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I am 28 years old and looking to lead a healthier lifestyle. I enjoy running and my goal is to increase my speed so that I can run more than 6 miles in an hour. Another goal I have is to lose 10 lbs by Christmas 2015. _________________________________________
___________________ UPDATE: I currently can run 10 minute miles which means I can run 6 miles in 60 minutes- Goal Achieved! I also have lost my 15 lbs as of the beginning of April - Goal Achieved! (2011) My newest current goal is to sign up and train for a mini marathon. I would also like to lose another 5-10 lbs. UPDATE: I ran my first mini marathon. I was 5948 overall, 2647 for females, and 431 for my age category out of a total of 11822 runners. I ran 10 minute miles and completed it in 2 hrs 12 minutes- Goal Achieved! (2011) ___________________________________
__________________________ UPDATE: Latest goal is to complete a full marathon. I am working on increasing my healthy habits and to strive to always hold on to those habits. I am back in it after two years of avoidance. Time for a fresh start! (2014)

Member Since: 2/13/2011

Fitness Minutes: 12,655

My Goals:
- Eat Healthier
- Exercise Regularly
-Inspire Others

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I track everything I eat and all of my fitness minutes. This helps to keep me accountable.

My workout routine varies depending on my mood and what my body feels like. Ideally, I work out 5 days a week, strive to lift weights 3 days a week, and I am trying to start doing an ab routine 2-3 days a week.

I try to make the best food choices possible and have been working on consuming the appropriate amounts of nutrients daily. I have been consistently low in several areas, but I have faith that I will figure it out with the help of SP :)

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I was born and raised in Indiana (still here...). I'm extremely interested in child and adolescent psychology. I work for the Department of Child Services currently. I am going to graduate school to earn my Masters in Counseling Psychology, but I would like to continue on to complete a PsyD program in clinical psychology.

I am also very interested in philanthropy. My involvement has declined since graduating from college, but I am attempting to find time in my schedule to do some volunteering.

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"To live by another's opinion of you is to make the absurd assumption that only in
someone else's mind are you real."

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    Really? If you weigh 117, you must be doing something right unless you chain smoke, eat a whole pizza, and purge. :) Have a good week.

    I'm in a competitive team and have been challenged to lose 2 pounds this week, which is a lot for me in one week. Hence all the exercise.
    2317 days ago
    My main reason for switching from vegan to vegetarian was that it was just easier. When I was vegan, I got a bit obsessed and, although I was very fit, the lifestyle was a bit isolating.
    The only thing I remember from the switch to vegetarian was a bit of bloating and gas (also a bit isolating!)

    btw-not sure if I should have responded on my page or yours-I'm a bit oafy on this whole page/blog stuff!
    2327 days ago
    you're definitely an inspiration - love your spark page!! :)
    2465 days ago
    Great job on achieving your goals! Especially your running goal. How long is the mini-marathon? I have done some half-marathons and they are great. Keep up the good work!

    2477 days ago
    Welcome to the Diamond Team!! These challenges are always fun and motivating. :-)
    2481 days ago
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