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Hi, Everybody! Welcome! Feel free to look around. When you do, you just might guess that special interests include gardening and photography.
Last winter about this time, I was having some major problems with my right shoulder. Started getting it treated by a chiropracter. He did a lot to help, but I realized I really need to get my tail in gear to strengthen my whole body, not just get straightened out. So I got serious about getting my kids and myself more exercise and activity. I wasn't really overweight, but more concerned with condition. I also wanted to encourage my kids to move more. Over the year I've made good progress for myself. My range of motion is nearly normal with very little pain now. I've gone from walking and trotting a max 2 miles at max 6mph to running up to 3 miles and average speed 6.5mph. Went from my back not being able to tolerate situps to 49 in 2 minutes. Couldn't do pushups at all and am still doing modified most of the time, but have managed to push out 5 'real' pushups. Along the way I lost about 10 lbs (now 15!), so clothes fit a lot better. It was great to meet all my 2008 goals. Now it's time to start working on the 2009 goals!
I'm enjoying my Sparks membership and hope to encourage as well as be encouraged!

Member Since: 4/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 58,285

My Goals:
I want to be able to run a real 5K . I also would like to be able to do 60 situps in 2 minutes, and 15 pushups.
Family goals continue to include helping my children eat healthier and get more exercise. They both need to be more flexible, and to be stronger with more stamina.

My Program:
I'm walking a minimum of 1 mile almost every day, but running MWF - usually 4-5 miles total. I try to do strength exercises every day - core and upper body on days I run, and lower body on days I just walk. I'm more aware of what I eat, but need to work on getting more veggies!

Personal Information:
Home: Arkansas
Family: married 24 yrs, 2 children ages 14 and 18
Work: I homeschool my kids and help my husband in his business.
Interests: church, kids, photography, gardening, music (Christian and classical), crafty things.

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  • v KERMIE67
    Its FRIDAY!

    emoticon Lets do a little shaking in the house! I have a 30 mins of free time. YES! emoticon Remember to always smile inside out, even when your hungry,lol.. Today I am back on plan with my water drinking emoticon I have been slacking on that alot..too much. So far I have 1 bottle left, yeah for me..

    Well you have a great weekend, be safe and have lots of fun!
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    2647 days ago
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    For each petal on the shamrock
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    Good health, good luck, and happiness
    For today and everyday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day
    I received this from a friend -CRYSS828 and wanted to pass it along today.
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    Don't forget to spring emoticon ahead emoticon hour tonight emoticon

    emoticon jill
    3682 days ago
    Hi! I just wanted to drop in and say hello. I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday!
    3755 days ago
  • v REDMEL
    Happy 25th!!! How wonderful to have found someone that you want to spend that much time with! ; ) Enjoy every moment and I hope that you are able to do something special.

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    3896 days ago
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