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I earned my black belt in karate at age 51. I loved karate, but my knees eventually decided I couldn't study it anymore. Both of my daughters have black belts, too.

Presently, I have a Cubii and a Fitbit and I'm using them to add more activity to my life. Goals: to up my cardio intensity and add strength training.

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I have been trying for several years to get healthier and more active. I have been working out with workout videos and DVDs, generally 3-5 times a week. I do step, aerobics, stability ball, yoga, and weight-lifting. I particularly enjoy Sharon Mann's The Works workouts. videofitness.com is a great site for getting information on workout DVDs and videos.

I am studying karate, and I love it! I have a double black stripe belt, and I'm now in hard training for my black belt, which I hope to earn sometime this year. Both of my daughters have black belts. My oldest has a black belt second degree and she is now teaching karate at our dojo, and my youngest has her black belt, first degree, although she's not in active training now.

I wore a pedometer daily for a long time, and I used it to participate in the Eowyn Challenge, since I'm a big Lord of the Rings fan. I made it all the way to Mount Doom and back, recording a total of over 4,000 miles. Read about the Eowyn Challenge here:
http://home.insightbb.com/~eowynchalleng
e/index.html Now I wear a Gruve device, which tells me how many calories I burn a day.

One thing I also did recently is to buy a Laptop Lunches lunch box. See the website here: http://www.laptoplunches.com/ I first learned about them when I ran across the Vegan Lunchbox site here: http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/ which has a lot of very cool and interesting ideas for packing your own lunch. My Flickr pictures of some of the lunches I have packed are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/19648011@N00/
tags/lunchbox/ If you are interested in lunchbox/bento box lunches, you may enjoy the Flickr group Bentoboxes: http://www.flickr.com/groups/bentoboxes/

I want to drop perhaps ten more pounds. I think tracking everything I eat will help.

My LiveJournal is here: http://pegkerr.livejournal.com.


Member Since: 8/9/2006

Fitness Minutes: 45,157

My Goals:
I want to work toward leading a consistently healthy lifestyle and lose a few pounds. And enjoy doing it.


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I am using workout DVDs and videos, doing step, aerobics, weightlifting, stability ball, and yoga. I also do elliptical at my office gym. I have studied karate in the past and hope to get back to it again soon. I wear a pedometer every day and I've started bicycling to work.



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Livejournal: http://pegkerr.livejournal.com


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  • v MORGANMALFOY
    Peg, I have to second the 'thanks for spreading the spark!' because I joined when you posted too, and I am really glad I have, it's great. I've been drinking more water, trying to eat healthier, and trying to go get more exercise.
    5300 days ago
  • v BUGZMUM
    Hi Peg! I love your SparkPage. What a beautiful family you have. Your commitment to a healthy lifestyle inpires me. Kudos to you! Yvonne
    5301 days ago
  • v KIMBERLYCREATES
    Hi this is tiellan from LJ. I wanted to say thanks for turning me onto SparkPeople! I joined up a couple weeks ago when you posted about it, but I forgot your username. I looked you up after I saw you post about SP again recently. I'm loving this site too! Thanks!
    5306 days ago
  • v AMETHISTDOLPHIN
    Hey, Srry I took so long to reply, I havent really been active. I do however have been keeping track of what I eat, cause my nutricionist makes me send her the list. I cant exercise quite yet but I have been making a bigger effort to not be so lasy...

    I have lost some weight but I'll wait for my appointment with B to see just how much...
    5333 days ago
  • v no profile image SABIK79
    :::waves::: Hi Peg ... This is Carole. You've inspired me again. I've been looking for motivation to start excersising again. I have to get up at 4:30 to do it, but I just might get started again. Thanks for the link to this site. It looks like fun.
    5365 days ago
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