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In the words of Forest Gump...I was RUNNING!

Monday, April 26, 2010

So I signed up for a class for training for a 5K, to walk or walk/run it at my gym. I figured it was perfect timing as my first 5k is 6 weeks away and would enhance my Couch to 5k training. I got there before the class started, and saw the class waiting for the instructor. They looked about 20 yrs. older than me and more out of shape than I am. SOÖI put my ipod on and decided to see how the class shaped up. (Spy, basically). I did my own training, running in intervals and then walking. I kicked butt. AND I am so happy I didnít join the group Ė I havenít had this experience often, so I hope you donít think Iím bragging or putting these ladies down, I am proud of them for being there - but I was so above their level! Now 6 months ago I was AT their level. But I am now so above it!!! They walked the entire class, I RAN half and walked half. I am still a slow, fluffy runner, but I am a PROUD slow, fluffy runner Ė and, in the words of Forest Gump, I was RUNNING!

Now I get to cancel my registration and do something else with those $24 bucks. Maybe a new sports bra.

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KAN2124 5/4/2010 4:11PM

    You're doing great! Fluffy Runners unite! emoticon

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TLAIR0468 4/27/2010 11:33AM

    Doesn't it feel great to realize how much progress you've made?? Best of luck on your 5k!!



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FIDDLER4JESUS 4/27/2010 10:51AM

    I chuckled too reading "fluffy runner" ...good for you! emoticonso can't we!
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FREELADY 4/26/2010 11:14PM

    Fabulous! Way to go! Keep that proud feeling a long, long time!!

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CRICKET217 4/26/2010 10:05PM

    It's a wonderful feeling to know your hard work is paying off! Awesome job!!!

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YATMAMA 4/26/2010 7:12PM

    I am just SO proud of you!!!!!

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HAPPYLILIMOON 4/26/2010 6:34PM

    Woah!!! What a super nice feeling, huh??? Good for you!!!!!
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P0KERS0PH 4/26/2010 4:21PM

    Good job!

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MOMTO6PLUS2 4/26/2010 3:46PM

    "a slow, fluffy runner" ---you cracked me up! So funny! When I start my C25K training, I'll need to borrow that phrase ;)

And you should be PROUD-- you are doing GREAT! Way to go!!! :)

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AGAINALWAYS 4/26/2010 3:46PM

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THIS is How Bad I Want It.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Last night I pulled over at a park and changed into my workout clothes IN THE CAR like Superwoman so that I could run around the path.

I always have a plan B and C and always, always, keep my gym bag in my car.

I keep a pair of running shoes under my desk at work.

I take the stairs whenever I can.

I turn down gooey, cheesy stuffed pizza and eat salad instead.

I now look for parks with paths around them so that I can run while the kids play.

When planning vacations I think about fun activities like hiking, etc.

I run the track while my daughter is in swim class.

I keep a stretchie band in my desk at work so I can tone in the bathroom.

While working I squeeze my gluts and tighten my tummy.

I run circles with my three-year-old in the yard.

Instead of taking Lucyís playtime in the yard to sit on my ass and read or write I take the opportunity to move my own body.

I wake up in the morning ready to go.

Iíve signed up for a 5K a month until the winter.

Now the scale is closer to 200 than it is to 300.

I push myself to run when my body wants to walk, to jump when I want to sit, to learn when I want to shut down.

I look forward to living now instead of dreaming about a life that isnít mine.

I am living the life I want to life.

I WILL NOT let my size determine anything.

I WILL run as little kids watch me in awe, wondering how I can move that fast.

I look for the opportunity to do something healthy each day.

I have given away 10 garbage bags full of clothes that are now too big.

I eat my freggies before any snacks.

I stop eating when I am full.

I have lost almost 60 lbs. and know I will lose the other 60.

I drink water like a fish.

How badly do YOU want it?

Join me.

CAUSE I AM A SUPERWOMAN.

YES I AM.

YES I AM.

AND SO ARE YOU.


  
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2BIT2BFAT 4/26/2010 1:48PM

    This was awesome!!! Thank you!!

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DEBO1202 4/26/2010 12:08PM

    Very inspirational! It's amazing how many little changes count isn't it! Keep up the great work!!!

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GABBYANNIE 4/26/2010 12:03PM

    Great Job!!! You can do it!! Keep up the good work on your C25K!! One day you'll look back and say that was soooooo easy!!! emoticon emoticon

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HEATHER_TEACHAH 4/26/2010 11:59AM

    thanks for this blog!! amazing inspiration!! :)

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RACHEL_MAC 4/26/2010 11:57AM

    LOVE this blog, it gave me goosebumps!!!

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JWENZEL723 4/26/2010 11:51AM

    holy crap inspirational blog! so glad i read this today because i was waning...

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 4/25/2010 11:39PM

    I am so happy that you have reached this wonderful place in your journey!

I am still trying to want to want it.

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14JESUSGIRL 4/25/2010 9:03AM

    Wow! Thanks for the inspiration!
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FREELADY 4/25/2010 7:35AM

    Wonderful blog. What a heart-lifter!

In the ladies' room, if the larger stall on the end is not in demand, I do a set of wall push-ups every time I visit the restroom.

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PEPPERLEAH 4/24/2010 11:30PM

    You most certainly are!

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YATMAMA 4/24/2010 10:25PM

    Yes you ARE!!!!!!!!!

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MOMFAN 4/24/2010 6:07PM

    Love your enthusiastic attitude with the new healthy habits you are encorprating into your life every day!

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MERCYNGRACE 4/24/2010 8:20AM

    Congratulations!!!

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 4/23/2010 9:59PM

    Your enthusiasm is contagious. Yes we are Superwomen and aren't we just wonderfully amazing??? Great blog

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/23/2010 6:13PM

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Go girl!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/23/2010 6:12PM

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Go girl!

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WCATAP 4/23/2010 5:17PM

    Wow you are a superwoman. I will get there.

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CRICKET217 4/23/2010 5:09PM

    LOVE IT! What a great blog! Never thought about toning up in the ladies room--LOL!!! Great job on your successes. Keep on flying Superwoman :)

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LYNNA7499 4/23/2010 4:28PM

  Very Motivating

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TLAIR0468 4/23/2010 11:55AM

    Awesome! You've made great changes and have a fabulous attitude! You have given me a couple of really good ideas...Monday I will for sure bring my stretchie band and put it in my desk!

Thanks for the inspiration!!
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JMEPAYNE 4/23/2010 11:47AM

    AWESOMELY INSPIRING! THANKS!!! emoticon

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DZINE4KING 4/23/2010 11:11AM

    Thank you for this blog...I really needed this!

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HHILDE99 4/23/2010 10:54AM

    This is a great blog! I love it! Congrats on your progress.

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LOOZINITNOW 4/23/2010 10:28AM

    WOW! Love the attitude!

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ELENI5900 4/23/2010 10:28AM

  This is a great blog!! Thanks so much!

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DENTONGAL 4/23/2010 10:27AM

    Love this blog....and your background!! emoticon

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BLAIRJ1 4/23/2010 10:24AM

    This was AWESOME.

"I look forward to living now instead of dreaming about a life that isnít mine."

That really hit home. You are doing such a great job, and what a motivation you are for me!

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Goodbye Again!!

Thursday, April 08, 2010



Recently I posted a blog about the bags of clothes that I donated to the local women's shelter as they were too big on me. Here we go again, I've gone down another size and had two garbage bags full of clothes that no longer fit - again! This month I became a curvy, sexy size 18 instead of the 20/22 I had been. At my largest I was a size 26. Now I'm an 18.

Also my bra went from an F...to a DDD...to a DD to finally this month a C Cup!!!!!! I can't believe it. I bought two new cute ones and couldn't be happier!!!

I'm only a few pounds away from the 60 lb. loss mark and I hope to make that this month.

Remember, I am working for an "A" in April!!!!

  
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ILOVEPEOPLE 4/13/2010 9:44PM

    I am rejoicing with you!! Way to go!!!

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JWENZEL723 4/12/2010 1:02PM

    you are making such crazy good progress! aren't the smaller bras the cutest ones?

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K10BFIT 4/9/2010 2:25PM

  WOO HOO!!!!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 4/9/2010 3:15AM

    That is awesome!!!!!!

I would love for my DD girls to become a size A someday too! Anyone who wishes for big boobs can borrow mine for 24hrs and then I know they will quickly give them back LOL

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Kathy I still remember that 1st email back last year! Look what we(well, really YOU not so much ME) have done with God! I felt His presence when I wrote you back a reply, and now look at you!!! You are an inspiration, and I know you will keep giving back to others! I love you and I am so happy for you!!!

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MOMFAN 4/8/2010 10:02PM

    emoticon I am slowly moving from a 16 to a 14.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 4/8/2010 8:44PM

    WOW!!!!! You are doing so great!!! Congrats!!!!

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YATMAMA 4/8/2010 7:47PM

    Hurray for you!!!!!!!!!!

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YELLOWBIRD01 4/8/2010 5:54PM

    Great Job!!!! You can and are doing it!! Go Girl!!!!!!!

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14JESUSGIRL 4/8/2010 4:55PM

    Wow! You go, Girl! I'm so impressed!
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FIDDLER4JESUS 4/8/2010 4:46PM

    emoticonon your loss...this is the emoticon--DOWN! With those emoticon..YOU REALLY GIVE US HOPE. emoticon

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IPATRICIA 4/8/2010 4:13PM

    Well done, I have to do the same thing. It's amazing how quickly the clothes dont fit. emoticon

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PAULACOLLINS 4/8/2010 4:03PM

    You are doing GREAT!!! I have a few shirts that I just took out for summer that I can no longer wear--they are XL or 1X. If you don't mind hand me downs, I would be more than happy to send them to you and then when they no longer fit you, you can donate them. Drop me an email and let me know! emoticon

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CHRTYANGL 4/8/2010 3:41PM

    WooHoo!! Way to go!!! That is awesome!!
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Keep it up!!!

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TAMMERS1234 4/8/2010 3:13PM

  thats awesome congrats your doing great!!!

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Just finished a SUPER mile with Leslie and LUCY! (Pictures)

Friday, April 02, 2010

My 3 yr. old daughter Lucy did not want to take her nap today. This is the time I typically get my workout in. So I asked her if she wanted to work out with me (she's done parts of the walks with me in the past, she loves Leslie and says "Walk, Walk, Walk" all the time to me).

She said yes. I got her all suited up (with the walk belt) and got my new booster cables on and off we went!

She did the WHOLE mile! I didn't expect her to, she's only done a few minutes before, but she was really into it. I am so proud of her! Being a working mom it's a challenge for me to find time to workout and enjoy time with my family, and this was just so awesome and amazing, to have this workout time with my baby girl!!! My 8 mo. old, Marlo, got into the mix too, she was in her jumper and was pulling both branches like they were weights.

Such a great day!


Walk, Walk, Walk!


1 mile a day!


Together we can do it!


Marlo getting into it!


Lucy doing her leg lifts


Work those triceps!


Leg lifts!


Strong women!


Reach for the sky!


Stretching


Watch us now!

  
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LYNNA7499 4/23/2010 4:29PM

  Adorable! What a wonderful thing to teach your daughter!

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CRICKET217 4/22/2010 11:54AM

    That is way too cute, and I love the pic you postd along with the blog! I love working out with Leslie's videos. She is so encouraging. My 6 yr old son like to join in with me sometimes, too. He has yet to last the whole way through!

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BETTERJULIA 4/15/2010 1:31PM

    Love it! I have a 4 year old and its the BEST having them participate and be excited about healthy living! Keep up the fantastic work!

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14JESUSGIRL 4/8/2010 5:14PM

    Soooo cute! You go, Girls!
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FIDDLER4JESUS 4/8/2010 4:57PM

    THIS IS PRICELESS! Loved every photo! Thanks for sharing. Your girls will see the example you are showing by joining you like this. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHRTYANGL 4/8/2010 3:43PM

    Way to go!! So proud of you for making it work!!

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DZINE4KING 4/7/2010 4:17PM

    Loved the pics! Way to make it happen!

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JWENZEL723 4/6/2010 3:44PM

    so adorable! i was visiting my sister this weekend and she mentioned having to wait until the kids napped to workout. well, we decided to do a video while i was there and the kids were awake. my niece and nephew were SO into it that now my sister doesn't have to wait until they are napping!

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JUST_GAIL 4/3/2010 8:24PM

    Thanks for sharing your memory! Its exciting your kids are learning how important exercise is! You Go Girl!

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ILOVEPEOPLE 4/3/2010 10:27AM

    You are an awesome example for your girls. emoticon What a great memory!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 4/3/2010 3:06AM

    That was just awesome!!!!!!!!! She will pick up good habbits working out with you!

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MOMFAN 4/3/2010 2:18AM

    How fun having a workout buddy, great pics!

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COJUTE2 4/3/2010 12:52AM

    It's a great idea to get her started out early. Keep up the good work.

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2BTHINMAMMA 4/2/2010 10:24PM

    That is so precious!!! WTG! Love it!

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PEPPERLEAH 4/2/2010 9:54PM

    Awwww, Kathy! That is so awesome! What a blessing to have such a special time with your daughters!

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DDKITTYP1MP 4/2/2010 8:51PM

    This is SO cute!!!

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PAULACOLLINS 4/2/2010 7:18PM

    That is just precious!! What wonderful time together and what wonderful healthy behavior to model. emoticon

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RONIE11 4/2/2010 7:04PM

    This is sooooo cool now you can both enjoy!!1

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YATMAMA 4/2/2010 7:04PM

    Too precious!!!

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AFTERMYKIDS 4/2/2010 6:36PM

    Loved the pictures!! Thanks for sharing that with us. My nieces do Leslie with me too. That's one thing I love about her tapes, anyone can do them. You can get the whole family involved. Loved the Marlo pic. I can see you all three doing it together soon. Keep up the emoticon work. emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 4/2/2010 6:07PM

    That is so great! What better way to teach her early on about fitness! emoticon

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BKGOOBERH 4/2/2010 5:59PM

    That is great!!! It is a wonderful example to show your daughters the value of exercise and also fun time together! My almost 11 year old daughter likes to do yoga with me, it is a great time to bond. She relaxes and says all kinds of things I normally can't get out of her!

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CARILOUIE 4/2/2010 5:52PM

    I LOVED these pictures! How wonderful for your daughter to get involved in a healthy lifestyle so early.
The matching pink shirts are just too cute.

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FLYSOHIGH 4/2/2010 5:45PM

    Wow, this is SO GREAT!!! This post really put a smile on my face, thanks for sharing!!!
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April MOVE IT Plan!

Thursday, April 01, 2010



MOVE IT, MOVE IT!!

Below is my April Move It! Plan (to be altered as needed). I also posted it on my SparkPage, but I thought a monthly blog of my actions would help keep me accountable.

Let's all MOVE IT this April!

APRIL MOVE IT PLAN:

Cardio 4x a week
Strength training 2x

Work out EVERY day, even if itís only for 10 minutes.
Strive for 1 mile a day with Leslie
Train for my upcoming 5ks

In addition to that, strive for the following planned workouts. Mark them on my calendar so that they happen! Arrange for babysitting at gym to give husband his time alone while I work out. Go to gym 2-3x a week.

Sat: Core Commotion
Sun: Track (train) while Lucy in swim class
Mon: Yoga (either at gym or at home after kids asleep)
Tues: Ultimate Conditioning or Aqua class

Get up from my desk job once every hour and walk for 5-10 minutes. Also in nice weather walk next door to Starbucks to write.

Do the stairs at work, once a day.

My goal in April is to have 1,000 fitness minutes again like I did in January.


  
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YATMAMA 4/1/2010 9:40PM

    Awesome plan of action!!

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FLYSOHIGH 4/1/2010 5:26PM

    You can do it! I'll be crossing my fingers for you to get those 1000 minutes of exercise! Good luck! emoticon
And you look so totally different in the latest photo! Brimming with energy!:-)

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SEWINGMAMACDS 4/1/2010 2:58PM

    emoticon Stay focused and it will be fun to see where you are at at the end of the month!!!!!!!!!

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PAULACOLLINS 4/1/2010 2:36PM

    Love your goals and plans. No doubt you can do that! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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TEDDYBEARGIRL 4/1/2010 2:30PM

    You can do it!

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DZINE4KING 4/1/2010 12:59PM

    Love your motivation!

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SWEETZMIX 4/1/2010 12:11PM

    You are going to rock this month! You have an awesome plan and have created steps to help you achieve your goals! Stay positive and I think you surpass your fitness minutes goal.

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K10BFIT 4/1/2010 12:03PM

  Great job!!! I'm lovin' the positive attitude. Keep rockin' rock star!

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CARLAD22 4/1/2010 10:51AM

    I think this is a good plan. This month is starting out busy for me(month end and quarter end at work) but I will attempt cardio 4 days starting next week. Good luck to you!!!

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