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I am using Spark to help me maintain a healthy lifestyle, AVOID the risks of osteoporosis for small-boned people like myself and stay fit for the LONG term so I can be an energetic grandma one day! I'm looking for workout buddies for mutual motivation and encouragement to do and track our fitness minutes at least FIVE days a week. If you're interested, add me as a friend so I can add you back for motivation and support! I focus on toning up and I would like to gain five pounds of muscle this year. Member of lifetime fitness.

Member Since: 4/18/2007

Fitness Minutes: 12,187

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Life is great!! I see things from a positive angle, I love people and I love myself too. My goals are to maintain an organized and healthy lifestyle both inside and outside, to be a blessing to others as best I can, to gain muscle mass/strength, improve posture, drink more water and maintain overall well being.

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I am doing yoga and strength exercises right now wit (no cardio or plyo or high impact for now as I recently had a baby). I have lost all my baby weight because I nursed for eight months (which burns 500 calories a day) so now I'm just working on toning up and increasing strength and flexibility and slowly adding stamina. I am currently holding off on high impact due to a strong vagal response (history of fainting / sudden loss of blood pressure). I have to build up my strength again and then slowly ease back into cardio. I would like to start cardio again in 2014. After two years of training in 2009-2010 I had gotten my stamina up in 2011 doing cardio. 2012 I spent the year pregnant and a brand new mom so I didn't do cardio then so I'm working back up slowly and steadily. My focus is HEALTH and simply feeling good and maintaining and adding lean ,uncle so that I can be strong for many more years to come and enjoy my children and eventually their children with a long healthy life :)

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I am a professional organizer and author. My gift is in encouraging and believing in others. My website is

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Interesting Quote: The hand that helps is holier than the lips that pray. (this was in my Franklin Covey planner this week!)

I Love: My absolutely amazing husband, my talented and funny kids, working out, writing, meditation and prayer, and listening to loud upbeat music while doing housework. I also find great joy in discovering other people's gifts and (gently) encouraging the use of those gifts. EVERYONE has something they do great and its wonderful when we are generous with our gifts, talents and abilities.

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  • v MELANCON2630
    Hi there. Thanks so much for the message. You look pretty great! Sounds like we have similar goals at this time; I'm trying to drop from 17% to 15% bfi. So I'm back at the discipline :) Actually, I'm not sure either how I have so many minutes... I noticed that some folks will have more than 120 minutes a day, which I cannot figure out since SparkPeople has never calcuated more than that for me. Even though I have days/weeks where I may do 3-4 hours in a day, I ony get credit for 2... As the month progresses, you'll see what I mean with outrageous minutes. I work hard and when I am doing more than 2 hours, it's overtraining so maybe these folks with 3000 minutes or better in a month are using moderate levels of exercise, not sure. Last week I lost access to SP at work so I have to log my time and nutrion stuff manually during the day and enter them electronically in the evenings. I am also a soccer coach so I don't have time every evening available to login. As a result, I have had to enter the past 3-4 days. Best of luck to you in your fitness competition next year. I'd love to go watch...mabe I will just plan on doing that... I hope we stay in touch. Thanks again, Di`
    2577 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/2/2010 8:49:35 AM
  • v FANORONHA_14
    Thanks for visiting my spark page! I workout at the gym for about a month or so then switch over to outdoors for about another month, thus alernating every month or so. However this time I am stuck at the Gym for quite some time as it is too hot outside. I usually work out in the mornings at 5.00 am to avoid the heat. Kinda lazy to get up that early hence am at the gym. emoticon

    I notice you know Tia! Isn't she amazing?

    Do keep in touch!
    2578 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by. I had a friend who did the Universe Competition in Miami this year. She placed 4th. Mine was an NPC Competition, more on the athletic side than the Universe one I believe. I'm not planning to do another one, was just a goal to accomplish. I enjoy food too much! Ha ha! But if you're going to do one, I definitely wish you the best! Since you're in Westchase, you may want to check out Body Tech, which is right at the corner of Countryway and RaceTrack (by the 7-11) as they run a serious organization of competitors. Tim Gardner runs it and he is awesome. They do bootcamps there at least once a month. If I was going to compete regularly I would have joined his group - they compete to win! if you want to check it out! Love to keep in touch! - Tia
    2578 days ago
    You're so inspirational. Thanks for the comment to my blog awhile back. I'm adding you as a friend! emoticon
    2778 days ago
    Thank you, and Yes I am so excited, I have a lot of training to do but I will put our store on the map.
    Have a great night.
    2804 days ago
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