LARKSONGRUTH

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I teach English as a Second Language at Southern Utah University. I also enjoy gardening, music, reading, writing, and walking my dog. I am amazed at what a difference exercise has made for me. It has really helped me trim up, and kept me from getting depressed. My favorite exercises are walking/running and Callenetics. I like Callentics because it is almost like relaxing into fitness, and it is very gentle. As I have been seriously working on my cardio-exercise and sleeping better, my energy and mood levels have been rising. My dog, Shadow, is a great walking partner, and is really into this walk run thing, which is a great motivator for me. I have really been enjoying using the SparkPeople website.

*Lose five pounds at a time until I am to my goal of 145
* Work on keeping connected with my two daughters who are in two different cities
* Have more fun and work on cultivating some of my friendships
* Go to the temple every month
* Get my house in better order and work on maintaining it well


Member Since: 8/22/2011

Fitness Minutes: 15,770

My Goals:
Lose 5 pounds by December 9; then go onto the next five and work on maintaining what I've lost. (Ultimately want to get to 145)

Succeed at the Better Sleep Challenge. Keep a streak going for at least one month beginning September 9, 2012

Work on keeping my Spirits up by taking the Stress busting challenge and regular exercise.

My motives to loose that weight:

Feel Better
Less Tired
More Energy
Keep my knees from hurting
Safe BMI and beyond
Fit into size 12
Surprise my daughters

I want to work towards being able to do 10 pushes from my toes and do at least one pull up.


My Program:
I'm working on Spark Coach

Better Sleep Challenge

Stress Busting Challenge

Participating in the Halloween Trot



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Cedar City, Utah


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  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something,
    perhaps when you are least expecting it.
    I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down."
    ~Charles F. Kettering
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    Thank you for the mini trampoline goodie! Have a healthy week!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2724 days ago
  • v KALANTHA
    “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” (Christian D. Larson)

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    2728 days ago
  • v KALANTHA
    emoticon "Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil." (John Ruskin)

    Wishing you well in the week ahead!

    Kathy

    2745 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Every day of our lives we are faced with a choice.
    The choice to BE, or to be truly AMAZING.
    Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
    No matter who you are, or what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE."
    -Lorna Jane
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    Hey Sparkfriend, I hope your week is going great so far. Make the most of each day as it comes, and choose to be amazing! Put forth your best effort....because you are worth it!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2862 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long.
    Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals.
    No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders.
    How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come."
    -Og Mandino
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    Just stopping by to wish you a healthy week, Spark friend! If you fall down, get back up and keep pushing forward. I hope you know that you're always worth your best effort...because you really are!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
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    2879 days ago
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