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Me and mini-me :) 5K and 1mile Polar Bear Fun Runs Feb. 08

My Boy and Me :) Left - First 5K (Sept '07) ; Right - First Half (Jan 11)





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The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. -- Albert Ellis

Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. -- William Jennings Bryan

Control your own destiny or someone else will. -- Jack Welch

Who controls YOUR destiny?

Here are some of the ways I am controlling mine this year....

*~*~*~*~*~*~* 2014 Goals *~*~*~*~*~*~*

Complete Body Beast 90-day program
Complete T25 10-week program
Complete P90X3 12-week program
Become certified to teach TurboKick group class
Complete Space Coast Half Marathon
Continue coaching & mentoring others on health & fitness

*~*~*~*~*~*~* A little history *~*~*~*~*~*~*

2014 marks the beginning of my 8th year on Sparkpeople! Over the years, I have continued to grow and learn from all the amazing people and tools here. I have so many success stories, each year pushing the envelop just a little further.


To create a calorie deficit of 3500 per week. This should result in an appx. 1 lb weight loss each week.

**DEFICIT is found by finding BMR, adding calories spent on exercise, then subtract calories eaten. (If your number comes out negative, you have a surplus - thats bad :o)

To find your BMR, Use the following formula:
Women: BMR = 655 + ( 4.35 x weight in pounds ) + ( 4.7 x height in inches ) - ( 4.7 x age in years )
Men: BMR = 66 + ( 6.23 x weight in pounds ) + ( 12.7 x height in inches ) - ( 6.8 x age in year )

My BMR @ 144: 1422
My BMR @ 135: 1383
My BMR @ 127: 1348


Long Run - Things for me to remember:

~ Hydrate well & rest the day before
~ Be stocked with simple sugars to take with me
~ Take something to drink and map course around refills
~ Take something to mop sweat off my face
~ Wake up early and get the run finished before I start the day
~ Follow the plan & course!
~ Have a little cash for emergencies.

Things to make a more efficient run:
~ my smartphone with music & GPS all in one :)
~ quick laces
~ fuel belt to carry my stuff and drinks
~ sweat bands for my wrists or something to wipe off sweat
~ sunglasses that dont pool sweat under my eyes
~ an ID road tag just incase I keel over


It benefits me to have somethings right here on my front page. Maybe you can benefit from them too.....

1) My MaxHeartRate=186 (Everyone should find out their MHR)
.....Zone 1 (60-75%) 134-154
.....Zone 2 (75-84%) 155-165
.....Zone 3 (85-90%) 166-173
.....Zone 4 (90-100%) 173-186

2) Do NOT overtrain! Its a waste of time and causes more damage than good..
.....Do not spend more than 2 hrs each day working out
.....Take at least 1 OFF day per week for recovery!

3) 80% of the way I look is based on my nutrition
.....My skin loves WATER, drink it often.
.....My muscles LOVE protein! have around 30% each day!
.....I must eat FAT! A diet with 30% 'good fats' is necessary!

4) Injuries need attention!
....RICE it! As much as I hate cold, icing and elevating my injuries WILL help me heal faster.
....REST it! Any injury that still hurts after RICE needs time to heal. Lay off!

5) Family is more important than anything. Make quality time.

~*~*~*~*~*~*How I got here*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

2007 Choices:
- quit smoking after 15 years!
- lost over 20 pounds
- learned to love running, set 5K and 12K initial PRs
- learned to eat clean
- caught the Spark ;)

2008 Choices:
- Half Marathons: Seaside Half (PR with a 9:37 pace) & JAX Half
- 5Ks include Prattville Polar Bear 5K (PR with 8:10 ave pace), Crossing the Creek 5K (tied PR)
- other race distances: Jubilee 8K, YMCA 10K (PR with 8:31),
- hit all-time low body fat percentage @ 13.7%

2009 Choices:
- Sign up for my "new" local races: Melbourne Art Festival 5K, Gecko 5K
- Ran the Inaugural Melbourne Music & Beaches Half Marathon
- Increased my weekly base mileage to 35 miles by my 35 b'day.
- Ran 30K at the Paul DeBruyn Memorial in ~ 3hr15 min
- Nov 29: Space Coast Half

2010 Choices:
- Ran my 1st Marathon: Disney for 26.2 ~5:33 (Auto PR)
- Ran my 5th Half Marathon: Melbourne & Beaches (Feb)
- Ran my first 15K: Space Coast Classic (Nov)

2011 Choices:
- Ran my 6th Half Marathon: Disney for 13.1
- Became a Certified Personal Trainer on 3/19
- Ran my 7th Half Marathon: Iron Girl 2011 [Clearwater]

2012 Choices:
- Qualified for Half Fanatics (Melbourne Beaches Half, Mercedes Half, Make It By Midnight Half)
- Continued to run various 5, 8 & 10Ks, and a 7.4 Independence day run.
- Ran my 1st Mud Run Obstacle course (Xtreme Mud Warrior)

2013 Choices:
- Continued to run various 5, 8 & 10Ks
- Trained and ran with my hubby in his first Half! (Space Coast)
- Completed Insanity 12-week program
- Completed TurboFire 12-week program

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~ Yummy Breakfast ideas:

Member Since: 1/3/2007

Fitness Minutes: 110,775

My Goals:
Top 10 Reasons for my journey:

1) To be a runner...for me this is an ongoing process :)

2) Strength and fitness, to look great naked ;)

3) Confidence that I can do anything I set my mind to.

4) Happiness. Depressive thoughts must be banished.

5) Clear skin and mild pms.

6) For my clothes to look awesome on me!

7) Set a good example for my children and have them continue to do healthy activities with me!

8) Remain healthy as I get older!

9) Stay focused on all the other aspects of life by keeping my body fit and mind clear!

10) To continue defining "CC" - who she is, what she stands for.

My Program:
60/20/20 breakdown.
No processed food.
Follow Pescetarian diet.

Runners World Smart Coach Marathon Training Plan

Personal Information:
I'm CC. I am married to the man of my dreams (aka MCLAYCOMB).

I have the best kids in the world (ok, maybe a little bias...). I LOVE MY JOB as a programmer at an insurance company and

I love the beach and summer-time.

Other Information:

My max wt was around 178-180 in 1999 when my baby was 9 months old. My weight loss has been slowwww but steady...

05/2005: Pre-Spark
Wt=142 / Fat=28%
Lean Wt=102.2
Wt of Fat=39.8
4/3/08: Goal Met
Wt=128 / Fat=13.7% !!!
Lean Wt=110.5
Fat Wt = 17.5

BP=102 / 58

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