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Hi everyone. I am German girl currently living in the UK with my English husband and black lazy rescue cat Jenny.
I'm a freelance seamstress specialising in vintage inspired clothing that I either design myself or make from original patterns.
I am also a runner, walker, hiker and cyclist and enjoy being active outdoors.
I have given up diets an calorie counting and aim for healthy eating and giving my body what it needs plus the occasional treats. This works pretty well as my body rewards me with running faster and longer every week. I can't sit still anymore and therefore wont.

Member Since: 2/4/2011

Fitness Minutes: 4,648

My Goals:
Running a half marathon race in October 2011. I have conquered the distance in a training session with my husband the other week and feel now ready to race. In fact, I can't wait.
Goal time is under 2 hours. Watch this space!!!!

My Program:
I run A LOT!!! I try to aim for at least 5 times a week varying my runs from sprint sessions to short runs to long and slow and anything in the middle. It seems to work. I do not follow a particular plan. I listen to my body and when it wants to run fast I make sure it does. Sometimes it just doesn't want to run at all, then I go and take it for ice cream. I deserve it, my body deserves it. I love my body!!! It does great things. I also do strength training 3-4 times a week for 15-20 min.
I have not joined a gym and don't think I ever will again. I spend a lot of money on gyms in the past and never went. My gym is the great outdoors, a fitness mat and some free weights.

Personal Information:
28 years old
married to a wonderful husband (who is very fit...due to his job... so I need to keep up with him)
loves vintage clothing, vintage lifestyle
is a seamstress, making vintage inspired clothes (just in case you are interested in that sort of thing)
loves cats, travelling, movies, hiking, cooking and entertaining, enjoys life

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    Bonjour & Hello !
    Thank you for joining the Paris Team. I encourage everyone to share what Paris means to them .. a place to visit, a center of art , or a fashion capital ?
    I live in Paris, and started a small blog at DixieinParis.com. If you are coming to Paris, please let me know. I will buy you a café !
    I love meeting new friends !
    merci !

    3161 days ago
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    -MaryAnn emoticon

    P.S. calories (n)- tiny creatures that live in your closet and sew your clothes a little bit tighter every night. emoticon
    3589 days ago
    Hey, Beatrice!! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I could sooooooo relate to what you were saying too!! I am glad you understand. I guess I just got caught up in the marathon mania, because the training for my first seemed to go so smoothly. I think marathon running is great, but only if you are really psyched up for it, and ready mentally to take it on. I certainly don't think it should be the distance of choice... at least not for me. Plus I think the extra mileage is really having a negative impact on me, and I am up 10+ lbs from where I was at Christmas (my goal). I am so disgusted with myself, but my appetite is just so crazy. I used to feel that running helped me keep my eating in check, but that hasn't been the case with the excessive mileage I've been doing. And I am getting really burned out with running, dreading every run, even the shorter ones!!! Is that horrible?? I have only run twice this week, and both runs were really short, and it's now been 3 days that I haven't run.... And I am dreading my long run tomorrow.... Thanks so much for understanding.

    On a different subject - we have been sewing for my Hauswirtschaftskurs. I am totally loving it. My husband was so impressed with the pillow cases we made with Reißverschluß. He thought it looked store-bought. He was also very impressed with my button holes on another pillow case! =) I have now purchased a pattern and material to make my daughters some dresses. I am so excited!! I wish you lived close by, so you could kind of help me get started. I am a little unsure of myself. But I am off to set up my work area now to get started on those dresses!! I will try to post pictures of my progress, maybe on FB, ok?

    Have a great weekend!!
    3603 days ago
    Beatrice - how are you??? So proud of you for finishing your first HM!! That was a great time too. Great job, girl!

    My husband has been offered a job here in Germany - it was totally unexpected. He didn't even apply for anything, we were just talking to the right people at the right time, and BAM! They invited him to come in and check out the job. We took that (as well as some other things) as a definite sign that we are supposed to stay here in Germany. I am VERY EXCITED!! That will be such a HUGE weight lifted from us! His current job situation is just horrible.

    I will also be in England next week. Are you here in Germany?? I was thinking maybe we could meet up, but only if you want to and have time. =)

    3661 days ago
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    You are so talented! I'm jealous, I managed to even mangle making a heart pillow once, let alone a full wardrobe =P
    3691 days ago
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