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Between these two photos are 365 days of tracking and portion control, over 10,000 minutes of exercise, three 5Ks, a 10K, and a sprint triathlon. New Year's Resolution 2017 was a success. Looking forward to 2018!#BeforeAndAfter

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I am on a journey to improve myself - my health, my outlook, and my spirit. Looking to be a powerful role model for my sons!

I have discovered a love of racing to keep my motivation. I started from next to nothing fitness-wise in January 2017, and have now competed in several short course triathlons and running races. Working on a half marathon!

Member Since: 8/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 23,020

My Goals:
1. Strength. I do weights as well as cardio. I'd love to bench press 100 lb someday!
2. Endurance. I just keep doing races -- it keeps me motivated! Olympic triathlon is my big goal.
3. Weight loss. Aiming for a "normal" BMI, or a weight of 140 or less.

My Program:
Diet: Track and portion! I aim for real, whole foods with no artificial sweeteners or weird substitutions. Lean protein, whole grains, lots of fruits and veggies, mostly cooked at home. Everything in moderation -- I don't believe in "forbidden" foods, but aim for quality over quantity!

Exercise: Minimum 30 minutes cardio 5-6 days per week and 15 minutes of lifting 2-3 days per week. Lately I've been squeezing in most of my workouts on my lunch break, but I'm still getting them in!

Personal Information:
Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Other Information:
Keeping track of my race list!

5K Run/Walk (post injury) - March 2019 - Finished in 40:34
5K Run - December 2018 - Finished in 36:32
Half marathon - October 2018 - Finished in 2:54:21
5K Run - September 2018 - Finished in 32:29
Sprint Triathlon (500 m swim, 20K bike, 5K run) July 2018 - Finished in 1:41:01
Olympic triathlon relay (1500 m swim) - June 2018 - Finished in 37:14
Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20K bike, 5K run) June 2018 - Finished in 1:53:39
5K race - May 2018 - Finished in 31:10
5K race - December 2017 - Finished in 35:40
5K race - September 2017 - Finished in 33:45
10K race - August 2017 - Finished in 1:16:45
Sprint Triathlon (500m swim,20K bike,5K run) - July 2017 - Finished in 1:51:03
5K race - May 2017 - Finished in 39:00

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    emoticon ... and glad you are getting off for a swim! ... emoticon emoticon ... I do hope your kids get to feeling better soon and you get your rest ...
    1336 days ago
    Hi there, happy to share tri training strategies! Mine is in May and I am pretty excited! It's a pool swim, not open water - I thought it would be easier. I'm using a training program I found online - I am a runner so I've been stepping up the running but it is a pretty good basic program, I think. What are you doing to train?
    1336 days ago
    Thanks for following me ( I actually didn't know following was a thing on Spark!)
    1337 days ago
    Thanks for following me! I love running. I've been sidelined for a while because of knee surgery (not running related) - but I'm trying to rebuild my mileage. I have run 37 marathons, and it's addictive (and exhausting). I miss it. One day soon...
    I haven't gotten up the nerve to do a tri yet.
    1337 days ago
  • v CHRISTINA332017
    Thsnk you so much for the story u shared with me I have done so good with not focusing on the scale but it's there so now I am obsessed again but trying not to
    1346 days ago
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