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I just moved to Illinois for a new life and a fresh start, and just recently joined a Planet Fitness down the road, and I am beginning my training for my first Warrior Dash summer 2013. Love Sparkpeople for tracking food and exercise! Also am trying to use exercise as a form of self therapy for my anxiety issues. I am a social introvert, and I find it very hard to make friends and find myself avoiding social situations at all costs. Even going to the gym by myself recently is a HUGE step for me. I promised myself that by moving to Illinois to begin my new life, I was going to begin my new "me" as well. I would love nothing more to have a group of girlfriends to hang out with, and do "girly" things with once awhile.
**Update March 2013- I have recently gone through a cancer scare, and also need to get my blood sugars under control or I am going to be a diabetic. Time to get serious and REALLY take care of myself.

Member Since: 1/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 8,349

My Goals:
1.) Get into a healthy BMI range again.
2.) Run my first 5k (Color Vibe in June 2013)
3.) Complete Warrior Dash Summer 2013
4.) Fit into my old jeans!
5.) Go bikini shopping!

**Weight Goals and Treats:**

1.) Get under 190 lbs-new Brooks running shoes
2.) Get under 180 lbs-new workout clothes
3.) Get under 170 lbs-new clothes in general
4.) Get under 160 lbs-bikini!!
5.) Get under 150 lbs?-vacation time for Birthday in November

My Program:
Cardio and strength training 5 days a week, alternating strength training every other day. Once the weather gets nicer, I plan on starting to run outdoors again. I have started to eat more fruits and veggies, and cut out a lot of processed food, carbs, and sugars since I have been diagnosed as a pre-diabetic.

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I am originally from Northern WI but I now reside in Illinois.

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"Time to go to the gym and make my fat cry!"

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    We live so stinkin' close to each other!!! My house is less than 1 mile away. I'm in the neighborhood off of 35th Street - near the high school soccer field. lol

    I went to Planet Fitness for the first time today! Showed up at 5:30am, did the 30 Min Circuit (COOL!) then 25 mins of cardio before I showered. I was so impressed with the place. There were only 7 cars in the parking lot at 5:30am. hahahaha, I was worried about it being crowded. Now that I've seen the early morning crowd & used the facility, I've officially upgraded to "Black". Want to meet next Tuesday at the gym? :) I don't have plans until the evening that night so almost anytime works for me.


    1981 days ago
    Also... what's your first name? :) Don't make me say your handle in the middle of the gym.

    I'm sure you could figure out that my name is Steph.
    1982 days ago
    I see on your page that you "live down the road" from PF. HA - I bet we live really close. I live in one of the neighborhoods by Jefferson High School ... not far from where S. Alpine Road dead ends into Samuelson Road.

    I was NEVER a runner until 2010 but I love running with a group now. Something about being out in nature & chatting about anything & everything out there makes time spent running with friends FLY BY!

    Think about doing the Turkey Trot with your BF!!! It's a 5K trail race at Aldeen Park on Thanksgiving Day. You won't regret it, I promise it! It's a fun time. TONS of people & families come out and it's low key. Watches aren't allowed because if you guess your finishing time, you win a turkey. It's "single track" once you get into the woods so you can only move as fast as the person in front of you. It's only $10 & you can sign up on race morning. I'm volunteering for the race & doing onsite race registration but I'll be running it too. If for some reason we don't meet in person next week & you do the race, look for me! I'll be one of the dorks with a turkey hat on. haha.

    Good luck with the new job!
    1982 days ago
    I'm Natalie one of the co-Leaders of the C25K-Running for Beginners Team. I just wanted to welcome you and invite you to participate on the boards and in the challenges. If you have any questions feel free to post on the boards or shoot me a SparkMail. Happy running!
    1982 days ago
    Sounds like we have similar goals!! That's awesome. I'm trying to get a group of friends together to do the Warrior Dash next summer as well. I did the Dirty Girl Run this summer and absolutely LOVED it. Ready to bump it up to the next level! ;)

    Thanks for the update of PF. Good to know its not as packed as I thought! I already went to the gym in Loves Park today so I'm good for today.

    Under normal circumstances, I work out before work in the mornings (so 6am-7am-ish). If earlier works for you, I would be willing to meet as early as 5:30am too. If I don't do it before work, it never gets done. I work too late, need to let out my dog, get hungry, feel full, want to unwind not get revved up, want to make dinner for hubby, etc etc -- I'm full of after work excuses for not working out in the evenings.

    Since I have next week off, I can pretty much go whenever except parts of Monday & Tuesday eve. When do you go? I would love a workout buddy too! Even if we do different stuff, its always good to have sometime to feel accountable to. I could meet as early as tomorrow morning before work if you wanted!

    Are you a runner? I also run trails at Rock Cut State Park with a group called the Coyotes at Rock Cut on Saturdays at 7am (sometimes Sunday instead). Maybe after we meet, you'll be willing to join us sometime!

    Lemme know! :)
    1982 days ago
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