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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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    emoticon to the p90x "Bring it" team! emoticon ~hugs, Lauren aka AlfaSunshine
    4087 days ago
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    emoticon I ’m just cruising around cheering folks through their journey to health!

    "We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily difference we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.” ~ Marian Wright Edelman

    “Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” ~ Robert Fulghum

    “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” ~ Audre Lorde

    Have a healthy week!

    4088 days ago
    thanks so much tanya for your comments and thanks for adding me! you look great already! those last 10lbs are a killer but you can do. stay determined and you will succeed!
    4166 days ago
    I find the cocoa covered almonds at Wal-Mart in the nut/snack section. They come in pre-measured 100 calorie packs.
    4167 days ago
    Awww, well, it's just one day, right?! emoticon Cinnamon rolls are delicious, I hope you enjoyed them. Not to be a devil's advocate, but, hey -- We all get to indulge sometimes, if we didn't, what would all of our hard work be for?

    My advice with cinnamon rolls: Breathe them in while they're cooking,tear them apart, get your fingers gooey and eat just one, and you'll be fine! We'll get you back into your workouts when the kids are healthy and the cinnamon rolls are all eaten up!
    4168 days ago
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