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Welcome to my Sparkpage!

My name is Dara and I'm a personal trainer and an actress. I've been active all my life, but have never reached my ideal body. I was almost there when, in June of 2009, I was involved in an accident on a city bus (one bus rearended the bus I was on) and I ended up with a concussion, whiplash, and backstrain. As a result of my injuries I was unable to work out for over 10 months and also developed prolonged insomnia due to the concussion. This lead to a depression and my doctor put me on a medication that helped, but caused me to gain 30 lbs.

I started to focus on losing the weight and gaining my strength back in August 2010. It has been a rough journey, with injuries flaring up and getting in the way. Little by little, I've been making my way.

I've started to see this as an opportunity. Now, as a trainer I will be more able to relate to my clients and they will know that I don't just talk the talk. I have been there and I truly know how to make lasting changes.

This is my list of things I want out of my life. It's in no particular order and it's always being added to!

1. I want to be healthy and fit.

2. I want to be a successful actress.

3. I want to be a fitness model.

4. I want to travel the world.

5. I want to have children with my loving husband and be a healthy example.

6. I want to be able to do a pull up (or 2 or 3). DONE! MARCH 27TH 2011!

7. I want to be able to afford nice clothes and shoes!

8. I want to be a role model and an inspiration to those around me.

9. I want to have a successful home personal training business.

10. I want to be known as someone who never gives up!

It all starts here!

Member Since: 8/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 12,638

My Goals:
1) Get back to pre accident weight of 140 lbs (DONE AUGUST 13, 2011!)
2) Get to 15% body fat for Bikini Competition (not 15% but DONE the competition!)
3) Be a model in a fitness magazine

My Program:
I have a competition prep coach who tells me what to eat and how to train.

Typically very clean eating, no sugar, no additives.

Workouts are 3 days a week strength training and 4 days a week cardio.

Personal Information:
5 foot 8 inches tall
starting weight - Aug 1 2010 - 170lbs

Aug 8/2010 - 165.4
Aug 15/2010 - 162
Aug 22/2010 - 162.4
Aug 31/2010 - 160
Sept 7/2010 - 158
Sept 12/2010 - 158
Sept 20/2010 - 156.6
Sept 26/2010 - 156.2
Oct 2/2010 - 155.4
Oct 9/2010 - 154
Oct 17/2010 - 153.4
Nov 1/2010 - 152
Nov 14/2010 - 150
Dec 8/2010 - 153 (muscle gain)
Jan 5/2011 - 154 (muscle gain)
Feb 1/2011 - 157 (beginning of one month no scale challenge)
Mar 1/2011 - 155.5
Mar 6/2011 - 154.8
Mar 13/2011 - 152.8
Mar 20/2011 - 153 (TOM)
Mar 27/2011 - 150
April 3/2011- 149.6
April 10/2011 - 148.8
April 17/2011 - 145.8
June 5th/2011 - 155 (after vacation)
June 15th/2011 - 155
June 27th/2011 - 150
July 18/2011 - 145.6
Aug 8/2011 - 141.4
Aug 13/2011 - 139.8
Aug 26/2011 - 137

Other Information:
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily.

Nothing worth doing is ever easy.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Everytime you say 'Eff it, I don't care' and eat that bag of cookies or chips, there's a 100% chance you'll care later.

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Edison

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