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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: 21,288

Fitness Minutes: 27,575

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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BLKLILY
1/1/2015 8:03:52 PM

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DIANNEMT
1/1/2015 7:41:49 PM

Glad my blog gave you some ideas--and you shared them back with me! Love it!! Good luck as you move into 2015--let's hope we ALL make lots of progress!



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KENDRACARROLL
1/1/2015 11:51:33 AM

Congratulations on your featured blog entry.
Letting go of absolute deadlines and recognizing that this is a life journey is absolute key.
Wishing you a wonderful, happy and healthy 2015.



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UKMOM638
12/29/2014 9:43:45 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog I really appreciate the support!



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BLKLILY
12/24/2014 7:54:29 PM

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