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June 2013, hiking.





June 2013. I've been thinner, but I've never been fitter!





Me and Sr. Slug on our 5 year wedding anniversary, June 11, 2011



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Journey of a Thousand Inches

''What is to give light must endure burning.''
~Viktor Frankl~

I'm 30, happily married, and very silly.

I work out literally every day. If this means working out in the rain and mud, I do it. If this means working out while I am sick, I do it. If this means working out while I am severely depressed, I do it. I used to make a lot of excuses until I realized that one excuse just leads to a landslide of more excuses. Now I don't have any excuses. I just do it. There ...
''What is to give light must endure burning.''
~Viktor Frankl~

I'm 30, happily married, and very silly.

I work out literally every day. If this means working out in the rain and mud, I do it. If this means working out while I am sick, I do it. If this means working out while I am severely depressed, I do it. I used to make a lot of excuses until I realized that one excuse just leads to a landslide of more excuses. Now I don't have any excuses. I just do it. There have been some brutal days, days where I was totally off my game and just thinking about how much I wished it were over soon. But I did it.

And this has done something wonderful for me. It has given me something I can depend on. When everything else is going wrong in my life, I can always say, ''At least I made progress on my fitness goals.'' And the great thing is that what I'm really learning to depend on is myself. I'm learning to trust myself.

It took me a long time to really get it, but it suddenly occurred to me that health and fitness at this point in my life is literally a matter of life and death. Ever since I started taking it that seriously, and treating my overeating as an addiction, my life has changed dramatically. I've dropped 15 pounds so far but that isn't even the best part. I am so much stronger than I ever thought I could be.

When I first started really committing myself to fitness in December 2012, I was in a lot of pain. Back pain, knee pain, aches and pains, just too much pain for someone who is only 30. I asked a buddy for some input and he turned into my Fitness Coach. So now I have some real accountability and have support to get through the hardest times. I injured myself a lot at first but for the first time I'm learning how to work through injuries and setbacks. I have a lot less pain.

Benchmark progress (time):
April 7 18:18
April 29 14:40
May 28 15:01
July 9 12:32
August 15th 10:45

This is my benchmark workout. I do it every month or so for time to mark my progress:

-20 Sprinter Sprinters
-20 Sit Ups
-20 GR Push-Ups
-20 Jumping Jacks
-20 Front to back hops
-20 Side to side hops
-20 Kettle bell swings
-20 Front lunges
-20 back lunges
-20 clean & jerks

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Member Since: 6/1/2008

SparkPoints: 17,393

Fitness Minutes: 19,572

My Goals:
1. Do a pull up.
2. Do 25 push-ups without rest.
3. Do 100 push-ups in one day.
4.Go on a half-day hike.
5.Go on a full-day hike.
6.Go on an overnight hike.





My Program:
I am consuming between 1500 and 1800 calories a day, more or less.

I am eating clean, no processed food. I try to keep added sugar to less than 30g a day. Some days I am more successful than others!





Personal Information:
Age: 30

Happily married

Living in Central Jersey

Other Information:
''One must have chaos in oneself in order to give birth to a dancing star.''
~Friedrich Nietzsche

''Broken and broken
Again on the sea
The moon so easily mends''
~Chosu

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SWEET_CAROLYN
7/14/2013 12:27:42 AM

What a coinky-dink!! We have an amazing amount in common - I've added you in return!

Thanks so much for your kind words! It's not been easy, but I've had a lot of great people rooting and supporting me.



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FATHINSN
7/2/2013 6:10:10 PM

Thanks for the blog comment. Yes, it's better to have different plan for fasting and non-fasting days - I still want to be active though less intensity during fasting month Ramadhan :D
And thanks for the good luck for my exam :D



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WANDAH3
7/2/2013 4:32:45 PM

So nice to see your post on my blog today. Hope all is well with you. I love the sunshine, just not so much all the heat that is going with it! On the plus side...I'm not shoveling snow and this heat wave won't last for long. We are supposed to get thunderstorms yet this week.
Have a great day,
Hugs,
Wanda



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MICKEYMAX
7/2/2013 4:02:43 PM

Glad you are sharing my love for smashing medicine balls. WOO HOO!



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