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I am a happily married 37-year-old now ex-ex-pat. I still consider Mexico to be home, but I am in North Carolina for the summer, visiting family.

Living back in car country, it is even harder than ever to exercise. Everything is too far to walk to, and most roads are not really designed to be shared with pedestrians. I have lived my entire adult life without a car, and haven't understood until now how challenging it can be to make time for exercise when getting around involves just walking from the house to the car, from the car to the store, etc.

That said, I am redoubling my efforts to get moving everyday, and have started tracking my food again. I realized that if I am not able to walk as much as I used to, I better be twice as conscious about what I put in my mouth.

We are all still adjusting to being here, and are taking it one day at a time. Everything is different!

I finally started to take some classes at the Y, and am looking forward to training for a few 5K races this summer.

SP is keeping me positive and grounded throughout this transition, and I am deeply grateful to everyone for the kind words, and for motivating me by your own actions and momentum. You are awesome, and I am proud to make this journey with you!

Member Since: 2/8/2013

Fitness Minutes: 4,453

My Goals:
I want to take it one day at a time.

I want to get out the door in the morning.

I want to cross the finish line again.

I want to be grateful every day for my amazing family, and to be the best me I can be. We all deserve that.

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Personal Information:
Originally from Illinois, I am currently in Mexico, having arrived via New York, New York and Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Other Information:
I am an avid reader who has long been deprived of new reading material in English, but rereading my Andrey Kurkov books keeps me sane.

I know all the words to perhaps all of the episodes of Handy Manny. In English and Spanish.

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