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Presentation At Anytime Fitness

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Sunday, February 09, 2014



Well, it's going to finally happen. I will be giving a presentation at my local Anytime Fitness on February 18th at 7pm. I got the finishing touches done last night on my Power Point and am now working on hand outs. This is both an exciting and scary time for me because everything I have dreamed about and have been blogging about is about to come to pass.

For quite a while now, I have been compiling thoughts and trying to blog in a useful and informative way here on Sparkpeople. All of that time has really paid off because I have been able to develop a virtual warehouse of hopefully encouraging material that is now usable in a weight loss support group format.

Currently I am working on a weight management certification through ACE with the purpose of starting a support group right at the fitness center.
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along with starting up a couch to 5k program. So far I am looking at 4 5k events this year for starters. Along with that, there will probably (hopefully) be enough interest generated among the existing runners at the gym that starting up a group to train for a local triathlon and half marathon is also a possibility.

All of this has had a real energizing effect on me. Couple that with the fact that my orthotics are working for me and have allowed me to run again, and you have a potent motivator to get with the program.

I have been so grateful to get back out there and run again. Never again will I take my running for granted. Even though I still have a little ways to go, my life is the best it has ever been and I am watching my dreams become reality and frankly, I've earned it. Every day I enjoy the fruits of my hard work and it is time to give back.

Although very much in the idea stage (just tossing this out there), I am considering writing a book. I have a few more milestones to reach but the framework for it has begun and will probably take a few years. For those that have been commenting that I should write, I have begun to slowly internalize the idea and have decided that it is not so far fetched after all.

Thank you for encouraging me on my journey.



The best is yet to come.

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TERRIJ7 6/20/2014 11:04AM

    This is wonderful!

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GRAMPIAN 5/2/2014 6:39AM

  Hope it's going well for you.

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EFFRAYECHILDE 2/21/2014 8:29AM

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SUNNYLIFE72 2/20/2014 6:56AM

  Very exciting!

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LOVEXAVIE 2/15/2014 2:43PM

  Go for it! You were meant to bless!



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TIHAITIEN 2/13/2014 9:56PM

    emoticon Keep on doing it.

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SUPERSYLPH 2/13/2014 12:27AM

    Heck ya, you should write a book!

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JOELEVENACIOUS 2/12/2014 1:20PM

    you da man RT!

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JOANNHUNT 2/12/2014 11:07AM

    AWESOME. CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE.

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ANGELN325 2/12/2014 5:14AM

    That's awesome! Keep sparking.

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  emoticon You are such an Inspiration !!! emoticon emoticon

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AMBER461 2/11/2014 6:26PM

  Congrats, thanks for sharing.

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PURPLEBIRD63 2/11/2014 5:05PM

    emoticon on your weight loss... that is truly emoticon

And emoticon on your presentation; again, emoticon

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AJB121299 2/11/2014 4:43PM

    Nice

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    Nice

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TINAJANE76 2/11/2014 2:04PM

    Great stuff and absolutely DO write that book!

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GOLDIEANN85 2/11/2014 12:59PM

    Wonderful blog! Your dedication is paying off and everyone can see that! Keep moving forward and great things will come!

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DAWNSJOURNEY 2/11/2014 12:57PM

    Woo hoo .. congrats on your awesome achievement and .. thanks for wanting to pass it forward.. That just makes it all the more special !!

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KAIAHCOMP 2/11/2014 12:36PM

    It's so good to hear your enthusiasm! I hope you can include the picture of you and the beige T-shirt before and after! Very impressive.

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ONTHEPATH2 2/11/2014 12:31PM

    WooHoo! Congrats! It can be done! You are living proof. Share the word! Inspire!
and glad you were able to return to your passion of running. You got this!!!

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GRLTAZ 2/11/2014 11:57AM

    Congratulations and great way to pay it forward ! I love that. TC

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NAGEMRUNS 2/11/2014 11:03AM

    Awesome!!

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JANEMARIE77 2/11/2014 9:44AM

    I've earned it my favorite remark way to go you have made yourself important enough you love yourself enough to live a happy life wonderful way to go

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ACTIVE_AT_60 2/11/2014 6:27AM

    Way to go my man!

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RASPBERRY56 2/11/2014 4:31AM

    This is absolutely emoticon - I'd never have the guts to put myself out there like that! I wish you all the best!

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LYNCHD05 2/11/2014 1:50AM

    I hope the presentation goes well. You will be a great motivator!!

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    Congratulations! That is such good news! You have every right to be proud. emoticon

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    Good job - Congrats!

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  Good job.

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    Bravo! Congratulations on all of your successes! Thanks for sharing! Good luck with your presentation! emoticon emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 2/10/2014 8:06PM

  Congratulations to you - that is wonderful news!

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  Thanks for sharing.

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