SparkPeople Fit and Healthy Mamas Team Messageboard This is a team for all you mamas out there, new moms or seasoned veterans, who want to get fit, stay fit, and generally be healthy role models for our children. SparkPeople Fit and Healthy Mamas Team Messageboard Hello... anybody out there? Hello, my name is Anna. I'm looking for a small group or "team" of women to connect with to help motivate each other. I've found in the past that if I had a team to check in with, even if it was just to chat and catch up about our day, I stay more accountable. I was drawn to this team by the name and by the small number of members... I've been told previously that I should just use the Message Board area to connect with people. But it seems like I'm never conversing with the same people.... Mon, 19 May 2014 17:55:57 EST Hey Mamas! Sorry for being a bad team leader. What's going on with everyone? I'd love to do a quick role call. Maybe we could use the following format: <BR> <BR> About me: <BR> I'm Hillary. 33 years old, full-time working mom to a 2 year old boy. Married 8 years next week. <BR> <BR> Successes: <BR> Have maintained my lost baby weight. Have started running again after intestinal issues last winter. Have increased my pace slightly. Running before work 2-3 mornings a week. Doing more yoga an... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:11:41 EST Les Mills Combat Does anyone have or know anyone who has the Les Mills Combat DVD's? I saw a mini commercial and since I LOVE boxing I thought this would be right up my ally. But since it is more expensive than I like I wanted to see if anyone had any comments on the workouts. <BR> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:33:09 EST How's it going? Hi everyone. I'm so excited today. I realized I have been working out for 5 weeks straight a minimum of 5 days a week. Well last week I only got in 3 days but the other 4 I got in 5 days. I'm so excited!!! This week I'm adding my food tracker to the routine. I was hit and miss Monday, way over in most ranges Tuesday and today I hit every one and my cals are in the lower range of 1300 cals. How excited I am to see the scale on Saturday morning. I'm also starting to add 3 days a week of core w... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:29:48 EST Teenagers ?? Does anyone have teenagers that are couch potatoes? How do you get them to move? I'm thinking of getting a challenge ready for my daughter (14). Probably just one that has her try to beet my high scores on the wii for now. <BR> <BR> What do you do to get yours to move? Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:41:07 EST Late Night Wakes Ups? Can anyone give me some advise or ideas on what I need to be doing differently? <BR> <BR> Gavin is going to be 1 on 1/31 and the past week he has been waking up all through the night again. Is this normal? I don't remember my daughter doing this (of course that was 14 yrs ago as well). This week he has been waking at 10am and going down for a nap at 1 for anywhere from 1.5 hrs to 2.5 hrs. We have breakfast, lunch, and dinner and one snack meal along with a bed time snack to make sure he is f... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:33:11 EST Trouble with naptime Hi guys, I am looking for suggestions on how to get my 20mo son to take a nap. He is great at bedtime. He knows the nighttime routine and curls up in bed without a fight when it's time. And he almost always sleeps a solid 11-12 hours. But the only way I can get him to settle down during the day is to let him nurse to sleep. This is the only time we breastfeed now, and I'd love to wean him completely. I've tried reading books, or letting him watch a boring TV show or just laying down wit... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 14:17:06 EST Who's all here? Who is all here on the team? I see it hasn't been to active for quite some time. <BR> <BR> Michelle - 39 mother of 2 (with hubby total 6) Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:00:45 EST Hi everyone! Hi everyone. My name is Michelle and I have two children at home yet. One is 14 yrs and the other is 11 months. I have recently become a stay at home mom and now have some more time for me. I just needed to see it. After I take my daughter to school I come home and get in a quick workout before the baby wakes up. I have a 50/50 shot for a short one depending on when he wants to wake up. Then I try to get another one in while the baby goes down for his afternoon nap. I have anywhere from 1-3 h... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 17:18:02 EST Back at it Hey gang - we've apparently been classified an "inactive team." But just because we haven't been on the team site for a while, I know we're not INACTIVE! How about a role call? Who's still here? How are you doing? How are your kids? <BR> <BR> I'm doing my best to stay active, but it's a challenge. My son is now almost 19 months and he's definitely a busy little boy. He loves running around outside, but now that it's getting colder and darker in the evenings, we're not outside as muc... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:12:34 EST Hi friends new and old! Some of you might remember me from the Getting Fit Before Baby group or the Fit and Pregnant group... my daughter is now 9 months old and I'm finally back!! I just posted a loong blog entry that explains where I am now better than I can here, but I just wanted to say hi and that I look forward to being motivated by you ladies! Tue, 17 Jul 2012 09:47:53 EST Healthy summer meals I eat pretty healthy and I try to include veggies at every dinner. Summer is obviously the best time for fresh produce. What are some of your favorite summer, produce filled meals? And do your toddlers eat them? Mon, 2 Jul 2012 19:48:56 EST New Team Hello New Mamas <BR> <BR> Just started a new spark team and looking for members its called <BR> Baby Weight Buh Bye <BR><BR>messageboard_thread.asp?board=22900x55<BR>977x47161100 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 16:35:07 EST Weaning linked to depression? I was reading "A Cup of Jo" blog today and she linked to an article about the common but rarely talked about link between weaning and depression. I've never heard of this, but I could totally see it happening. Even now while breastfeeding, I have days when my hormones are off and I can feel myself being a little irrationally depressed. I'm a little worried that this might happen to me once we stop BFing. <BR> <BR> Here is that article. <BR> <BR> <link> Sun, 4 Mar 2012 00:16:15 EST How long are you planning to breastfeed? Just wondering for all those breastfeeding long are you planning to breastfeed your little ones? My girls just turned 9 months and I am going back to work in a month, I was planning on breastfeeding through their first birthday (at least) but I'm not looking forward to going back to work and pumping. I would like to keep going as much as possible :) Tue, 28 Feb 2012 02:57:41 EST How early? Baby at gym daycare So, when is a baby old enough to go to the gym daycare? <BR> (gym says anytime--but I want mom answers.) <BR> When did you do it? Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:09:44 EST How are you balancing baby and working out? What are you tips and tricks working for you. I have not found something that works and need to get motivated. But I just feel so drained at the end of the day as a working mother. What has been working for you guys? What are you mantras? Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:56:22 EST Hi There Hi everyone. I just had Lucas December 3, 2011. At my 6 week visit I was told to wait about 3 weeks until exercising again, but can go out for a walk every once in a while until then so i have been taking a 5-10 minute walk 2 times a week so far with the little man. I am looking on losing about 25 pounds and ok to start exercising next week and hoping this team will help me accomplish that without me doing too much, too quickly and hurting myself (which I totally see myself doing cause I w... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 04:14:32 EST What's your bedtime? I'm wondering what time you put your child to bed. My son is 8mo now and for the last few months we have had routine of putting on pajamas at 8, reading a book or two and then bedtime at 8:30. It seems to work fine for us, because that is the time of night when he is obviously sleepy, yawning and rubbing his eyes. But from a lot of the forums and articles and tv shows that I've seen over the past year, it seems like 7:30 is a common bedtime. <BR> <BR> Is there a reason for that, or is i... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:07:23 EST Answer a Question with a Question Its fun and informative. Answer a question and then asked the next question and keep this thread going. <BR> <BR> <BR> Question: Did any of you gain weight AFTER pregnancy? <BR> <BR> (me - yes. devastating but I am doing something about it.) Sat, 7 Jan 2012 12:56:53 EST 2012 Goals Happy New Years!! Anyone have any goals for the coming year? Mine are: <BR> 1. To complain less <BR> 2. To eat more fruits and veggies <BR> 3. To be more patient (always a goal of mine) <BR> 4. To stretch more <BR> 5. To run a 25K in May (I signed up for a run camp which starts Jan 14) Fri, 6 Jan 2012 09:55:11 EST Happy Holidays I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday with their families. I'm getting super excited to have our first Christmas with my little boy! Sat, 24 Dec 2011 14:24:25 EST "you look great (for just having a baby)" and other things that sap motivation... <BR> <BR> I'm a pre-P weight, but "soft" still, but since my clothes fit, I just really don't care!!! need help! <BR> <BR> what gets your butt to the gym/basement/out for a walk??? <BR> or is it cool to just coast for a while????????????? Tue, 6 Dec 2011 11:39:36 EST Morning to cook a healthy dinner? OK, so I'm having horrible "morning sickness" from about 4pm to 7pm. <BR> The smell of food cooking is horrible during this time. <BR> Actually, doing anything but lying down with my feet up and sipping ice cold water with a cold compress on my sternum is a bad idea. <BR> I've got two school-age kids and a husband who comes home at 6:30pm. He's been cooking, but the kids have been getting to bed late because dinner has been pushed back. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? <BR> Slow-cooking is out--I'... Tue, 6 Dec 2011 10:16:03 EST What are you doing this Thanksgiving? I am SO grateful for some time with my family for a whole long weekend! Tomorrow, my mother-, father- and sister-in-law are coming over. I've taken over hosting Thanksgiving at my house because we drive out there way pretty much every weekend in the fall (fall in our family means University of Michigan football games). And she doesn't like to cook (and frankly isn't a great or adventurous cook). <BR> <BR> So, Thursday I'm doing the meal. Here's what we're having: <BR> Turkey (duh) <BR> R... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 15:09:47 EST Hello from IA Wanted to drop in a say hello. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:48:56 EST make your own baby food? Hi Mamas - <BR> <BR> Have any of you been making your own baby food? It looks simple enough from the tutorials I've been watching. I thought maybe I'd give it a try now that we are starting to ramp up the solids. Any tips, tricks or recipes you would recommend? Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:17:00 EST Hi from San Diego! Hey everyone! I'm Renata, 21 years old with a beautiful baby girl named Jasmine :) She's almost 18 months! I have an amazing husband in the military right now. He has sacrificed a lot for us so we can live comfortably and so I'm able to stay home with Jasmine. We can't wait to see him in 5 weeks! Although I'm not working right now, I am planning on resuming college next year so I can get my BS in Psychology and eventually get a job. <BR> <BR> I didn't realize how important it was to be healt... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 16:14:03 EST Checking in Hi team! How is everyone doing this fall? It's been a pretty hectic fall for me. I spent about 5 weeks of it away from my baby, which is insanely hard. Luckily it wasn't all in a row. And thank goodness for Skype! I got to at least see Graham most days I was gone. There were tears, mostly from me, for sure. My husband did an awesome job of solo parenting, but I'm glad to be home for a while. <BR> <BR> On the plus side, there were days I was able to exercise in the morning or in the e... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 13:39:36 EST New Mommy Here Hello Mamas, I'm a new mom myself had my baby girl September 18th. She means everything to me. I want to be healthier for her and for myself. I excited to start exercising in another 2wks here. I gained 18lbs during my pregnancy and has of today lost 25lbs. Looking forward to chatting with all you mamas :) Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:56:58 EST Confessions of a New Mom While I was prepping food this morning, our son was playing around my feet with the tupperware. It was a moment when I thought, "this is totally do-able, I've got this down". Then I picked him up and saw how dirty his socks and pants were. Ugh, I can't even remember when I last washed the kitchen floor. Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:01:07 EST clingy baby Graham has gotten really clingy again and always wants to be held or for us to be right next to him all the time. Which isn't bad per se. But he's heavy and grabby, so its really hard to cook/eat dinner while holding a big squirmy baby who want to play with everything (especially food). Anyone else's babies go through this phase? He's 6 months old now... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 10:38:07 EST Hello Hi. i am Tracy. i have 2 sons (2 year old and newborn). i am working on loosing my weight gain from getting married. I am actually 2 lbs from my pregnancy weight from just over a week ago. i used to be a runner but had back surgery 2 years ago so i am now a walker. I look forward to getting to know you guys. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 12:55:51 EST What do you do for YOU every day? Do you have any time to yourself each day? Or at least a couple days a week? <BR> Not counting time spent exercising, what do you do with any "free" time that you have? <BR> I know that in some cases this is probably laughable. <BR> <BR> If I get time while the boys are both napping, I usually use it for socializing on the computer, paying bills, and reading. I would love to take a bath, but I get tense thinking that the baby might wake up and need me as soon as I climb in! Today I've be... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 14:27:27 EST Breastfeeding? I am just curious who on the team is breastfeeding? How is it going? <BR> <BR> I feel like Pac Man on most days.... well, um, ok -- EVERYday like I am alwasy hungry wanting to CHOMP my way through the day, lol!! Wed, 21 Sep 2011 21:09:36 EST What am I supposed to wear? I'm 2 weeks postpartum. My maternity pants are too big, and my prepregnancy pants are too small. I don't want to go and buy new "fat" pants until I know how much I'm going to way when the rest of this pregnancy swelling goes down and my uterus finishes shrinking. In the meantime, any suggestions on what to do? Tue, 20 Sep 2011 18:03:23 EST Hello from TX Hello mamas!!! <BR> <BR> I have a 4 1/2 month old baby girl as well 9 & 13 yr old boys. Being a new mom to a baby again has been fun and sometimes not so much. LOL Before getting pregnant I had been with SP for about 3 years or so (?) and had JUST started getting in to running 5Ks. We did 3 last year...the last one being the Komen Race For the Cure in October. I was already pregnant and ended up coming down with a stomach bug the night before so that didn't go quite like I wanted. I have rec... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:35:28 EST HE SLEPT 7 HOURS!! HE SLEPT 7 HOURS!!! Oh I am so stinking excited! My little man slept 7 hours last night!! I got him up to nurse, he went back to sleep and slept until 7 this morning!!! I feel like a new person!!! <BR> <BR> Sorry, I was so excited I had to share!! Lol!! <BR> <BR> How is everyone else's baby sleeping? When did your babies start sleeping through? Sat, 17 Sep 2011 10:05:28 EST diapers? Does anyone else's baby have poopy blowouts up their back on an almost daily basis?? We've tried several brands of diapers and this happens with all of them - it just shoots right on up and out. Several of his shirts/pjs have permanent stains on the back, plus it's a pain to have to change him. Today it was all over his back - what a mess!! Sat, 17 Sep 2011 09:45:23 EST To flu shot or not to flu shot Are you supposed to get a flu shot when you have a baby? I normally don't because I rarely get sick. But I don't know whether it's a good idea to have one now so the baby doesn't get sick. And does the baby need one? I just saw the doctor Monday and of course didn't think to ask about it until after we left. Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:34:41 EST Hello! Just realized this team was here =) <BR> <BR> I was part of the Fit and Pregnant team, but then quit that because I didn't really have the time (or patience) to deal with all the preggo members =) <BR> <BR> Sweet Pea is 4 months old (born on Mother's Day) and it's been quite the ride since. She's our 4th, but it's been a completely different experience. We had a home birth with her, and based on physical characteristics, our midwife strongly suggested that we have her tested for Down Synd... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:34:37 EST TGIF Thank goodness it's almost the weekend because apparently I need some sleep. Today I drove halfway to work before I noticed jonas was still in the backseat. I had to turn around and drive 15 minutes back to daycare. <BR> <BR> It's ok to be braindead on Fridays right? Fri, 9 Sep 2011 13:29:49 EST 6 Week PP Check up All I have to say is why does it have to go so fast?! I went in for my 6 week PP check up, today is baby's 6 week b-day and I feel like crying because I know his baby-hood is going to go so fast <em>46</em> Anybody else feel sad because of this??? Thu, 8 Sep 2011 18:17:03 EST Hair loss after baby I know that you are supposed to expect a lot of that extra hair from pregnancy to fall out after your baby is born, but OMG I feel like I'm going bald! I'm not going to have anything left if it doesn't let up soon. <BR> <BR> Did you guys experience the same thing? When did it seem to go back to normal? <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Sep 2011 16:55:09 EST We're still hip, right? I'm having this major identity struggle right now. Who am I? What am I doing with my life? Those kinds of questions. <BR> I'm part of a team on SP that has been a major part of my life for the past year and a half. There through thick and thin, very open about life complications and celebrations, fun and serious all at the same time. But since I've become more involved in family life, having so much of my time taken up by having two children, I feel like I'm sort of getting the cold shou... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 16:48:52 EST Exercise: How Are You Guys Doing It? Hey guys! I am 4 weeks postpartum now (OMG!!) and minus some light walking, have not begun to exercise yet but looking at my little guy, I am wondering HOW IN THE HECK am I supposed to find time to exercise??? He was doing good with stretching his feedings out to about 4 1/2 to 5 hours but lately has gone back to nursing about every 3 hours (growth spurt I'm guessing???). I have 3 other kiddos so time is a precious commodity and am starting to feel the squeeze of being a bit overwhelmed. ... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 18:01:10 EST Help from you breastfeeding moms So I've been back at work full time for about 3 weeks now and want to continue feeding Jonas breastmilk as long as possible. These past 2 weeks, I've been able to pump enough at work to keep up with his feedings. But the past couple days, I've had trouble producing enough and have had to use my backup supply in the freezer (which I hate to dip into too much.) The past couple days have also been pretty busy at work, which I suspect might be part of the problem. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:05:55 EST Finding the Time to Exercise I have finally realized at 9 weeks postpartum that if I keep waiting to have time to exercise, that it's never going to happen! <BR> <BR> This morning I got up to feed Avery at 4:30 (she slept 6 1/2 hours a new record!), and afterwards when I was laying in bed trying to fall back asleep I thought, I'm not even tired, I should get up and do something. <BR> <BR> I think I've also avoided it because after 10 months of not exercising (I had bad morning sickness and never got back into it), I ... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:38:18 EST Hello! Hello! My name is Angie and I was on the fit and pregnancy while I was pregnant. This was my first pregnancy and I had my baby boy Samuel one week ago on august 9. I was induced due to preelamsia and hypertension when I was 37 weeks and 5 days. Samuel is doing great and I am on modified bed rest for two weeks ( now starting week two) since I still have high blood pressure. While pregnant I gained 56 pounds!! <em>40</em> I know alot of this weight is water weight due to swelling. Once ... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:34:23 EST I'm starving!!! Hey breastfeeding mamas - are the rest of you as hungry as I am? I thought I was hungry during pregnancy! Sheesh. I'm just famished all the time now. While I was trying to keep weight gain to a minimum during pregnancy, I wasn't as concerned about watching calories. I know I shouldn't be worried now either, but I'd also like to get back to my pre-pregnancy shape. I'm close in terms of weight, but am still carrying a little extra around the middle so that some pants are awfully uncomfort... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 13:21:25 EST Daycare and other resources Daycare Resources and More <BR> <BR> Well- Baby Exams standards: Centers for Disease COntrol's Developmental Milestones website<BR>tml <BR> you can enter your childs age and have a checklist of age approroate miles stones pop up which you can fill out and print for your next well baby appointment <BR> <BR> Daycare and childcare sources online <BR> <BR> Go to for a complist list of suggest questions to ask caregiver <BR> <B... Thu, 19 May 2011 08:06:20 EST new tunes? I need some new workout music to prepare for running again. Suggestions? Fri, 13 May 2011 07:37:47 EST Daycare For those moms who work outside the house, what are you doing or planning on doing for daycare? Sat, 7 May 2011 19:10:13 EST Post-partum fitness goals It's been a long time since I last ran. I know it's going to be ROUGH when I start up again, but I'm looking forward to it. My longer term goal (spring/summer 2012) is to run a half marathon. I'm going to break it up in segments. Once I'm cleared for running by my OB, I will probably start the C25K program (just to give me a training schedule). Then I'll work on a 10K training. Then the half training. I may treat myself to some new running shoes, as well! <BR> <BR> I'll also start a... Sun, 1 May 2011 17:23:30 EST Hi! Hello, my name is Amber, I am a 25 y/o stay at home mom. I have a son, Maverick, who is 22 months old. My boyfriend and I have been together for 8 years and we are currently trying so our second child. <BR> <BR> We have been unable to get pregnant (so far) and I am in hopes to lose some weight to help us get pregnant :) <BR> <BR> It's nice to meet you all! Tue, 5 Apr 2011 20:27:05 EST Thank you girls It means soooo much to know there are ladies out there that are going through the same thing. Things are getting better, I got to work out today and I have found a great babysitter that my daughter hangs in there with. She has been so attached to me its time to break free, :) Thu, 31 Mar 2011 23:03:08 EST Hello Everyone Hi my name is Jess. I am kinda new to SP. I've done it in the past, but signed up again today. I am a single mom and my little girl is now 4. TIME FLEW BY. <BR> I joined because I need to lose the mommy pounds that wont go away. My goal is to lose 40 pounds and met tons of new spark friends. <BR> Can't wait to get to know you all. <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:07:58 EST Hiya from Texas Hi guys - I'm Amy, I'm 31 yrs old and live in the Dallas, TX area. I married a Canadian 2&1/2 years ago and we are expecting a little boy (our first child) in May. Right now I work full time at a place that makes TV and radio commercials, but due to the unpredictable hours, I think I'm gonna be a SAHMom for a while at least. That would probably mean finding a new career field eventually, which worries me a little, but I think it would be the best choice for our family. <BR> <BR> A couple ... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:16:46 EST Hi - I live in Missouri Hiya everyone! <BR> <BR> It was great to read about everyone here. I am 31 and pregant with my first. I am married to a fun loving guy for five years and we are thrilled to be pregnant. I work fulltime and am *trying* to finish a doctorate degree in public poicy. I might just end up taking my masters and will just have two masters! <BR> <BR> I joined spark back in 2008 to get healthy. I went from 211 to 160 losing 50 pounds. I started running and found my passion. I ran my first half marat... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 06:01:58 EST New mommie of 5 month baby girl Well to share a little bit with anyone who can help and is interested. I am a new mommy, and before I found out I was pregnant with my daughter I had went from 176-145 by completing a round of P90X. I LOVED IT!!! I felt good it was great. I looked great! However I let myself go when I got pregnant and i'll never forgive myself, because now I am struggling. I couldn't wait till I had her and my six weeks post pregnancy recovery was over. I was so determined to start P90X! I had gained 82... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 00:33:27 EST Hi From Maine! Hi. My name's Aileen. I'm a SAHM in central Maine to two sweet little boys. I was a creative writing major in college (poetry), but that has definitely taken a backseat to my kids and my health these past three years. But I still love to read, and I continue to write whenever my brain settles down long enough! I've been Sparking since October of 2009. <BR> I started my journey here shortly after my first son turned one. I went to my doctor to see if I had some sort of imbalance or thyro... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 21:30:13 EST Hello from Mississippi! My name is Jamie :) I am 26 years old, have been married to an amazing man for almost 3 years, and pregnant with our first child! My due date is set for April 15, but I'm hoping to meet our little guy (yes, he's a BOY) sooner if possible! <BR> <BR> My journey on Spark started with me weighing in at 245lbs. Over the course of 15 months, I lost 103lbs and gained a whole new prospective on life! I have remained relatively active through most of my pregnancy walking, workout dvds, light s... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 17:52:05 EST Hi from a Canadian! Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> My name is Shelley, I am 31 years old and as many of you know I am a soon to be mom of triplets, two boys and a girl! My husband and I have been together about 5 years and married for almost three, we had planned to start our family this year and we are certainly doing it in a big way, my first pregnancy has now also turned into my last! <BR> <BR> I've been a member of SP for ages, I think I joined in 2004 when I was at the end of my University days and I w... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:20:14 EST Howdy from Wyoming! I'm here!! Hi all, I'm Amber! Hillary did such a great job introducing herself, I am not sure I will do the same, but here goes.... <BR> <BR> I am 35 and pregnant with my 4th (((and final))) kiddo. I have the 3 greatest kids anyone can ever hope for (what can I say, I am biased, lol). I've been married for almost 16 years to my best friend. I am a SAH mom and love every minute of it... well mostly, lol! <BR> <BR> I came to SP 4 years ago after my youngest was born and I've been here since! I lead... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 10:30:16 EST Hi, I'm Hillary Welcome to the team, everyone! I'm Hillary, the team creator/leader. I'm 31 years old, live in west Michigan, married to a wonderful man for almost 6 years, have a basset hound named Cooper, work full-time as a college administrator, and am about to be a mama for the first time! <BR> <BR> I started my fitness journey 5 years ago as a thin, but out of shape, 20-something. I learned to run and still aspire to one day complete a half-marathon (I'm setting a hopefully realistic goal of June... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 08:44:25 EST Team Photo I'm having a hard time finding an actual FREE photo online to use as our team photo. Anyone have a photo they think would work well for our group? Thu, 24 Mar 2011 08:19:49 EST