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Get Your Rear In Gear 5k 3/1812 PR 35:48

Ran the entire 5k 3/18/12 PR 35:48

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New Year! New Day! I kept feeling like no one loves me. I reflected and realized I wasn't loving myself properly. Therefore, I'm back to SP
New Year! New Day! I kept feeling like no one loves me. I reflected and realized I wasn't loving myself properly. Therefore, I'm back to SP



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Member Since: 1/1/2012

SparkPoints: 9,331

Fitness Minutes: 10,745

My Goals:
To reach my weight loss goal this year.

Run a 5k (w/o having to walk) DONE 3/18/12 Time: 35:48

Feel good about myself inside and out

My Program:
Eat within SP daily calories

Daily Exercise (at least 30 minutes)

Zumba, Biggest Loser Bootcamp DVD, Tae-Bo

Personal Information:
Philadelphia all day

Other Information:
I was introduce to Zumba in 2010 and love it.

Realized that DVDs actually work!

Relate to Oprah (weight issues are still an issue)

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Member Comments:
4/10/2012 1:04:38 PM

Thanks so much! And you are looking fabulous yourself, congrats on all you've accomplished so far!

My turning point was Dec. 2, 2008 when I ran into someone I hadn't seen in 3 years while on a cruise and she said she barely recognized me because I'd gained so much weight. That was my "Aha!" moment. I started exercising and eating right on the cruise and by Sept. 2009 I had gone from Size 14 to 4.

I started out doing full body strength training 3x a week and cardio 5-6 days a week, with running being my main form of cardio, which I did 4 days a week. I signed up for a 15k race as soon as I got back from the cruise. I enjoy both running and lifting weights.

I know you can reach your goal, you're well on your way!!! - Tia

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4/4/2012 9:33:58 PM

You're very welcome. I was in classes for six years and it never dawned on me to become an instructor. I did so last year and it has been really interesting - your brain works as hard as your body!

There is the possiblity of subbing for instructors for one thing. Also, you could be creative about spaces where you might have a class. I have two classes at a community center and two at a church. Large churches seem to be the "new" place to have them. Be sure to go over to the Spark Zumba Instructors team and read some of the threads. I learned so much from them and it's a really nice group of people - not competitive, just supportive.

And have a blast at your training!

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4/2/2012 12:29:47 AM

Oh, then I guess you got me twice!

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3/25/2012 7:08:14 PM

Well, I am a day late and a dollar short to wish you a great weekend, too. I hope you had a good one. Thanks for the workout clothes that was very sweet.

I think about you when I'm out running. I'm still working my up to a full run with no walking intervals. Seems very intimidating right now! Knowing others have made it inspires me. Thanks for that.

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3/25/2012 10:45:31 AM

Hey girl!!! How are you doing?

I have no idea what happened to Golden Balloon - she seems to have just disappeared :(. I wrote Sherry about it last week and she didn't know anything about it either. I have to say that GB is probably the last person I would have expected to disappear on us without a fond adieu.

CONGRATS on the 5K and the PR!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I'm still plugging away at my C25K training program. I hit a major snag with overtraining (AGAIN!!! I am finally learning that I can't do cardio 7 days a week. I must take 1 day off.) and trying to transition from treadmill to asphalt at the same time.

I'm back on the treadmill and running more than I am walking - woo hoo. But I am not going all that fast (4.7 mph). It is still massive improvement so I am feeling pretty proud about it. I'm looking into a couple 5K events on May 19th.

Keep being awesome. You are an inspiration. :)

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