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I had a baby in December 2009 and then one in March 2015. Last time I lost the "baby fat", it took me two years and a PT and many, many hours at the gym, like at least two hours a day. This time, however, my time is more limited, and I want to focus on health instead of driving myself crazy trying to get to some fantasy body. Heck, I will settle for my pre-pregnancy weight at the rate I'm going.

I want to focus on healthy eating and keeping an organized, clean home for my children. I also plan on taking my children on regular outings. I won't be a gym rat, this go round, because I would rather spend time with my kids. But, I do plan to take up yoga again and maybe hit the gym two to three times a week or do something comparable, like take a morning walk.

My ultimate goals are to get back into healthy movement and continue to achieve healthy eating and exercise goals. Also, I need to get my knees back in shape, as post baby #2, I am struggling to climb stairs.

So, here's to a fresh start and a better, saner focus.

Member Since: 7/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 52,952

My Goals:
My goal is to develop a more compassionate, attainable health plan that won't have me camping out at the gym because I don't have time to do so. I also want to eat healthier without going on a diet. Also, I want to reduce work and teaching stress.

My Program:
Revised Movement Plan when Not on Vacation. (Vacation 60 minute walk a day, minimum, 60 minutes of strength training a week, minimum.):

Monday: 6:00 a.m. Walk 60 minutes. Stretch 10 minutes. Insanity Workout and Restorative Yoga (180 minutes).
Tuesdays: 6:00 a.m. Walk 60 minutes. Stretch 10 minutes. Weight Lifting 30 minutes. Cardio or low intensity aerobics 30 minutes. Stretch 20 minutes.
Wednesdays: 6:00 a.m. Walk 60 minutes, slow. Restorative Yoga (60 minutes)
Thursdays: 6:00 a.m. Walk 60 minutes. Stretch 10 minutes. Clean the house.
Friday: 6:00 a.m. Walk 60 minutes. Stretch 10 minutes. Weight Lifting 30 minutes. Cardio or low intensity aerobics 30 minutes. Stretch 20 minutes.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m. Walk 60 minutes. Stretch 10 minutes. Weight Lifting 30 minutes. Cardio or low intensity aerobics 30 minutes. Stretch 20 minutes.
Sunday: 6:00 a.m. Walk 60 minutes. Stretch 10 minutes. *Get up at 6a.m., so you are not rushing like last time.

Daily Plan:

(1) Get up ever

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I am happily married and have a lovely seven year old for a son and 28 month year old daughter. My husband is incredibly supportive and is encouraging my restart mode. Every restart mode.

I recently finished a collection of stories and am working on a novel.

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    I am doing well! Thanks for asking! I went shopping and walked. How are you doing?

    Hope you are having a relaxing and healthy day!
    122 days ago
    I am doing well and thanks for stopping by to ask ........ Hope you had a great day! (Love the family pictures of your darling family and again .... so glad to see you active on the small goals and commitment team...... emoticon
    122 days ago
  • v DEB9021
    Way too go! You live in Chicago, don't you? (Or perhaps I'm thinking of another Spark buddy) I came for the weekend to meet up with my brother and niece (they love in Seattle but my neice here for a dance summer intensive). having a great time!
    122 days ago
  • v DEERLADY45
    I added you as a friend! I hope that is ok maybe we can Help each other on this sometimes Hard Path! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    It sounds like a plan! I'm not a Gym type person either! Play with those kids be out doors climb hills if their is any in your Area but I see you have Knee Problems I also have knee problems, arthritis one knee replacement which went well but not getting the other one done for a while! ~~~~~~~~~~~~GO GIRL GO_OO~ emoticon and have fun while you do your Exercise~~ emoticon WE CAN DO THIS one small goal at a time~
    122 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/22/2017 1:08:47 PM
  • v DEERLADY45
    ~~Just stopping by, I see your in the Small Goals Group! Wishing you the Best I can,t jog but I go on the ex. bike and walk on my land! Thanks for giving the oldsters a Thumbs up they are doing the best they can and Moving! Many Blessings and Hugs, BONZ
    ~Your family is Beautiful!~by the way~ emoticon
    122 days ago
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