ARCHIMEDESII   155,146
SparkPoints
150,000-199,999 SparkPoints
 
 





My before photo - Six years ago, weight 200+ pounds





My after photo - Today, the 150 pound spinning instructor !



I have 3 pics in my gallery





Awards





See All SparkPeople Motivators


 
ArchimedesII

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.


Read More About ARCHIMEDESII (Updated January 24)


Current Status:


SparkFriends



SparkTeams





 
Interact with ARCHIMEDESII

Send Member a Private Message






Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 7/6/2007

SparkPoints: 155,146

Fitness Minutes: 230,125

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.

Personal Information:
Karen, age 50


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

NASM-CPT, AFAA-CI, ACE, JohnnyG



Profile Image





 
 



Two Thumbs Up
From:
LUANN_IN_PA

Valentine
From:
SOFT_VAL67

Tiara
From:
NAKEDBACON

Thank You Card
From:
SEARCK

Vegetable Soup
From:
MEWHENRYSMAMA

Green Tea
From:
KRISZTA11




Member Comments:
KRISZTA11
7/23/2015 2:29:40 PM

Thank you for reading my blog, Karen!
emoticon
Yes, I'm sitting at my desk all day - great job I drink my 8 glasses of water, so I go to the water station and to the bathroom often, because otherwise it is just sitting.
I'm glad the new office space and the boxing is working for you, and congrats to turning down meeting food!
emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
JILLYBEAN25
7/23/2015 2:14:01 AM

The heavy bag is what I find most appealing! ;-) The class sounds truly fun and like something even I'd like! I wish there was one close to me... and I had money to pay for it! Hahaha!



Report Inappropriate Comment
PUGLOVER1999
7/13/2015 1:49:50 PM

Just want to say I have read many of your posts on message boards and always appreciate your knowledge and common (practical) sense!

emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
IONA72
7/12/2015 3:21:40 PM

I like your philosophy, hope you don't mind a friend add, currently struggling with motivation and need to get back on track!



Report Inappropriate Comment
CORKYTHEMOM1
6/12/2015 10:13:16 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


Karen, Welcome to the Motivational Members' team! I hope you don't mind, but I added you as a friend and hope you will do the same. It would be an honor to share the spark journey with you. Embracing you in friendship, support and hugs. Have a blessed weekend.


~ Monika ~ emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (180 total):  < Previous1234Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page