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1/20/12 1:10 P

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1/19/12 11:55 P

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Welcome to the team! I also have a difficult time with my nutrition off & on. I have found that concentrating on adding good healthy things rather than removing the "junk" food helps me to get back on track - I feel less restricted this way. Logging my nutrition is always helpful especially by checking on the vitamin/mineral values.

I used to push myself quite hard with cardio but now I concentrate on making it a habit rather than a contest with how hard I can work. This is accomplished by setting a minimal goal, say walking 10 or 20 minutes every day & a top goal like walking 30 minutes twice a day or running 2 miles along with doing interval strength training. The most important thing is that it fits your life now - everyday (allow very few excuses) & as you progress, the top goal becomes more a part of your life. It begins to "fit" you!

** Melissa **

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1/19/12 9:07 P

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1/19/12 11:34 A

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"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
-General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian

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1/19/12 10:58 A

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Hi everyone! I just joined SparkPeople and am really excited! I have always been fairly consistent about exercise, but have gotten sort of complacent lately (I call it sleep jogging now)! I'd like to shake up my fitness routine with more intensity , maybe something like jump roping or tennis.

On the nutrition side, I have the diet of a high school kid (but not the metabolism), so I really need to improve my diet habits. Along the way I would like to lose a few pesky pounds that have creeped up after having four kids and hitting my 40's.

On the hobby side I am teaching myself to crochet, I'm an wanna-be gardner, and I like to bake.

I am looking forward to working on my goals and meeting you!

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