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This was in 2013

Dancing in the woods of West Virginia

Totally rockin the boop boop be doop!


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Updated: February 28, 2016
Ok I've browsed other spark people pages and got some idea of what everyone else was writing about so here ya go...

(ps unless otherwise noted all photographs on this page were taken by me)

How far back should I start...let see I was born in 1974 (oh sorry that is way TOOOO far back) let's move forward shall we, please keep your hands and feet inside the time machine at all times, thank you. . .

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Ok it is now 1992 I'm out of high school heading to my first duty station in Bitburg Germany - What FUN FUN FUN, cheap beer good friends and I was HOT!! (notice that awful 3 letter word - was) hehehe moving on...

Got pregnant - got married - had my oldest in 95, got pregnant again in 96 decided my job in the military wasn't compatible with motherhood so told uncle sam it was time for me to go.

A few years later my husband and I divorced (long story) then a year after that we were re-married (YIPPEE)

Then we found out we were expecting AGAIN (really wanting a girl this time) and I had a TERRIBLE ob/gyn who put me on bed rest - I got reallllly over weight - lets face it I'm being nice to myself in the hopes of making myself feel better...I got FAT

Join martial arts (TKD) with my older two boys after the cruel twist of fate than gave me ANOTHER boy and went from a 16/18 to a 6/8 YEAH!!!!

Then we moved to wonderful Texas and I got fat again because the martial arts in the area here is VERY expensive - actually that's just an excuse I got lazy......and let's face it I like to eat :^D

Well I also had a 'lump' and if it wasn't for the scheduling of a breast reduction surgery (yes guys some women feel there IS such a thing as too much) we wouldn't have found it until it was to late because technically I'm not old enough for an annual mammogram. Well they took it out - I lost 4 pounds per side ;) then regretfully due to sitting on my butt in recovery not able to push or lift anything over 5 pounds (for 8 weeks) and the over indulgence of little debbie brownies (mmmmmm) I got fat ;^)

So that is the story of my weight up and down and OUT.....

Here's something else or to if you haven't stopped reading yet...

My kids are 21, 19, and almost 15
One in the Air Force and another is now a Marine!! Semper Fi!!!

I am a Certified Personal Trainer and received my certification as Nutrition and Wellness Consultant. In a few years I'll head back to a more traditional school to get my masters in health and wellness.

I'm also a perpetual student in Middle Eastern Dance (aka Belly Dance). I am a member of two different dance troupes, co director of "Twinky's with Filling" and Director of "Collectively Unique"

I currently teach three nights a week out of my home. 3 dance classes (ages 4 and up) and a belly dance based fitness class.

So stayed tuned for regular blog updates throughout 2016. Remember the motto for my core troupe "It's what on the INSIDE that counts"

"MOTHERHOOD - The toughest job you'll ever love!"

May all who read this page be blessed as they strive to be the very best that they can be.

Member Since: 2/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,566

My Goals:
To teach women and girls everywhere that beauty is not defined by ones dress size.

Fitness is also not determined by a number on a scale but in the way we feel and the healthy choices we make in our lives each and every day!

My Program:
Teach dance 3 days a week, attend 2 classes of dance each week, work my "circuit training for the belly dancer" program twice a week.

Make hourly good health choices :)

Personal Information:
I currently reside in Texas. Spent quite a few years active duty military.

Mother of 3 wonderful boys... 20, 18, 14

Wife of 1 (and that's a good thing too)

*~*~*You can find me on face book - Jennifer Dent - just send a note with your friend request that you are a sparker*~*~*~

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We the willing
led by the unknowing
are doing the impossible
for the ungrateful.

We have done so much with so little for so long we are no qualified to do anything with nothing!!!

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    Shimmy sister!! it's been a while !! But I'm back now.. for good!! :-) ... just a little something to say "hi!" :-) emoticon
    1713 days ago
    Stopping in to check on you. I hope that even if you're not actively participating at SP that you're taking care of yourself and moving closer to your goals. You are WORTH it!

    Just wanted you to know you're not forgotten!
    1764 days ago
    I LOVE IT!!!!! they are so cute when the are 4 - but at 16 - that's a WHOLE 'nother story ;) emoticon
    1915 days ago
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    I have to say I love your comment about running a special on your kids! :)

    The other day me and the fam were all driving in the car (3 boys in the back seat of a Toyota Prius) They are way to close together and I'd had it up to "HERE" (whatever that is) with their fighting! So, I say to the hubby "We have too many vehicles that our kids don't fit in..... we should sale one of them". All of the sudden my four year old pipes up and says "DON'T SALE ME, SALE BRAXTON"! LOL He totally thought we meant we should sale one of the kids when I meant one of the vehicles. :)

    Those moments are what saves us as moms rigt? :)
    1916 days ago
    Hello my friend! Please vote for me on Facebook. Just go to Status Fitness Magazine and "like" their page...then go to my picture---10th from the top Click the "like" button underneath my picture:) Thank you, Wendy emoticon
    1944 days ago
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