DEB9021   19,953
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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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 current weight: 158.5 

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Member Since: 8/12/2011

SparkPoints: 19,953

Fitness Minutes: 25,669

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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Member Comments:
7/10/2014 6:45:43 PM

I probably could run straight, but at 64, I just don't want to. I like the quicker recovery and the continuous relief of the pounding.

Run-walk isn't for everyone, but my goal is to be a runner for a long time - at whatever speed I can accomplish.

have a fantastic day!!!

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7/8/2014 9:50:32 PM

Hi--My half is in September and will be my third--but I really don't count the first, lol. It was so many years ago and I over trained for it and had no clue about nutrition or pacing. They say you learn from your mistakes. Um, yeah, gulp. Anyway, my GPS is actually a Garmin Forerunner10, I sometimes clip my Gymboss to the band, it's kind of convenient for me. I replied back to your question about intervals on the Galloway Team--I change mine all the time, especially if I'm tired and/or have dead legs. Happy training!

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7/7/2014 6:16:45 AM

Wow, your yoga teacher sounds amazing!
I see what you mean about the adjustments provided during a live class.
Without constant feedback, there is a risk that one does not do the poses properly, and the workout is less affective, or even cause injury.
I try to avoid this by regularly doing online classes where detailed instructions are provided, sometimes going back to basics - and almost always I find something I haven't been doing properly, because over time I forgot the exact instructions. I really have to pay attention, as my instructor cannot see me, she is just assuming I'm doing the most common mistakes ; )

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6/30/2014 10:00:16 AM

Hi - welcome to the Galloway team. I saw your post on the team page so I don't have to say stop by and introduce yourself. But I will say - join the daily check in where we share this running and life journey.

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6/24/2014 3:08:18 PM

Thank you for reading and commenting my blog!

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