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Jillian Michaels Kicks My "Blank"

When the "skinny pants" that are so often my measure of my weight became impossible to zip around the holidays, I decided it was time to finally get things back into control. I downloaded the SP Food & Fitness tracker app for my phone and started logging my calories faithfully. I was shocked! I had been snacking and picking so much - going over my calories daily - no wonder I had gained weight! It was enough inspiration for me to join the SP January Jumpstart Challenge, which has given me ...
When the "skinny pants" that are so often my measure of my weight became impossible to zip around the holidays, I decided it was time to finally get things back into control. I downloaded the SP Food & Fitness tracker app for my phone and started logging my calories faithfully. I was shocked! I had been snacking and picking so much - going over my calories daily - no wonder I had gained weight! It was enough inspiration for me to join the SP January Jumpstart Challenge, which has given me the motivation to consistently exercise. I almost exclusively use Jillian Michaels videos - I'm slightly obsessed with her as a fitness role model, but no other fitness videos have ever toned me. Until it's warm enough to jog outside again, it's time for JM to kick me into gear!

I am "SkinnyMinnie" because I recognize a source of my struggle with weight and self-esteem come from the use of this particular term by my grandmother. Although I love her dearly, there was never a time I felt appreciated for being just who I was. Every time I see her, I am either a "SkinnyMinnie" (usually not a positive connotation) or I've "put on a little weight." There is never any in-between. I have only very recently come to recognize this moment of judgment as having a profound impact on how I have viewed and characterized myself. Today I call myself SkinnyMinnie to create a new meaning of the term - a positive, active, beautiful one.
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Member Since: 12/27/2009

SparkPoints: 9,188

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My Goals:
To run - and enjoy - a few 5K runs a year. To get in shape and stay there. To look great. To be a strong woman.

My Program:
It's a mix of jogging and exercise DVDs: mostly Jillian Michaels and occassionally MTV Pilates. Occassional spinning classes when I can convince my husband to go.

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I am 30 and I live in upstate NY with my loving husband and our Chihuahua. I love to read, to learn new things, to cook and bake, and shopping.

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SARAHSWORLD2
8/4/2010 11:42:48 PM

Hello! I'm from upstate NY and want to run a 5k. I ran a 4.5 mile race but for some reason my mind is set that I still need to do a 5k. I added you as a spark friend. I hope you don't mind.



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TOTHEFUTURE1
3/15/2010 7:10:56 PM

Just Can't Win
Psychological Timing
If late = hostile.

If early = anxiety complex.

On time = compulsive.

Can easily equate this to weight loss

Too much = too much
Too little = frustration
Just right is never enough



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JUDYPOPPINS
2/13/2010 10:25:58 PM

Thanks for adding me as a friend; I've added you as well. Spark friends make the journey a bit easier. We will our best!!
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MICHAELA2780
2/4/2010 9:43:59 PM

Thanks for the comment! I'm feeling better now. Thanks for the support!!



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