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Rewind, Replay... but I'm choosing to change the Ending.

"I know it sounds selfish, but this is my story!" - Final Fantasy X

Yes, I just started this with a geek quote. I love that quote (and game, FTR my one cat is named Yuna), for all the multi-purposes your can use it in your life. I think it fits well here.

Back in 2012 I ran my first Full Marathon. I weighed the least I have in years (153 at one point). I was healthy, happy, and striving for myself. What do all of these things have in common?

It was ...
"I know it sounds selfish, but this is my story!" - Final Fantasy X

Yes, I just started this with a geek quote. I love that quote (and game, FTR my one cat is named Yuna), for all the multi-purposes your can use it in your life. I think it fits well here.

Back in 2012 I ran my first Full Marathon. I weighed the least I have in years (153 at one point). I was healthy, happy, and striving for myself. What do all of these things have in common?

It was one of the few times in my life I was selfish. I made goals for myself. I did things because they made me happy. I cancelled plans if they got in my way. I didn't eat a piece of birthday cake because a coworker would be offended if I didn't. I didn't skip my run because my Mom needed me to come over and do something. (I know, I sound so high and mighty, but bear with me)

Ironically, this has always been my biggest struggle. I am not an unselfish person... in any context. I will always put others needs/wants/requests before my own. And I need to stop doing that. Because in order to take care of others I need to say Yes to myself, first. For my health.

I have officially gained back all my weight. My heart rate no longer is something to strive for. I am currently wearing a pair of my husband's pants (because even my fat pants are tight).

One baby step, one mini goal and one day at a time. Because I can do it. I did it before, and I will do it again, and this time, I'll change the ending. Because it's my story. And I don't like this chapter, so time to choose my own adventure.
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Member Since: 9/6/2006

SparkPoints: 69,184

Fitness Minutes: 96,556

My Goals:
- To get myself back to a 10 minute mile. Currently at 11 minute mile.

- Current best Marathon time (WDW January 8, 2012) - 4:29:22

- Lose 10% of 177 = 160.9

- Lose 10% of 160.9 = 146.2

- Lose 10% of 146.2 = 132.9

My Program:
- I have been training for a half marathon (my 6th, I think) in Victoria and really want to finish under 2:15.

- Finishing BLC 26 with my Freggie streak in tact - 6 Freggies at least 5 days a week. No excuses.

- Strength Training, 2 x a week minimum.

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My name is Jenn Gutierrez, and I am born and raised in Calgary, Alberta.

I'm a busy person, who constantly needs to be needed and wanted. I love to work out, read, sing, watch movies, and do anything spontaneous!

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TRANSFORM-ABBY
8/25/2014 3:17:28 PM

emoticon to BLC26. It is going to be a emoticon experience! I look forward to the journey with you. BLESSings, Darlene



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DEBB1313
5/27/2014 11:58:45 PM

Just dropping in to say HI! I expect to hear all about your trip when you come back to the Stingrays next round! How are things going?



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PEACEJENN
4/9/2014 5:12:17 PM

BRAZIL!?? So not fair, take me with you!!! LOL

That totally rocks though! And what a cool experience too! I'm a bit jealous.

Sorry to hear about your Mom stuff, but at least the personal care is helping. That's a plus for sure.

Here's the kicker about the struggiling, is I KNOW I can do this, I did it before it's just getting my butt in gear and DOING it! But I'm happy to report, no candy jar all week, no sweets. My eating is controlled...and I've been exercising every day. Since...Saturday. So that's not to shabby, baby steps right?! :)



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PEACEJENN
4/8/2014 4:07:16 PM

6 week vacation? Lucky you! Where are you going? That's awesome. Things here are crazy. The kids are growing like weeds...both my older two and the baby. I've struggled a bit with getting back to starting again. While I've done things to 'start' I haven't really focused on it.. You know? So I struggled with everything, the biggest being I'm back to where I was when I first started and that is bumming. Plus I'm fixed (so no more surprises for me lol) but it makes it even harder to lose the baby weight. But I figure one step at a time right? I'm so glad to see you are still on spark though. :) Even if you are taking off for 6 weeks! lol I'll have to get with Lori and see about the new BLC. Terry did tell me that sign ups start in like 2 days...must be fate. ha! Missed you girl! How's things been on your end?



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1/30/2014 2:06:14 PM

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HaPpY BeLaTeD BiRtHdAy JENN! Hope your day was fabulous!

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