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At the beach during our mini get-away to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.





BT RunClub New Day 5k on 1 January 2014





23 April 2014 celebrated by running my fastest kilometre in 5:27.



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believing in myself

"In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest." -- Henry Miller

I started my weight loss journey in 2012, and by my first SparkVersary had lost a total of 6kg (~13lb). I celebrated my second SparkVersary on 11 February 2014 with a further 6kg loss. I earned my 15kg badge on 23 April 2014.

This year I have increased my workout intensity, frequency, ...
"In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest." -- Henry Miller

I started my weight loss journey in 2012, and by my first SparkVersary had lost a total of 6kg (~13lb). I celebrated my second SparkVersary on 11 February 2014 with a further 6kg loss. I earned my 15kg badge on 23 April 2014.

This year I have increased my workout intensity, frequency, and duration by joining the SparkPeople BLC Team and resuming the BeFit in 90 workout system.

The new lighter me is more physically strong, fit, and healthy. But my mind is still catching up with how clothes fit or don't fit. Partly because I haven't the patience to buy individual pieces, and prefer to just point to a window display showing a complete outfit and say "I'll have that one"! However, I currently don't have the budget for this, so I am enjoying re-visiting my own stored clothes and saving funds to buy comfortable better fitting exercise clothes. Who would have thought I would be back to wearing shorts!

Becoming strong, fit, and healthy is only one facet of me. It is certainly challenging to balance or incorporate all the other facets of me involving family, finances, home, personal development, business and career, and fun. But I recognise that giving up on being ordinary and being kind to myself goes a long way to polishing those facets.

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." -- Samuel Beckett
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Member Since: 1/8/2011

SparkPoints: 62,142

Fitness Minutes: 48,597

My Goals:
Being the best me, one healthy choice at at time.

My Program:
===Food===
Eat within calorie range. Try to eat at the lower end if the weight is not shifting.

===Focus===
Being strong. I have mastered Pilates roll-ups, now I'm improving the length of time I can do planks and I would like to do at least one burpee with good form!

===Fitness===
Cycle to work/uni every day, i.e. at least 4 days/week. Attempting to improve on my time of 35 minutes.

Tai Chi 1/fortnight

Participated in a nine week Walk2Run programme (Oct-Dec 2013), involving two group and one individual session per week. I am continuing to run with this group, and I have recently joined a running club at uni, so I now run regularly four times/week.

Uni Run Club has a complementary fitness class, so I am doing this two times/week.

BeFit in 90 workout system 5/week

===Fun===
Don't see my 'fitness' minutes as exercise alone, but activities in which I wish to participate and have fun.

Personal Information:
I really dislike clothes shopping. Whereas a book shop has this kind of sucking action that gets me into the shop everytime.

Have been Book Crossing (www.bookcrossing.com) for a few years now, so have purchased few books. But with the money I've saved on clothes, I might just buy books instead :) Sounds like an appropriate reward for baby steps along the way.

Now that I am running, I have new opportunities to combine exercise with bookcrossing.

Other Information:
So, consciously exercising everyday, alternating cardio and strength, with N.E.A.T. everyday.

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KCSMOM9
3/21/2014 12:16:43 PM

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STORMYWEN
3/8/2014 8:50:50 PM

Enjoy some of your beautiful weather for me! Too much rain here!



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LAINIESNEWLIFE
3/8/2014 6:03:59 PM

Thank you for stopping by my page with some sunshine! We have sunshine and warm temperatures today! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Hugs,

Lainie



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BUFFYSMOM2
3/8/2014 12:49:03 PM

Thanks for stopping by my page. Your page and story is so inspirational! Keep up the fabulous job!!!




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PIXIE-LICIOUS
3/8/2014 8:02:56 AM

"Today is unique! It has never occurred before and it will never be repeated.
At midnight it will end, quietly, suddenly, totally. Forever.
But the hours between now and then are opportunities with eternal possibilities."
-Charles Swindoll
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Good morning, thanks for stopping by my page. I am doing well and I hope you are too. I'm glad you are co-leading the PNP team. I know you'll do a great job! Have a healthy weekend.
Hugs,
Pixie



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