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Hi. I guess this is my way of doing something for myself. I'm a Mom of 4 kids and my health and well being sometimes gets left by the curb. I'm hoping that this helps me to remember to take care of me too.

Had my 4th baby on 11/9/11. I still have work to do on my body to get back to where I was. I want to feel good about myself again. I'm committed and know with the help of Spark People and my spark friends that I can do this.

Getting myself back up to running a 5k...or more. It's challenging finding the time with the 4 kids, but it comes down to making it important enough that I can't not do it...just like eating, brushing your teeth, showers, sleep.

Almost to goal weight, so I'm going to kick it in high gear and get there...and maybe beyond. ;)

Member Since: 7/27/2009

Fitness Minutes: 13,891

My Goals:
I need to lose my pregnancy weight. I'll start with that. Once I get there, my goal will change. I found a lot of inspiration on SP showing me what I can achieve, and I have future plans for that.

My Program:
Before the 4th baby: 40 min a day of combination of strength and cardio. Usually a Jillian dvd and a P90X or 20 min on threadmill at 5% incline.
-watching sugar, fat, and calorie intake
-incorporating foods with high fiber and protein

After having baby, I didn't exercise much. Now I'm training for a 5k, and doing some strength training.

Personal Information:
I'm a stay at home mom with 4 busy kids (ages 9, 6, 4, and 18 months). I have a great husband that works hard to provide for our family.

Other Information:
Nothing tastes as good as living healthily and happily feels.--Jillian Michaels

Being Fat Is Hard...
Being Fit Is Hard...

“It’s hard to beat a person that never gives up.”

“Don’t be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.”

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  • v ANGELICA534
    thanks for the add!
    4051 days ago
    The squat to put your jeans on is my morning exercise! But just wait, pretty soon this is what they'll look like! emoticon Keep up the good work, it'll pay off in the end!!
    4058 days ago
    hey, thanks for the add! I'm currently trying to change my bad eating habits (binging) it's been 23 days so far and no mess ups! took a while for me to get a'hang of things, but it's so worth the change.
    I see that your trying to watch your sugar intake. I'm doing the same thing myself. By 20 days of not having anything sweetened or higher than 5g of sugar, I tend to go a bit nuts lol just make sure to reward yourself so you keep sane emoticon
    4060 days ago
    Hey! Are you feeling better today? I saw your comment about having a downer day? I'm sorry... I HATE days like that! Do you have anything you do to try to drag yourself out of that?
    4076 days ago
    Haha...I liked your comment on my blog. I hate that it happens to us, but I think it's just a constant battle to get over. I'm trying to read a few books to improve my self image. I wish for just one day we could all see ourselves the way everyone else does. Eating well does help, but when I wrote that blog I may as well have just been eating at McDonald's all day for weeks. I felt terrible! Sometimes it doesn't matter either

    Well if it matters, I think you look awesome and tiny!! ;)
    4081 days ago
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