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When I started this journey in January 2009, my plan was to lose weight and get fit. I realize now there is so much more involved.

In the beginning, my success came in swings and roundabouts. Over time, I've realized how important it is to combine diet and exercise, change things up, and force myself out of my comfort zone.

This is no longer about weight, it is about becoming the best me I can be. It's about challenging all the "I can'ts" in my head and trying things I thought I could never do.

I still struggle with frustrations -- keeping up my exercise program when life gets in the way and realizing that eating too much, even if it's healthy food, leads to weight gain.

There are no quick fixes. This is a lifetime change and one that will take a lifetime to master. And, having gained back 50 pounds, I now realize I need to remain vigilant, no matter what.



Member Since: 4/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 210,336

My Goals:
I want to live a healthy lifestyle and not use my weight as an excuse not to do things.

When I started this new lifestyle, I thought I had a good exercise routine. Now, I've learned the importance of constantly changing it around and shaking things up.


My Program:
My exercise routine has changed yet again, now that I have a home gym and a trainer, although that will be ending soon.

I have a strength program for every day, using different muscles, but working on strength all the time.

TO compensate for my back, I'm doing pilates daily plus about half and hour of core exercises. Then, there's the rowing machine and exercise bike.

When the weather warms, I hope to get outside on my bike.



Personal Information:
I live in Ithaca NY, where I lecture part-time at Cornell University. I am also a cross-cultural writer and researcher. I am working on a novel.

I live with 1 cat. My daughter is in England and my son is a wine maker in New Zealand.

I also am involved in my community.


Other Information:
I am a voracious reader, love tennis and make it a point to get to at least one tournament a year. Since I work from home as a writer, I spend way too much time sitting.




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  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    I was covered by snow balls when I arrived home last night!

    I am returning the volley! To avoid being hit do 30 second wall st.
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    36 days ago
  • v JANET552
    *SPLAT* You've been tagged by a Scarlet Dragon snowball! The only way to prevent being hit is to complete 3 sets, 8 reps of squats! emoticon

    37 days ago
  • v MEAGOP
    My spies have told me there is a snowball fight going on...

    Incoming!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    To avoid a "splat" you must complete ten regular or modified push-ups, or any other upper body exercise which is right for you!

    If you want to retaliate, bring it on! Any Dragon will make a fine target (bright red, spiky tails--you can't miss us in the snow!)

    Megan
    Scarlet Dragons Team
    Swedish Short-Snout Squad

    (Holding my fiery breath, so the snowballs don't melt!)
    38 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Good morning from the Scarlet Dragons!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Just popping in to wish you a fierce weekend. Are you drinking your water? Did you do your stretches? Let's max out on those ITC points this week and set the tone for a fantastic challenge round!

    Wishing you a great weekend from the Scarlet Dragons and Swedish Short-Snouts!
    38 days ago
  • v MEAGOP
    Greetings from the Scarlet Dragons! We are counting on you Gems to give us some stiff competition during this challenge!

    Let's rock this challenge, and use the friendly competition to get us all closer to our goals!

    Be well, be fit and be healthy this winter, my friend!

    Megan

    Swedish Short-Snout Squad
    Scarlet Dragon Team
    Friend of Emerald Gems!

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    39 days ago
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