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2/2012 - Down to 135lbs!

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After my 1st race -with 1 of my biggest motivators to get healthy & fit!


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2012 Update - I am the healthiest that I have been in a long time and my Spark is shining bright.
I have been putting on and losing 20+ lbs over the past couple of years. I would do really good, but always let myself settle back into "Easy" and allowed myself to accept the excuses that I would make. You know ~ the too busy and not enough time stuff. It really came down to not loving myself enough - I put everyone else before myself and would feel guilty if I did take time for me. I mean I could barely use the bathroom with out having a little one around ~ how in the world was I suppose to workout? On top of that I would beat myself up for gaining weight and not having any energy. I am changing that - I have made a lifestyle change ~ not a quick fix. I am in this for me and sharing that with my family makes it even better!

What Clicked - I am trying to download some picture from my camera and the memory on my computer is next to nil. I decide I really need to go through and clean up my pictures. So I start scanning through and deleting...deleting ones that are blurry, ones that are similar, and ones of me. I realized that I didn't like any of the pictures that I was in. How did I get here? I had been unhealthy for so long I had gotten comfortable - yet I wasn't comfortable with the way I looked or felt.

I realized that I had deleted years of memories because I wasn't happy with how I was living my life. My kids would probably wonder if their mother ever went on vacation with them. No more deleting - I am loving me and my life. The changes I am making are not only physical but mental. I can now look at those pictures from before and be proud of who I am becoming.

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen - Michael Jordan

I am doing wanting & wishing...I am making it happen!

"She took the leap and built her wings on the way down"

Member Since: 5/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 6,906

My Goals:
~Reading Eat For Health by Fuhrman.

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Personal Information:
From Central VA. Married to a wonderful husband and have 3 children ( 2 boys & a girl)

Other Information:
Its a lifestyle - Train like there's no finish line.
10/2010 ~ 6k (1st Race)
3/2012 ~ 8k
3/2013 ~ Disney Princess Half

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  • v FITFOODIE806
    Thanks for the add. You are one pretty and fit mama!
    2475 days ago
  • v _FITMAMA
    Welcome to the Muscle & Fitness Hers team! Please feel free to introduce yourself to the team!
    2749 days ago
    emoticon to the Green Smoothie Lovers Team!
    Drinking green smoothies is the quickest, easiest way to obtain incredible health results. Simply by adding one Green Smoothie to your diet every day will start to bring about amazing positive change in the body. When the body gets the foods it needs, it can heal itself. Green Smoothies are fast and extremely easy to make. No matter what your schedule is, you can manage making a Green Smoothie. From start to finish, it takes less than 5 minutes, and that includes cleaning up!

    2777 days ago
  • v CASSAN

    I was just biking emoticon on by and found your page. I wanted to stop by and give you a warm welcome.
    We are in this together and if you ever need anything I am here for you 100%. We cal do this and We will do it. Just keep pushing for your goals. emoticon
    So please feel free to stop by anytime

    Bright 'n' Shiny
    4133 days ago
    I'm a bit late but still want to give you A big hello and welcome to Sparks. I hope your journey here will be a blessing to you. I have almost been here a year and I'm still loving it. There is a lot of info you will recieve and friends waiting to be made to help encourage you along the way. Try not to let this place overwhelm you. It will take a couple of weeks before you feel like you know what your doing. No question is a dumb question. We all had to ask a lot of them. Stay focused, it is a long journey. I do hope you will stay here for the long haul. It's one we are doing together. If you need anything just let me know.

    Blessings, Susan

    4136 days ago