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Hello to any visitors! Hope you're making it a great day. My goal in creating this page is to encourage others and, of course, myself. My health and fitness goals are not so much around weight loss. I want to live a fuller life, to climb to new levels of fitness and maybe along the way do a few things I never thought myself capable of. I love to stretch to new goals, whether it's learning a new activity or simply reaching a new milestone, however large or small that step may be. Hey, that's all part of making life an adventure, right? :)

I'm a married mother of two, a two-year-old boy and an eight-month-old baby girl. I'm a loan officer for an international bank, and I teach Sunday school for preschoolers at my church.

Yeah. Fitting in fitness and healthy meals (let alone any meal on some nights!) is a challenge. I try to remind myself to make my health and fitness a priority. I want to be the best I can be for myself and for my family.

Good luck to anyone viewing this page. I hope you find success in the goals you've set. Most of all, I hope you find an enthusiasm for your own health and fitness to make your life all it can be.

Member Since: 7/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 30

My Goals:
- Keep feeling great about myself.

- Maintain a healthy weight.

- Stay active and increase my fitness level.

- Maintain a healthy diet.

- Learn to ride a bike.

- Take a bellydancing class.

- Do a half-marathon.

My Program:
- Aerobic activity (at least 30 minutes) 3 times a week

- Alternate Saturday workouts--long run to build endurance(currently 3 miles) and short run to improve speed (currently 2 miles)

- Strength-training 2 times a week

- Yoga 2 times a week

- Keep portion sizes in control with calorie-counting.

- Drink 64 oz. of water every day (except weekends).

- Drink only water on weekends.

Personal Information:
My name is Tricia Doyle, and I live in Rocky Mount, NC. I've lived here all my life, and I love it here. I started Sparkpeople about 2 or 3 years ago just after my first child was born. I lost the weight super-quick, so baby weight was not an issue. But I struggled with postpartum depression, and exercise became a way of coping. I would take John Thomas out for a ride in the stroller daily, and then I started going out for runs by myself, partly to get away from the newborn baby life.

As I gradually adjusted to motherhood and eased out of the postpartum problems, I found that exercise gave me an empowered feeling. I began to set my sights on becoming a runner. And to get to that goal, I signed up for a 10-mile race.

It was one of the best things I've ever done for myself. I began to see myself doing something that I'd never thought possible.

Haven't looked back since. Eating well and staying fit keeps me at my best, and I love the way I feel.

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"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."

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  • v MOMFAN
    WooHoo on reaching goal!

    I am so sorry that is has taken me so long to acknowledge your post. The community response was overwhelming.

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    2859 days ago
  • v NCGIRL2010
    Hey you! Thanks for your comment on my page. It's nice to hoof it on the journey with you too! (Even if it IS a lot like limping sometimes!) ;)
    2883 days ago
  • v NCGIRL2010
    You always have such a positive outlook with things- health, fitness, etc. I know I'm biased, since I'm your friend, but it's true! I think it's really motivating. I love how do-able you make things seem. I'm sure that whoever stops by your page will catch some of your enthusiasm!

    2907 days ago