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Heyy! My name is Athena. I live in NLR, Arkansas. I am an easy going and eager to try anything once kind of person. I tried diets, pills, and any other fad that came my way. The only thing that works is getting off of your butt and doing something about moving. lol I had to start doing something for me, or I was going to go insane. I had no energy and couldn't sleep well at all. I had a toddler to take care of and after I would get home...I was just wrecked. I am 5ft 8in and at the time around 300lbs...and pretty unhappy.

I started just walking in my neighborhood over a year ago and quit. In 6 mo lost 45 lbs and gained most of it back. Sad I know, but I am back and better than ever. Started the walking again for 30 min to joining gym and winning a fitness makeover. Soon after, working my way up to walking 5k's. With the help of supportive friends and my trainers, I have managed to lose 20lbs in 8 weeks.

I am stoked and I am ready for the next 60 lbs and beyond to come off! :) I want to start running in the next few weeks and if possible find that motivated person/s to help me stay focused. I am closer to my goal but I am far away from it still. I am going to the race for the cure and my goal is to get ready to do the half for the LR Marathon in we go. :)

Member Since: 9/21/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,620

My Goals:
when I started I weighed 299 lbs. After I had my son that is now 3, I would start losing and stop over and over. After winning a fitness makeover and making real progress I gained the motivation that I never seemed to have before. I am all in, and totally addicted. whoo hoo! I want to lose enough to be 180lbs..then we will see if it goes farther than that. Hopefully, but you never know.

My Program:
I am drinking water like crazy! you never know how dehydrated you have been living your life until you do this. It's insane, but good. I eat half as much and I am not as hungry. I am also eating the right things 89% of the time...and it matters, lol I walk at least once a week at night with my 3 yr old Son and usually end up carrying him. I workout duirng the week and do some weight training, I speed walk/jog 5k's Sat and Sun. I will have to add more pictures later.

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I am proud of what I am doing for me. I have been called many things in the past 9 weeks- awesome, a rockstar, flexible, amazing, an inspiration, a superhero, determined, strong, and hard core (lol), but no matter what i couldn't imagine going back to the way life was.
I was born in Michigan and moved to California, Arkansas, Kansas for a good stretch, Oklahoma, and back. I live in North Little Rock, Arkansas, I have two kids, 12 and 3, both boys. My three year old is with me all the time. :)
I work at a great hospital and I really am blessed with my job. I work with a great group of people.

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I love music, Movies(Muhahahaha scary ones are kinda my fave) gotta love a comedy though. I love food,to cook, fun...I have a siamese cat named the great Milenko. ;)

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