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I've been a Spark member since 5/25/2004. That's a lot of time, to learn a lot, collect a lot of underpants, suffer from analysis paralysis, and go the wrong direction. Granted, there were a lot of absences in that period...which kind of highlights my #1 problem... consistency. But I'm here again, and I'm still working on it. Fall down once, get back up. Keep going.

Member Since: 5/25/2004

Fitness Minutes: 92,157

My Goals:
I really want to improve my overall fitness. I'm just out of shape all around. I want to tone up and feel strong and be flexible. I want to "dominate my bodyweight." I want to feel comfortable in my own body and be able to just move and live my everyday life without worrying about being too sore, too tired, too weak, too out of shape, to scared I'm going to injure my back.

I want to be happy with myself and how I look and feel, no matter what I weigh, and I want to be a good example for my sons as they get older. To be proud of myself and teach them good habits, I need to develop those good habits for myself 1st.

My Program:
Right now, I do nothing, and it's got to change.
In the past, I tried jogging/running... never really enjoyed it, and it was pretty hard on my body.
I've enjoyed walking, but never saw much progress from it...but at least I was doing something and felt better.
Cardio kickboxing DVDs like TurboJam (and the occasional in person BodyCombat class back in the day) were fun. Zumba was ok, but repetitive. I have a hard time carving out that "me" time for scheduled classes because it's just that much more time away from my family/kids. I crave flexibility, but cave when executing...
Weight training is just meh. I tried ChaLean Extreme. I like fitness bands. I like Nia Shanks material. I like seeing progress. I hate getting too sore too quick and stalling out.

Yoga classes were great (but see above re outside classes). I have a few videos I like, but they just feel lacking overall. I really do love yoga though. The strength, flexibility, mentality of it

Personal Information:
Married to my high school sweetheart with two amazing boys. Homeschooling my teen right now, and chasing my pre-schooler. Working full time with two hours of commute time every day (yay, audiobooks).

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    Week 2 is behind us and we are well on our way for week 3. Thank you for being such a big part of the Pink Flamingo Team! You are doing an awesome job. I know it is hard to stay on track when the scale is not in your favor. You had a great weigh in this week - stay the course - you will get there! Debbie

    303 days ago
    Thank you for weighing in for week 1. Your weight loss goal seems very attainable and I am sure you are going to meet that goal. You have the right mindset and you are determined. You will knock this challenge out of the park....I just know it. Stay strong and keep on moving! Debbie

    310 days ago
  • v 1SUZIQ11
    KD...I used to be a pink flamingo and then fell off the wagon for awhile. I'm starting over again. Is it to late to join the summer weight loss team and who would I talk to to find out?
    318 days ago
  • v KRYS210
    Welcome to the team. Be sure to check the team wall daily for great health tips. Afterwards, scroll down and find a post to participate in.

    Krys, Leader

    319 days ago
    Congratulations on your SP Anniversary! 16 years of better health! You can be proud! emoticon
    328 days ago
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