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July 2012 in berryheaven: I *heart* Summer

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65 mile bike ride in Vancouver Island! June 2010

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Hi, I am Claudia and thanks for stopping by!

I joined Spark a few years ago, but finally got active for a good year and a half and in December 2009 I was at my lowest weight 160.5. In 2010 I started running races 5K, 10K and half marathons. During race training I was unsuccessful at balancing food and workouts and gained some weight back, also life got in the way and a move across the country and when I stopped making me a priority I gained some more.

Fast forward to July 2012 and here I am, recommitting and reclaiming my healthy and active lifestyle, one day at the time.

2011 Races
3/20/11 Tobacco Road Half Marathon =2:29:37
10/22/11 Day of the Dead 5K = 29:56
11/24/11 Skinny Turkey Half Marathon = 2:28:45

2010 Races (first year of running!)
6/6/10 5K Child Run (for BC Children's Hospital) = 29:57
6/18/10 10K Longest Day of the Year Run = 59:56
6/27/10 Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon = 2:27:32
12/4/10 5K Jingle Bells Run in Raleigh, NC = 29:52

Favorite Quotes:
"Your attitude will determine how well you do"

"Patience and Perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish" (John Quincy Adams)

"Fall 7 times, Get up 8!" (Japanese Proverb)

"Whether you think you can do it or not, you are probably right"

"Great works are performed by strength but by perseverance" (Sammuel Johnson)

"The difference between those that reach their goals and those that don't is staying motivated!" (*Spark*)

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." - Robert Collier

"Strong & Smooth" (by IronMan competitor)

"If what you are doing isn't giving you the results you expect, what is the harm with trying something else?" (Nancy Clark)

"Practice is what you DO Everyday to ACHIEVE what you Desire "

Member Since: 6/2/2008

Fitness Minutes: 77,458

My Goals:
I want to:
- Wear single digit size clothes
- Have toned arms & legs
- Have an "athletic look"
- Have a BMI of "Healthy"
- Inspire others

My Program:
*Stay within calorie range, right now is 1200 - 1600 calories a day.
*Keep my food journal up-to-date (daily - working on this)
*Drink lots of water
*Run/cardio 4x week
*Strength training 2x week

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Other Information:
Starting weight 214 (1/1/13 reset ticker)
Height 5'3"

"Whether you think you can do it or not, your are probably right"

"Patience and Perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles VANISH" (John Quincy Adams)

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  • v GOIN4GR8
    Hi--thanks so much for the goodie and the article link! It's amazing how encouragement like the kind you gave me can improve my day.

    You are doing terrific; I hope to follow in your footsteps. Keep up the good work!



    3690 days ago
    emoticon for the add. It's always so nice to make new spark friends! I hope you'll stop by often and we can get to know each other. Best of luck with all your goals. Let me know if you should need anything, I'm only a click away :) emoticon emoticon emoticon

    have a great day!

    PS emoticon on your wonderful success!! You've achieved so much!! emoticon
    3696 days ago
    Hi. Welcome to MMM. You've picked a terrific Team to become a member of. I look forward to getting to know you better. Have a Great day.

    4051 days ago
    Hello and welcome to Members Motivating Members....So glad you have joined our wonderful team. Please make yourself at home there. If there's anything we can do to help you on your journey to good health, please let us know.
    All the best,
    4051 days ago
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