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To Live Fully and Be Present in the "Here and Now"

It's time to be more visible and get creative. Since joining Spark in November, 2009, I've adopted a healthier way of life which consists of tracking my food and nutrition but also how I think and act towards myself and others.

As I get older, I want to become stronger both on the inside and out. In many ways, one can't happen without the other. When I'm strong on the inside, the outside will follow and remain strong and true to what I long to be....the best "me" possible. ...
It's time to be more visible and get creative. Since joining Spark in November, 2009, I've adopted a healthier way of life which consists of tracking my food and nutrition but also how I think and act towards myself and others.

As I get older, I want to become stronger both on the inside and out. In many ways, one can't happen without the other. When I'm strong on the inside, the outside will follow and remain strong and true to what I long to be....the best "me" possible. I believe that is what God wants me to be!

Hope you'll come along!

Karen
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Member Since: 11/23/2009

SparkPoints: 27,748

Fitness Minutes: 52,482

My Goals:
Build more lean muscle through strength training.

Eat 5-6 smaller meals that are considered "clean eating" to maintain proper weight and fuel my body.

Increase cardio to 45 to 60 minutes each session.

My Program:
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Water: 8-10 glasses day

Nutrition: 5-6 smaller meals with goal of "clean eating"

Cardio 5-6 days/week. I mix up my cardio with treadmill; elliptical; swimming, biking and just plain walking outside.

Strength Training: 3-4 days. I'm circuit training and really enjoying that. Incorporate one upper body exercise and superset 2 upper body, followed by a minute of cardio and then 30 sec abs. Do this 3-4 times and move onto the next circuit.

Personal Information:
Hi, I'm Karen, age 54 and I live in a small town in southeastern WI near the Wisconsin and Illinois border. I have been married to Jeff for 22 yrs and have a son age 19 and 17 yr old daughter. I am entering the empty nest stage of my life and want to get out there and live life to the fullest. I'm ready for the nest phase!

I have always loved to exercise and find it to be the best source for good mood, personal change and empowerment because it starts from within and spills out from the inside. I am a warm weather person and love the sunshine. Strength training and exercise in general is the best way for me to make my own sunshine and warmth.

I am a certified WSI swim instructor as well as lifeguard. I was a late "bloomer" and became certified at the age of 48.



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There is so much I want to do and see and fitness is part of the journey so I can live a full life and be all that God has planned for me. I have had my struggles, like everyone else has but want to take these expereiences and use them to be a source of strength and encouragement to others.

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DONNA47FMFL
10/31/2011 8:29:25 AM

Thanks for the goodie and comment on my blog. You made my day!

I can't wait to see Dusin's book! It's going to be so cool to see everyone's story.

How are things with you? I hope all is going well. Have a great week.



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HDHAWK
10/29/2011 5:54:06 PM

Since he's 17 I may not even see him! I went indoor rock climbing today for the first time. I'm afraid of heights but I made myself do it anyway. It was fun and definitely a workout! Have a good weekend!
Kim



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TIAGAYEPFA
10/9/2011 9:42:40 PM

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DREMARGRL
10/6/2011 8:20:47 PM

Thanks so much for the wonderful goodie! You made my day....I really needed that.
Hope you and yours have a lovely fall and the days just keep getting better.
Hugs,
MaryAnn
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HICALGAL
9/25/2011 8:20:12 PM

hi sis! hows it going? its going to be an extraordinary week because ur here!!! thx for being a beautiful light in my life..luv ya! emoticon emoticon



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