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My weight gain came gradually. It took a photo for me to see reality.

I love exercise and doing new things. The Y has been my main place for exercise. While in my 20s I laughed exercise classes at the Y because they weren't intense enough. Now in my 50s, I push myself to keep up!

I have 4 children from teen to adult. I am putting my health first now instead of my kids, hubby or career. In the long run, I will have more energy to give.

Recently, I've started Nordic Walking because I like the inefficiency. That is, it burns more calories than regular walking. It helps my posture, triceps, chest and back along with improving my cardiovascular system and lower body.

I joined the Ohio Challenge 2010 series in the Walking and Weight Loss division. I will be walking (at least) five 5Ks this season.


Member Since: 11/5/2009

Fitness Minutes: 18,756

My Goals:
Dance, laugh, walk & run with abandonment. I've been working way too hard on the wrong things. I will not put off enjoyment of life any longer!



My Program:
Track everything. YMCA cardio 60-90 minutes at least 4x per week -- includes elliptical, arc trainer, technogym wave, incline walking, and classes. Weight lifting at least 3x per week. Take at least 1 YMCA class per week mixing it up: Spinning, Cardio boxing, Zumba, Interval Blast, Yoga, Core strengthening.



Personal Information:
I am from Ohio. I disguise myself as a house. I was not heavy when I was young but it crept up on me by middle age. Ouch!!


Besides focused fitness activities, my hobbies include:

-hiking

-biking

-downhill skiing

-kayaking

-ice skating

-horseback riding (Missouri foxtrotter)

-motorcycling


Other Information:
I'm inspired by many individuals on SP.

Recent Books Read:

The Path by Laurie Beth Jones, The Courage to Start and No Need for Speed by John Bingham,
The Spark, Weight Loss Confidential by Anne Fletcher, Beck Diet Solution, Jillian Michaels, various workout books for weight lifting, The China Study




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  • v LEEPFROG95
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    ~"Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.”~Chinese Proverb
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    ~~~~~~~~~~~thankyou for playing with QUICK fire ~~~~~~~~~~
    Make change happen.....QUICK FIRE Your LIFE!!!
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    4199 days ago
  • v FILLANGES
    Hi there and thanks for stopping by my page and leaving the kind words. I see you are having success already in your first month. CONGRATS!! keep up the great efforts and just know there will be "bad" days and set backs, just don't let them get you down. learn from them and move on. One of my fav articles is "1 step back, 2 steps forward" . There is never a day bad enough that you can't overcome with the next day. Take care and God Bless. Rick.
    p.s. I see you are from Ohio,i am, too. Try to stay warm and dry.
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    4200 days ago
  • v MINI-ME2BE
    Thanks for stopping in to comment on my blog. I wish you the best. It's all about small consistent steps. I've hit bumps, curves and plateaus along the way but never be discouraged. SP is a great place to meet and find support
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    4200 days ago
  • v CHEAKYCHIC
    Thanks for checking out my page and reading my blog. I find it helpful for myself to post them every week, sunday is my weigh in day, so i like to write one then.

    I read alot of others on SP to and i have found many tips and tricks through them, and if mine help someone it really does make writing them even better ALYFITN

    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you.

    Brenda
    4200 days ago
  • v LEEPFROG95
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    "Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change."~~~K.MANSFIELD
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    ~~~~~Thanks for fueling your "FIRE" with the QUICK FIRE Team~~~~~~

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    ~~~~~~~Mic~~~~~Wendy~~~~~Alan~~~~~Kelli~
    4200 days ago
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