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"It Is Never Too Late To Become Who You Might Have Been." G. Elliott

"HEALTH IS THE GREATEST POSSESION, CONTENTMENT THE GREATEST TREASURE, CONFIDENCE IS THE GREATEST FRIEND, AND SELF AWARENESS THE GREATEST JOY." Lao Tzu ~~ Find your greatest possession, treasure, joy and friend TODAY and EVERYDAY !!

I am starting off the new year with my New Years Intentions to get fit and healthier ~~ I am 50+ years young, and my family genetics are NOT good ones so i have decided it is time to try and offset as much of that as i can. I quit smoking in 2008, and ...
"HEALTH IS THE GREATEST POSSESION, CONTENTMENT THE GREATEST TREASURE, CONFIDENCE IS THE GREATEST FRIEND, AND SELF AWARENESS THE GREATEST JOY." Lao Tzu ~~ Find your greatest possession, treasure, joy and friend TODAY and EVERYDAY !!

I am starting off the new year with my New Years Intentions to get fit and healthier ~~ I am 50+ years young, and my family genetics are NOT good ones so i have decided it is time to try and offset as much of that as i can. I quit smoking in 2008, and now it is time to take off the weight (again) i gained after quitting, and the weight i have put on from bi-polar meds ~~ they make it WAYYYYYYYY easier to put on weight and much harder to take it off and keep it off! But i am determined to make a new start! And that means eating healthier to feel better, and getting physically fit to feel the best!! Today is a new day, everyday is a fresh start, and we must look forward and make EVERY day count and do EVERYTHING we can to make it the BEST day we can! No excuses! If i can quit smoking, then i can do this! John Q Adams said it well, "Courage and perseverance have magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish intothin air!" I am STRONG!! I am CAPABLE!! I am DETERMINED!! I CAN DO EVERYTHING!! I WILL NOT GIVE UP AND I WILL NEVER GIVE IN!! It is all in our attitudes and perspectives. To change everything, change your mind. So i am changing my mindset to one of life! And i am going to live my life the best i can, in the healthiest and most fit way i can, and then i can play and run and jump and dance and laugh with abandon, because i am fit both physically and mentally! Life is what you make it! Make It The VERY BEST you can!! and that is all you can do!! My new motto is: Get Fit and Go Out There and LIVE!!


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Member Since: 1/15/2014

SparkPoints: 60,240

Fitness Minutes: 41,496

My Goals:
to lose 70 lbs
to become healthier and more fit ~~done!
to be able to wear cuter clothes~~done
to be able to do more and have more energy, to be able to run and play and jump and dance and have energy to keep up with my grandkids!! ~~done
to do a head stand, even if it against the wall !!
To meditate and do yoga/tai chi/qigong (etc) to bring peace and quite and inner harmony to my bi-polar mind!
To use healthier food choices, exercise, fitness and living better to be able to use less medications to control my bi-polar/insomia disorder!

My Program:
learning / educating myself as much as i can about fitness, exercise, healthier food choices / and implementing them into a permanent lifestyle change ..
~~To work on being physically fit, to work out at least 5 days a week for at least 60 minutes a day
~~To strength train 3-4 days a week.

Personal Information:
I am from G.R. Michigan ..married and mother of 4, grandmother of 1
~`I love to do all sorts of crafting ~~ crochet, knitting, jewelry making/beading, drawing/painting, pottery, and am trying to learn to play the piano ~~ never to late to start, eh!! i LOVE the water, waterfalls, and lighthouses ~~
~ i have bi-polar disorder but bi-polar disorder doesn't have me ~~

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"It is not enough to talk about peace, one must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it, one must work for it." Eleanor Roosevelt
Let There Be Peace On Earth ~~Let Peace Begin With Me, Let This Be The Moment Now. With Every Step I Take Let This Be My Solemn Vow. To Take Each Moment And Live Each Moment With Peace Eternally. Let There Be Peace On Earth, and LET IT BEGIN WITH ME !!


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STORMWATCHER3
4/19/2015 7:05:29 AM

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…take that step today!



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4/19/2015 12:07:12 AM

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emoticon .......Those who helped you in difficult times

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4/18/2015 12:14:17 AM

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Colleen,
"So, here's to us.
Here's to ordering a salad when we want a burger.
To making an ass out of ourselves in cardio hip-hop class.
To drinking more water than seems humanly possible.
To going 5 more minutes on the elliptical.
To working twice as much as your skinny roommate.
To saying "screw you" to the old you.
To following in love with the you who you really are,
the you that you want to become.
To looking in the mirror and not seeing any change,
throwing on your running shoes, and working out anyway.
To looking in the mirror and seeing major change.
Here's to carrots, shin splints, and sweaty t-shirts,
and perseverance, and all things fat-free,
and sore muscles, and stinky socks, and 7 a.m.,
and spin classes, and falling down,
and getting back up, and bottled water.
Here's to us for getting up everyday
and doing it all over again.
Here's to us."
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4/17/2015 6:46:04 AM

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F= Fantastic Spark Friends and Teams!
R= Realize you can live a healthier life!
I = Inspire yourself and others!
D = Determination will help you reach your goal!
A = Always stay hydrated!
Y = You are worth it!



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4/15/2015 10:48:40 PM

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Fitness is like marriage
You can't cheat on it, and expect it to work.

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