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Greetings ! Welcome to the Sparkpage of ArchimedesII. Someone once asked me why I chose Archimedes as my Spark cyber name. Just like the great philosopher, scientist, engineer, mathematician, I do my best thinking in the bathtub too !!!

For most of my life, I've been the chubby kid in the room. I've certainly had my dietary ups and downs. Twice in my life, I've weighed over 200 pounds.

Several years ago, I fell in love with kick boxing. I loved it and I was really ...
Greetings ! Welcome to the Sparkpage of ArchimedesII. Someone once asked me why I chose Archimedes as my Spark cyber name. Just like the great philosopher, scientist, engineer, mathematician, I do my best thinking in the bathtub too !!!

For most of my life, I've been the chubby kid in the room. I've certainly had my dietary ups and downs. Twice in my life, I've weighed over 200 pounds.

Several years ago, I fell in love with kick boxing. I loved it and I was really good at it. I was one of those fit, but fat people. I could do high kicks, push ups, etc... but, then an opportunity came up. My instructor was going away for a week and he was going to cancel class because they didn't have an instructor. I asked him if I could sub for him ? He said he'd be thrilled to have me teach since I knew all the moves.

And that's where my road to good health and fitness began. One thing I told myself was that it would probably look a lot better if the kick boxing instructor wasn't so over weight. That's when I decided it was time to modify my eating habits. I knew I ate way too much junk food and that's where I started making the first changes to my nutrition.

It took me one year to lose approximately 55 pounds by eating right (to the best of my ability) and watching my portions.

Teaching kick boxing is the tiny snowball at the top of the mountain. Since I pushed it off, so to speak, I've become a certified spinning instructor, kick boxing instructor, Powerflex instructor, etc... AND over two years ago, I became certified as a personal trainer.

Now, all of the above happened over a seven year period. But, if you had come in a way back machine and told me years ago that I'd be a fitness instructor, I'd have laughed at you. Stranger things have happened. Not bad for an old lady of 48 !

One thing I've told myself, I am NOT weighing over 200 pounds for a third time. The good news, I think I've finally learned what it takes to take the weight off and keep it off.

Moderation. Moderation. Moderation. Eat right, watch your portions and get some regular exercise that includes some strength training. It really does work.


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Member Since: 7/6/2007

SparkPoints: 140,488

Fitness Minutes: 210,425

My Goals:
To maintain the 55 lbs weight loss I achieved. To be healthy and remain physical fit as I grow older.

My Program:
I eat right, watch my portions and get some regular exercise that includes strength training.

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Karen, age 50


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Works part time as an aerobics instructor. teaches spinning, muscle sculpting, pump (aka Powerflex) and kickboxing.

NASM-CPT, AFAA-CI, ACE, JohnnyG



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SPARKLINGME176
10/10/2014 3:38:33 PM

Stopping by to say hi! & letting you know, this is what I am doing today!
I made my green drink today! Lot's of pumpkin, emoticon yogurt, protein, greens galore! I feel GREAT! Happy Friday, (date night w/DH) emoticon emoticon

I'm also going to clean our pool, today! it was 67 degrees when I checked. So I'll turn on the solar & hope for a little warmer! I'll be REALLY moving! emoticon It really needs my attention!

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SMILINGTREE
9/30/2014 2:55:45 PM

Those office cookies are a terrible temptation -- that is one aspect of office life I do not miss at all!



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JUSTJAIMESIZED
9/18/2014 3:31:30 PM

Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my post. It was better advice than I could ever hope for.



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ICEDEMETER
9/16/2014 3:59:44 PM

Thank you so very much for the goodie and the kind words. They mean a lot from someone who I've come to have a ton of respect for!

I hope that you and yours are having a great week!



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NSKYLINE115
9/16/2014 6:30:20 AM

Good Morning! Hope you have a wonderful day and week!



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