before - around 184
half way - 159
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January 29, 2015 - update
25 pounds down! Half way there. Took exactly 13 months, so averaged about half a pound per week (though with plenty of ups and downs). Won't reach my original goal by my 50th birthday in less than 5 months, but that's ok. Willing to wait another year for the next 25 pounds if needed. Slow and pretty steady is really the way to go as it creates a more permanent change. Yay!
September 2014 - down 15 pounds and staying strong!
Purple is my Passion!! GO TEAM!
I am a year and a half away from 50. Turning 40 felt like entering middle age which did not go over well with me (I know, should have been grateful....). Heading toward 50 feels very different - now with 8+ more years of emotional growth under my belt, it feels like it can be a fresh start, not a downhill slide. I can and will (God willing) reach my highest peak yet in the realms of physical, emotional and spiritual well being by 50 - June 22, 2015.
March 16, 2014: down 11 pounds; next goal is to lose 10 more pounds by my 49th birthday on June 22nd.
Long term: by age 50 (6/22/15)
1) Be fit in body, mind, spirit and purpose
1) Lose 50 pounds
2) Do a major physical event/activity, e.g. climbing trek, bike event, triathlon, 2 day hike
3) Have a healthy, organized, simplified family life
4) Achieve work/life balance
5) Be actively engaged in a hobby, e.g photography, scrapbooking, dogs, inspirational website)
6) Complete Happiness Project
"The Spark" is my main guide including the 28 day program. Slow and steady. Non-negotiable: 10 minutes of exercise a day.
Married with 2 daughters, 12 and 15 (as of Jan 2014). I live in central Maryland and work almost full time as a physician and hospital leader.
Outdoor physical activities - kayaking, skiing, camping
Digital Scrap booking
Dogs and birds
Quotes that motivate me:
-- start before you are ready
-- someone busier than you is exercising right now
--Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail til they succeed
-- Don’t let the fear of coming in last deter you—it’s still better than all the people who never try.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 173.5
Karen R (ADALOUISE) from the Scarlet Dragons would like you to join her this month in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month Challenge! Breast cancer has touched the lives of so many of us, and we all know early detection is the key, whether male or female!
So before you give the tatas a once-over, letâ€™s get in a workout first! The exercises listed have a modifier with each, so you can join in at any fitness level! If thereâ€™s still something you are unable to do, please modify to meet your specific needs! The point isnâ€™t to show your strength training prowess and be the best of the best. The point is to PARTICIPATE! Now letâ€™s get a little hooter sweat going before we hop in the shower to do our self exams!
S-50 SQUATS (50 Adductor/Abductors)
E-50 FRONT JABS (50 Seated Biceps Curls)
L- 30 LATERAL LUNGES (30 Seated Hip Extensions)
F-30 FORWARD LUNGES (30 Squats, holding the back of a chair)
E-50 JUMPING JACKS (50 Seated Jumping Jacks)
X-30 PUSH UPS (30 Wall Pushups)
A-30 ALTERNATING HAMSTRING CURLS (30 Standing Hip Flexion/Extension holding the back of a chair or wall)
M-50 HIGH KNEE MARCH IN PLACE (50 Seated High Knee Marches)
Do what you can, modify what you need to, but try your best, regardless of fitness level! If youâ€™ve got a suggestion on an exercise youâ€™d like to see incorporated into the challenges, please let us know!
14 days ago
Congratulations on a fantastic fall challenge so far! You guys are doing great!
16 days ago
Week 2 is almost in the bag! Let's keep up this momentum to a strong push towards our goals. Go Purple Passion!
35 days ago
The Dragons challenge you today!
Spell your name, repeat 2 times:
A = 50 jumping jacks
B = 20 crunches
C = 30 squats
D = 15 pushups
E = 1 min wall sit
F = 10 burpees
G = 20 sec arm circles
H = 20 squats
I = 30 jumping jacks
J = 15 crunches
K = 10 pushups
L = 2 min wall sit
M = 20 burpees
N = 40 jumping jacks
O = 25 burpees
P = 15 sec arm circles
Q = 30 crunches
R = 15 pushups
S = 30 burpees
T = 15 squats
U = 30 sec arm circles
V = 3 min wall sit
W = 20 burpees
X = 60 jumping jacks
Y = 10 crunches
Z = 20 pushups
Let me know how you do!
38 days ago
Happy Birthday!!! Hope you enjoyed your special day. Best wishes with the remainder of the challenge.
125 days ago