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I'm a wife, mother of two under five, and a busy business exec. Translation? I tend to put everyone else's needs before my own. That has led me to a life of being tired, overweight, insecure and edgy. What's worse, I'm tall, so I'm what experts call "skinny fat". The problem with that is no one ever thinks I "need" to lose weight. But my body fat percentage is too high and at the beginning of 2015, I was definitely overweight & borderline obese. But no one knew but me. So in January 2015, that's when I said I'm done. No more being overweight. My transition into motherhood and a successful career had me feeling all self-sacrificed out. So I made 2015 about making my health (mental and physical) the first priority. I upped my running mileage and made more effort to plan my meals. It's not about perfection, but the law of averages, so my goal is being met by doing the following things MOST of the time: I will sleep. I will properly manage stress. I will plan workouts and not feel guilty. I will make good eating decisions. I will practice positive self talk. Most importantly, I will strengthen my relationship with God. I'm back in the game, and I'm ready. It's time to do myself a favor.

Member Since: 7/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 22,756

My Goals:
Hit my goal weight by March 2016.

My Program:
1. Work out at least four days each week
2. Eat within my calories
3. Get at least 7 hours of sleep three nights each week.

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I'm married to an awesome guy and have been since 2004. I have two sweet and exhausting kiddos, Lydia (almost 5) and Trey (3).

We live in a 1918 row house in a small, historic town outside Richmond, VA.

I have the best job on the planet, running a company that I love and believe in.

Our family motto is Galatians 6:10 "Let us do good to all people"

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  • v JSAWYER7145
    I know what you mean about the holidays and stress catching up with you! I have finals in two weeks (but several major projects due around then too). I have already gained back 5 pounds. It makes me sad. I am supposed to be using P90X right now, but was in a car accident and have an ankle and neck injury that need to heal and be cleared from a doctor before I can resume. I am hoping to start back up again once school is over. If all us young moms stick together, we can acheive our goals! I too will be entering a race in 2012! Mine is just an 8K though, which i think is about 5 miles. It's in February. Good luck on all your goals! Message me if you ever want advice, to vent, or just to talk. (Btw, it took me 13 months to lose all my baby weight of 38 pounds, so don't feel bad if it takes more time than you want. Perserverance is key!)
    2071 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my spark page. I wish you luck on your journey. I know what it's like to be battling those last pounds.
    2086 days ago
  • v NIKIZ628
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    WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! TO YOUNG MOMS BATTLING THE POST BABY WEIGHT! We are super excited to have you on the team! Please, feel free to join in on team goals and the message boards! This team is a great place to find information and support while losing those unwanted post baby pounds!

    Wishing you the best!
    - Niki
    2171 days ago
    Welcome to the working mom's team.
    I look forward to seeing you on the mesage boards.
    Good luck with your goals.
    2177 days ago
  • v ACTIVE_AT_60
    Are you still sparking?
    2248 days ago
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