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I want to get into the best shape of my life. I have worked at it for years and after many "bumps" I am ready to be healthy and reach my goals. I love working out and want to see the person I know I am. I want to help myself and help my family.

My husband and I are also trying to get pregnant and after having my MRI and diagnosing my spina-bifida I need to make sure I strengthen my back and abs to help with carrying my baby. : )

May 24, 2010
I went to see the ...
I want to get into the best shape of my life. I have worked at it for years and after many "bumps" I am ready to be healthy and reach my goals. I love working out and want to see the person I know I am. I want to help myself and help my family.

My husband and I are also trying to get pregnant and after having my MRI and diagnosing my spina-bifida I need to make sure I strengthen my back and abs to help with carrying my baby. : )

May 24, 2010
I went to see the infertility specialist today and was diagnosed with PCOS. Which just means we are going to have some extra help and will (I hope) be pregnant by the end of the year. Sad by this, but more reason to push myself and do my best with my eating and work outs.

August 13, 2010
Well after a family members death, my mom in the hospital, and having major difficulty with getting pregnant.......Here I am! lol. I am attempting to keep my positive outlook on everything. If my appt does not go well on Aug. 19 then surgery may be the next step. So still hoping.

Eating my six small meals a day and just doing at least some workout in the morning has saved me this week. I hope to keep it up, be my own best friend, and love everyday.

UPDATE......January16, 2011
I got my first positive pregnancy test on December 29th. I go in for my first ultrasound in two days!!! I think its like people always say that would make me mad. I really didnt expect Decembers appointments and medication to work. I was so afraid of getting my hopes up. Its still early but I hope it all goes well. :)

July 18, 2011
Still preggo and it is a little girl. Only about 6 weeks left and I need to get some stuff on track.
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Member Since: 2/1/2007

SparkPoints: 7,377

Fitness Minutes: 2,227

My Goals:
I would love to get my stomach flat and be able to wear a swimsuit and keep up with anybody.

My Program:
A little bit of everything. Just making sure I get in a workout at least 5 days a week.

Personal Information:
I am from Sandy, Utah. I currently live in Lehi and have since Sept '04. I got married in October 2008 and have a beautiful son.

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Never frown even when your sad because you never know who is falling in love with your smile. : )

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XXCYLENCEXX
8/13/2010 2:15:31 PM

Day 4 down! emoticon
I'm with you, i'm all menstrual and totally was not up for a workout this morning, but i did it!
Last night a made a background for my page of my thinspiration *laughs* It's a work in progress, but it's mostly finished.
I think I'm gonna take a progress picture at 15 days.
On the 20th, my FH and I are going to get some engagement photos done :) I hope my arms are a little more toned by then *laughs*

emoticon on getting through your day 4, by the way! We'll be shredded in no time! :)



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XXCYLENCEXX
8/12/2010 7:28:28 PM

I'm actually going to do it everyday, straight through. I've actually considered (catch your jaw) doing it 2x a day, maybe 2 or 3 times a week. I know I know, I'm nuts, but I haven't decided this is something i WILL do *laughs*

I am going to start doing some balance ball exercises, for maybe 10 minutes a night. Kinda burn those extra calories and tone a bit more, but nothing over the top.

(personal note, i hate exercise. with a passion. I'm kinda forcing myself to like this *laughs* but I am excited to see where my force takes me)



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XXCYLENCEXX
8/12/2010 1:27:55 PM

Hey!!! You're on day 3 too? That's awesome! I don't feel so alone. *laughs* Everyone seems so much further ahead than me!

Last night my butt muscles were killing me! And the muscle right above my knees. But i pulled through it today!

Congrats on day 3!! Have you taken the infamous before pictures yet?



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VEGGIE8
8/11/2010 1:35:08 PM

The eating is going well for me. I have been really good about keeping my sugar in check, which is probably the hardest thing. I hear you on the cottage cheese. I love it, but I do burn out on it after a while. I try to mix it up with protein shakes, and beans, and lean meats.
PCOS really sucks. I hope you are feeling better from whatever symptoms seem to be plaguing you as of late.
Thanks for checking in on me... it keeps me accountable.



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VEGGIE8
7/27/2010 2:22:34 PM

Thanks for the encouragement! I am doing really well with my Body for Life program thus far. Cutting out sugar was tough for the first three days, and now, it isn't so bad. I look forward to my free day, so that I can eat some junk food. I have had success with this program in the past, and it seems to help with the PCOS symptoms. I do get tired of eating cottage cheese and eggs after a while, though, which makes it hard to maintain the program. If you decide to take up the body for life program again, keep in touch with me, and we can help keep each other motivated.
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