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Elsewhere on the web, I'm known as Renae Rude - The Paranormalist. I write about: Finessing bipolarity. Writing horror. Chasing ghosts.

Visit me at : www.theparanormalist.wordpress.com.

I am also the founder of the new SparkTeam, Fit to Write.

Check it out here:

I'll be 48 in May of 2015. I'm a wife and mother of two adult children. (One, 19, is still at home.) We have a great dog and cat, and I adore animals. I live in MN, but am trying to get my butt to someplace warmer - perhaps NC.

I'm a Zombies, Run walker/runner, I use a FitBit tracker every day, and I want to start and MAINTAIN a yoga practice. I would like to lose weight, but my primary goal is to feel better.

Member Since: 12/1/2013

Fitness Minutes: 20,575

My Goals:
Update, November 2014: After falling away from SP, I'm coming back, but cautiously. If I'm not careful, it takes too much time. I've lost approx. 10 pounds, and I want to lose 20 more, but I don't want to stress out over it. I'm challenged by a difficult phase in my perimenopause, and I need to be kind to myself.

It's most important to me to feel generally healthy and energetic. I write and work on the computer a lot, and need to move more.

An ultimate goal is that I'd like to be able to run again - the way I did when I was a kid: with a sense of joy of freedom.

My Program:
My Goals:
1. Move daily. (Yoga, Zombies, Run!, walking, etc.)
2. Get my average daily steps up into the 8,000 steps per day range ... with no days under 5,000.
3. Blog my gratitudes at SP daily.
4. Being productive in my chosen field improves my mood and attitude immensely. For that reason, I want to write on my blog and/or my novels EVERY DAY.
5. Looking good also improves my ability to function well. For that reason, I want to stay on top of a good hygiene and beauty routine. That means being clean, being well-dressed for the situation, wearing a little (or a lot) of makeup, and being accessorized with cool, distinctive "stuff".

Current numbers:
goal weight - 170 - 180
exercise in minutes - 210 weekly (30 minutes a day)

Personal Information:
My name is Renae Rude. I'll be 48 this coming May, 2015. I'm married, with two adult children. I'm a writer. I currently live in Minnesota, but am trying escape the winters here. I'd like to end up somewhere near North Carolina.

Other Information:
I am an IOWL fan and one aspect of that is to create and use thoughtfully designed intention statements.

I intend to:

--move often and take opportunities to be outside more.

--build paranormal sanctuaries for those who feel lost & out of place in the "normal" world.

--nurture my inner strength & energy so I may more easily share my soul's gifts.

--cherish and explore the sensual pleasures available to me in each present moment.

--Honor and respect the generous nature of the universe and enjoy a life of prosperity and abundance.

--easily and skillfully finish one novel after another.

--accept and use my natural ability to be in flow.

--live a life of kindness, compassion, creativity & beauty, with intention and grace.

--easily and naturally become healthier firmer, and fitter every day.

--fearlessly express my beauty & individuality through authentic and distinctive style choices.

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