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I'm training for my first 5K!

My weight has been a roller coaster ride since I was a kid. I played sports growing up and was very competitive. I lifted weights in high school and was in killer shape until sports ended. I became really thin and lost a lot of muscle mass. I stopped taking care of myself for a long time and gained 70 pounds. After my 21st birthday, I lost all the weight and put muscle mass back on. I was very active and was always outdoors. My typical weekend was an all day hike, 6 hour mountain bike sessions, day long paddles, or snowshoeing. Of course I had time to do these things then. I maintained a healthy weight for almost four years, then became pretty inactive. With no change to my diet, along with quitting smoking, slowly over three years, I've gained almost all of my weight back.

It comes with bad timing as the man of my dreams found me, and we should be enjoying a fit healthy lifestyle while we are single and don't have children. I have the world in the palm of my hands.

I joined Spark and it has taken me about seven weeks to finally feel mentally prepared to get fit again. Maybe, mentally committed is a better way to put it. Better late than never! I finally have committed to the hard work and long hours ahead of me. Aside from wanting to live a healthy lifestyle and be the best me I can be, it's also very important to me that I can maintain a healthy lifestyle regardless of what life throws at me. It was amazing to finally admit I was an emotional eater. Lightbulbs went off!

One of my priorities in life is to make sure I can give my children more than I ever had. Most important- a healthy lifestyle. I do not want my children to struggle like I did my entire life. So, I begin my journey to a better me. I know I have it in me. I've done it once before, I'll do it again, and even better this time.

So, I'm not a "scale" person because I am only 5 feet but generally very muscular. I have strong shoulders and soccer legs, so there's no way a scale can determine if I'm at an ideal weight. I'll probably end up around 135, as that's where I was in my favorite picture, wearing old navy childrens size 14 jeans and a juniors small sweatshirt and perfectly happy. I prefer to be muscular than skinny.

Things I want to accomplish:

Run(well, jog, let's be realistic:) my first 5K under 40 minutes - April 2011
Hula Hoop for 30 seconds - June 2011
Run a 5K under 30 minutes - September 2011
Learn to rock climb - Winter 2011/2012
Learn to surf - Summer 2012

Chris is extremely supportive and has created me a rewards program.

Drop 2 sizes - 2 new outfits
Drop another size - 2 new outfits
Drop another size - 2 new outfits

Wear the jeans I was wearing when we met - $500 shopping spree!
Wear my fave Irish Choppers tank proudly - a reward in itself
Hit my goal - Trip to a tropical island so I can frolic in a bikini on the beach

Somewhere in between, all I want is to be the best wife and mother I can be one day. But, I cannot be the best then, until I'm the best me there is today. I need to do it for me, and love myself again, because I am a hot firecracker, baby. Look out world, here I come!

Member Since: 1/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,098

My Goals:
Be a fit bride!

My Program:
stay around 1200 calories a day, eat every 2 hours, log 10 miles a week, increase strength training. be more active!

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People who break the mold inspire me! Women who finish ironmans inspire me. Muscle definition inspires me.

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