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The man and I at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy08.27.12

Enjoying a glass of a wine in Campo de Fiori, Rome, Italy 08.26.12...mildly jetlagged, but that wine was oh-so-good!

Hiking from Vernazza to Corniglia in Cinque Terre, Italy 08.31.12



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My name is Mags. I'm 27 years old and have been working on living a healthier life since March 2009. Prior to joining SP mid-January 2010, I managed to lose 24 lbs and 18". I joined with the intent of losing 8 lbs to reach my original goal weight; I reached it on March 2nd, 2010! Upon reaching my original goal weight, I changed focus from the number on the scale to fat loss. By October 2010, I had lost 40 lbs.

Now, in January 2013, I’ve gone through a number of major changes. …and through all of these changes, I’ve gained 18 lbs and I’m once again seeing numbers on the scale I thought I’d left behind for good. I miss being in the best shape of my life. Not just the way I looked (I still look pretty good!), but also the way I felt. I had more energy, I was making better choices, and I was taking care of myself so that I wouldn’t suffer in the future. I’m bound and determined to get back there this year.

After starting my weight loss journey in March '09, I started looking into my family's history of health issues. My overall intention is to have a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise - I do not want to have to deal with heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure, or blood sugar, stroke, etc, etc, etc. As long as I can eat healthfully, exercise regularly, live actively, and stay well within a healthy BMI, I should be able to avoid most, if not all, of these issues.

Here's to living a healthy lifestyle!

Member Since: 1/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 37,191

My Goals:
* Lose 10 lbs (goal weight: 150 lbs)

* Run a 5K in less than 33 minutes

*Beat my 2012 Warrior Dash time in 2013

My Program:
Monday - Interval Box
Tuesday - Crossfit bootcamp
Wednesday - Zumba
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Bootcamp (gym)
Saturday - rest
Sunday - Zumba, yoga

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  • v CONLB1984
    Thanks so much for the support on my blog! I really appreciate it! Have a great week!
    1886 days ago
  • v SUNSHINE084
    Happy Easter!
    1904 days ago
    I've heard great things about the brand Breville, and I ended up with that brand and the BJE200XL Compact ($99). It seems to juice pretty well (although you don't get much from kale and broccoli) and the cleanup is easy as well. I found it on amazon and it was delivery quickly. I've had it for about 10 days have juiced 8 of them! Loving it as an easy way to get in more veggies and fruits.
    1916 days ago
    March 29, 2014. Can't wait to go to Italy and indulge in all the wine and carbs. It's gonna be glorious. Speaking of glorious, that's how your today sounds. Enjoy every minute of pampering!
    1924 days ago
    That was what did it. Thanks, girl! Love the pics of Italy BTW. Planning to go there for my honeymoon. Cannot. Wait!
    1924 days ago
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