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There have been many changes in my life since I first joined SparkPeople back in 2009. Since then, I made a mid life career change and became certified as a personal trainer, aquatic fitness instructor and functional aging specialist. After 25 years as a medical social worker, I decided to take my love of fitness and helping people into a new arena. I love it and will never look back at this decision. I am still a work in progress when it comes to adopting healthy lifestyle habits in my own life, but I know I could never turn back to the old and unhealthy way of life.

I am instructing my clients to sign up with SparkPeople so they can benefit from all this website has to offer.

Stop by my website: commit2bfitwi.com or feel free to email me at: commit2bfitwi@gmail.com


Member Since: 11/23/2009

Fitness Minutes: 53,026

My Goals:
Build more lean muscle through strength training.

Eat 5-6 smaller meals that are considered "clean eating" to maintain proper weight and fuel my body.

Increase cardio to 45 to 60 minutes each session.

My Program:
Give an overview of what you are doing to meet your goals.

Water: 8-10 glasses day

Nutrition: 5-6 smaller meals with goal of "clean eating"

Cardio 5-6 days/week. I mix up my cardio with treadmill; elliptical; swimming, biking and just plain walking outside.

Strength Training: 3-4 days. I'm circuit training and really enjoying that. Incorporate one upper body exercise and superset 2 upper body, followed by a minute of cardio and then 30 sec abs. Do this 3-4 times and move onto the next circuit.

Personal Information:
Hi, I'm Karen, age 54 and I live in a small town in southeastern WI near the Wisconsin and Illinois border. I have been married to Jeff for 22 yrs and have a son age 19 and 17 yr old daughter. I am entering the empty nest stage of my life and want to get out there and live life to the fullest. I'm ready for the nest phase!

I have always loved to exercise and find it to be the best source for good mood, personal change and empowerment because it starts from within and spills out from the inside. I am a warm weather person and love the sunshine. Strength training and exercise in general is the best way for me to make my own sunshine and warmth.

I am a certified WSI swim instructor as well as lifeguard. I was a late "bloomer" and became certified at the age of 48.

Other Information:
There is so much I want to do and see and fitness is part of the journey so I can live a full life and be all that God has planned for me. I have had my struggles, like everyone else has but want to take these expereiences and use them to be a source of strength and encouragement to others.

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  • v HDHAWK
    Good to hear from you! Things are busy at school. I can't believe another year is close to being over. Our kids had prom last night. Busy weekend. Have a good week!
    2777 days ago
    Hi there! There is this egg plant pizza recipe floating around here that I wanted to try but wasn't sure if I liked egg plant.. then look what they have in the cafe yesterday!

    have a great one!
    2831 days ago
    Hi! How are you?? I've had some stressful months. My dad's cancer returned and he died last week. I am struggling to just get through the day some days. Trying to get some organization back in my life, but haven't been able to find the time to even do that. The kids are so busy with ball right now, that we are never home. It will get better.

    How's the personal training going??
    2835 days ago
    thx so much for the goodie sis..ur the best. hauoli na lanui (happy holidays)! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2901 days ago
    How have you been? Are you going to be able to make it to Dustin's book release party? Sounds like it's going to be fun! I hope we finally get to meet. emoticon
    2903 days ago
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