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There was a time, not so long ago, when I had this. I was working out and enjoying it. I was making healthy food decisions 90% of the time. And I was down a few sizes and pretty close to goal. And now I'm not. I've signed up for Tough Mudder this summer (2013) and I'm scared - no - terrified. BUT hoping I can get myself motivated to get back to where I was. Here's hoping the next 6 months go well!
I don't remember a time that I wasn't trying to lose weight. This time, I need to make sure I include my entire life into this life change! I'm married to a tall, thin man who won't eat most veggies and refuses to touch anything with fruit. I have 3 amazing kids and I know that they need to see us with a healthy lifestyle so they don't have to learn it later in life.

Member Since: 1/15/2008

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My Goals:
My goal is to be healthy. My goal is to hit 130 lbs. No matter how long it takes me, I will get there. No timetable needed!
My goal is to finish the Tough Mudder July 2013.

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My Program:
* Aim for 10 glasses of water each day

*Work out 6x week

*Not only stay within my calories, but make GOOD choices about the calories I do eat

*Not beat myself up over what the scale says

*Recognize that the goal is to be healthier. Period.

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I live in Western Wisconsin with my husband and 3 children (12, 9 & 8). I work 2 days a week marketing for a physician group, & then I also work 40 hrs/wk @ night editing medical dictations. And I also teach dance classes to 5-11 year olds and Adult Ladies!

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Work Out Schedule:

Sunday: Day of Rest

Monday: JM DVD or TF DVD

Tues.: 40 - 50 min of running - treadmill or outside

Wed.: JM DVD or TF DVD

Thurs.: yoga/stretching/light workout

Fri.: JM DVD or TF DVD

Sat.: treadmill/running outside

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  • v RIQUI1
    We can hold each other accountable through our food and fitness trackers.... That's one idea. Any interest?
    1967 days ago
  • v RIQUI1
    I NEED HELP TOO!! I seem to be able to do food or exercise...but not both! I am hoping that being held "accountable" by someone will help motivate me. I would love to work together, if you'd like.

    I have to say that you are more ambitious than I am. I am not setting myself up with that big of a workout plan yet. Not that I don't need to, but I know it won't happen for me. I made goals in Mothers and only dedicated myself to 10 minutes per day for the next week. I would love to get back to where I was last spring, but I know that I have to do that in small bites.

    I am starting today....but not really. I know that later this evening will bring some bad choices in food/beverage, but I am going to do my best to watch it between now and then. I am going to stick by my goals as closely as possible and not sweat the rest. Start small with the food. Are you logging? I am going ot start there. I know that is what is most likely to make a difference, so... :) I am also going to get that water back in there. I know that made a difference for me before.

    I think it is cool that we are actually working towards the same goal. You have your run, I have mine. I am thinking of trying to add another one in April (The Green Beret Challenge), but am a little inimidated by how quickly that will be here! lol

    As I said, I would LOVE to work together, whether it is through Spark, Facebook, email, text...whatever will work best. Let me know! We can definitely get through this together!
    1967 days ago
  • v RIQUI1
    How is you today?
    1967 days ago
  • v RIQUI1
    Well, the aneurysm isn't going anywhere until it goes, so...that hasn't changed. The vascular surgeon just told me to come back in xxx (can't remember if it is 6 months or a year) for another test to see if it has grown. The cardiologist is apparently too busy to let me know how my Echo test came out or to return calls to answer my questions, in regard to my PVCs. I guess I will take that as "no news is good news." lol They both gave me permission to exercise, but no olmpic lifting anymore. That's a disappointment, but one that I am getting over.

    I am sorry that things have gotten so heavy for you again. That stinks. I feel your pain, to some degree. It just seems like every time I think I am getting my stuff together again, life throws me a curveball and fitness goes by the wayside. I can't believe that I used to be able to do it like I was this past spring and summer, most times getting in two workouts per day!! It blows my mind! I will get it straight here soon. I have to... :)

    So...how do we help one another here? Do we make some sort of pact? Vow? Bet? Promise? Plan together? You let me know what will help you and we can work this out together! I know accountability is one of the things that I need. That and more energy... lol

    I hope today is finding you well!
    1985 days ago
  • v RIQUI1
    Hey lady! How are you? It has been a while for us, of course. That seems to be how we play. :)

    I am doing well enough. So far, I have been consistently on and off, but never staying off for too awful long. That's a good thing. Having made that decision to run a Spartan Race this coming year, I truly feel that I need to get back ON consistently though! lol. Honestly, I am thinking of running me than one race (looking at about 5), so I need to get on the ball quickly!

    How are things in Wisconsin? How is work? Sleep? Family? How are you taking care of you?!

    I hope to hear from you soon!
    1988 days ago
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