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What you think is what you become. Be beautiful. Be kind. Be radiant. Be love.

About me:

I live in a beautiful city of SW Ontario, 5 minute-walk to the beautiful Thames River.

Zumba Instructor( & addict :)) ), Yoga lover, fitness addict, health foods addict :)).

********Portion below needs serious updates! Was written in 2007-2008!********

I keep daily track of micro and macro nutrients:
- I count carbs, fats and protein;
- I make sure I get the minimum of 23 g of fiber daily
- keep the saturated fats under 11%
- keep cholesterol intake under 240 mg
- keep sodium intake under 2400 mg
- make sure to get all other essential nutrients

Love to dance (started Middle Eastern Dances 4 years ago, currently performing with a local dance troupe), love to keep myself busy (reading, running, hiking, camping, doing hemp stuff, making gemstone jewelry, and much more), love practicing and teaching Reiki.

Mother to a 8 year-old son, wife and best friend to a wonderful man, owner and friend of a beautiful German Shepherd.

Started being a loser :))) about 3 years ago, reached my healthy weight. I'm trying to go even further - now I'm aiming in losing body fat instead of just pounds (my BMI is 21.5 - normal range being 18.5 - 24.9).

Seemed like my motivation was playing tricks on me, going up and down a lot, so I miraculously discovered SP and got my boost for keeping on going 'till reaching my goal!

******I'm a 5'8''
*******HOW did I get down FROM a 29.8% BF - 175 lb, size 14:
- followed the food pyramid and practiced the equilibrium theory
- started running
- stayed in the typical percentages of macronutriens:
**Typical Percentages: Fat 20-35%, Carbohydrates 45-65%, and Protein 10-35%.**
- kept track of macro & micro nutrients on a rigorous daily basis
- quit smoking (January 2005, when I started losing)

******* I am not a huge fan of low carbing for weight loss, I'm low-carb-ing NOW because I reached my happy and healthy weight and I'm working on getting down my BF% in the athletic range.

Remember: HARD WORK PAYS OFF, even though it may take a while, even though sometimes it seems like we're going nowhere, sooner or later... hard work always and always and always pays off!!!!

Member Since: 5/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 20,245

My Goals:
- to get down by 6% of BF
- to race a 5K, and run a 10K
- to keep on giving Reiki treatments on a regular basis

- to get the CanFitPro Personal Trainer Certification **DONE**
- to get the Nutrition and Wellness Specialist Certification **DONE**
- get Zumba Instructor licensed **DONE**

My Program:

- Zumba: at least 4 X week (teach 2 classes/week at the moment)
- strength (incl. weight lifting): 3-4x week
- a bit of cardio (running, power walking on max. incline)
- nutrition wise:
* 40% good fat, 30% carb, 30% protein

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I like books, absolutely love reading! I'm a movies addict, I love scarves, photography, traveling, hemp work, making gemstone jewelry, I love classical music, I adore dancing, hiking, camping, volunteering... and sooooo much more

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    Welcome back!! I am also returning after really really really loosing my way. Feel free to add me and maybe we can help keep each other moving in the right direction!
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    Just looking in on the members of Determination & Accountability and saying "Howdy!"

    I’ll leave ya w/some motivational thoughts for today:

    “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

    “Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

    “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

    “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

    Have a healthy week!!!!

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    2480 days ago
    Welcome to the Look Better Naked Team
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  • v BARCLE
    Hi and welcome to the Look Better Naked and Living Healthy In Our 30's teams emoticon Have a super day emoticon
    2492 days ago
  • v FITGIRL2604
    Hi there, I just added you as a friend. Since we share the same passion for yoga I thought we could motivate each other. emoticon
    2492 days ago
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