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Hi! My name is Melanie. I'm going into my fifth year of teaching in an elementary school. I feel that it's very important to be healthy, and I believe that this is a great environment of people and resources that will offer motivation and encouragement as I work to reach my personal fitness and nutrition goals, and I hope to do the same for others. :)

I love going for walks, jogging, doing cardio workouts (like Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred, The Biggest Loser DVD's, Tae Bo), ...
Hi! My name is Melanie. I'm going into my fifth year of teaching in an elementary school. I feel that it's very important to be healthy, and I believe that this is a great environment of people and resources that will offer motivation and encouragement as I work to reach my personal fitness and nutrition goals, and I hope to do the same for others. :)

I love going for walks, jogging, doing cardio workouts (like Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred, The Biggest Loser DVD's, Tae Bo), swimming during the summer, riding my bike, but most of all ZUMBA!!!

I'm a born-again believer in the One who paid the debt for my sin-- Jesus Christ. I love the Lord, and even though I mess up, I desire to live a life that is pleasing to Him.
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Member Since: 12/30/2008

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My Goals:
I would like to lose about 15 lbs and also tone more of my muscles.

My Program:
For a cardio workout, I usually do a Zumba class or I go for a jog.

In addition, I'm trying to drink water more often & make healthier choices with food. I've recently begun eating a more Mediterranean diet, which is very focused on eating a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts, beans, fish. It also focuses on the use of olive oil above any other oil, and also eating very little poultry and red meat.

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I've begun reading more from my Bible and learning more than I ever really knew.

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HERENOWTODAY
3/19/2011 9:30:19 AM

yeah. my ten pounds crept on the same way...
but heres to kicking them back out just as easily!
summer bods here we come
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AAWENZEL
3/17/2011 9:56:10 AM

Hey girl!! How's the training going? I did 4 miles last weekend and 3 miles day before yesterday but I took yesterday off... Today I'm doing some cross training. Thanks for the comment on my page!! Hope you have a great day :-)



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NKS0302
3/14/2011 10:19:44 AM

I can't believe I motivated YOU! That's backwards! :)

Thank you though, Mel. I hope so! You better get outside today! I'm gonna kick you out the door :)



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LAURENSINGS
5/10/2010 11:31:41 AM

Thanks for finding me inspirational...I know I look at your times and am inspired to continue working towards my goal! Stay speedy!



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BIKERCHICK74
7/25/2009 9:55:22 PM

Just wanted to say Hello..... :) and congratulation on your first 5K!!!
Way to go!!!
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