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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!

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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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  • v DRB13_1
    Thanks for the blog comments! I haven't decided on the next half marathon (I like that distance for a challenge, still haven't crossed the Rubicon to commit to a full marathon) because I may be going out of the country later in the year.
    3594 days ago
    Have fun with your cleaning! My problem right now, hard to decide which one should stay or throw, hehe
    3595 days ago
    Go for it! I bet you'd look SUPER HOT! I can't wait until I can fit into more stores' clothes.

    Thanks for the goodie!
    3596 days ago
    THX for the other tips!! I appreciate it!
    3600 days ago
  • v FIT-WHIT
    Hey girl! Thanks for stopping by my page- you're so sweet. :) Never doubt that you have ALL the capacity you need to reach your goals here! Seriously! When I found Spark and TRULY committed to changing my life and habits, I got SO EXCITED! Just think: One year from now you WILL be a different person. Even two months from now, you WILL be different. Always think of it in terms of where you "will be" not "could be" or "might be." You are in charge of your own happiness and success.

    We're all here for you, cheering you on! Have a rockin' week!
    3601 days ago
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