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Half marathon#5 this morning, done!

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Running my first marathon

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I'm grateful for my legs that have carried me through 6 half marathons this year. I finished this season with the Thankful 13. Happy Thanksgiving!

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I have lost weight the healthy way and I love my new lifestyle so much I don't want to give it up for anything. If anyone tries to take it away I will put up a huge fight, even if it is myself who is the enemy. Yes, we can find ways to adapt and live life to the fullest in no matter what condition we are in, but why not try to live your life to the healthiest if you can? I'm doing this for myself, I want to feel good about the woman I see in the mirror, I want to feel like I am attractive. I am also doing this for others, if I don't take care of myself I will become a burden, and I wont be able to take care of anyone else either.
I am a busy mother of two, I just had my last baby 7/22/10 and I really want to get into shape and feel good about myself. I'm not only juggling being a mother, but I also work part time in a medical laboratory. It's all crazy but I do like my career and being able to help others.
I have always fought with my weight my whole life, but I have always remained physically active since I was a teenager. I love working out. I find that the biggest change I need to make is how I eat. I do feel good physically, but I know I can always improve and I just want to be fitter than I am today.
I started getting serious with the SP program at the beginning of June and reached a healthy weight in October 2011! I reached my dream weight in 2012. I love this program and am so happy with the progress.
I started signing up for tons of races this year. I have ran several 5Ks, a few 10Ks and a novice triathalon. I just ran my first half marathon in July 2013. Even once I reached my goal weight on the scale I learned that there is so much I can always keep working on. Right now I'm focused on maintaining my lifestyle and becoming a better athlete.

Member Since: 8/15/2010

Fitness Minutes: 353,826

My Goals:
Get my BMI within the healthy range 12/2011
Done 10/11/11!!
Healthy range for 5'7: 118-159 (according to WebMD)
Final goal: 135 Done 4/2012
Currently maintaining (135-138)

Run a 10K in 2012: Done 5/26/12 48:30!!

Train for a half marathon.
Done July 24th 2012 1:46:46!
Compete in a sprint triathlon. Done June 2012
Lose a few more inches through healthy eating and ST.

My Program:
I still eat what I want as long as it's within my calorie range. I track my food everyday and try to be as accurate as I can. I do focus on eating more fruits, veggies and whole grains and keeping processed food to a minimum.
I drink tons of water.

I exercise 6x a week, always changing it up with a good mix of strength training and cardio. My favorite cardio is martial arts but I have also become a runner. I have a goal to run 3X a week.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Utah. I am LDS (Mormon).
I have been married to my best friend since 3/13/2004.
I am the mother of two kids:
Xander 7/13/08
Wesley 7/22/10
Trying for #3 since 7/2012 :(

Other Information:
I'm hooked on the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.
I really loved the Twilight series too.

Favorite bands:
Muse, Say Anything, Thursday, Taking Back Sunday, Jack's Mannequin, Shiny Toy Guns, Modest Mouse, Eisley, A Perfect Circle, AFI and so on....

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    I know right?! Sounds like you have a good plan. I have tried putting her in a swing next to the treadmill and sometimes she likes to be there and sometimes not. I don't sleep enough so won't get up early like you haha. ;)
    1255 days ago
    My baby will be 1 year old this month on the 28th! I have to ask... how do you have time to exercise? Do you still run every day? When I do get some time to myself, it's usually to run around cleaning the house at night.
    1256 days ago
    Thank you, we're doing pretty good. Pearl is a healthy, happy little girl and I'm healing up well. Trying to rest up when I can. I'm glad my husband is able to stay home from work for several weeks. :)
    1611 days ago
    Happy new year to you too, thanks for the sparkgoodie! Just had a prenatal appt. on 12/30 and all is well with baby and me. About 7 weeks to go! Still trying my best to keep the weight gain at a healthy number, it's going good so far. How's your littlest munchkin doing? :)
    1673 days ago
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    Thank you so much for the SparkGoodie! It means so much to me. Have an amazing 2017! emoticon
    1674 days ago
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