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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.


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Member Since: 7/6/2007

SparkPoints: 167,126

Fitness Minutes: 245,530

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 52


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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
3/30/2016 7:36:47 PM

Hi! Wonderful SP friend! Just stopping by, to tell you, you inspired me today! & THANKS!

My life today: emoticon 3-30-16 Today I am determined to stay motivated to make my life, my health journey, special. emoticon I KNOW I am the only 1 who can do it, for me. emoticon for all the support on this site! How would we feel if it closed down? emoticon I wrote a new blog, 3-30-16 WHAT IF SP CLOSED DOWN? Please comment if you read! THX!



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SPARKFRAN514
3/28/2016 11:42:30 PM

No one but you knows how hard you work, how many hours you put in the behind the scenes. Rely on yourself for approval, not the outside world."

"The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do."
Inhale confidence, exhale doubt."

We are getting close to finishing Our march in March here we come April hope you have your plan in place working on mine.





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SPARKFRAN514
3/27/2016 3:56:43 PM

Hopping on down the bunny trail enjoy !
Home from church another rainy day but Its Easter and that makes it a beautiful Day.
Racey and I are enjoying the goodies you sent us. Raining so its dancing in the living room. I started my dancing at church we sang “the Lord of the Dance “ and Join in the dance” both are songs get your feet moving good thing we are in the back of the church.
Hope you are enjoying some family fun today. cousins are coming at 3 for dinner so about time to get my self moving on those last minute dinner things.

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FAITHP44
3/25/2016 4:33:57 PM

Sounds like your first week went well. I'm really pleased for you.



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SPARKFRAN514
3/21/2016 9:25:25 PM

I have come to the realization that the scales is not my friend or FOE
It is only the messenger

Spending today regretting yesterday won’t make tomorrow better
I can not change yesterday BUT I can CHANGE TODAY
Here we come Tuesday.

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