With my nephew. 10.24.09

Such a proud moment for me!



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"In the Alphabet, 'O' stands for Opportunity; it is absent in yesterday but available in today and tomorrow so don't think about yesterday!"
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"Running is a mental sport...and we're all insane!"
Back of a tshirt at a 10K.

I have never been the skinny girl, but I was the athletic girl. I loved sports and played softball, basketball, volleyball, rode my bike everywhere, and would work out just because I loved it. I was about 125 in high school. Then college happened. I did gain some weight in college but then I found a workout partner and we started going to the gym regularly. That on top of working full time as a chef in a restaurant and going to school full time (walking to all of my classes even though I lived slightly off campus) kept me in ok shape during college and kept my weight about 140. Then came the big move to Maine. I began a relationship with a guy from high school and moved to Maine to be with him. I gained 25 more pounds and weighed 165. After a hard breakup I moved to Orlando in January 2008 and began a bootcamp which I did for about 8 months and got down to 155 pounds and then hit a plateau and couldn't afford to keep paying for it. I have never 'really' paid attention to the foods I ate, even during bootcamp, sure I would have a lean cuisine and salad at lunch but at dinner I allowed myself whatever I wanted because "I worked out that morning". While I did lose weight in bootcamp with this attitude, I hit a plateau and didn't lose as much weight as I would have liked. During the 2008 holidays I gained back all of my weight and then some and weighed 175. Now it's a new year and I have the motivation and determination to find the athlete in me once again. I miss playing volleyball and being the active and strong person I once was.

Day 1 - January 6th, 2009.
Starting Weight- 175 lbs.

2009 5Ks
4/25- Run for the Trees 5K--Completed. 31:21
5/9- I-Drive 5K--Completed. 32:13.
5/16- Jim Payne Blue Ribbon 5K --Completed. 31:46.
5/23- Greater Oviedo 5K --Completed. 30:50.
5/30- Autism 5K Walk --Completed. No Time.
7/4- Watermelon 5K --Completed. 44:56. Walked with sister.
7/11- Run For Africa 5K--Completed. 31:16.
8/1- Moss Park Forest 5K Run --Completed. 31:16.
8/6- Beat the Heat 5K --Completed. 30:14.
8/16- Celebration of Running 5K --Completed. 30:42.
9/12- Autumn Rock N Run 5K --Completed. 33:25.
9/19- 5K Puzzle Run --Completed. 30:49.
10/11- Disney's Race for the Taste 10K (First 10K)--Completed. 1:07:50 PR.
11/15- Runner's Classic 5K --Completed. 27:46 PR.
11/21- St. Petersburg Women's Half Marathon (First Half!) --Completed. 2:19:40 PR.
11/26- Turkey Trot 5K
12/12- Reindeer Run 5K
12/13- Elf Classic 10K & 5K

Member Since: 12/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 32,184

My Goals:
* Get down to single digit dress size.

* Be healthier. Eat healthier.

* Lower BMI to 16%.

* Be able to easily run a mile in less than 9:30.

* Run a 5K. --Completed on 4/25/09
*PR 27:46 on 11/15/09

* Run a 10K. --Completed on 10/11/09
*PR 1:07:50 on 10/11/09

*Run a Half Marathon. --Completed on 11/22/09
2:19:40 on 11/22/09

* Be happy with who I am.

My Program:
M/W/F mornings- Bootcamp

Tues. mornings-
Speed Training at a track

M-R evenings- ST and Cardio based on workouts from my trainer

Friday evenings- Off day from the gym.

Saturdays- 5K and ST or gym for ST and Cardio

Sundays- Athletic Conditioning Class at the gym and cardio or something active outside the gym like rock climbing, zumba, bikram yoga, etc.

Nutrition Tracker to count calories.

Eat a balanced diet filled with green veggies, fruits, protein, whole grains, and healthy fats.

Personal Information:
My name is Tiffany. I'm 25 years old. I graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. I lived in Maine for a year and I moved to Orlando a year and a half ago. I just packed up my stuff and moved not knowing anyone here or even having a job first. It has taught me a lot about myself and allowed me to regain my independence, although it's been a long, hard, and unpaved road.

Other Information:
My interests include:

Sports- Pacers, Colts, White Sox
My REAL friends
Road trips
Sports Bikes
Doing things for the first time
Warm summer days
BIG trucks
Working out
Green Monsters
Being SuRpRiSeD!
Freshly shaven and lotioned legs
The smell of men's cologne
PEANUT M&MS (definitely the key to my heart)

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    You look fabulous! Congrats on the 1/2 marathon! Keep it up, you are making so much prgress :)
    3118 days ago
    Not real good. On August 26th I tripped at my parents' house on my dad's handicap ramp and rolled my ankle and totally destroyed my right foot and ankle (the ligaments, nerves, and tendons PLUS cracked it). The entire foot from my toes to my heels was completely black and blue. I was on crutches and have to have Xrays and an MRI.

    Since it was my right foot they put me in a boot rather than a plaster cast so I could drive, and had to completely off of it. Then on September 16th I was taking one of my daughters to the doctor and we got rear ended while stopped and a red light and my foot was on the braked and it jerked it forward and cracked it worse, so I had to go off it even more and use a walker for two weeks.

    I've been in PT for a couple of weeks and just got the ok from the therapist to do some light workouts at the gym like the recumbent bike and very slow walking on the treadmill, but it's going to be a very slow and long recovery.
    3142 days ago
    Where you at lady?
    3143 days ago
    How about a healthy pasta salad - made with high protein or whole wheat pasta, fat free or light Italian Salad dressing, fresh veggies and a lower sodium ham?

    Or baked chicken tenders buffalo style? Or baked chicken legs seasoned with garlic and rosemary (under the skin rub)?

    Picnic sounds like fun!
    3171 days ago
    10k??? That's awesome! How did ya train for it? I'm just now starting to train for a 10k and will take any tips you'll bestow upon me!

    You totally rock girl! Keep up the great work!

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    3173 days ago
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