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I am so jacked me and food are back together again. For a while there, I was pretty cynical about it. It was the bad guy and our 'fights' became more than just physical. My relationship with food started turning me into a numb robot who calculated calories and wrote obsessive lists of daily intake. I've stepped off the scales too..no more number obsessing! Food fighting was a silent enemy too, cause it wasn't enough to drive me mad but just enough to make me take for granted all the crazy amazing people and things around me!

Ok, so I'm on a steep learning curve. I've just started eating fewer unprocessed foods for the first time in my life. I grew up in SC in a family that didn't have time or money to cook fresh, so we went out all the time. Tasty, but no wonder my body feels like a giant slug. I've swapped useless, nutrionally void foods for those packed with goodies that my body can finally process!!

I'm trying to eat less meat. Not because I feel bad about the animals (ok, I do about the cute ones..) but because it's so unsustainable. Why? You gotta grow loads of food to feed the animals so they can feed us.. why not use that bit of earth to grow veggies...cut out the middle man (animal, I mean).

My body is happy and me and food, yeah..we're cool now.


Member Since: 11/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 30

My Goals:
To finally treat my body with foods it can process...more veggies!!

And..to keep motivated, inspired and open to learning about other people's relationship with food.



My Program:
Absolutely nothing. Ok, I should explain. Before my ongoing IT band and hip flexor injuries, I used to do an intense circuit strength training three times a week plus 25 min HIITs two or three times a week, with one hour hill walking/rowing on off days.

After 6 months out of the gym, I'm starting back with treadmill walking for a month. I'll take it from there. See?!! This new perspective thing may actually pay off!



Personal Information:
I'm from SC but moved to Wales nearly 5 years ago. I'm loving it, but there's still a lot to learn.


Other Information:
I have supraventricular tachycardia. Now that I'm on beta-blockers to supress my heartrate, I have to work extra hard to reach my target goal! I've been on meds for 4 years now with no problem with my exercise. I'd love to hear other people's stories of how they deal with exercise vs. heart condition too!




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  • v ASHLEYVWEST
    Welcome to the Spark BodyRocker team!

    Have you already started Zuzana's workouts? It's hard to tell from your profile, but if not...I've had my share of IT band overuse injuries. I would highly recommend keeping up any PT stretches and exercises you've been given in the past. My knees flared up earlier this week, and the exercise seem to help get my knees back to normal. I always do the stretches, but the exercises are what make the biggest difference.

    I'm also working on cutting out processed foods. I'm making small steps, and it does take more work but it is worth it! I'm mostly convinced that if we would all start eating whole foods that would solve half of the weight battle for most people.

    Stop by the board and introduce yourself! Also, feel free to share your daily workout results!

    1943 days ago
  • v HICALGAL
    hey girlfriend! how are you?

    thanks for commenting on "can a heart burst?"....your support is very important to me and i appreciate it. thanks again. have a great weekend and keep kickin' it!!

    debbie emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2346 days ago
  • v SARAH-TIGGER
    Welcome to the leaving 130's ville team! Great to have you on board!

    Congrats on your sucesses so far, good luck with the rest, hopefully the team will be a good support to you to lose those last few! Its quite an active group with several different topics started. Please check them out and join in thevarious conversations!

    If there is anything I can help you with, please let me know. Looking forward to getting to know you!

    Sarah
    3370 days ago
  • v LILLYSMYDOG
    i wish you great luck and hope you contine to post. its fun chatting with all the ladies who are interested in the same healthy stuff that we are. i dont know about you but my family gets tired of hearing it..lol and good luck
    3421 days ago
  • v MSELADIN
    Thanks for the comment and compliment on my page. After joining a running club, I realized that running at race pace all the time was not helping me with my endurance. Try to run at a slower pace for the same amount of time that you are running your two miles in. The first time I ran with the group, I ran 5 miles with plenty of energy left at the end. I had never ran more than 3.5 miles without feeling like fainting. lol. Once a week I'll run at race pace just to make sure I still got it. Hey, keep in touch. I'll be shooting for 125lbs here shortly.
    3421 days ago
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