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I am newly married to the love of my life and ready to get rid of the Bride Brain and get healthy and fit. I am committing to using all of the resources at my fingertips and making sure that I am taking care of myself. I am super excited to make some changes and be the best wife, friend, and co-worker I can be.

Member Since: 7/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 4,954

My Goals:
My goals are simple: eat better and become a runner. My current career keeps me strapped to a cubicle so I am looking to learn more about how to be healthy at work. I want to get back my runner's body and finally tackle the marathon!

My Program:
Currently I am trying to practice the principles of The Eat-Clean Diet and following my fiber intake. At the same time I am following the training program in "Running for Mortals" which includes cardio/running four days a week and strength training twice a week.

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Jesse and I recently moved to a small suburb of Chicago where things are quiet and the parks are bountiful! My new job as an admissions advisor for an online university has created a lot of "sitting on my butt time" so I'm really trying to adapt to that. Things are great and there have been a lot of changes recently but I am trying diligently to take everything in a positive scope!

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I LOVE BOOKS! If you have read my blog my favorite place these days is the library. I also have a 45 minute commute each way to work and have become obsessed with audiobooks - especially juicy fiction to keep my mind off the horrible things I am doing to the environment for a buck (yikes). Also, I am obsessed with running, and anything about running.

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    Thanks for such a sweet comment on my page! I'm a huge reader, too. The library is one of my favorite places! I haven't read fiction for a while, basically concentrating on polital science, psychology, sociology, and metaphysics. I used to be a huge Nora Roberts fan ...John Grisham is incredible, as well.
    1507 days ago
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    Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to “Team ~INDYGIRL” emoticon
    We aim to create a friendly, and supportive environment in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute regularly to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
    It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, and ideas to help and support you at all stages on your journey, so please don’t ever be afraid to ask questions. Even if it seems a small thing it is important to you – and someone will have the answer, or will have been there.
    I hope you succeed in all the goals you set
    Please leave your Sparkmail on for this team as ~Indygirl sends out a new challenge each week
    Enjoy the journey
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    Ann (Co-leader Team ~Indygirl, and Chair Exercise Team)

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    1520 days ago
    This is a little late, but I would like to welcome you to the Catholic Critters Team!

    I pray that God will guide you on your healthy journey, and help you to make good decisions on the way to reaching your goals.

    cj - Cheryl - Catholic Critters Team co-leader
    1755 days ago
    Wishing you success in finding enough fiber. 21 grams would be 4 servings plus of the bran flakes. Eeek! emoticon
    1788 days ago
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