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I got turned around there for awhile and stopped doing the things that I used to do...the things that kept me healthy. You know how it is. Life happens and it can throw some real ugly challenges your way. I went through some pretty tough times, an ugly, long and drawn-out divorce, the death of a child, to mention the worst. I really lost control of a part of my life, gained a lot of weight and began having a variety of health issues.

In the past, I was a fighter. I didn't give up. If someone told me I couldn't, I'd say "Watch me!" When I did all I could until I couldn't do any more, I'd keep on pushing and do more anyway. That was then, before I lost my way. I didn't fall into feeling sorry for myself or anything like that. I was just knocked down so hard that I couldn't seem to get up again. I lost a part of myself back there somewhere.

I always had a hopeful spirit and I don't think I ever lost that, but somehow I think there was a part of me that was just numb, not able to feel. I have always felt that in whatever happens there is a lesson to be learned, a good to come out of it...even with the bad things...especially with the bad. Well, I still believe that and I can see positive aspects of some of my own sorrows. There were lessons and good did come.

Now, after many years, I'm ready to be whole again. I want to feel strong and whole and healthy again. I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready. So, if anybody tells me that I won't be able to make it, I'll just say "Watch me!"

Member Since: 7/31/2010

Fitness Minutes: 26,414

My Goals:
I am working on getting my life back together. I feel like I have been walking around in a fog for awhile and now the fog has lifted and I can feel the sun on my face.

My Program:
I go to the gym on my way to work 5 days a week. I do 35 minutes on the elliptical every day and weight training every Mon, Wed, and Friday for another 30 minutes. I try to Eat Clean and am pretty good at it.

Personal Information:
I live in Virginia. I have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. I still work, but have also started a photography business that is part-time.

Other Information:
Besides photography, I love to read, enjoy scrapbooking when I have the time, and spend time with my children and grandchildren.

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