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"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies growth and our freedom."

I've seen the above attributed to a couple of different subjects, but the sentiment is just as good.


Performing feats of fitness (in fits) since 1998.


Zen swimming since 2011.

Things I've learned:
"If you are not here, you are nowhere."
"Help is everywhere."
"Do. Now."
"Pretend you are not afraid."
"Making long term happiness does not always feel good in the moment."


Member Since: 8/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 57,717

My Goals:
I will be a size 10.

I will swim a mile in one shot. I did it over winter break, in early 2012!

I will learn how to do a flip turn and dive into the pool.

I want to swim in the ocean and participate in water related activities.
-bay swim 4/28

I will stay in my calorie range from now (Spring) until I hit my goal. (156#)
04/18/2013: 168#
04/25/2013: 166.5#

My Program:
Sleep well.
Eat intuitively.
Ice Skating 2x/week
wimming 2x/week
Strength training 2xweek

Be Joyful by meditating, stretching, or yoga.

Take time for people.

I must find fun fitness activities for the weekend to do with family and friends.

Personal Information:
Seal Beach Lap Swimming
M-F 5:30am � 7am
M-F 11am � 1pm
M-F *6:30pm � 8pm
Sat & Sun 8am � 12pm

Los Alamitos Lap Swimming
M/W/F: 5:30am � 7:00am
M � F 12:00pm � 1:30pm
Sat: 9:30am-11:00am
Sun: 9:00-10:30am

Belmont Pool
M/W/F 10 am - 2 pm
T/Th 11 am - 2 pm
M/W 7 pm - 9 pm
Sat 8 am - 12 pm

Other Information:
The Tabata Program
The Tabata workout lasts only four minutes, but is one of the longest four minutes you'll encounter. The structure of the program is:

Workout hard for 20 seconds
Rest for 10 seconds
Complete eight rounds

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    Thanks for the note! I rely heavily on the Lord to get through each day. I know He can help me with this, too.
    9 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/13/2016 2:56:06 PM
  • v AMY_1217
    Karen R (ADALOUISE) from the Scarlet Dragons would like you to join her this month in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month Challenge! Breast cancer has touched the lives of so many of us, and we all know early detection is the key, whether male or female!

    So before you give the tatas a once-over, let’s get in a workout first! The exercises listed have a modifier with each, so you can join in at any fitness level! If there’s still something you are unable to do, please modify to meet your specific needs! The point isn’t to show your strength training prowess and be the best of the best. The point is to PARTICIPATE! Now let’s get a little hooter sweat going before we hop in the shower to do our self exams!

    S-50 SQUATS (50 Adductor/Abductors)

    E-50 FRONT JABS (50 Seated Biceps Curls)

    L- 30 LATERAL LUNGES (30 Seated Hip Extensions)

    F-30 FORWARD LUNGES (30 Squats, holding the back of a chair)

    E-50 JUMPING JACKS (50 Seated Jumping Jacks)

    X-30 PUSH UPS (30 Wall Pushups)

    A-30 ALTERNATING HAMSTRING CURLS (30 Standing Hip Flexion/Extension holding the back of a chair or wall)

    M-50 HIGH KNEE MARCH IN PLACE (50 Seated High Knee Marches)

    Do what you can, modify what you need to, but try your best, regardless of fitness level! If you’ve got a suggestion on an exercise you’d like to see incorporated into the challenges, please let us know!
    10 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    The Dragons challenge you today!

    Spell your name, repeat 2 times:

    A = 50 jumping jacks
    B = 20 crunches
    C = 30 squats
    D = 15 pushups
    E = 1 min wall sit
    F = 10 burpees
    G = 20 sec arm circles
    H = 20 squats
    I = 30 jumping jacks
    J = 15 crunches
    K = 10 pushups
    L = 2 min wall sit
    M = 20 burpees
    N = 40 jumping jacks
    O = 25 burpees
    P = 15 sec arm circles
    Q = 30 crunches
    R = 15 pushups
    S = 30 burpees
    T = 15 squats
    U = 30 sec arm circles
    V = 3 min wall sit
    W = 20 burpees
    X = 60 jumping jacks
    Y = 10 crunches
    Z = 20 pushups

    Let me know how you do!
    37 days ago
    emoticon Happy Fall Challenge Goriana! Glad to have you as part of the Lovely Limes once again! Hope you succeed beyond your biggest expectations! It is only 10 weeks, and we can persevere and make a difference in just this amount of time. Let's go Lovely Lime! emoticon
    42 days ago
  • v _KATHY
    Hi Goriana. Here we go again. Summer BLC is over and on to the new Fall BLC. Day one today.. We are going to get this done and done well! GO LOVELY LIMES!

    PS. Love your anecdote for Anxiety.
    44 days ago
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