May 2010 - At goal weight :-)
May 2010 - Getting ready for the BolderBoulder 10K
I'm 57, married to a fun loving, caring man, mom to 5 happy(grown-up)kids, grandmother to 3 adorable boys, and a little grand-daughter. I use to be a nurse years ago, I loved working orthopedics and also as an assistant to a gastroenterologist. This past year I finally went through training to get my certifications to be a group fitness instructor, plus additional training as a Spin instructor. I hope to add a few more trainings to my resume soon - aqua fitness instructor, etc. I am currently teaching Spin and Abs & Arms classes & totally enjoying it!
Four years ago I couldn't have imagined myself being physically fit enough to be taking these classes let alone teaching them. Some good physicians, a supportive & encouraging family and SparkPeople helped me to achieve my goal of overall good health physically and mentally!
*Lose those last few pounds & keep them off
*Keep living this healthy livestyle
*Start some serious road cycling in our beautiful surroundings
*Graduate to all-day hikes
*Start back to school part-time
*Volunteer in our community on a regular basis
*Start painting again
*Learn the 108 Form in Tai Chi
*Start guitar lessons
Tracking everything! Food, nutrients, exercise, etc.
Exercising for 60-120 minutes/day, 5 days/week. Enjoy being active by looking for ways to burn calories - hiking, biking, walking, etc.
I was born & raised in Ohio, and have lived in Utah, California, Texas, New Hampshire, England, Venezuela, Switzerland, and now in Colorado - woohoo!
"If you say you can't - you won't. If you say you can - you will!"
Whenever I hear of a middle age man or woman struggling with losing weight, I encourage them to look at 3 things:
1.) Overall health conditions which might be playing a part, i.e.: hormones, thyroid, stress, etc.
2.)Set nutrition goals AND then track your food intake!
3.)Set exercise or physical activity goals, AND track these also
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| current weight: 11.0 over
wow on the Min.
Have a wonderful Saint Patricks Day
1771 days ago
Sorry to hear you're sick. Hope you feel better soon.
1829 days ago
Maryjohannah ~ I may not log in often but for 3 years I have worked out 6 days/week for an average of 1 1/2 hours/workout. Then my husband and I do 6-8 hour hikes for like 3-5 consecutive days, do bike road trips, etc. I stay very active and wear a heart rate monitor so when I do log in I can go back on SP and log my fitness minutes. I love my heart rate monitor!!
1842 days ago
really that many minutes and you haven't logged on in 2 months.....You are an amazing woman
1999 days ago
Thank you for the comment on my blog! Made me feel better:) I'm glad you are back at Spark sorry to hear that you had surgery and glad to hear that you are healing and wanting to lose the weight again. It is nice to meet you. Hope you are having a great week:)
2080 days ago