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Hi, I've been on SparkPeople for a few years off and on. I want to be healthy but I get busy, unmotivated and lose track of my goals. I am back again and am determined to stay focused this time. I am thankful for all of the motivation I find here in other SP members. Reading the Motivation Boards helps tremendously. I know we can all do this together!
Now that I'm 34, I want to be as healthy as possible. It's time to take control of my life and make this journey the best it can be!
I have a hard time staying on track because I don't have a goal weight. Please don't hate me. I thank my lucky stars every day that I have good metabolism. But I want to be a fitness fanatic. I want the physical and mental energy that exercise gives you. I want to be sculpted, toned, cut. I want to look like I work on my body like it's my occupation. I'd actually like to get certified as a personal trainer one day because I've been told I really inspire and motivate people (when I'm ON TRACK, that is).
MY PROGRESS SO FAR:
This year has been the best yet for fitness. But I have a long way to go. I found out I love Zumba classes. Any other Zumba lovers out there?
I then discovered the Couch to 5K running program this year, found out I love running (a huge surprise to me), and I graduated. I ran in my first 5K on June 28 and it was an amazing experience. I want to keep running and do more 5K's and work up to a 10K.
I also discovered the 100 Pushups program (ask me for info). I have just begun that and can't wait to graduate.
I would love to find a workout buddy (or even a few) here. I need someone who has the same goals and a similar situation to mine. Ideally, I would like to find someone who I can keep in contact with via email and text messaging. We should hold each other accountable and check in daily with each other. Please help! :)
"There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between." - Pat Riley, basketball coach
1. Tone up and sculpt
2. Work out on a regular basis 30 minutes 4-5 times/week
3. Eat healthier (cut down processed foods, sugar, and alcohol)
4. Increase my stamina and physical endurance
5. Have more energy and sleep better
6. Manage stress with exercise
7. Doing #1-6 to get as much out of life as I can
I TRY to get to the gym 4-5 days a week (I've been missing too many workouts). Running, pushups, Zumba, strength training. It really does get easier with practice! :)
My name is Karen and I am a musician/vocalist for a rock band. Part of the reason I want to work out regularly is so I have enough energy on stage.
I am a cat lover and I am slowly working on my degree in graphic design. Working full time and going to school is a challenge but it keeps me grounded.
Interests: music, art, clubbing, Disney villains, animals, greasers, lowbrow art, leopard print, Halloween, tattoos, Vegas, pineapple pizza, glitter, drag queens, pin-up girls, retro, zombies, wolves, fashion, too much reality TV
Music: EBM, Goth, Industrial, Horror Punk, Psychobilly, Deathrock, Techno, Hip-hop, Swing, old Jazz, Classical
Movies: The Forbidden Zone, Nightmare Before Xmas, Monsters Inc, Jawbreaker, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Groove, Run Lola Run
Books: Richard Bach, Piers Anthony, J.K. Rowling, Lilian Jackson Braun, Carole Nelson Douglas
Secrets of Success
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I'm really glad to be here, and glad that you're here with me. We can do this together! :) And I'm all set to start our counting on Monday.. I've given myself a 7-day grace period to get back (I can never make diet plans around traveling. They never -ever- work out), so come Monday, it's on. :)
I've got something I'm going to toss in the mail for you.. something that I found a bit inspiring. I'll send it your way this week.
3520 days ago
Glad your back.
I'll see you around hun
3521 days ago
Sounds like you are off to a great start at the Y...dunno if it works for shuffle, but there are many FREE podcasts in itunes (like podrunner for one) that have pretty trippy techno music mixes for working out. Since they keep a constant beat, it really makes you just feel like a cog in the workout machine, and easy to just keep going and going. I just got DDR myself, so am glad to see it get such a strong endorsement. Good luck beginning your ST. I can't believe the difference since I started mine just back in Sept.
3529 days ago
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3537 days ago
You've disapeared. Is everything ok hun?.
Well you know where to find me.
3563 days ago