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See this image largerLast night’s sunset walk with these loves. Oregon, here we come! (Tomorrow..).(10 comments)See this image largerIt was salon day. What a treat!(10 comments)See this image largerMet my husband 28 years ago today, wearing this same dress. Feeling sentimental. (12 comments)See this image largerday 575 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/7/2021(4 comments)See this image largerweek 21 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 210 minutes per week" earned 6/5/2021(3 comments)See this image larger2 of my 10 BFFs. Pets are family.(3 comments)See this image largerI believe in science. See this image largerday 555 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/18/2021(5 comments)See this image largerI did this silly, fun post and liked my results: Care, Purpose and Connection. (4 comments)See this image largerA rare mid week weigh in confirmed my suspicions. Another 1.5 lbs down making it 4.5 lbs since May 1st. Maybe a fluke. Maybe my efforts. We’ll see. (Enjoy my new Hibiscus). (7 comments)See this image largerEpic yard work/mowing/gardening day! 5 hours and 4 minutes worth. Took advantage of a beautiful day. Happy weekend, Sparkfriends. (12 comments)See this image largerApril 2021(12 comments)See this image largerWho knew?(1 comments)See this image largerMy last full day in South TX. It has been amazing!! (9 comments)See this image largerI am actively working on this. Making adjustments, meditating and clearing my air. Mental health is just as important as our physical health. Take care of YOU, Sparkfriends.See this image largerRain, rain, go away...I have things to do! At least my plants and flowers are enjoying it. (8 comments)See this image largerI’m feeling a bit disconnected.(10 comments)See this image largerWhat a super FULL day celebrating my daughter’s 23rd birthday! I’m exhausted and happy and thankful. (9 comments)See this image largerhBD to my only son! He’s 22 but will always be my baby boy. (7 comments)See this image largerWelcome April, the birth month of all my children. (6 comments)See this image largerMy workout partner, cycling buddy, BFF, love of my life. (10 comments)See this image largerMy 3 April Babies (13 comments)See this image largerIt was bacon-wrapped, stuffed pork tenderloin night again! According to Spark, dinner was 383 calories. And tasty! (10 comments)See this image largerday 60 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 3/28/2021(7 comments)See this image largerLooking back at pics I took yesterday...I didn’t even know I had captured this shot. I’m speechless. ❤️(11 comments)See this image largerA simple formula + mental strength + self love = Positive changes and better health. (3 comments)See this image largeris exercising my mind. Brain fitness. Mind over matter.(3 comments)See this image largerI just completed my 700th strength training workout with the particular app I use. 7.54 million pounds lifted! Pressing onward with my goals! Stay strong, Sparkfriends! 💪💥See this image largerFlex Friday with my Swolemate. (8 comments)See this image largerAs much as I long to be like Melanie, my Scarlet keeps showing up. 😂😂 I’m working on it. (3 comments)See this image largeris glad to be hanging out with an old BFF again. Consistency. (3 comments)See this image largerScrambled eggs with cheese and veggies and chicken sausage. Not a fan of the sausage but the eggs sure were good. (4 comments)See this image largerMarch 2021(2 comments)See this image largerThe core of my spiral is as powerful as this 777 engine. (1 comments)See this image largerSo excited and thankful that my dear hubby is signed up to get his vaccine next week. Pilots finally get their turn. (5 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerShout out to my dear hubby who just completed a month long bike challenge, while raising money for Parkinson’s disease. 9 rides, 150 miles, and 5500 calories last week. He is my hero. (13 comments)See this image largerLast night’s sunset in Memphis. Still praying for Texas and everywhere else experiencing catastrophic circumstances. (9 comments)See this image largerThinking back to warmer, better days in Hawaii. This ice and snow and cold business is baloney. Sending prayers to my friends in Texas, and elsewhere, during this winter storm event. (5 comments)See this image largerHappy Valentine’s Day, Friends! I’ve been watching it snow all day with my honey. ❤️❄️(8 comments)See this image largerI had such a great birthday! Thank you for the wishes, Sparkfriends. Scallops and salad made by my dear hubby. (7 comments)See this image largerI made the best of my 53rd birthday today! Iced in at home, I could have been sad and disappointed, but I chose to celebrate my way. I fixed myself up and took pics, rode an hour on the trainer, and thoroughly enjoyed my day with good food and the company of my dear husband and daughter and 10 pets. Life is what you make of it, Sparkfriends. #blessed #thankfulSee this image largerBlackened fish tacos! Last night’s dinner was awesome ❤️🐟(5 comments)See this image largerMy daughter Christi got her first vaccine shot, as she fit the criteria of being unable to live independently. Only side affect was a sore arm, thankfully. Yay!! (4 comments)See this image largerBlack Bean Spaghetti, crushed tomatoes, beef meatballs and asparagus w/Parmesan. So filling and delicious and under 500 calories. Dinner. (7 comments)See this image largerFree?? Really?! Today’s find: Weighted balance board, ankle weights and push-up handles. I’m feeling so thankful. (7 comments)See this image largerToday’s free acquisition...a brand new ab wheel. *squeal*(4 comments)See this image largerweek 3 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 210 minutes per week" earned 1/30/2021(6 comments)See this image largerday 444 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/27/2021(4 comments)See this image largerMy favorite fitness partner...my dear hubby.See this image largerMy running buddy, Roscoe.(2 comments)See this image largerJanuary 2021(5 comments)See this image largerJanuary 2021(12 comments)See this image largerIt has been an amazing, incredible happy day!! ❤️🇺🇸💙(9 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerHappy “Gotcha Day” to Marcy! She’s been in our family for 9 years now. Her first pic and today. ❤️❤️(9 comments)See this image larger100% This!(5 comments)See this image largerOff to a decent start to 2021. I didn’t get my fitness calendar changed out yet. Kinda sad to take it down and start over. (8 comments)See this image largerHappy New Year Sparkfriends!(9 comments)See this image largerGoal: Walk, Hike and Run more in 2021.(2 comments)See this image larger2021 Goal: Renew My Passion for Lifting(5 comments)See this image largerGoal: Ride More in 2021(1 comments)See this image largerMerry Christmas Sparkfriends! Hugs! Santa is bringing my hubby home from Hawaii this morning. Best gift ever! 🎄❤️(10 comments)See this image largerManaged a short ride with hubby this evening. (4 comments)See this image largerday 400 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/14/2020(10 comments)See this image largerThis reminds me of my children when they were small. ❤️(1 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largeris thankful for coffee.❤️☕️ (8 comments)See this image largerDaily gratitude post: I am super thankful for essential workers such as delivery drivers. They make it possible to shop safely from home. Wishing them all safe holidays. Thankful. ❤️(7 comments)See this image largeris thankful for special treats. If you’ve never had these, you have NO idea the amazing goodness you’re missing. (10 comments)See this image larger(8 comments)See this image largerday 200 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 11/17/2020(7 comments)See this image largerEnjoyed a 26 mile hilly ride in the countryside today to celebrate 26 years married to my BFF. ❤️ Happy FIT Anniversary to us! #ridetogetherstaytogetherSee this image largerToday’s gratitude post: Today I am thankful for my dear husband. For all that he is, all that he does, all that he stands for. Happy 26th Anniversary to us. ❤️(13 comments)See this image largerToday’s gratitude post: I am thankful for our military men and women, past and present, who make so many sacrifices to keep us all safe. Of course I am partial to my Veteran. ❤️💙🇺🇸(7 comments)See this image largerI had an amazing lifting session tonight. Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you. Thankful for my Sparkfriends. Find your tribe and love them hard. #bettertogether #strongertogetherSee this image largerToday’s gratitude post: Thankful for the best the military has to offer; The United States Marine Corps! Happy Birthday, Marines! Semper Fidelis. 💙🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸(6 comments)See this image largerToday’s gratitude post: I am so thankful for the beautiful colors of Autumn. The scenery is incredible. (9 comments)See this image largerday 365 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/9/2020(8 comments)See this image largerDaily gratitude post. I’m thankful for God’s gift of animals and wildlife. They all have their place, and are amazing. (7 comments)See this image largerThankful for my Canadian friends. I ❤️ ya’ll. (5 comments)See this image largerSeeing this first thing this morning, I knew it was going to be a good day. A big yellow ball in the sky! So far so good. Happy Friday, Friends! (7 comments)See this image largerCold, rainy days call for some homemade chicken noodle soup. It’s what’s for dinner! (10 comments)See this image largerWishing Metallica a Happy 39th Birthday! I’m one of their (biggest) original fans! 🎉❤️(7 comments)See this image largerMy cute grandkitty, Macy. She’s ready for Halloween. 🎃👻(9 comments)See this image largerMy daughter and I dropped off our mail-in ballots today! Feeling optimistic that positive change is coming. 🙏💙(8 comments)See this image largerMy Garden October 19, 2020. (6 comments)See this image largerThankfully my soreness from working out is passing. Just in time for a big day tomorrow. Happy Sunday, Friends. (7 comments)See this image largerDay 2 of being totally incapacitated due to “Leg day” DOMS. Oops. 😭😩(14 comments)See this image larger24 Solo miles today. Beautiful day! (8 comments)See this image largerHad a fun, beautiful walk with my daughter to start the week off great! (6 comments)See this image largerMy hubs informed me that I spelled “Espresso” wrong in my blog. 😂😂 Laugh and the world laughs with you. (10 comments)See this image largerHiked over 6 miles today with my Sugar. Beautiful weather, beautiful scenery, beautiful day. (10 comments)See this image larger16 Mile ride to work my legs and lungs and also clear my mind. (8 comments)See this image largerLoving a new favorite thing...Riding with my handsome, buff hubby! ❤️(4 comments)See this image largerAnother lovely ride with hubby. 21 miles with beautiful weather and Buffalo! ❤️(8 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image largerJuly 2019 A reminder to myself that I did it before, I can do it again. I know exactly what to do..See this image largerI am so glad I added cycling into my fitness plan. I’ve grown to love it very much. (1 comments)See this image largerSept 2020 Trying to stay afloat.(5 comments)See this image largerEnjoyed a fun ride today with my hubs! (8 comments)See this image largerFeeling very content and positive in my garden today. (9 comments)See this image largerI rode 108.5 miles this week. I rode 27 miles today (12 miles with group, the rest solo). (9 comments)See this image largerOne of my all-time favorites. (9 comments)See this image largerImpromptu ride with hubby today. It was great.(7 comments)See this image largerEnjoyed a brisk ride with my hubs this morning. It was worth it to see my Buffalo ❤️❤️(7 comments)See this image largerQuarantine Life 2020: Lifting in the sweat chamber (ie: garage gym). (2 comments)See this image largerMy first 100K ride (63 miles). Sept 6, 2020(8 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerToday was a perfect crisp day for a 30 mile ride with a friend. Happy first day of Autumn, Friends! 🤎🍁🧡🍂(4 comments)See this image largerI tagged along to support my husband on his first Century ride today. I rode with him for 41 of his 103 miles and he rocked the rest alone. Super proud of him. ❤️ Great day for a ride.See this image largerMy little family (minus 2 kiddos).(14 comments)See this image largerEnjoyed a group ride yesterday evening with dear husband. I’m really starting to LOVE riding! (8 comments)See this image largerI finally completed the finishing touches on my home gym! Going old school in the garage until it’s safe to return to the world. Making it work!See this image largerday 307 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 9/12/2020(4 comments)See this image larger3 of my favorites in one pic..! A bike ride and beautiful sunset with my BFF. ❤️ This is how we roll on a Friday evening! Have a great weekend Sparkfriends!See this image larger@allylizzy Thank you for the idea of posting a throwback Thursday pic of free-er times. This was taken 2 years ago at one of my favorite restaurants on the water in S. TX. The restaurant is no more, but the memories will last forever. ❤️See this image largerHere you go @allylizzy! I took this pic a few days ago in my garden. I always find great joy there surrounded by my flowers and special visitors. ❤️🦋See this image largerCelebrated my 11 year Sparkversary with lots of yard work and a lovely sunset stroll. I’m so glad to still be here, Sparking away with my Sparkfriends! ❤️(6 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerWent on a beautiful walk this evening and had a little bit of scary excitement. 🐍😱🐍 I’m sure I burned a few extra calories from freaking out. Have a good evening Sparkfriends!See this image largerGaining more confidence on the bike, I went for my longest solo ride today so far. So fun and liberating! Will do my 3rd group ride tomorrow. Step outside of your comfort zone, Friends! It’s a whole new world out there! 🌟💥🚴🏻‍♀️See this image largerRaising a glass (of watermelon juice) to 120 days of logging my food, pretty rainbows for my daughter and good Sparkfriends! Wishing you all a good night! 💤🌈🍉❤️See this image largerI got some gardening fitness in today and was rewarded with some visitors. ❤️🦋 And then a nice 3 mile walk with my daughter under cloudy skies as Laura approaches. I hope all of my Sparkfriends are safe!See this image largerHappy National Dog Day from me and my pack! ❤️ (6 comments)See this image largerI hope you all had a great day Sparkfriends! I ate well today and achieved mowing my yard and a nice sunset walk with my daughter. Purposeful movement + good nutrition = a good day. 😊See this image larger(10 comments)See this image largerA 1.25 mile walk is better than a 0 mile walk. Especially when the company is good. ❤️ Got a little lifting in as well. Doing what I can for now. Goodnight, Sparkfriends!See this image largerBeing on the injured list is a hard place to be. It’s imperative to rest your mind along with your body. Guarding yourself from thoughts of anger, resentment, disappointment and despair is important to the healing process. I am thankful I found some peace in my garden today. 🦋🌟🙏See this image largerTook a pic at the sunflower field for Flex Friday. 🌻💪(11 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerI had to cut my trainer ride short tonight. I’m hurting. But I got a short sunset walk in with my daughter. Tomorrow is a new day. (11 comments)See this image largerI went on my second ever group ride this evening with 8 others. It was super fun and we were lucky the local Buffalo herd were playing in a pond by the bike path today. *SQUEAL*! My day is complete. ❤️ Have a great week, Friends!See this image largerTook it easy on my evening walk with my daughter last night. Hoping for a long ride today. Happy Sunday, Friends! (10 comments)See this image largerEnjoyed an easy ride with my hubs last night. Nature (and Buffalo!) just a short ride from our house. ❤️(7 comments)See this image largerI didn’t feel well today but this visitor to my garden made me smile. Tomorrow is a new day. Have a good night, Sparkfriends. ❤️🦋See this image largerY’all, my Giant Taro is amazing! And putting off blooms! 😍(7 comments)See this image largerStarted the day with a 4.5 mile run and ended it with over an hour of lifting and HIIT in the sweat chamber (aka garage gym). A shower and good night’s rest is in order. Let’s do it again tomorrow, Sparkfriends. 😴😴See this image largerA cranky hip is whispering to me, so I listened, and slowed my roll on my run this morning. Improvising and focused stretching for the win. Listen to your body, Friends. Treat it well.See this image largerI’m taking the week off from my hard trainer rides, but I’m still staying active. Being an athletes means knowing what your body needs, and when. Have a great day, Sparkfriends!See this image largerWeigh in today...yep, still in maintenance mode. I owe it to CONSISTENT fitness and counting macros (not calories). Day 101 of logging my food and staying active with running, riding, walking and lifting. Find what works for you and stick with it, Sparkfriends! Let’s crush it this week.See this image largeris looking forward to another ride with my awesome coach tomorrow!(8 comments)See this image largerHad an amazing ride with my hubby this evening. Finding new (to me) places and pushing myself to become a little better each day. 🚴🏻‍♀️See this image largerI ended up rearranging my bedroom today instead of my planned chores and fitness. I still got my nightly walk in with my daughter, though! And my room looks totally different and I love it.(8 comments)See this image largerI started off a hare 🐇 and ended up a turtle 🐢. But I PR’d my 5k and got over 5 miles in. I’ll take it. Look for the positives! Have a great day, Sparkfriends!See this image largerI stuffed and bacon wrapped a tenderloin last night. 227 Calories/4g Carbs/14g Fat/30g Protein. I thought of you @catwmncat! #fuel(1 comments)See this image largerWent on my very first group ride with my hubby yesterday evening. I LOVED IT!(8 comments)See this image largerSpark streaks are a great way to stay motivated! Today’s run put me over 3,000 fitness minutes for July and I have a bike ride and lifting later! Also day 93 of logging all food. Start a streak and keep going, Friends!See this image largerGood Morning Sparkfriends! I was sitting in my garden pre-logging my meals for the day, and a little baby bird chose this moment to leave its nest above me and it landed on my arm. ❤️ What a treat! It’s going to be a great day!See this image largerI could have done a little better on my macros today, but I got my fitness in! I did a hard 1 hour bike ride, 4 mile walk and core for strength training. I will rest well tonight. I hope y’all do too, Sparkfriends!See this image largerWelcoming a new leaf.(10 comments)See this image largerThe AC repairman is here! Yay! I can do my hour long ride on the trainer now that cooler air is in my future! Stay safe and stay cool, Friends! And HYDRATE! 💦💦See this image largerMorning run-done! Evening walk later, A quick errand in between being as safe as possible FOR OTHERS. Keep Sparking, Friends! Have a great week! #maskitmonday #maskiteverydaySee this image largerMy Giant Toro Elephant Ear is BIG, like some new goals I’m going to be working on! (12 comments)See this image largerI feel hopeful in my Garden. ❤️(8 comments)See this image largerI care about others, and I believe in science. That is why I wear a mask and social distance. ❤️ Stay safe and well, Friends! We can help beat this together!See this image largerPowered through a hot run this morning. I’ve been hydrating ever since. 💦💦 Stay cool, Friends. The heat is no joke. 💦💦See this image largerMy Desert Rose is showing off with more buds waiting to open. 😍(12 comments)See this image largerI need lots of carbs for my ramp test on the bike trainer later today! Onion bagel, low fat cream cheese and watermelon juice should help! Oh and coffee! ❤️❤️ Have a great day, Sparkfriends!See this image largerPlease wear a mask. (8 comments)See this image largerNot feeling much like celebrating this year but my daughter and I got our 4 miles in for the 4th! Twinning, too. ❤️❤️ Have a safe holiday, Friends!(1 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image larger90 degrees, 9000% humidity. Whew! Had a good session with my running coach this morning! Stay COOL and SAFE this weekend, Sparkfriends! Hydrate! 🏃🏻‍♀️🔥💦See this image largerMy daughter and I got a neat surprise on our walk this evening. ❤️ Trying to stay positive through difficult times. Thankful for special blessings. Have a great evening, Sparkfriends.See this image largerAnother pain free test run, y’all! I think I’m finally ready to add distance! Yay!! Don’t ever give up, Friends. Stay optimistic that things will get always get better! 🤗💛💫🌟See this image largerFriends, stay safe! There is an elephant in the room and it has not gone away. As much as it’s trying to be ignored away, it’s not. Be smart, wear a mask. You won’t catch me going in a gym yet. I make it work at home!!See this image largerHappy Father’s Day to all the Fathers out there! I’m thankful for my dear husband who is the greatest Dad to our three kids. Enjoy your special day, guys!See this image largerday 50 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 6/20/2020(3 comments)See this image largerBiding my time until I can run again. I’m staying active with walking, riding and gardening. More of the same tomorrow. Goodnight, Sparkfriends!(1 comments)See this image largerEnjoyed a beautiful ride with my dear hubby this evening. Almost 18 miles of hilly countryside and fresh air. Great exercise and perfect company. Have a great weekend, Sparkfriends!(1 comments)See this image largerMy Virtual Neighborhood Half Marathon. May 9, 2020. 2:18:20(7 comments)See this image largerMaking Improvements(7 comments)See this image larger(12 comments)See this image larger#BLMSee this image largerI’m still injured from my half marathon last month, but had to get a run in for Global Running Day!! 🏃🏻‍♀️❤️ I’ll take it!See this image largerJune Vision Board now complete! I fell short of my fitness goals for May, but I still maintained my weight (Week 45). New month! New goals! New resolve! Let’s do this, Sparkfriends!See this image largerday 30 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 5/30/2020(6 comments)See this image largerSince I only compete with myself, I will try to beat last week’s stats this week! I’m still getting in my fitness while healing from a running injury. Walks with my daughter are my favorite. ❤️ Have a great week, Sparkfriends!(1 comments)See this image largerI Ride(9 comments)See this image largerI Run(5 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image largerday 21 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 5/21/2020(4 comments)See this image largerPics taken In May the last 4 years....SAME weight, different body compositions. Maintenance is hard work and can look very different depending on your nutrition and fitness goals. Our daily actions dictate our outcomes. I won’t give up and will always be a work in progress.See this image largerGot an extra special treat after my 3.5 mile walk this evening. Such a lovely way to end a lovely day. Keep Sparkin’, Friends.See this image largerI just completed an indoor bike ride and an hour of lifting to kick my week off right! I’m still feeling strong on day 61 of isolation. Never miss a Monday, friends! Keep staying safe! 💪🏼👍🏼See this image largerI’m sad since I can’t run right now due to an injury, but I’m still able to take Petunia for a spin!! Still getting in my fitness minutes. Let’s have a great week, Sparkfriends!See this image largerI know exactly where I have been every third Saturday in May for the last 10 years. Running the Beach 2 Bay Relay Marathon in Corpus Christi, TX in honor of Armed Forced Day. Until this year.....it is postponed until October. So I ran my 13.1 last weekend with no fanfare. No friends, crowds, or parties. No medal, no shirt, no bib. It wasn’t the same but I feel good about my consistency. (Year 11). I’m already looking forward to next May!See this image largerLate posting, but I ran a virtual half marathon alone in my neighborhood today. Im going to post a report soon. I’m so tired. 😴 Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there. Hope you all have a blessed day.See this image largerPERFECT message for me today. And for all of us. Be your BEST today! YOU’VE GOT THIS! 💯💥💫🔥🌟✅See this image largerToday is a rest day so I ran 2.23 miles yesterday for Ahmaud. Today is his birthday. May he Rest In Peace and may justice be served. 🙏🏼❤️#irunwithmaudSee this image larger🥰😍😍(7 comments)See this image largerSomeone was jealous of the photo shoot my new running shoes were getting and decided to butt in. 😂 Happy Mother’s Day to me ~ from my hubby. ❤️😍😍See this image largerSpent some time making a new Vision Board for May and I’m feeling super motivated!! I’m concentrating on things within my control and everything else is going in the ROUND FILE. 👍🏼💪🏼💥 🧹🚫 #noexcuses #bsfreezoneSee this image largerI did my last long run before my Virtual Half Marathon in 2 weeks. It as taken me all day to recover, as it was very hot. 🔥🏃🏻‍♀️ I hope you all have an awesome weekend! (Stay SAFE!)See this image largerwill be doing a 30 Day Song Challenge. ❤️🎶🎵(2 comments)See this image largerI ended up with 86 running miles for the month. I’m looking forward to May and working on new plans and goals!! (While continuing to stay isolated). Keep staying safe, Friends!See this image largerLast year in Berlin and today in my neighborhood in TN. Same distance. Same half marathon training. Only this year the race is postponed until October (for now). But I will still run a half in my neighborhood next month...solo. Training continues.See this image largerForgot to post my morning message from my sweetener. Thinking of dreamy destinations from the past and hoping to go to more in the future. Do your best today.See this image largeris plotting to get new running shoes. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT!(7 comments)See this image largerSad but true? Have a great Sunday, Friends! Be Happy just because! 😊😊See this image largerIt was run day. (3 comments)See this image largerHappy Easter, Sparkfriends! I hope everyone had an active, SAFE day! I made it out for a nice run after the storms passed. Thankful for another day! 🌈☀️❤️🐰See this image largerSprinkle kindness everywhere! The kitchen, the living room, the patio, the front yard, the backyard,....everywhere!! As long as it’s at home! Stay safe....isolate. We will get through this, Friends!See this image largerClowns to the left of me...Jokers to the right. 😂😂🐾🎶🎵 Here I am..stuck in the middle of the best quarantine buddies around! Hope everyone is staying SAFE!! See this image largerI ran my heart out today for a loved one who was murdered without justice a year ago on this date. Gone but never forgotten. ❤️See this image largerI felt encouraged seeing my stats for March. My lifting minutes may be down but my miles sure are up. Will try my best to continue for April while totally avoiding people. Let’s do this, Friends!See this image largerI got in a nice run away from people today. Keep up the social distancing, Friends!! It saves lives. #isolation #day14See this image largerMy sweetener has jokes today. 😂 Day 12 of isolation and all the time in the world for myself (and my daughter). Please stay home or practice safe distancing, Friends. Lives are depending on it.See this image largerThe sun finally peeked out and I made it out for a run and some fresh air while successfully avoiding people. Please practice safe distancing and keep moving, Sparkfriends! Stay safe!See this image largerI saw this in my neighborhood on my run yesterday. Kudos to all the brave men and women who are still moving cargo and delivering packages and supplies during this global nightmare. My hubby is FedEx pilot still flying around the world. 🙏🏼❤️See this image largerDrastic times call for drastic measures. I’ll be lifting at home indefinitely. I’m making do with what I have. Dumbbells, kettle bells, a band system, pull up bar and bike trainer, P90X and a mat. Let’s do this thing!! Stay safe and well, Friends. Keep moving. We’ll get through this.See this image largerGot some sunshine and fresh air on a nice 3 mile walk with my daughter and one of my dogs. Today it was Tippy’s turn! ❤️🐾 Keep moving, Sparkfriends. Breath.See this image largerIt’s Flex Friday, Friends! I’m trying to stay positive and calm while continuing on with my routine. I’m still going to the gym every day, but sanitizing everything like crazy. Stay safe out there. This too shall pass.See this image largerGot in a nice walk with my daughter and 1 of my 6 dogs. Roscoe was the lucky one today! ❤️ 🐾#keepmovingSee this image largerTried a new recipe! Stuffed chicken breasts with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, and mozzarella. 39g Protein/12g Fat/6g Carbs/292 Calories. Muscle food! 💪🏼See this image largerPROTEIN!! (This post won’t suit everyone but we are meat and fish lovers in our house). I aim for 1-1.5g of protein per body weight. Fat burning/muscle building macros! 💪🏼👍🏼See this image largerI think my coffee is trying to tell me something today. Leave a little sparkle wherever you go, friends! #goodvibesonlySee this image largerMy two favorite things! ☕️🏋🏻‍♀️ Have a great week, Sparkfriends!See this image largerI Lift(9 comments)See this image largerStarted my day off with a sunrise run! It’s going to be a great day! Wishing you all the same, Sparkfriends! ❤️☀️See this image larger...A few years older and a whole lot stronger! (Non smoker now too!) Lifting weights has changed my life. 💪🏼 The transformation continues. #BeforeAndCurrent #transformationtuesdaySee this image largerA good reminder. For all of us. There will always be others that think you don’t matter, and they are wrong.See this image largerIt’s Flex Friday...Valentine’s Day Edition! ❤️🌹💪🏼 I wouldn’t want to spend it anywhere else but at the gym with my dear hubby. ❤️🌹💪🏼See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largeris feeling thankful and blessed.(6 comments)See this image largerYou know you had a great run when you end up looking like a drowned rat. 😂 No one said running was pretty. But it’s awesome. 🏃🏽‍♀️See this image largerThrowback Thursday to when I was fairly new at lifting, and now 3 years later. I’ll be 52 next week. Find your favorite fitness and stick with it, Friends! Consistency is everything!See this image largerYou know you’ve had an awesome lifting session when... 💪🏼💪🏼 See this image largerKicked off my Monday with a great workout. Thank goodness for hotel gyms. 👍🏼 Have a great week, Sparkfriends! Make every day count. #noexcusesSee this image largeris (5 comments)See this image larger😂😂 100% True!! Things are tough, but there’s always the gym. #keepgrinding See this image largerMy first run back in 11 days due to an illness. So thankful for better days. Have a great weekend, Sparkfriends! 🙏🏼✌🏼❤️See this image largerFriday’s are for Flexin’! Hope you all have a great weekend, Sparkfriends! 💪🏼 #flexfridaySee this image larger💯💯😭❤️💪🏼See this image largerday 60 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/9/2020(3 comments)See this image largerThrow Back Thursday, muscle edition! One of my first flex pics on Sparkpeople many years ago when I was mostly just a runner. To now, a runner AND a lifter. Strength training changed my life. ❤️💪🏼 #fitover50See this image largeris (4 comments)See this image largerWhen your sweetheart brings you love from Paris. ❤️ I’ll figure out a way to make them fit my macros! 😂🤔See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger@stillsparkleigh My Self Esteem gym selfie! 😂 I put in 128 hours of lifting this year. Hoping for an even better 2020! Keep Sparking, Friends! ❤️💪🏼See this image largerHappy New Year’s Eve, Sparkfriends!! My run today gave me 550 running miles for the year! A beautiful day and great way to end the decade! Wishing you all a GREAT 2020! Keep Sparking!See this image largerGot a little Christmas run in and will lift at gym later. I hope you’re all having a blessed day with friends and family. Merry Christmas! 🌲❤️🌲See this image largerI enjoyed a beautiful Christmas Eve sunset ride with my husband this evening. Wishing all of my Sparkfriends a very blessed, peaceful and Merry Christmas!See this image largerI got to dig out my holiday gym gear! I hope y’all are having a great holiday season so far and are making wise choices with fitness and nutrition! We can do it, Sparkfriends! 🌲💪🏼🎅🏻See this image largerI’ve been following a certain program ever since I started lifting and I completed my 600th workout last night! Feeling proud. Stay CONSISTENT, Sparkfriends! Every workout adds up to big changes.See this image largerI finished my 10 week strength program tonight! I’ll start a new one on Monday. Consistency is key, Sparkfriends! Let’s keep pushing!See this image larger2009 and 2019: 41 year old unhealthy chain smoker (left) and now at 51, fit and smoke free. I’m so thankful that I made my health a priority and quit smoking and started running and then lifting. It’s never too late to turn things around, Sparkfriends!See this image largerIt’s Transformation Tuesday! Age 43 (left) and now at 51 (right). Consistency with weightlifting in addition to my running really changed my life. Find something you love to do, Soarkfriends, and stick with it!See this image largerBe stronger than your excuses. And never miss a Monday! Have a great day, Sparkfriends! 💪🏼👊🏼💥See this image larger(7 comments)See this image largerBuenos Dias from Buenos Aires! Today I had my second run back since my injury 3 weeks ago and yesterday was my 25th Wedding Anniversary. I’m a super happy gal. Catch up with y’all soon, Sparkfriends.See this image largerI think my cat loves my new running shoes as much as I do! Cant wait to get off the injured list and take them for a spin! ❤️ Have a great day, Sparkfriends!See this image largerday 150 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/3/2019(3 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerLift & Run(5 comments)See this image larger777 *love*(6 comments)See this image largerHappy late Halloween, Sparkfriends! No spooky fun for me, just late night shoulders at the gym. On to November! New month, new goals.See this image larger(10 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger7 years ago today I ran my first Half Marathon at age 44. Yesterday I ran 12 miles training for the same half at age 51. Race day is 12 days away. I’m so thankful to still be at it after all this time. #ageisjustanumberSee this image largerIt’s transformation Tuesday, Friends! I started lifting 3 years ago this month. I’ve learned a lot along the way, especially that consistency really is KEY!See this image largerI’ve been feeling under the weather but had an amazing run today. Listen to your body and persevere. #justkeepswimmingSee this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerOn a little 4 day getaway and still managed to run 9 miles yesterday and worked out twice in hotel gym. And I’ll run 7 tomorrow before leaving. Make time, not excuses.See this image largerI had a lovely bike ride with my hubby this evening, then we hit the gym for back and biceps. I feel blessed that my fitness partner is also my best friend and spouse. ❤️💪🏼See this image largerBeautiful day for a bike ride here in TN. I got in my exercise while exploring new places! Keep moving and have a great day, Sparkfriends!See this image larger(8 comments)See this image largerRide, Run, Walk, Swim, Lift...just keep moving!!(3 comments)See this image largerday 100 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 9/14/2019(2 comments)See this image largerI am inspired by all of the outdoor fitness posts with beautiful scenery here on the CF. I enjoyed the outdoors this evening as well. I took in a lovely walk with my daughter. #inspredSee this image largerResting with my little CHI after an amazing run this morning. Sometimes you just have to run your feelings. And enjoy nature. 🌳🏃🏻‍♀️❤️See this image largerSee this image largerI celebrated being 10 years smoke free today by starting my day off with a 5.5 mile run, then a 2 mile walk with my daughter in the afternoon and 45 minutes of strength training this evening. I smoked for 23 years and was very sick when I quit. I’m so thankful to be healthy and smoke free now.See this image largerMy BFF and I got a special treat on our 6 mile run yesterday! A beautiful rainbow. Have a safe and happy Labor Day, Sparkfriends!See this image largerI haven’t been able to lift weights in 3 weeks due to extenuating circumstances. It’s AMAZING how fast you lose your progress when consistency isn’t present. I will be kind to myself until I can lift again very soon. Muscle memory is my friend.See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerSame day. Same thing. Different year. Consistency is KEY!! Getting ready to go for a run. Just keep going, Sparkfriends!See this image largerToday was my hubby’s 50Th birthday! He’s super fit and awesome and getting better with each passing year. Feeling blessed.(13 comments)See this image largerIt’s National Watermelon Day! Who knew?! I enjoy my Watermelon juice as a special treat (high carbs 😬) No wine for me, thank you. 🍉🍉❤️🍷See this image largerIt was a beautiful morning for a run with my BFF! Happy August, Sparkfriends! New month, new goals! Let’s do this!See this image largerThis Facebook timehop pic from 8 years ago came at a good time to remind me of how far I have come. I am reinventing myself with strength training and learning a lot about myself along the way.See this image largerWhen your cat is in charge of spinning the Sparkwheel! 😂😻 Have a great Thursday everyone!See this image largerTuesday is leg day! It’s my least favorite but I did it. Keep pushing even when you don’t feel like it, Sparkfriends! 💪🏻👊🏻💥See this image largerMonday is International Chest day! 😂 I had a great lifting session this evening and a hot 5.5 mile run this morning. 💪🏻 🔥 Staying active. Have a great week, Sparkfriends! #mondaymotivationSee this image largerI am SO excited about my new foam rolling/flexibility kit that came today. I am trying to work at self care in between my lifting and running.See this image larger(7 comments)See this image largerTough run today but worth the views and company of my BFF. Have a great week, Sparkfriends!See this image largerWhen you meet up with your running buddy for a Saturday morning run, and you’re wearing the same shirt. 😂 #twinning #twocrazychicsSee this image largerFlex Friday: Transformation Edition. Early in my lifting journey and now. Still and always a work in progress. Let’s keep pushing, Sparkfriends! 💪🏻See this image largerNever miss a Monday! Chest/Shoulders/Triceps for me today. Keep grinding, Sparkfriends!See this image largerI saw this and thought it was hilarious! Stay hydrated my friends! Especially you fellow Texans. 🔥🔥See this image largerRan 5.5 miles in Denver in the AM, lifted in a hotel gym in Boise in the PM. Travel is no reason not to get it done. #noexcuses #runandliftSee this image largerThis so true. Binging for 2 weeks was my choice. Gaining 8 pounds is my consequence. Time to get back to what I know about nutrition and counting macros.See this image largerI had a great strength training workout tonight. Never miss a Monday! Have a great week, Sparkfriends! 💪🏻See this image largerHappy Friday Sparkfriends! I took in my surroundings on my run earlier. Then joined my BFF for an easy 3 miles. Be present.See this image largerI know what I was wearing 25 years ago today! This little black dress the night I met my husband. Thankful we’re still together and thankful the dress still fits. LOL.See this image largerCasually and consistently putting in the miles until my next half marathon. Sticking to 4:1 intervals for now.See this image larger(7 comments)See this image largerHad a beautiful run in Waikiki this morning. Vacation is no excuse to not exercise. Hitting the gym for strength training later. #noexcusesSee this image largerWe work out even on vacation! 4 mile run and 84 minutes of lifting today while in Hawaii! No excuses.See this image largerHad a nice sunrise run with my running partner/BFF today. It set a nice tone for a new day and a new week!See this image larger2 of my kids graduated high school this week! I’m super proud of them. I stay healthy and active so I can hopefully be around to see what great things they do.See this image largerHad a tough run this morning. But a bad run is better than no run, IMO. #mojo #runandliftSee this image largerHas anyone tried these? I’m always looking for ways to up my protein and thought I’d give it a try. Protein = Muscles!See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerMy BFF and I ran Beach 2 Bay Relay Marathon as a 2 person team (“2 Crazy Chics”) and placed 2nd in women’s senior masters! What a great day!See this image largerYou have the power to literally shape your life. Consistency and commitment help make it happen. Keep Pushing, Sparkfriends!! #BeforeAndCurrent (age 45 and 51)See this image largerLook y’all! Our race shirts are in! The unveiling of our logo. 2 Crazy Chics! (9 comments)See this image largerThe official unveiling of the “2 Crazy Chics” team shirt! LOL! We helped design the logo and I’m very pleased with the outcome. 5 days till race day! Beach to Bay Marathon Relay!See this image largerHappy Mother’s Day, Sparkfriends! (6 comments)See this image largerI thought I’d make a Flex Friday contribution since it’s been a little while. I haven’t been feeling like myself lately, but I keep pressing onward and upward. #flexfriday #neverquitSee this image largerbe kind to yourself. (4 comments)See this image largerTraining run in Berlin today. Ended my 9 miles next to Brandenburg Gate. Will catch up on Spark soon! (3 comments)See this image largerTraining run in Berlin today. Ended my 9 miles next to Brandenburg Gate. Will catch up on Spark soon! (2 comments)See this image largerHad a great training run with my BFF this morning. 4 weeks till our Marathon Relay! #2crazychics #runningforbrandonSee this image largerRan a 10K with my BFF tonight benefiting the local child welfare foundation. We placed 2nd and 3rd in our age group running a 4:1!! woohoo! #twocrazychicsSee this image largerThe really cool moment you find your HS Sr. Class picture and you’re standing next to your running BFF! (33 years later!). ❤️See this image larger(10 comments)See this image largerI like to do a transformation Tuesday post occasionally. Age 42 left/age 52 right. Only -3 pound difference. Keep Sparking! #ageisjustanumber #transformation #beforeandnowSee this image largerNot everyone will get my new running socks, but I love em! LOL. Have a great day, Sparkfriends!! ✌🏻✌🏻See this image largerRainy day on the beach but I still did my training run. Make progress not excuses.See this image larger4 mile run this morning and 78 minutes of legs tonight, including 100 weighted squats. 🔥🔥 Set some goals, then crush them, Sparkfriends!See this image largerI’m almost halfway to my goal! 9 more weeks of training. 🙏🏻 Happy St Paddy’s Day, Friends! ☘️See this image larger@gpalmer2019 shared a cool collage of his life outside of Spark and he asked us to share ours. Outside of Spark. I’m a SAHM who has been married almost 25 years to a former Marine Corps fighter pilot. 😍. I had 3 kids in 4 years (2 girls and a boy). I am an excellent fisher woman, avid gardener, political activist, traveler, sunrise catcher and I have 5 cats and 5 dogs, all indoors. 💪🏻✈️🐶😺🌸See this image larger@gpalmer2019 shared his Flex Friday pic so I thought I’d join him. 💪🏻 I hope everyone has a great weekend full of fun fitness and wise food choices! Let’s do this.See this image largerWorking on vascularity. I want my arms, biceps and shoulders to look like a road map. LOL. #goals #bodybuilding #gainsSee this image largerI’m checking in for Transformation Tuesday! Always a work in progress. #BeforeAndCurrentSee this image largerToday was my longest run since 2016! Slow and steady with 4:1 intervals. I feel great. #moveit #runSee this image largerI had a great run with my BFF this morning. Feeling good! Have a great day, Sparkfriends!See this image larger(6 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerExercising my senses in the garden this morning! Have a great day, Sparkfriends! ❤️See this image largerI’ve learned a lot the last two years. Like how to flex traps. 😂😂 Take progress pics, Sparkfriends! It’s motivating. #BeforeAndCurrentSee this image largerThe face of impatience, but the come back WILL be greater than the setback. Just biding my time. 🙏🏻 Keep pushing, Sparkfriends.See this image largerDrawing strength from these words this morning. If you’re struggling with illness or injury, hang in there! The come back is always greater than the setback. 💪🏻❤️See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerIt’s almost time to implement the original full body workout in S TX. A great enhancement to regular fitness. I hope Spring comes soon wherever you are, Sparkfriends.See this image largerDo I feel motivated to work out every day? Absolutely not! But I always go anyway. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. #flexfriday #justdoitSee this image largerHappy Valentines Day everyone! My husband and I are celebrating our 24th Valentines Day together. We give each other the gift of our health. ❤️❤️See this image larger“Strength and Growth come only through continuous Effort and Struggle”. ❤️ Such a lovely thought to ponder on the eve of my 51st Birthday. Keep pushing, Sparkfriends. And never give up.See this image largerDid someone ring the dinner bell? This looks about like me every few hours. 😂 #foodisfuel #nourishment #energySee this image largerThis is my breakfast most days. It’s a protein powder made by our bodybuilding guru. It comes in lots of delicious flavors but this flavor just came out and is now my favorite!!! Chocolate/Peanut Butter. I also put it in Greek yogurt for a healthy treat. 160 Calories/4g Fat/6g Carbs/24g Protein (3 comments)See this image largerFeb 2017/Feb 2018/Feb 2019 I weigh more now in 3rd pic than in the first two. Every small effort you make with nutrition and exercise adds up to big changes. Keep going and never give up.See this image largerMy first try at stuffed Spaghetti Squash. Soooo delicious!!(7 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerY’all know I’m a believer in progress photos! This is 2 years of work. To the day. Your body can achieve what the mind believes! #BeforeAndCurrentSee this image largerA Texas breakfast of champions. Scrambled Eggs (Protein!) and Pico de Gallo. 🇨🇱(8 comments)See this image largerStay focused on your goals, Sparkfriends. Don’t let the opinions of others or negativity derail your plans. Do your best and forget the rest. 💪🏻See this image largerI zoodled for the first time today! Garlic Parmesan Zoodles: Fast, delicious and it fit my macros. It needs tweaking but I’m learning. Thanks, @sparkleigh61!See this image larger(5 comments)See this image largerLearning all about my new bike on my indoor trainer! With all the comforts (and warmth) of home ❤️🚴🏻‍♀️See this image largerday 100 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/22/2019(2 comments)See this image largerLeft, age 45 and all long distance running. Right, age 50 and mostly lifting AND 15 pounds HEAVIER on the scale. I won’t let the number on the scale define my transformation. #beforeamdafter #nolossjustgainsSee this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerReporting in to the gun show! Pew! Pew!See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerIt’s transformation Tuesday, Friends! I’m a former chain smoking, junk food junkie who was in poor health when I found SparkPeople over 9 years ago. I am now almost 51 and feeling healthier than ever, thanks to better nutrition, consistency with fitness and the tools here on Spark to help me along the way. We can do it, Friends! Never give up.See this image largerI’d love to see ya’lls food pics! I need ideas. Here’s my second lunch. I have 2 dinners and 2 snacks to go! 😱(1 comments)See this image largerHope y’all are having a great Monday so far. My lunch today. Chicken, asparagus and mini peppers.(3 comments)See this image largerJan 14, 2018 and Jan 14, 2019. ➡️ When you feel frustrated with your progress, look back at how far you’ve come. Trust pics, not the scale.See this image largerMaiden voyage of my new ride! I haven’t been on a bicycle in 18 years. But you know how the saying goes...It really is “just like riding a bike”. 😂🚴🏻‍♀️See this image largerIt’s here Sparkfriends! I’m leaving my comfort zone and adding something new to my routine! 🚴🏻‍♀️ Just keep moving!See this image largerThis is my gorgeous BFF, Lainie! ❤️ She’s not on SparkPeople (yet) but I had to share her amazing transformation! 60# gone doing KETO. #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerSee this image largerGood Morning Sparkfriends! I’m just in from a 4 mile walk on beach and I feel fabulous! Let’s make it a great day, everyone! #positivevibesSee this image largerHad a pretty good workout today! Find something you enjoy doing and keep moving, Sparkfriends! #liftingSee this image largerJust reflecting on this year’s progress. I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings! Happy New Year, Sparkfriends! Keep pushing! #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerConsistency over time pays off. Document the journey, it’s motivating. #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerSee this image largerI am extremely humbled and honored to have been nominated as a Spark Motivator. Thank you so much Sparkfriends!! (6 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerYear to date check-in. Sometimes the changes are subtle but I am much stronger than this time last year. Keep pushing. Every rep counts. #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerWhen your gym is closed for the day, you break out the dumbbells at home. 💪🏻👍🏻 #noexcusesSee this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerMy go-to meal several days a week. Chicken breast, tomato, mozzarella, balsamic dressing. (331 calories/32g protein/6g carbs/19g fat). (3 comments)See this image largerTweaked my Motivation Board. I now have an 8 week plan to begin running again. (2 comments)See this image largerIt’s Motivational Monday, Sparkfriends!! February 2017 and November 2018. Consistency is the key to getting stronger! Never give up! #beforeandafter (PS. If you like the before pic better, please keep it to yourself because I’m very happy with the present).See this image largerFriday’s are for Flexin’! Wishing you all a great weekend, Sparkfriends! Remember, you can achieve whatever you put your mind to! #flexfriday #positivevibesonlySee this image largerHappy Anniversary to us! It’s been an awesome 24 years! And looking forward to many more!(5 comments)See this image larger24 years ago today I married the man of my dreams. I’m so thankful that all these years later, we have made our fitness and health a priority together. #swolematesSee this image largerI deleted this from the community feed due to ugly comments. This is my transformation and I’m pretty proud of it. (15 comments)See this image largerYES!! I like this a lot!See this image largerI got new running shoes today in anticipation of returning from an injury soon! 🙏🏼 (Hopefully!) PT starts next week. YAY! #hope #happinessisnewrunningshoesSee this image largerDoing my favorite program again! W1D1 of Jim Stoppani’s Showtime. It’s a calorie torcher! (3 comments)See this image largerLOL.! No Halloween parties for me. (2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerLOL! Tomorrow is a new day. (1 comments)See this image largerLOL! True Story.(3 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image largerBeautiful morning. New day. Fresh start! Make it great, Sparkfriends! #goodmorningSee this image larger#gains 10-18See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerLOL!! Tickled my funny bone!! (1 comments)See this image largerI realize a muscular look isn’t what all women go for. I like it, and I just wanted to show what 1.5 years of consistency looks like. The time will pass anyway, see what you can do with it... #BeforeAndAfter #transformationtuesdaySee this image larger“Time spent with cats is never wasted”. (Good thing I have 5 of them!) I think animals are so important to our wellbeing.See this image largerAnother beautiful morning. Every day we get a fresh new start. Make it a great day, Sparkfriends!See this image largerAnyone?(4 comments)See this image largerIt was a lovely start to a new day. Remember, if plan A doesn't work, there are 25 more letters to try. Keep pushing.See this image largerExcellent reminder. (2 comments)See this image largerIt’s HIGH carb day!! Yay!!! Eat all the food! (But keep the fats low).(2 comments)See this image largerWhen you walk by and notice you and hubby are are wearing the same shirt. 😂😂 #gunshow #swolemates #See this image largerHere is a pic I shared in January 2018 (left) and today Sept 2018. I try not to think of how far I have yet to go, but rather how far I’ve come. Every effort we make adds up. #flexfriday #consistencySee this image larger#protein #gains #countyourmacros(3 comments)See this image largerSept 2018 23 Months difference. #transformationtuesday #girlswholift (8 comments)See this image largerIt’s my 9 Year Sparkversary today! The tools and the support to aid in your success are here at your disposal. Keep on Sparking!See this image largerI have logged my meals for the day and posted them on the fridge. I get nothing more, nothing less. #perfectmacros See this image larger#focus #concentrate #engageSee this image largerSee this image largerYour vibe attracts your tribe. (4 comments)See this image largerI love comparison pics. They keep me motivated. This is a year-to-date check in. Consistency is key. Don’t stop. Just keep going! #beforeandafter #documentthejourneySee this image largerShort run today. Very carefully coming back from an injury. Have an awesome, active day Sparkfriends! ✌🏻See this image largerHad a bad night on the bench press tonight so I went and crushed a bunch of deadlifts Turned a negative into a positive. #keepgrinding #nevergiveup #staypositveSee this image largerMy body is under construction. #transformation See this image largerSee this image largerGetting this down to a science. #foodisfuel #protein #gains(1 comments)See this image largerJust having a little fun on this Flex Friday, Sparkfriends! May you have a great weekend full of fitness and wise nutrition! We can do this. 💪🏻See this image largerFuel your body! #protein #gains See this image largerProgress Check-In! Oct 2017-August 2018. You can accomplish a lot in less than a year. Put your mind to it. Consistency is KEY!See this image largerIIFYM! It takes practice and discipline. It’s my daily science project.!See this image largerMy 8 week challenge is off to a great start! Was able to test out the legs with 2 miles this morning. Have a great week Sparkfriends!See this image largerEat like an athlete. #fuel #gains(1 comments)See this image largerTweaked my motivation board for my next 8 week challenge. Make some goals, go to work and crush them. See this image largerIt’s Throwback Thursday! Age 33 and 50. Two different people. No comparison, just progression. Love yourself at every age and stage.See this image largerPretty much sums it up. LOL.(1 comments)See this image largerStill trying to heal my shin splints. Running may be on hold but lifting isn’t. Listen to your body and do what you can do.See this image largerStay strong against inevitable setbacks. Fall down 7 times, get up 8. #nevergiveup #quittingisntanoption #perseveranceSee this image largerCaught a beautiful moment on my way out for a run this morning. Have a great day Sparkfriends!See this image largerAugust 2, 2017 and August 2, 2018. Changes are gradual. I’m always a work in progress. #documentthejourneySee this image larger“Exercise is about what you do to your muscles with the weight, not what you do to the weight with your muscles”. I read this today and it is just so very true. Make every rep count.See this image largerExactly 5 years/15 lbs ago and now. I used to want to be skinny. Now I just want to be fit! #BeforeAndAfterSee this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerI had something really neat happen to me recently! My gym asked if I would be in their fitness column in our base newspaper (NAS Corpus Christi). I am sooo honored. It really meant a lot to me. ❤️ inspire and be inspired.See this image largerPre and post 16 day vacation. Managed to not gain weight on scale but lost some gains. Sometimes a break can be good. My batteries are recharged and I’m ready to get back to work!See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger“Life isn't black and white. It's a million gray areas, don't you find?” - Ridley Scott Just some words to ponder. Have a great week, Sparkfriends.See this image larger80 minutes/400 calories done! Being on vacation is no excuse to not workout. Most hotels have a small fitness room, or you can walk/run/do body weight exercises anywhere!(1 comments)See this image largerRemember, mental health is important. Stop and enjoy nature. Seek positive energy. Take in your surroundings. Marvel at the beautiful gifts we were given. Appreciate the little things. Love yourself. And love others. Train your mind to see the good and everything else will follow.See this image largerTrain your mind and the rest will follow. 👍🏻💪🏻See this image largerI’m not where I want to be but I’ve come a long way. (2 comments)See this image largerMy first pick from the garden! The squash are gigantic! More squash and lots of peppers and tomatoes are on the way!See this image largerday 50 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 5/21/2018See this image largerTime for a year-to-date check in. Comparison pics are an important tool in tracking progress. Don't be afraid to document the journey. #BeforeAndAfter(1 comments)See this image largerday 250 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/8/2018(2 comments)See this image largerChicken breast, and squash, orange bell pepper and mushrooms sautéed in olive oil. 206 calories, 5g carbs, 10g fat, 25g of protein. (5 comments)See this image larger"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream"- C. S. Lewis. One of my favorite quotes! Here I am age 41 and 50. You can do anything you put your mind to. #BeforeAndAfter(1 comments)See this image larger100% Accurate. I love my job. (3 comments)See this image largerday 25 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 4/26/2018(1 comments)See this image largerAll the pretty colors! #deadlifts (3 comments)See this image largerI paused on my run to snap a pic in front of the chapel where I got married 23.5 years ago! Still going strong and I think I'm healthier now than I was then! #feelingnostalgic(1 comments)See this image largerI'm so happy that I was able to do 3 pull-ups in a row finally. My goal has been 5 for a while. I'm getting there. #progress #nevergiveupSee this image largerOkay, maybe 30 years. And it's 100% accurate! LOL.(9 comments)See this image larger(9 comments)See this image largerPlugging away every day, here is what a year looks like. The change may appear subtle but I'm getting stronger with each passing day. Consistency is the key. #BeforeAndAfterSee this image larger#grind #everyday (3 comments)See this image largerday 7 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 4/8/2018(4 comments)See this image largerMake some goals and go to work. 4-2-18(5 comments)See this image largerTalk to yourself like you'd talk to a good friend. Your body hears everything your mind thinks.See this image largerday 200 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/19/2018(3 comments)See this image larger(8 comments)See this image largerJust a fun pic. Medium weight squat for me. March 7, 2018(7 comments)See this image larger#gymlife (4 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerHow many times have you heard "muscle weighs more than fat"? I was very upset to discover that I weigh TEN pounds more than this time last year. I had to see last year's pics to remind myself that the scale is not always the best way to gauge progress. #BeforeAndAfterSee this image larger(9 comments)See this image largerMade me chuckle. (5 comments)See this image largerWhat a difference a year and a day makes! Consistency is key. Just put your mind to it. #BeforeAndAfter(1 comments)See this image largerday 90 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 2/23/2018(3 comments)See this image largerMy life in a nutshell. And in that order. (2 comments)See this image largerHappy Valentine's Day! My husband and I give the gift of our health to one another. ❤️See this image larger50 isn't so bad. I had a great birthday! Thankful for another year of life. 🙏🏻💪🏻✌🏻❤️See this image largerThis sums up my social life. LOL.(4 comments)See this image largerday 75 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 2/8/2018(3 comments)See this image largerInspired by my Sparkfriend @alofa0509, I made a vision board. I chose to do a white board so I can change things around as I go. It's a start.(1 comments)See this image largerThis is what 41g protein/27g fat/7 carbs looks like. Lunch! (1 comments)See this image largerRemember, it's just You vs. You. Always strive to be a little better than YOU were the day before.See this image largerday 60 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 1/24/2018(1 comments)See this image largerA little progress each day adds up to big results. Don't give up.See this image largerday 50 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 1/15/2018(1 comments)See this image largerTrusting the process. (7 comments)See this image largerShow up every single day whether you feel like it or not. 💯(4 comments)See this image larger2017 was a great year for me! Looking forward to seeing what I ca do in 2018! #progress(5 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerI finished my 6 week challenge today! Making steady progress. (4 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerTransformation Tuesday! February 2017- Now(4 comments)See this image largerMotivation Monday! What a difference a little over a year makes. Consistency is key. (4 comments)See this image largerEarly Mornings are my favorite! I took this 10-15-17. Flour Bluff/Corpus Christi, TX.(2 comments)See this image largerSurround yourself with like-minded people. Let no one bring you down. Keep your eyes on the goal. See this image larger#keepgrinding (5 comments)See this image largerFitness minutes on the water! Plus, dinner!(3 comments)See this image largerIt's Transformation Tuesday, Friends! Same clothes but different lighting. One year apart to the day. I will keep grinding and not give up. (6 comments)See this image largerShoulders and Legs Tonight. 💪🏻 (5 comments)See this image largerRepeat, Repeatedly! 💪🏻(1 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image larger"She believed she could, so she did". I love this quote. Be determined. (5 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerFinally back to work after missing 6 days due to Hurricane Harvey! Started a new program today. Woot! (8 comments)See this image largerTransformation Tuesday, Friends! Top pics: Oct 2016-June 2017 Bottom: April 2016-Aug 2017 Keep pushing and never give up.(3 comments)See this image largerIt's Motivation Monday, Friends! Make it a great week! (2 comments)See this image largerCheckin' on the Triceps. #workinprogress #keepgrinding (8 comments)See this image largerOne of my five. Love my pack. (1 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerTransformation Tuesday, friends! October 2016-June 2017. And The journey continues. Keep pushing. (4 comments)See this image largerI missed Flex Friday! But Saturday's are good too! 👍🏻😊(1 comments)See this image largerJune 2017(1 comments)See this image largerBeach 2 Bay Relay Marathon 2017. Corpus Christi, TX. My 8th year! (3 comments)See this image largerWeek 6 of my Summer Challenge is Complete. 2 more weeks to go! (2 comments)See this image largerChest/Shoulders/Triceps day! My favorite! (8 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerGetting stronger, logging gains. Trusting the process....(5 comments)See this image largerTraps Tuesday ! (2 comments)See this image largerI will Stay Focused. I will Keep Pushing. (3 comments)See this image largerHello, 49! Birthdays are great! (11 comments)See this image larger5 week New Year Challenge Complete! Feb 2017(4 comments)See this image largerFlex Friday! W2D5 of my New Year Challenge! (1 comments)See this image larger2016: 10" and 7lbs lost.(1 comments)See this image largerMy New Workout Buddy! Thanks, Santa! (4 comments)See this image largerHubby and me after a great workout!(4 comments)See this image largerMe for the next 4 weeks.(15 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerHappy Feet! (3 comments)See this image largerJuly 2016See this image largerMe and hubby (Wesley-R). June 2016(5 comments)See this image largerBeach 2 Bay Marathon Relay years 2010-2016(1 comments)See this image largerApril 2016(2 comments)See this image largerFresh from my garden 4-16See this image largerJan 2016(3 comments)See this image largerSeen on my run this AM. (2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerBeach 2 Bay May 2015(9 comments)See this image largerHarbor Half Marathon 11-08-14(1 comments)See this image largerLifestyle & Motivation July 2014(3 comments)See this image largerJune 2014(2 comments)See this image largerMarch 2014(3 comments)See this image largerOctober 2013(6 comments)See this image largerBeach! 8/2013 Age 45(5 comments)See this image largerMay 2013: Goal Weight @ 103 lbs(5 comments)See this image largerOct 2012: Crossing the finish line in my first Half Marathon (3 comments)See this image largerJune 2012(2 comments)See this image largerMay 2012(4 comments)See this image larger1/21/12 Donor Dash 5K 3rd place : )(4 comments)See this image largerOctober 2011 @123 lbs(1 comments)See this image largerBeach to Bay 2011(2 comments)See this image largerCupid's Chase Run on my birthday 2-12-2011

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