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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: 28,569

Fitness Minutes: 37,458

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!

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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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MARINGAL
9/28/2015 9:02:06 PM

I agree with you. Thanx for your comment.



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NANJET
9/13/2015 9:13:04 PM

Thanks for your kind words. Have a great week!



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SEATTLE58ANEW
8/23/2015 10:32:46 PM

Thanks for your encouraging comment on my photo. I'm glad that you can get back to the swing of things around here. Have a great week ahead!! emoticon



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1SURFWALKER
8/3/2015 12:26:09 AM

So good to hear from you Deb and for your encouraging words. Maintaining seems to be all I accomplish...but, I am glad I never gained any back!! emoticon
We will have to catch up. How are you and your family? Dog? Ever get back to Myrtle beach since last time?
We haven't done any traveling out of state, just Florida day trips. So much to do around here. We bought a Florida State park pass and with that you get in free for a year to all the parks that have fees (which are a lot of them), including the wildlife park I blogged about. Lots of fun! Thanks for commenting on my blog...glad you like my pic blogs...I enjoy posting them. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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SEATTLE58ANEW
7/12/2015 2:31:39 PM

Thank you so much for your encouraging words on my blog. Yes to moving more and to keep at it!! emoticon emoticon



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