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Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Wow. I've been Sparking a long time now. I joined when Spark had only a few thousand members and they charged a fee!! Seems like ages--and sometime just the blink of an eye.

And heading into my 7th year on Spark (with some long hiatuses I'll admit), many things are the same--in a good way. I continue my vigilance to maintain an healthy weight (with the ups and downs that come with the territory)--and continue to rely on Spark when I find myself floundering.

The last ...
Wow. I've been Sparking a long time now. I joined when Spark had only a few thousand members and they charged a fee!! Seems like ages--and sometime just the blink of an eye.

And heading into my 7th year on Spark (with some long hiatuses I'll admit), many things are the same--in a good way. I continue my vigilance to maintain an healthy weight (with the ups and downs that come with the territory)--and continue to rely on Spark when I find myself floundering.

The last year has brought big changes. A year ago I celebrated my 40th birthday with a 400-mile cycling trek through the desert in Utah. (Sometimes you've just got to prove you've still got it!) Perhaps that venture proved to me I have the strength to do hard things-- and with my divorce finalized in June of this year, I jump back into a new life and have lots of positive reasons to stay healthy and balanced and on-track. I've put marathons and epic cycling events on the back burner for short runs and Hot Yoga for a while. I'm sure I'll get the urge for some feat of strength again soon, but for now I'm seeking only balance.

And I head into my 41st birthday I'm back here to my loyal friend, Spark, to help me make sure I'm at my 122-lb weight as I blow out the candles. This year will mark 16 years running that I've not logged a higher weight than the year before on my birthday--my personal goal and way of keeping myself honest so the one-pound-here-one-pound-there never catches up to me. This year, I'll focus on maintaining that weight and building my strength and muscle mass--and flexibility and mental peace.

I've just moved my long string of start-to-now Spark history to a blog for all who are interested--but will leave this general intro as a testament to the staying power of a Sparked lifestyle!!

Spark on friends!!!

Becky
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Member Since: 7/18/2005

SparkPoints: 33,559

Fitness Minutes: 8,638

My Goals:
Maintain a healthy weight and increase cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength and mass.

Specifics, updated December 2008 for 2009!!:

**Back to 10K running distance: February 14th

**Start Half Marathon training program February 21st

**Complete New Rules of Lifting for Women program

Spring Running:
Valentines Day 5K; February 15th

Running of the Green 7K; March 15th

Adventure 10K Trail Run; April 11th

Colorado Half Marathon;May3

Bolder Boulder 10K; May 25th


**??Distance Mountain-Pass Bike Race in summer???

My Program:
Tracking food intake have a plan and a structured running schedule and goal.

Stick with my wonderful Spark Group friends for motivation and encouragement

Personal Information:
Becky
Age 40
One daughter (9)
VP of a Medical Education company

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Member Comments:
RICHOJOHNSON
1/5/2012 12:40:11 AM

Hey where you at



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LORI-LU
4/14/2010 11:35:01 PM

You still Sparkin'? March was a difficult month for me after my DH's surgery, but I'm back full time now. Hope things are well for you.



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CTBAMAFAN
3/12/2010 11:36:41 AM

Hello old SITD friend. Hope this finds you well. During wy 9 mile walk yesterday I was thinking about some of my SITD friends and was wondering how you were doing. Glad I saw that you had posted on Lori's page. Hope all is well. Miss my old buds.



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LORI-LU
2/28/2010 9:08:42 PM

Glad you're using Spark to start getting back on track. Keep me posted as you become more engaged. I'm sure SITD'ers would love to hear from you, but the important step is logging in and taking care of business!

Stay in touch.

-Lori



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LORI-LU
7/20/2009 9:35:23 PM

Just thinking about you. Hope you're well.



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