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4yrs ago - before gaining 20lbs working at a desk!

this is the picture that did it for me - need to lose!

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After being at SAHM for 19 years, I took a desk job 11 years ago and have struggled to maintain a good exercise routine with the long hours we work. I have found that short efficient workouts at home work best for me, and currently use many of Jessica Smith's workouts on DVD and You Tube. I can usually get a short 15-30 min workout in before work and try to take short walks during my breaks. On weekends I try to get at least one 40 min walk in along with some extra stretching to try to reverse the effects of my rather stressful work week. I am working now to incorporate more yoga and stretching into my week and improve my food tracking and water intake. I am grateful for my wonderful, growing family including my husband of 38 years, our 4 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and another joining us in Aug 2016. And of course we can't forget our 5 yo grandson, William, who is a delight to the entire family. My current goal is to lose 15 lbs and be in good shape for things I enjoy doing. Long term, I just want to do the best for my overall health so I can be of service to others and God and enjoy participating in my daughters and their families activities. Now unto to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, accornding to his power that is at work whithin us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Eph 3:20,21 The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one else is watching. Coach Anson Dorrance to Mia Hamm Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't. - Jerry Rice

Member Since: 3/22/2009

Fitness Minutes: 14,714

My Goals:
I want to lose 20-25 by the end of this yearJune. More importantly, I want to continue to make exercise and healthy eating HABITS in my life.

My Program:
Am "getting started again" after slacking off the exercise for several months. Looking forward to feeling better!

Back to:
Cardio 5 x per week
Wt training - alternating between upper and lower body 4-6 times per week.

Trying to incorporate these eating habits:
8 glasses of water/day
5-6 fruits and veggies per day
Increasing protein and fiber in my diet.
Trying out one new Spark Recipe per week.

Personal Information:
I am a mom of four daughters. One is married, one in college and two at home. I work outside the home full time. My husband works at home at homeschools our two younger girls.

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Rewards to look forward to:
At 140lbs - new workout video
135lbs - take a Kettlebell class with daughter(s)
130lbs - New warmup jacket
125lbs-Another new video!
120lbs-New tennis shoes.

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    Thank you for the support and for helping me stay positive! emoticon
    3031 days ago
  • v KIMBERTA99
    Beth, thank you for your support it really means alot!! I have been on this journey for almost 2 years and it has been a challange but well worth it!! I actually signed on to this site awhile back but was using but have found that this site is loaded with so much more of everything!!

    Anyhow good luck on reaching your are worth the effort emoticon Thanks again Kim
    3039 days ago
    Happy Belated Birthday! Hope it was a happy one!
    3055 days ago
  • v KAT7457
    Happy Birthday wishes go out to Beth today is her birthday. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3057 days ago
    Hi Beth!
    Thank you for stopping by!
    I, too, took a break during the holidays. It set me back quite a bit but I'm trying to get back on track now. My goal is to lose at least 60 before my daughter starts preschool in the fall. I don't want to be the biggest mommy there!
    It's great to see that you can exercise again! I recall seeing something about that a few weeks ago-is that correct? Or was it someone else? Sorry, I was a terrible SPfriend over the holidays! : ( Anyway, I'm happy to see that you're up and moving! It looks like you're doing great!
    3082 days ago
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