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I recently joined a boxing club and i'm lov'n the workouts!!! I get so much out of punching that bag every day. I relieve my stress and feel so much better after i've worked out. I have 20 pounds to lose and i've been struggling trying to get it off. I'm hoping this type of work out will keep me motivated! Wish me luck!!!

MY FIRST 5K - AUGUST 9, 2008
What a great feeling of accomplishment. My family was there to support me and cheer as I ran across the finish line. My kids even made me a medal that said "#1" and on the back side of it they signed it with "i love you's." My time was 41.24, my pace was 13.21 and out of 403 runners i finished 384. I was just happy about not coming in last. It was a great experience and I've already started training for another one in October. Thanks to all my friends here at Sparkpeople for all the advise and encouraging words. It really meant a lot!

Member Since: 7/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,267

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Run my first 5k on August 9, 2008. GOAL MET!!!! Time 41.24, Pace 13.21 placed 384th out of 403..

NEXT GOAL: 5k in Ocotber with my daughters and to beat my time from the first 5k.

to weigh 105 pounds and have a rock hard, sculpted body.


My Program:

swimming in the morning after P90X and a evening swim with my husband. its great for relaxing and stretching.....makes for a good night sleep.

from the couch to a 5k program - run/walk 3 x a week. i'm now up to 3 miles.

Swim 7 days a week

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    Hi, this is pretty unrelated to Spark but I was looking at your website and I wanted to recommend for a site builder. I am using it for my wedding website (I am getting married next year) but I noticed when we were looking for a photographer a LOT of them had built their sites on Wix. You can build everything for free and you only have to pay if you want a site name without the wix part in it, which you might want to do at some point but at least it lets you check it out for free :)
    3996 days ago
    In all honestly, no, I don't think 5 pounds is enough for most exercises. Some shoulder and tricep exercises it probably is, but the others probably not. If you are able to go past 15 reps with 5 pounds, you need to add more weight. I could not look like I do if I didn't lift like I do.

    Like I said, you can take a look at my logs. The link is on the top right of my page ("shared food and exercise logs")- that's what I am doing on light days, easing back in from surgery. If you go back about 4 weeks you can see what I do when I am working out full-bore.

    We women aren't going to build enough muscle to get bulky. We don't have enough testosterone to do that. I blog about it in my blog "The incredible Hulk Woman". You can get to it through my blogs, or copy and paste this, if you can:

    Hope this helps! :-)
    4010 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/22/2010 4:51:44 PM
    Thank you for the nice compliment!

    I'm not sure if you consider me bulky or not, but I lift heavy and hard. Today and yesterday were light days, as they were my first back in the gym post-surgery, but you can look at my shared food and exercise logs to get an idea of what I lift when I'm taking it easy.

    When I'm up full steam, generally I lift enough weight that by the time I get to 15 reps I can't do anymore in proper form. I'm getting ready to start trying to add serious muscle to my glutes and thighs, so will probably bring my reps down to 10-12, still trying to max by the last rep.

    Does that tell you what you wanted to know?
    4011 days ago
  • v MARLIE13
    Hi Karen,

    So happy to see that you are back at it! Married life is going well. He's such a gem. Our kids are sure putting us through the paces though. They are all going in a different direction at once and with the end of school being upon us, yikes! Busy busy cramming in every last play, recital, soccer game, and pageant. (Yeah my step daughter is going to state for a pageant in the Miss America series.) CRAZY! Lots of prayer and deep breaths are getting me through. lol! Next week looks like things will lighten up as I still need to really buckle down.
    4012 days ago
    emoticon to the p90x "Bring it" team! emoticon ~hugs, Lauren aka AlfaSunshiine
    4014 days ago
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