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Michelangelo's masterpiece, "David"

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Michelangelo's masterpiece, "David," Before SP

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The front of my school and the sculptures my students made!

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It took Michelangelo FOUR YEARS to chip away at this gigantic block of marble, and turn it into this gorgeous piece of work known to us as "David." Michelangelo created it in the image of what was to be the worlds most perfect man. If he would have rushed it, it wouldn't have turned out to be the wonder that it is today. If he would have tried to take too much off at one time, the entire sculpture would have cracked.

Making his masterpiece took time.

Very similarly, if you take off too much of yourself, you too will crack. Sculpting yourself, both inside and out, takes time. Making yourself your own masterpiece cannot happen overnight. It's tedious, and its constant work. It's hard and wonderful all rolled up into one. But it's worth it.

You only get one you. Make it a masterpiece.
I went on the SP program before getting pregnant and lost 70 lbs. and got within 10 pounds of my goal. Getting pregnant was a shock to my system, and I pretty much ate everything in sight for 9 months. Now I'm back to where I started! So here we go again - this time armed with even more knowledge than before! Gotta lose this baby weight!

Member Since: 2/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 132,431

My Goals:
SW: 205
Goal: 195
Reward: New piece of jewelry
Reached: 2/2/16

Goal: 185
Reward: New shoes

Goal: 175
Reward: New tattoo

Goal: 165
Reward: TBD

My Program:
I've done this all before, and got within 10 lbs. of my goal weight, and then my husband and
I decided to get pregnant.

2 beautiful boys (and about 7 years) later, I did the paleo thing and that worked well, but this time around I'm taking a much more relaxed approach. I am, first and foremost, working on loving myself. I'm feeding my body good fuel, I'm moving when I can, I'm enjoying my life with my husband and 2 sons. My theory is that if I love myself, if I treat myself with respect and acknowledge that what I weigh is only one small part of what I am, and if I appreciate my body for the machine it is rather than what I want it to be, the pounds will come off. So far, this is working for me.

I lift 3x per week with a trainer. rest days are for just thAt: resting and recuperating tired muscles. I get my 10k steps but dont stress out to get more than that.

Personal Information:
I'm living in Omaha, Nebraska, and teaching middle school art. I love my job, I love my home, I love my pets, and of course, I love my husband, Johnny, and my sons, Max and Milo. I enjoy being outside, and eating out with friends, biking, swimming, and relaxing with my family.

Other Information:
I ran my first triathlon in August 2012 and I'm seriously addicted! Then I got pregnant, had baby Milo, and now I'm ready for my body to be MINE again!

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    Long time no talk. How you been doing?
    2124 days ago
    Thank you for the input on the name. Naming a child is no easy task!
    2423 days ago
    We have been kicking around the name Max. Can't seem to agree on many names especially M names for my dad. Any benefits u guys have run into for Max or Maxwell? Any suggestions on the name? I don't think I know anyone else with a Max.

    Thanks for the blog comment. I just wish I didn't give into eating so much junk. I was just talking to to a woman in water aerobics class tonight and her daughter is due with a baby in 3 day and is a dietitian. I asked what her cravings have been because they didn't find out the sex of their baby. She said she really hasent had any. Being a pregnant dietitian seem like a cruel joke.
    2428 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/19/2014 10:48:48 PM
    That's great that Max's room was the same color!
    2461 days ago
    It's really annoying when you have a lot of extra skin on your stomach to always layer correctly to hide it. I still have the waist separation in the middle of my stomach. So the only way to look pregnant right now is to wear the bella band over it and it hides that I still have a weird waist. Gaining a lot of weight in my back side that is for sure. I agree on the weight issue, gonna gain what your gonna gain no matter what you do. The women who gain nothing are vomiting a lot. I would rather gain and not be vomiting. My nurse practitioner told me she gained 50 lbs with all 3 of her kids. I am just staying away from the scale. Walking as much as I can. Logging my good. Doing what I can and hoping for the best. I don't feel like I have lost any of my fitness capacity minus running. We find out the sex on June 30th if someone coraporates with us. Lots of movement the past 3 days. I can't wait til Scott can feel it too.
    2494 days ago
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