This Year's Goal - a TRIATHLON!!! Wish me endurance!!
My Inspirational Photo - Trapeze School - My 1st Goal!!!
Me and My Family at Squaw Valley
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Hi! I call myself "Summertime Jen" because I seem to become more motivated in the summertime! I know I can be successful, eat healthier, and become more active. I feel very positive in the summer, and would like to be this way all the time!
I decided to join SparkPeople because I am much more
successful when I share the experience with others. I can honestly say that this website changed my life. I haven't lost tons of weight, but I can focus, and refocus with the tools and support, and know that someone will reply when I have a question or just need to vent.
Since joining, I have taken a far-off wish, made it a goal, and accomplished it twice! My 1st was Trapeze School, and my most recent was a Triathlon. Next, I want to become more fit, so I can do these again, and improve!
It's great that my clothes are starting to fit better, but my accomplishments have given me much more in the way of self-confidence. Thank you SparkPeople!
About the photos - the trapeze was my "Stage 1" inspirational picture, now it is my 1st milestone. The triathlon was my next inspiration, and I can check that off too. The last photo is of me with my family - I'm always the one hiding behind the kids. I don't do that anymore. I'm proud of myself, and who I've become, and even if my body isn't done yet, the photos will be a good record of my improvements as time goes on!
Trapeze School (achieved 9/2007)
Triathlon (achieved 6/7/09)
Run 5K non-stop, at less than 10:00 minute pace
Bike ride 10mi or more, with average speed 17mph
Rock-wall course (real one)
Less than 30" waist
Olympic length Triathlon
Now - nothing yet.
Watching my calories, fat, fiber, protein. Cutting out most pre-packaged/processed foods. Trying to push my healthier food into my family's diet too.
Exercise - Strength 2-3 days/week, Cardio (swim/bike/run) 4-5 days per week.
Using some videos - yay free on-demand!!
Getting outdoors as much as possible.
Keeping track of speed/distances.
I'm a 40-something, married engineer with 2 teenaged girls, living on Long Island.
A bit of a compulsive eater, compulsive shopper, and hoarder.
I enjoy music, readiing, and the outdoors, but haven't made these my focus in a while.
I love "Biggest Loser" and I wish Bob or Jillian would show up on my doorstep & get me going.
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