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I'm closing in on 40, and want to start that decade in the best shape possible. I ate away my 20's. I lost a bunch of weight at 32 and thought I'd live my 30's to their fullest, but over the ages of 34-39, I gained a lot of that weight back and ended up wasting most my 30's. Now I'm faced with a new opportunity to live it up in my 40's, and I'm NOT going to waste it!

I've never "had it all". In my 20's, I was overweight, single and in school. I got my first job at 29, but still had the weight issues and was still single and extremely lonely. At 32 I joined Spark, lost 60 pounds and started running. I met a lot of really great people that became my training family, and developed some real friendships. I was still single and bouncing from job to job, never able to land anything permanent. I gained back 20 pounds over a couple of years, but was running and cycling and leveled off at that weight. Life was fun, but being single and only occasionally employed, I was lonely and I was broke.

I went through a pretty significant emotional trauma at 36. Through a pretty crazy set of circumstances, I stopped working out and ended up gaining back another 20 pounds, I lost most of my training buddies because I just couldn't keep up, and in the end lost a lot of those friendships. But I did start a beautiful relationship with the most wonderful man.

At 38, I got a permanent full-time job, and now at 39, for the first time in my life I'm now at a point where I feel I can settle down. Except for my weight, my fitness, everything has fallen into place.

I love my job. I love my relationship. If I can just get back to my happy weight, to that level of fitness where I am able to go out and do the activities I love, I will finally, for the first time in my life, be right where I want to be.


Member Since: 10/17/2018

Fitness Minutes: 175

My Goals:

Get back into good enough shape that I can love running again. This time around, focus on speed rather than distance!
My big goals are a 22 minute 5K, a 47 minute 10K, a 1:45 half-marathon, and maybe one day, that elusive sub-4:00 marathon.

To work on my cycling confidence and skills. To get to that point where I can go on cycling vacations with my boyfriend.



My Program:

Run 3-4 days a week, anywhere from 4-8 Km for now.
Cycling 1-2 days a week, anywhere from 30-90 minutes indoors during the winter
Hitting the gym 4-5 days a week, anywhere from 20-60 minutes of strength training

But overall, the main program is to STOP EATING DIRTY FOOD!!



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  • v SUGIRL06
    Hi!!! Always excited to see friends back here!
    352 days ago
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  • v JANROLG
    Welcome back to sparkpeople.com
    392 days ago
  • v LIVINHEALTHY9
    Welcome Back!

    Best of luck as you continue your Spark journey.


    393 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early December. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For the Fall we had Cardio Hoedown, World Series and Sleepathon. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Winter challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
    www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_indiv
    idual.asp?gid=25339

    388 days ago