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This is a Seattle vacation photo from a few years ago ... looking at still helps me relax!





My boys and dog romping in Lake Erie on a camp out. Ideal summer fun!





Sunset on the Great Lake!



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Keep Movin' - Fitness, Fun, Good Health

I enjoy healthy eating and lots of exercise. Love to be outdoors and moving. But with work, family, stress it easily gets overlooked if I don't focus on it. Committing to make it a priority so I CAN live up to the demands of work, family, stress.
I enjoy healthy eating and lots of exercise. Love to be outdoors and moving. But with work, family, stress it easily gets overlooked if I don't focus on it. Committing to make it a priority so I CAN live up to the demands of work, family, stress.


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Member Since: 8/12/2011

SparkPoints: 18,214

Fitness Minutes: 22,035

My Goals:
I have lost almost 30 pounds since starting SparkPeople, and although I am more focused on feeling good and maintaining healthy habits than losing weight, that "almost" is starting to get on my nerves. I want get past that milestone this summer, while the weather is gorgeous and calling me to exercise and eat healthy, fresh foods.

My Program:
I used to go to the gym 3-4 times most weeks and/or jog 5 miles, but it got me nowhere. Sometimes when life got busy i would have a few weeks when i didn't have time to exercise at all. When I started SparkPeople I gave up the gym and started doing 10 minutes of exercise first thing in the morning. A year and 20 pounds later I upped it to 20, and I recently switched up to 30. It isn't easy because I get up at 4:30 am to do it before work, but then nothing gets in the way. I do more later in the day and on weekends move it back to later, but at least 30 minutes happens every day.

Personal Information:
I love exercising outdoors. Can't get enough sunshine and nature! But I have periods where home and work get so busy that I run out of time in the day. So I want to do enough in the early morning so that if life gets crazy and that's all I can do, I'm still staying fit, feeling good and relieving stress. I need it to find the energy and motivation for everything ELSE I do!

Other Information:
My current goals:
- 30 minute brisk walk in the early morning and a 30 minute walk before bed with dogs.
- Strength training twice a week
- walk/jog/run intervals for 45 to 60 minutes three times per week.
- One house chore per evening so I don't spend my weekend catching up
- Log into SparkPeople daily to log food and fitness and give/receive support to Spark Friends.

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KRISZTA11
2/9/2014 6:14:17 AM

I'm glad your yoga class is going well.
With just 4-5 people around, the instructor can pay close attention to all of you, and also I imagine it is very peaceful.

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MARIAJESTRADA
2/7/2014 9:04:09 AM

Girl, I feel you on being tired. I did work out five days straight, even if some were just 20 minutes, but I could not get my heart rate up to 3, and I was O.K. with that. You know, it's O.K. to be compassionate and sleep and rest sometimes. Tomorrow will be my day off because I have to prepare for my b-day and volunteer in the morning. This week was hard for me though, especially yesterday because I had to step down from my Union chairship, and I wasn't ready for it. I ate maybe too much pasta during lunch, but it wasn't more than a cup. Still. Anyway, enough of me; here's a great big virtual hug!



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SDLOV3R
1/27/2014 9:52:06 PM

Wow, Thank you! I'll check him out! I'm looking forward to my bike ride tonight. :-)



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SDLOV3R
1/27/2014 11:06:25 AM

Walk breaks are a great idea! And one I've wondered about after my first HM in Nov. I might have to try that out! In the meantime my friend was actually able to set up one of his bikes in my living room with a stand to make it stationary. Yay!



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DITZYMUDGIRL
1/27/2014 9:40:27 AM

Thank you for your comment on my blog. Your sparkpage is very motivating!



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