TM_MD22   1,300
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Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (I want to go back!!)

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I'm a vegetarian and self-described carb addict. I've never had any major weight problems, but I would like to be leaner and stay active.
I'm a vegetarian and self-described carb addict. I've never had any major weight problems, but I would like to be leaner and stay active.



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 current weight: 136.0 

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Member Since: 6/11/2010

SparkPoints: 1,300

Fitness Minutes: 1,449

My Goals:
My goal is to get a goal :)

My Program:
There is no rhyme or reason to my workouts. Right now, I am trying to maintain Zumba, Pilates, and other strength training classes.

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I'm born and raised in Maryland

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Member Comments:
7/19/2010 6:21:12 PM

Hey hunny!
I wanted to tell you if you want to join my Junk Free Challenge then you're very welcome! There will be a couple of other joining too and they're on the blog you commented on.
Basically check out the blog and maybe add them as friends and we could all work together! There's TRACEYMOMOF3 & HEALTHYDIANAJ who have showen an interest!
We got this!

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7/16/2010 10:51:09 AM

Thanks for adding me! I hope you have an awesome day.

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7/6/2010 7:57:58 AM

Hey lady, thanks for the anniversary wishes! Just got back last night and my pant are feeling snug again LOL

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6/29/2010 10:57:31 AM

You're very welcome!

Good job on increasing the incline. And you know, if you feel you are getting a better workout from the elliptical, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! Whatever gets the job done. :)

Have a great day!


Re: Workout Partner...

I just lucked up and happen to live across the street from a girl I've known for awhile. I knew she was into fitness but we were both kind of scared to step out of our comfort zones and ask each other to partner up. I got lucky! But I do know that through Spark, you can actually find people in your area with similar interests and you may come across someone you didn't know existed before. Give it a try if your up for it. :)

Get started using "Spark America".

I actually just found my city and am now going to see what other options are available in my area. :D

Comment edited on: 6/29/2010 10:56:10 AM

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6/22/2010 1:19:14 PM

Hi Tamara!!
I'm so glad that you find my blog encouraging and I know you can do it. There is hope where there is desire!

Usually, my workouts last anywhere from 20 to 55 minutes. When I'm running intervals, I aim to train for at least 30 minutes. This gives me 5 minutes to warm up, 20 minutes to devote to the intense spurts of running with a minute/minute and a half recovery and then 5 minutes to cool down.

I'd like to always devote 50-60 minutes of interval training but most times, I lack the time to do that, plus, I've read that as long as you work your body for *at least* twenty minutes, you're doing it just as good as if you were to spend more time working at a lower intensity.

A typical run session for me would be to walk at 3.5 or 4.0 MPH for five minutes. Then I would run at 6.0 to 8.0 MPH for 20 to 30 seconds followed with a 1 to 1 1/2 recovery period at 3.5 miles an hour. I would carry on with this for a total of twenty minutes and then cool down with a 3.5 MPH walk for 5 more minutes.

Each time I work out, I try to push myself to allow for longer periods of intense running but I have to build up the endurance and stamina for it. I know it can be done, though, because when I first bought a treadmill and began using it, I was out of breath just WALKING 4.0 miles per hour.

I've slowly built up to being able to handle more as time has gone on. It's all about just adding a little when you can and eventually, you find that you're adding more and more without even realizing it.

If you need any tips, let me know what areas you're having trouble in and I'll do my best to help you find an answer. :) I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog.

I hope I haven't rambled too much! :)
Have a great day!!


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