"There is nothing so important in life that you can't take half an hour a day to exercise."

Cooking is one of my passions! Heart healthy, paleo, international and California cuisine!

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I love nature and am constantly on a journey to deepen my overall health and spirituality. I grew up dancing and fenced NCAA in college. This branched out to weight lifting, yoga, boxing, and running while on the paleo diet. Unfortunately, running left me with a bum knee and I've had a few months of bed rest. While I'm not totally better yet, I'm determined to continue working out and enjoying life! I love cooking and eating, reading fantasy books, looking at art, learning about different cultures and traveling, and doing yoga, hip hop, belly dancing, and ballet. I'm trying to get better at prayer and meditation. I am watching my food and daily exercise for my health, and am lucky to be surrounded by friends and family who are very supportive and like-minded!

Member Since: 10/11/2012

Fitness Minutes: 11,757

My Goals:
I'd like to get rid of as much excess fat as I can to have a healthy body fat %, shed some pounds to have a healthy weight for my height, fit into my old clothes, and continually become a more whole, healthy, positive, loving person!

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I am trying to cook and eat healthy and delicious food, meditate and exercise daily, do physical therapy for my knee, utilize cardio daily and strength exercises a few times a week or when I can, try different exercises, spend some time in nature, journaling, and telling my friends and family about my goals.

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"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today." -Will Rogers

"The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive." -Coco Chanel

"It's only impossible if you stop to think about it!" -Pirate Captain, The Pirates! Band of Misfits

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    Happy New Year!

    Hope that 2013 will be a good year for you!
    1994 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie! We had some sprinkles here today too. It sure feels like fall out there!

    2048 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love yoga, fencing and gardening too. I see you went to Glen Ivy...are you in the IE?

    Keep Sparking! :-)
    2053 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/4/2012 1:04:28 AM
    Welcome to our Chair Exercise Team. You have made the right choice to become a part of our team and from my experience I can say that you will be greatly benefited here. Help in the form of our leaders. Wish you all the Best.
    Co-Leader Chair Exercise Team
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    2054 days ago
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    Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to The “Chair Exercise” Team
    Welcome to the most friendly, most supportive team in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
    It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, ideas and links to help and support you at all stages on your journey.
    I hope you succeed in all the goals you set.
    Enjoy the journey
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    Ann (Co-leader Chair Exercise Team, and ~Indygirl Challenge)
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    Catch a smile - be part of the SMILE EPIDEMIC!!

    2054 days ago