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My sweet Holly and her new baby Ozzie.

Me and my step twins at Disney

Where else could it be, Disney World!


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Life is busy, who's isn't?!?! After 6 weeks in America, visiting family and friends.. catching up over food at all my old favorite restaurants: I gained weight. I went with good intentions of exercise and eating healthy. I exercised 3x 😳 Upon my return to Australia, I quit my main job as a group fitness Mgr and receptionist on Monday morning, Interviewed for a new job on Monday afternoon and started that job on Wednesday. I jumped back in to teaching classes though at a low intensity. In 5 weeks time I had some issues (female related) - the added stress to everything else in my life drove me to food. Overall I gained weight. I'm at a weight I never thought I'd see again. My life is balanced now.. work is great.. I'm settled into my routine and re-focused on my health. I teach 8-9 classes a week consisting of RPM, BodyPump and Bodybalance. I weight train with a friend a couple times a week and this week I have begun running again. Running is my workout that gets my body in gear! So with my new outlook, or my re-visiting of my positive outlook I've come back to Sparkpeople. When I first moved to Oz this sight assisted me in losing 40lbs. Let's do it again!!!!!

Member Since: 5/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 44,336

My Goals:
My goals are to lose some excess baggage I picked up on my holiday to the US.
To gain muscle tone, definition and be an inspiration to my students.
To get the most out of my life with my hubby and my family.

My Program:
My program is still in the works..I am starting new classes in October at my gyms and once I have adjusted to that teaching schedule I can fit in my own workouts.

Personal Information:
I am from NY originally, moved to SC when I was 11 and moved to Australia in 2012!

Other Information:
I love to read. (James Patterson is my favorite author)
I was addicted to running for a few years and want that addiction back.
.I love my dog Holly (who only has one eye), my sweetie is the love of my life, my split apart, and the best thing to ever happen to me!
I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian meaning I don't eat any meat products but I do eat dairy and eggs.
My Fave quote:
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Woo Hoo What a Ride!"

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    Wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy New Year! I'm finally back (it's been soooo long!) and just wanted to let you know that I've missed you and that I look forward to reconnecting. Hope you are doing well and that 2014 will be your best year yet!

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    Thanks for the blog comment :) I am feeling better today even though it's been a terrible day. Our bunny passed away this morning and both of the girls are at school so nobody knows but me and Bryan. It seems odd that I've got my cry in and I feel relatively ok with the world at the moment. Maybe and this might sound silly but maybe I was feeling him go and now that he's gone I can feel ok again. I dunno Anyhow I just wanted to say thank you and I appreciate your support emoticon

    Side note. How is everything going with your certification and the gym position??
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