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I miss my wash-board stomach. This is inspiration!

TONE! TONE! And more TONE!


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Intro: Hi SparkPeople!

After having my first 2 babies, I quickly snapped back into shape. In June 2008, I gave birth to my 3rd baby, and this time around, the postpartum weight is stubborn!! I fully admit my faults, as I have developed bad eating habits over the past 2 years.

My goal is to get toned and defined, because I miss my washboard stomach and tight tush! Besides the aesthetics, I am improving my health, attitude, and self-image.

To stay motivated, I will train for a marathon, learn how to swim, and push myself beyond my limits. I am determined to carve out a NEW LIFE, chasing new challenges, to keep the experience fresh and interesting.

Now that I am more focused then ever, I'm happier. My enthusiasm is contagious, 'cause my hubby is in it with me now. I'm done procrastinating.

This is a life change. I plan to get back in - and remain - in shape. Mainly, my goal is to create a new relationship with myself, where I no longer criticize and focus on flaws from child bearing, but instead on all of the blessings that make me priceless.
(Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
-George Dana Boardman)

(You're never beaten until you admit it. (-George S. Patton)_______________________________

(Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. -Jim Rohn)________________________________

(There are no failures in life, just experiences, and your reactions to them. -Tom Krause.)

(You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is. - Ellen Degeneres)

Member Since: 3/1/2009

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My Goals:
Get back to 120-125 pounds.

-Develop muscle and definition.

-Tone up.

-Track calories.

-Vary my workouts.

-Stagger my caloric intake.

-Remain consistent.

My Program:
Now I plan to focus on:

-core work with a stability ball, resistance with bands, bar bells, medicine ball,

-raise my cardio intensity levels on the elliptical, treadmill, and rowing machine,

-take swimming lessons because that's supposed to be a great overall body workout.

-train for a marathon, doing a HIIT program.

-Maybe: one veggie day per week.


Personal Information:
Was naturally slim and toned all of my life. However, from 2006 to 2008, I gained about 10 to15 pounds of fat, and lost a lot of muscle. Then gave birth to my 3rd child in Summer 2008.

During the pregnancy, I was on bed rest, and BLEW UP, partly my fault due to developing serious bad habits, a sweet tooth, and becoming a salt monger!

I managed to lose most of the baby weight, but that last 20 was and still is stubborn as hell.

I also need to develop my muscle tone again.


Other Information:
All of my teens and 20s, I never owned a scale. Instead, I'd subconsciously pay attention to my body. If clothes felt tight, I'd simply make slight changes. With an intuitive approach, I chose the path with least guilt. For instance, at a young age I'd choose yogurt and not ice cream, celery w/ranch instead of fries, and peeled skin off of the chicken wings.

Never did I deprive myself. I'd graze and not binge. I'd savor, rather than devour.

A major element of staying slim most of my life is that I LOVED my body. Therefore, I made an effortless effort to honor it. Paying attention to what affected my weight was far more effective than staring at a scale.

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