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I'm a bit of a renaissance woman with a keen interest in the arts and psychology. I am looking to live my life to the fullest and to commit to my overall health and well-being. I love and find the beauty in everything and look at people for who they are and not what they look like. I am also very spiritual in nature and I do mean that in a very broad sense.

I am very busy because my job in the arts requires a great deal of my time, often during irregular hours. This makes eating properly and staying in shape a particular challenge.

I struggled with my weight up to age of 20 and then lost 20 pounds or so due to a stressful schedule. I looked and felt fabulous and had a ton of energy. I worked like a machine and won a ton of respect for it. Then I graduated from university for the last time (at 27 I had accumulated four degrees) and settled into a more sedentary job and lifestyle.

Over the past few years, the pounds have started to creep back on and it is getting much more difficult to take them off. I have suffered a lot of grief and loss with my family this past year with the passing of my Father as well as several uncles and cousins. Many of the people I am close to right now are suffering from illnesses as well - some of them extremely serious. The stress has manifested itself by causing insomnia and extreme fatigue.

I can't change the circumstances in my life right now, but I have decided to change how I am reacting to them. I am starting slowly with the hope that this way I will not be overwhelmed and will be able to commit to a long - term lifestyle change. I feel blessed to have so much love and blessing in my life despite the difficulties I have had and sincerely hope to share this journey and lend support to anyone who needs it along the way.

Bright Blessings!

Member Since: 12/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 2,239

My Goals:
I am here to get healthy and attend to all areas of my wellbeing. This includes diet and exercise but also listening to my body and honouring my limits. I have often overextended myself in the past and this time, it's about balance and, ultimately, success!

My Program:
I am tracking my food every day to make myself aware of my habits.

I am trying to sleep more so I have the energy to do what I need to do.

I am using Chalene Johnson's Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, and Chalene Extreme as well as yoga and pilates to build a strong and stable body.

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"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power."- Alan Cohen

Be as you wish to seem.

A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn’t will find an excuse.

Shoot for the moon - even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

Those who believe they can do something are probably right – and so are those who believe they can’t.

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    Goldenleaf, thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on the picture of my doggies way back in July. I do apologize for not saying hello sooner. Emergencies befell that very day, but I really do appreciate it and am glad that some of our comments made you remember your farm days!
    2461 days ago
    Good morning! Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful day before I head out to class.

    Hugs ~ Kim
    2467 days ago
    Stopping by to wish you a good morning and a happy Sunday. I hope things are well with you.

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    Hope you are feeling better! emoticon
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    Sorry I haven't been around lately!! Summer has been a little crazy but definitely enjoying it!! How are you? How is your journey going? Would love to hear what is happening in your world!

    Keep up all the hard work!!!

    Thanks for being such a great friend!

    Have an amazing week & Remember To Exercise or Not to Exercise...What a stupid question.. LOL

    Take care,
    2515 days ago
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