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9/2011 - With my friend son, more recent, but I think I am even a few pounds heavier today :-(

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2008 - This was me 2 months before my competition, I was very proud!

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I've been trying to change my fitness for the better for several months as consistently as possible.

A turning point for me occurred at work. I sit at a computer all day (partially responsible for my lack of activity and weight gain since graduation). I did something I never really think about. In fact, I do it all the time at home, especially after a large meal, say Thanksgiving. Well, I was abruptly surprised when a coworker came in to my cube. It was determined that I would need to get up to go work on an issue... well that's when it happened. I completely forgot that I had unbuttoned AND unzipped my pants to sit comfortably at my desk. I couldn't hide it with my shirt or with the stupid, worn, gray sweater thingy I wear EVERYDAY claiming it's too cold, when really, I use it to disguise the fact ALL of my clothes are now too small and I refuse to buy a new wardrobe at my size!!

Oprah Winfrey once said in passing on one of her shows, that she wasted a large portion of her 30's being fat. That completely struck a chord with me and I have it programmed into my calendar to pop up daily in my task list. Next year, I'll be 39. I have too much incentive to get healthy and I'm tired of passing up going out with girlfriends or my man cause "I have nothing to wear" or because I am embarrassed of my appearance. So, I'm gonna do this thing big!

Member Since: 3/23/2006

Fitness Minutes: 29,526

My Goals:
I am currently 38 and 205lbs. One goal is to enter the June 2014 Model fitness competition. I competed in the November 2008 Universe weekend in Vegas and it was truly wonderful. I came in last place but got so much reward from it. I last over 35 pounds and gained muscle all by myself that year and felt and looked great. I wasn't too much of a threat to the other competitors, but felt great about my progress. Five years and 50 pounds later, I am really looking forward to creating the perfect package again, through significant reduction of body fat, and increased muscle tone. That's it, period. I am currently at about 41% body fat, I'd like to get to at least 20%. I want to still be curvaceous and lose the really gross cellulite. I am committed to making this happen.

My Program:
I was visiting the gym with regular, twice per week pt appointments and enjoyed it. I was also following a pH balancing diet and succeeded in losing 12 pounds. Then, in late August 2013, I injured my back with a substitute trainer, aaagh! I was in excruciating pain for weeks and then re-tweaked which again knocked me all the way back to zero. All of that was 9 weeks ago and though my Physical Therapist has some reservations, my mind is so committed to getting back on track that I'm willing my body to follow. I bought the Focus T25 program by BeachBody and am amped to get started on 10/28/2013. My goal is to lose 30 pounds by New Years. It's aggressive for sure, but I believe with my renewed spirit and focus, cleaned up nutrition and regular exercise, I will make it. Truthfully, even if I fall a little short, I'll still be happy because it will still be progress!

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