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Geocaching: 1/19/2013

Chase Vincent, born 5 weeks early weighing 6lb 4oz. Nine days in the NICU to get his lungs ready.

2011 US Air Force Half: 2:19:24! Feeling good at the PEAK of my fitness. I want to get back to that!



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It's not all fireworks, but it's worth it...... Because I am worth it! My re-dedication to getting healthy started September of 2009. That's when I got back into walking, counting calories and a little strength training. Then I got introduced into a little wonderful thing called the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge). Since then I have lost over 60 pounds! I ran a 5K! I not only ran the whole thing, I finished in 30:59! I found I needed more motivation to keep running, so I ran a second 5k! Then I started training for my first HALF MARATHON! Me? Really? YES, REALLY! I did it! I ran the Flying Pig in Cincinnati, ran the entire distance of 13.1 miles (in the rain...) and finished UNDER my goal time of 2:30! (2:27:58 to be exact!)

A few more half marathons and a setback with my knee. What now?? "Do a triathlon" says a spark friend. Really? A tri? I don't know anything about that! I'm not a swimmer. I don't have a fancy road bike. Well... why the heck not?! The swimming and biking helped my knee recoup and more importantly, I learned a VERY valuable lesson during my tri. The quote "Dead Last Finish Beats Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start" now has a genuine meaning to me. I finished DEAD LAST with a huge smile on my face. I'm not afraid of it any more!

I'm finally seeing the changes reflected in the mirror AND my attitude, and I couldn't be prouder!! If *I* can do it, YOU can do it!

Member Since: 3/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 58,148

My Goals:
To make healthy a lifestyle and not a fad. To eliminate the mindless eating. To make better choices about my health. To be a good example for my children.

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Cutting portion sizes, eating in more often, MUCH fewer trips to eat out, exercising on my lunch breaks (walk/jog, stairs) and taking the kids outside when weather permits.

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A Louisville native, I live in Morehead, KY. I'm 34, happily married and we have two beautiful children.

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"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle." unk

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    September Motivation for You & Especialy Me

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    E - Eat Healthy emoticon

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    T - Tough It Out, Stay Stroung emoticon

    E - Exercise A Bit Every Day emoticon

    M - Make Some Mw Time emoticon

    B- Because You Are Worth It emoticon

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    R - Reward Yourself You Earn It emoticon

    Have A Spectacular September
    1025 days ago
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    My message to help motivate you & ( Especialy ) Me this week is

    “Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
    ~Mark Victor Hansen

    Have A Wounderful Week !!!
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    1041 days ago
    emoticon Spark Buddie,

    My message to help motivate you & ( Especialy ) Me this week is

    “Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”
    – Stacey Charter

    Have a Fabulous Week !!!
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    1046 days ago
    My message to help motivate you & ( Especialy ) Me this week is

    Do something today that your future self will thank you for..........

    For me today I made the decision to join a indoor help me on my weight loss journey.

    Share what you think you can do that your future self will thank you for.

    Have a Fabulous Weekend
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    1063 days ago
    Have A Great Weekend !!!

    My message to help motivate you & ( Especialy ) Me this week is

    The moment you're ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens.

    Don't give up.!!!
    Stay Strong My Spark Buddies
    1070 days ago
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