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My name is Charlotte. Once upon a time I was at goal weight. Physically I looked pretty good but inside I was a mess. I had extreme anxiety and I felt like I was losing it mentally. With counselling I discovered that I have OCD and went on a medication to help get over the hump. Three years and fifty odd pounds later I knew I had to do something because this wasn't working. After discussing this with my doctor I went off the medication but still didn't lose weight...although at least I wasn't gaining. I decided to train for a marathon and doing that I lost just over ten pounds and toned a little. After I completed my marathon I decided to try the 21 Day Fix Extreme and do the nutrition program that comes with it. I have completed several cycles and lost about eight pounds. I needed a break and decided to switch it up by trying Insanity Max 30. I am halfway I have lost weight but am going to wait until the end to tally the weight and inches lost. I am not where I want to be but I am on the right track and enjoying the journey. Being a heavier weight has changed how I think because it made me realize that I am the same person regardless of what my body looks like. I have also changed my outlook on food. I now eat to fuel my body and fuel my body so it can perform properly. My soul is the same. I am putting one foot infront of the other and doing my best. I look back on every day and thank God that I have had the strength and endurance to run every leg of the race that has been endowed to me. I look forward to more challenges and many more years to come. I know that I am going to live my life to its most grandest! This is to a incredible journey!
Les Miserables
Jean Valjean: To love another person is to see the face of God.

Member Since: 9/5/2009

Fitness Minutes: 32,717

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is 125lbs but 135lbs is my more realistic goal. I'll see how I feel and how I lose. Hopefully my metabolism corporates and I lose like normal again! Not sure if my stretched twin skin will let me show defined abs but it is worth a try!
GOALS 2015
Running a full marathon DONE
Count calories daily DONE
Finish Insanity Cont...
Drink 10 cups water daily DONE
Lose 4 lbs a month CONT...
Continue daily God time Cont...
Read 2 books in a month hahahah I wish

My Program:
I ran my first half marathon BMO Vancouver May 1 2011. It rocked! On May 3 2015 I finished my first marathon. My time wasn't what I wanted but the fact that I ran 17 miles injured and finished strong was life changing. I believe in making exercise and nutrition a lifestyle. To be successful in this you need to learn about moderation and discipline. I love to run and run about 15 miles a week and am currently doing Insanity Max 30. I am following a simple and easy nutrition plan that takes the guess work out and isn't difficult at all. I also have done Making The Cut, Insanity, P90X, T25, 21 Day Fix Extreme, PIYO, Les Mills Combat

Personal Information:
My name is Charlotte. I live in Canada and I love it! My husband and I have been married for 15 years. I have three children. My daughter is 12 years old and I have 9 year old twin boys. l want to be healthy and fit. I want to be able to enjoy my life and family as I age. I want to be that 70 year old running a marathon and encouraging others along the way. I want my children to see me as inspiration and strive for a healthy lifestyle. I would like to see my family in family runs. As our children see what we are doing with our lives my wish is that they will be inspired as well.

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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy

There are no short cuts to anywhere worth going.
Beverly Sills

"But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will RUN and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:30-31

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 11: 28-30

"When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes."
� Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.

All my very best,

Jack Layton

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    When you commented I read my blog again which I hadn't done in years. I'd forgotten a lot. I really did think I was dying. Those men did not take me seriously at all ha ha. I think in forgetting the horribleness of certain life events unfortunately we end up forgetting a lot of the good too. Like I remember how amazing it felt to be done, but I forgot the good parts along the way, the camaraderie with fellow runners, the exhilaration and the mental strength throughout the course. So glad I wrote it all down to look back on. Training is hard, but it's worth it. I forgot that part too. Can't wait to read your recollection of it all in a few months from now. You'll do great!
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