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I have spent a lot of time in my life being overweight, unhealthy, and as a result unhappy.

Being healthy is about doing things that are good for YOUR body. It's a learning process, and I'm still a student. At my highest, non-pregnancy weight, I was 220ish. I've never been afraid of exercise, but I didn't get nearly as much as I should for a long time. Now, as a pretty faithful runner, and licensed Zumba instructor, that part has changed.

Now, I'm trying my best to eat right for MY body (grain and gluten free) and reach a place where I feel fit, healthy & happy! It's within reach, and I hope to continue educating myself so I can make the most of living!


9/10: Waterfront 5K......................... 33:06 (10:39)
9/10: Thin Mint Sprint 2 mile............ 21:23 (10:42)
10/10: Briggs Als 5 mile run......... 1:06:13 (13:15)
11/25: Turkey Trot 5K...................... 36:11 (11:38)

9/3: Waterfront 5K..................... 29:40 (9:32)
11/24: Turkey trot 5K.................35:21 (11:22)

4/10: Arny Johnson 10 Mile.......1:39:32 (9:57)
4/22: OSF Heritage 10K.............54:15 (8:44)
5/20: HALF MARATHON...............2:24:44 (11:03)

3/17 Shamrock Shuffle 5K......... 28:59 (9:20)

Member Since: 9/10/2007

Fitness Minutes: 35,792

My Goals:
Never lose sight of what it took to get me to goal, and work on continually making good health decisions.

Keto stats:
1470 cals
25g carbs
90 protein
100g fat

My Program:
~Teach zumba 4-6x week

~Limit gluten, starches & sugar

~Limit processed foods in favor of lean protein, fruits & veggies

~Keep running, working up to possibly a half marathon on 5/20/12

Personal Information:
~I'm a 38 year old working mom. (geez, where has time gone?)

~To keep my sanity, I read whenever I can-and enjoy being creative.

~I decorate cakes as a hobby

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"Right now, someone busier than you is out running" ~ Nike

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    Congratulations on being Motivator of the Day! Keep on doing such a amazing job motivating, supporting and encouraging others here. Good luck and I wish you all the best on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
    *~ Paula *~
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    1176 days ago
  • v FITGIRL15
    Yes, I do remember my very first few classes... I had severe stage fright and was terribly nervous! She was none of these things... but I do think that she will be amazing with just a little mentorship!!! I could feel the Zumba LOVE all around me last night! It was awesome!
    1204 days ago
    I thought I just had gluten sensitivity too but my M.D. feels I have celiac disease because I have too many problems that are associated with it. I didn't want the endoscopy and biopsy to find out. Too expensive and invasive. Ugh.
    1239 days ago
  • v FITGIRL15
    I often say "I drank the Kool-Aid" when referring to my love of Zumba... but DAMN, there are some people that have gone and OVERDOSED. LMAO (Including a whole bunch of my Zumba circle of friends! Oy!)

    I wasn't really excited to go to Convention this year... Summer was supposed to be my DOWN TIME from Zumba (from 6 classes a week to 2!) I'm actually glad it's over! (can you believe I said that?) Yes, I CAN!

    What really bothers me is how some girls stalk the ZES! Or even BETO! GAH... how old are we????
    I can't stand that immature behaviour! And this is why I need to go to Convention with older women! LOL

    1342 days ago
  • v FITGIRL15
    I didn't want to say this out loud... but Convention this year wasn't even CLOSE to as exciting as last year!
    Sean Paul was a HUGE dissapointment (to me!) I spent that concert watching an impromptu dance-off that spontaneously occured in my area of the dancefloor. SP's new songs are slow, and did not inspire me to dance one bit! :(

    I also realized that the clothing at the shop was HIGHER priced then the clothes on the Canadian Zumba website! COME AGAIN??? I flew all the way there to pay MORE (and in US funds)????? I don't think so!!!

    I need a break from it all! Back to the regularly scheduled program :)
    1343 days ago
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