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1/31/17 11:44 A

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I am Allison, and I am disabled. I have tried the River Trail (brisk walking) but can never find a partner to walk with and in view of recent assaults on the trail, I don't want to go there anymore. I work out with DVDs in my living room and follow a primarily vegetarian diet. Interested in going more vegan. I lost 40 lbs last year in 2016!

Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.--Chinese proverb

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8/15/13 4:16 P

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Welcome! Have you found a gym or enjoyed our trail systems yet?

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle
8/4/13 1:39 A

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Hello Redding SparkPeople!

I moved here about five months ago. I moved here to move in with my boyfriend. I went from a full time job in Oklahoma to not having to work in California. Needless to say, I've gotten a bit lazy. I'm trying to improve our eating habits and lifestyle. I'm making more meals at home and buying healthier groceries. I'm building up my motivation to make even more changes. I'm getting myself into the mindset that I need to be in to start jogging again. It will be a journey for me. :)


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1/3/13 7:52 P

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I'll go first. LOL Hi! I'm one of the team leaders. I joined back in 2011. I love having a place where I can track my fitness minutes. It has helped make fitness part of my life....and that is the key. It has to be a lifestyle change.

I've lost quite a bit of weight over the years. I gained a ton after high school and kept in on for just over a decade. Had two babies and then turned to my long time gym for a chance to get out of the house and socialize my kids. What began as a goal to socialize turned into so much more. I am a fitness instructor at my gym now. I have a Pilates class, a Pilates/Yoga class, and a few Drums Alive! classes, as well as a Kids Beats class. I am amazed every day at the direction my life has taken since embracing fitness.

I have always loved working out though. I remember doing Jane Fonda videos back when I was 7 or 8. I worked out almost daily in high school. And even when I was morbidly obese I worked out....just not as much and as often as I needed to . Also, some medications held me back from being able to lose and though they sure helped me gain gain gain....some medications can be tricky that way, and wouldn't you know the minute I stopped taking them it was almost cake to slim down. Almost. It had to put in the hard work. But I love every minute of it. I will add that I never once went on a diet. I am pretty anti diet. I think diets are for those folks who want to lose the weight and gain it (and then some) back. I don't think I know anyone who has gone on a diet and kept the weight off following their diet. Again, it is a lifestyle change. I am also a firm believer in taking it slow. Pace yourself. Many of those that jump in and go all balls out, well, they throw in the towel before you know it.

This year I discovered trail running. I'm not sure how into it I will get. I do have some concerns about falling and hurting myself and that affecting the classes I teach. But I'd like to give it a chance. I ran in a few 5Ks last year. I never fancied myself a runner, and I am not great at it, nor do I love it.....but it poses a challenge and that I do love.
May you all be able to stick to your goals this year. I'm rooting for you!

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle
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1/2/13 12:09 P

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Welcome to the Redding Spark Team! We would love to get to know you and help you with your fitness and lifestyle goals. Please tell us a little about yourself.

"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward." -Victor Kiam

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