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about a year and a bit ago in MTL... probably high 130s

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I had planned on doing a sprint and an Olympic length triathlon this summer, but that was not possible. I would like to renew that goal for next summer, so I am focusing on establishing a good base this winter.

I joined sparkpeople 2 years ago, but didn't really use it. I have my own computer now, so I think I will use it regularly. I was happy to note that my original goal was to try a beginner triathlon and I have completed two since then.

In the past 2 years, my fitness has definitely improved. I joined a beginner triathlon class once a week at a city recreation centre. Now, I am belong to a triathlon club, which is really motivating and inspiring.

Before this last bout of illness, I was doing a 2 hour strength / spin class, and an hour swim class every week. I also walked about twice a week during my lunch hour with friends.

I also keep active by not owning a car and doing a lot of walking every day. I moved so that my walk to work is 20 minutes in the summer (and a lot longer in the winter), so I get AT LEAST 40 minutes of exercise five times a week.

Currently, my goals are :
how many calories I burn a week - I report on my progress in my blog

how many kilometres I've walked in a week - I need a better system to track this (no reward, just fun to see the bar chart go up)

getting to bed on time, getting up on time (rewards are felt daily as I am back to the "land of the living" again)

drinking enough water (again, I like clicking the icon everyday)

getting to work at a certain time - I am on a return to work prograrm from an extended illness - this has been really challenging for me in the past, but it is getting easier as I am getting better... my reward is a facial after I've reached a certain number of "points" I've given myself - I'm almost there and I'm super excited!!!!

tidy for 15 minutes and do a load of dishes EVERY DAY - reward is that I can actually have people over now!

thought I would post my triathlon results for motivation:
Try-a-tri #2
1:29:05 200m swim - 20k bike - 5k run
(I can definitely do better than this... I was low iron and hadn't trained in a month but I had paid my money so I did it anyways!)

Try-a-tri #1
48:51 100m swim - 11.4k bike - 2 km run

Member Since: 3/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 17,326

My Goals:
lose body fat:
I need to set new goal dates and rewards I think..

151 lbs - done
reward: magazine

Jan. 13 - 149 lbs - done
reward: new workout video

143 lbs
day at the outdoor spa
-got new outfit instead (Aug. 23)

140 lbs
$60 new makeup from clinique (Aug. 23)

138 lbs
new bblry app.

135 lbs - spend $25 on itunes

132 lbs
day at the outdoor spa

127 lbs
dinner out (Wellington Gastro)

May 12 - 120 lbs
night on the town: theatre and nice dinner and a nice outfit

112 lbs
new work clothes from banana republic (long-lasting, b/c I'm going to wear them for a long time!!)

My Program:
walk 40 minutes a day
additional workout twice a week (yoga, swim)
cook healthy meals regularly
establish a regular sleep/ eating routine

Personal Information:
late-twenties Canadian gal looking to connect with inspiring people!

Other Information:
love to read:

Stolen Life by Ruby Wiebe and Yvonne Johnson

Harry Potter

Septimus Heap - series by Angie Sage

No Impact Man - Colin Beaven

Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames by Thich Nhat Hanh

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