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I joined Spark Feb. 08. I liked to work out and knew a little about nutrition. Using Spark's tracker helped me lose 5 pounds. I was in the best shape of my life and happy with how I looked. I've always been curvy and I just figured that was the size I'd always be.

Then I got pregnant, gained too much, didn't lose all the baby weight, got pregnant again, gained too much, and found myself in that typical mom-weight loss story.

I made a decision to change the direction of that story. I learned a lot more about nutrition. I eat whole foods and listen to my body. I don't believe that all calories are created equal.

More important than that number on the scale is the fact that I FEEL better than I ever have. I am enjoying life day to day. I am active with my family.

With the help of my husband I have become a runner. It's something the 4 of us do together. We call it "happy family time." It's something I do alone and call it "free therapy." I meet girlfriends for a run instead of happy hour. I run with my dad, something that had been a silent dream since watching him run marathons as a child.

2012 is about the love of running. That indescribable feeling. The miles. The training. The unknown: the marathon!

And now it's 2013. I know the marathon and I love running even more. This year will be about more miles and speed! weeeee!!

It feels good to surprise yourself. I'm doing things in my 30s that I used to watch other people do. We are so much stronger than we think.

Member Since: 2/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 63,865

My Goals:
5K- 24:02
10 mile- 81:54
HM- 1:49:54
26.2- 4:03:05

Sprint Tri- 1:24:32
swim .25 mile in 8:57
bike 13.5 m in 45:55
run 3.3 m in 26:31

Olympic Tri - 2:51:12
Swim.9 in 29:09
Bike 26 1:26:02
Run 6.2 52:39

My Program:
* Run 18-25 miles a week
*swim and bike!
*Be as active as possible throughout the day. It all adds up

I no longer track or count calories. I do my best to listen to my body and eat real food. Not all calories are created equal.
*eat super foods!
*mindful eating
* at least 10 glasses water
*portion control!!!
*no processed foods
* minimum 8 freggies a day
I love to exercise and try new things. The nutrition piece takes daily focus.

Personal Information:
"eat your vegetables, have a positive outlook, be kind to people, and smile." Kamada Nakazato

"Happy girls are the prettiest." Audrey Hepburn

"Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding. " Harvey Mackay

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"I know I feel more like myself when I run, even if it's only a few miles, or at least I feel like the self I like best. Running inspires creativity, relieves stress, and gives us insight into ourselves and the world, making the human condition more tolerable." Bart Yasso

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