal Achieved! I also have lost my 15 lbs as of the beginning of April - Goal Achieved! (2011)

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I am 27 years old and looking to lead a healthier lifestyle. I enjoy running and my goal is to increase my speed so that I can run more than 6 miles in an hour. Another goal I have is to lose 20 lbs by December 2015.
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UPDATE: I currently can run 10 minute miles which means I can run 6 miles in 60 minutes- Goal Achieved! I also have lost my 15 lbs as of the beginning of April - Goal Achieved! (2011)

My newest current goal is to sign up and train for a mini marathon. I would also like to lose another 5-10 lbs.

UPDATE: I ran my first mini marathon. I was 5948 overall, 2647 for females, and 431 for my age category out of a total of 11822 runners. I ran 10 minute miles and completed it in 2 hrs 12 minutes- Goal Achieved! (2011)
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NEW: Latest goal is to complete a full marathon. I am working on increasing my healthy habits and to strive to always hold on to those habits. I am back in it after two years of avoidance. Time for a fresh start! (2014)
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Member Since: 2/13/2011

SparkPoints: 17,286

Fitness Minutes: 11,922

My Goals:
- Eat Healthier
- Exercise Regularly
-Inspire Others

My Program:
I track everything I eat and all of my fitness minutes. This helps to keep me accountable.

My workout routine varies depending on my mood and what my body feels like. Ideally, I work out 5 days a week, strive to lift weights 3 days a week, and I am trying to start doing an ab routine 2-3 days a week.

I try to make the best food choices possible and have been working on consuming the appropriate amounts of nutrients daily. I have been consistently low in several areas, but I have faith that I will figure it out with the help of SP :)

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Indiana (still here...). I'm extremely interested in child and adolescent psychology. I work for the Department of Child Services currently. I am going to graduate school to earn my Masters in Counseling Psychology, but I would like to continue on to complete a PsyD program in clinical psychology.

I am also very interested in philanthropy. My involvement has declined since graduating from college, but I am attempting to find time in my schedule to do some volunteering.

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"To live by another's opinion of you is to make the absurd assumption that only in
someone else's mind are you real."

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LOOOKINGOOD
2/2/2012 11:33:28 PM

My main reason for switching from vegan to vegetarian was that it was just easier. When I was vegan, I got a bit obsessed and, although I was very fit, the lifestyle was a bit isolating.
The only thing I remember from the switch to vegetarian was a bit of bloating and gas (also a bit isolating!)

btw-not sure if I should have responded on my page or yours-I'm a bit oafy on this whole page/blog stuff!



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KRISTENZIEL
9/17/2011 11:21:29 AM

you're definitely an inspiration - love your spark page!! :)



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STITCHMAMA3
9/5/2011 9:32:00 PM

Great job on achieving your goals! Especially your running goal. How long is the mini-marathon? I have done some half-marathons and they are great. Keep up the good work!

Shanda



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XMELISSIAX
9/1/2011 6:26:18 PM

Welcome to the Diamond Team!! These challenges are always fun and motivating. :-)



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LITTLEZEWSKI
7/7/2011 6:44:10 PM

Hey girl! I try.. I'm super busy with an internship, two part time jobs and being a resident assistant so i don't have much time now.. but I try! I like to bike more so when I get a chance to exercise I usually bike or walk with my mom..

Do you?

I really want to do a longer race.. I need to get my game face on! emoticon



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