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Effort and Consistency. That's what it's all about. :)





Celebrating a new 10k PR: 1:13:12 (2min faster than my goal time!) October 20, 2013





Me in "The Dress" - July 2 2011, 130lbs. THIS is where I want to get back to.



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I'm a 35 year old stay-at-home mom who needs some motivation to set a postive life style example for my kids. And honestly, I'm tired of looking in the mirror and not liking what I see. It is time for a serious change!

I LOVE running, but suffer from a chronic knee issue that makes it difficult to maintain any sort of consistency with my runs. Currently seeing a massage therapist/Holistic Health practitioner as I'm done spending endless money on physical therapy that treats the ...
I'm a 35 year old stay-at-home mom who needs some motivation to set a postive life style example for my kids. And honestly, I'm tired of looking in the mirror and not liking what I see. It is time for a serious change!

I LOVE running, but suffer from a chronic knee issue that makes it difficult to maintain any sort of consistency with my runs. Currently seeing a massage therapist/Holistic Health practitioner as I'm done spending endless money on physical therapy that treats the injury, and not the reasons behind it. The massage is helping and I feel like I'm finally getting some answers as to why my knee gives me the trouble it does. The best part is I'm running again (30 minutes twice a week) and it feels amazing!

In the past six years, I've started my weight-loss journey, hit two major milestones (including goal weight in summer 2011) and have now bounced back halfway to where I started. I spent 2014 kidding myself that I'd get back on board with my healthy lifestyle and ended up gaining more than 10lbs in the process. Finally, I've found a program that works for me (fitness and food-wise) that is quick, helps with my running issues and provides the strength training I need to feel fit. I started another 90 day challenge January 5th and can't wait to see where it takes me!
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Member Since: 5/27/2008

SparkPoints: 31,055

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My Goals:
1. Set a positive example of fitness and healthy eating for my children.

2. Have a more positive view of my body image - for my own self-esteem as well as my children's

3. Hold myself accountable for everything I do right (and wrong!) by tracking my progress in a journal. I now have an accountability partner (and good friend!) for the 90 day challenge I'm doing.

4. Focus on inches lost, and body fat % rather than "weight" as a whole.

5. Keep up with my strengthening exercises so my knee stays healty enough to continue my running program.

6. Do a minimum of 500 fitness minutes every month

7. Run my first 10k race, April 29 2012! - DONE!!

8. Fitness-wise: focus on healthy eating and lots of strength training to support my running, and if all goes well, I hope to run a 1/2 marathon in October 2015

My Program:
Fitness: Currently I'm running 1-2 days a week for 30-40 minutes with other cardio on non-run days, and doing body-weight and free-weight ST 20min 3x per week.
I use SP fitness tracker, my Fitbit Flex and Endomondo run program to track my fitness.

Food: 8-10 cups of water daily, I'm working my way up to 5+ servings of freggies. I have a high emphasis on higher protein, lower (healthy) fats and healthy carbs in the form of veggies and fruits. I try to limit dairy (doesn't agree with my system) and breads, pastas, etc.

Personal Information:
I'm a stay-at-home mom of two young children, living with them and my husband in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

I am training for my 6th 10k (April 26 2015). If that goes well, and my knee stays healthy, I'll continue training for a 1/2 marathon in October.

Other Information:
"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals; adjust the action steps."

"Choose to chance the rapids; dare to dance the tide." - Garth Brooks 'The River'

"Who is ahead of you and who is behind you is less important than who is inside you" ~ John Stanton, RunningRoom founder

'Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.' - Unknown

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CATTUTT
1/25/2014 1:08:02 PM

SP does have a buttload of videos, that's for sure! I've done a couple of them in the past. I think I will look for some new ones to do, though. Thanks for the idea!



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CATTUTT
1/18/2014 12:16:11 PM

Yeah I'm digging the NSVs I've been getting. It's a great feeling to know I'm doing things to get healthier.

Hope you're having an awesome weekend!



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CATTUTT
1/17/2014 2:39:21 PM

The me of a month ago definitely would have let the binge win and set me back for days or even weeks. So yeah, I guess moving on immediately is kind of a win. Thanks for pointing that out!

Hope you're having a great Friday!



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CATTUTT
1/16/2014 3:34:05 PM

You are correct, protein does help immensly to keep me from getting so hungry. I try to always make sure I have some with every meal and snack. Prevents arm eating. lol



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MICHIGANLORI
11/7/2013 7:17:13 AM

emoticon for commenting on my blog post (hitting goal). Congrats on getting a PR on your 10K. Love the pic! I also have the running bug.

Have a great day! emoticon



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