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2018 ~ Continuing to move forward, balancing a healthy and fit lifestyle with staying present, thankful, positive with growing awareness that "knowledge is power. What we think and believe is more powerful than we realize".


2017~ Is all about Choices...My choices. I know I must continue Sparking and making those daily choices that I set in place in 2016 that help me to be as fit and healthy as possible to maintain my goal weight.

2016 ~ My goals this year are:
To slow down, be mindful when eating my food ~ focusing on plant based, whole foods, avoiding sugar and processed foods. . Add more steps to my day.

Keep challenging myself by taking classes in yoga teacher training, add more fun exercise with bike.riding,swimming...

I will try my best everyday to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. NO more beating myself up and NO more quitting...ever.

"Fall down 7 times, get up 8" Japanese proverb

Member Since: 8/11/2010

Fitness Minutes: 149,890

My Goals:
"It's not the mountain we conquer,
But ourselves." unknown

Maintain between 147 to 153

May 14, 2013 I completed part 1 of a 3 part yoga teacher training program

2015~ Completed 2nd part of yoga teacher training

Earned CYI credential~ Certified yoga instructor

2016~Taking part 3 of yoga teacher training

2017~Continue teaching yoga and water aerobics

Reach out to others to encourage and be encouraged for success.

To get light enough, fit enough and strong enough to play tennis again!

My Program:
Most critical for maintenance is little to no sugar, white flour or processed foods. I do eat some but I start to crave them and to gain if I eat very much. I have free range eggs almost everyday. I get most of my fat from avocados, (lucky to have my own much of the year) olive or coconut oil. I eat as many veggies as possible and a lot of seasonal fruits.

I track steps and have a goal of 10K daily which I meet much of the time but NO beating myself up when I do not.

Visit SP daily

Plant based diet

Cultivate healthy life style habits like drinking enough water, less snacking and intuitive eating. Food Tracking when necessary for challenges or weight creep.

Exercise~Water aerobics, yoga, strength training, walking

Big fan of foam roller

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  • v AURA18
    Irish Blessing (Thankful for SparkFriends)
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    Climb every mountain
    Ford every stream
    Follow every rainbow
    'Till you find your dream

    15 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Thank you for the goodie and kind words, hope your are going to be part of the CT's for spring.

    17 days ago
    Age gracefully and confidently

    I LOVE it.
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  • v AURA18
    emoticon Maria emoticon Watching the Olympics and feeling inspired to play in the snow! emoticon SawGold Medalist Cross Country -Jessie Diggins so exciting and I cried. She is from Afton Minnesota! I live in St. Cloud, MN. emoticon Figure skating was great too! emoticon Are you watching the Olympics? emoticon Highlights on Sunday before Closing Ceremony emoticon I'm doing exercises while I watch. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Maribeth
    26 days ago

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