April 11 MMXI - So happy with the results thus far and having way more fun with my clothing now!

Out exploring the city on July 9th.

It's getting cold out, but it won't stop me!


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I'm so happy to be here on SparkPeople sharing a bit about me!

My life has been turned upside down this past year and I couldn't be happier with my new direction. I was engaged to be married last August when I was unceremoniously dumped at the last minute. At the time I couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel, but that event ended up being one of the best things that has ever happened to me (and as a bonus I wound up finding SP).

I had struggled with weight and food various times in my life since puberty and had every intention to get to my goal weight “one day”, but I could never find that oomph to actually be proactive about it. Well that changed! I had so much raw emotion and energy after the initial break up that I threw myself into exercise and eating well because damn it all, I would show him! Oh yes, I wanted to make him regret his decision with the “new me” and nothing would stand in my way. Great initial motivation, but after a few months I began to see how lucky I was! Time certainly gives you perspective and I missed seeing so many things in that relationship which were very unhealthy for me. Rose coloured glasses anyone?

So what happened after that? Well my motivation became a bit more selfish, but in a good way. I started to really look at who I was as a person and what I wanted in life. What started off as, “I'll show him!” turned into, “I want to do this for me because I'm worth it!”. I'm getting healthy by eating well and exercising, growing as a person by becoming more adventurous and less fearful, and actually setting goals because I believe in myself and I know I'll succeed!

Member Since: 1/18/2011

Fitness Minutes: 15,882

My Goals:
For MMXI I would like to:

- buy dance shoes
- cook one exciting, new and healthy meal each week
- lose those last pesky pounds (completed and next year I will tone it all up!)
- eat more "super foods"
- learn how to jog (completed!)
- discover what really makes me happy
- cut my hair for a big change (completed!)

My Program:
Typical week:
- Jogging (60 min) x3
- Zumba (60 min) (hiatus for a bit)
- Yoga (60 min) x2-3

- Drink 8 cups of water a day
- Eat healthy and balanced meals thanks to all the knowledge acquired on SP!

Personal Information:
I'm a knitting, sewing, jogging, bilingual Canadian yogi who loves tea.

Current measurements:

Height: 5' 5" (and a half)

Arms: 11.5"
Bust: 36.75"
Waist: 28"
Hips: 37"
Thigh: 21.5"

Other Information:
"The only thing stopping me is me." - Sheryl aka B****Cakes

"Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken." - Frank Herbert

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." - Henry Miller

"It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of someone else's life with perfection." - (Cannot remember the name...)

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  • v HEATHER1969
    So glad your a part of the BC GIRLS TEAM!

    Did you know we have close to 800 Members? I know its incredible hey?

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    2525 days ago
  • v HEATHER1969
    You 14 777 steps works out to approximately 11.887 kilometres

    WAY TO GO!

    U can check your steps here: http://www.human-race.org/community_new/st
    2537 days ago
    thanks for stopping by my blog and giving the encouraging words. i hope you don't mind i added you as a sparksfriend. emoticon
    2571 days ago
  • v KARMA70
    Thanks for the Zumba and running tips! I'm going to check out the Rookie Running Plan soon :)
    2590 days ago
    Congratulations on losing 25 pounds! Keep up the GREAT work!
    2593 days ago
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