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12/2013: It is funny to read my original introduction, and to think it has been several years of sparking! I'm still here and still working on my goals. I've made long lasting changes with Spark - not all evidenced by the scale. I started out fast with weight loss in 2013, but then fell back to a long stretch of maintenance. I've continued, however, to stick with my fitness. It is time to shrug off whatever is holding me back and go for goal! When I hit those challenges, I'm going to ...
12/2013: It is funny to read my original introduction, and to think it has been several years of sparking! I'm still here and still working on my goals. I've made long lasting changes with Spark - not all evidenced by the scale. I started out fast with weight loss in 2013, but then fell back to a long stretch of maintenance. I've continued, however, to stick with my fitness. It is time to shrug off whatever is holding me back and go for goal! When I hit those challenges, I'm going to "lean in" instead of back down.

Hello all =) My name is Holly, and I'm an avid reader of all things diet and fitness. The problem is, I haven't been an avid follower of any of the great wealth of knowledge I've read!! I'll be 44 in December of 2010, and have decided it is time to put the books down and just get off the couch and get on with getting healthy. I began a walking/jogging program around August/September with the goal of running a 5K in October. I wasn't able to run the entire 5K, but it felt awesome to compete, and now I'm determined to keep working toward that goal. I want to lose 50-60 lbs before my 45th birthday, run a 5K with out walking any of it, and end 2011 being able to compete in a 4 mile, cross country "mud run" in early 12/2011! I've entitled my page "Project Holly" because I need to do this for myself, and not feel guilty that I'm putting the time, effort and $ into these goals. Ready, set, GO!
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Member Since: 11/19/2010

SparkPoints: 24,662

Fitness Minutes: 25,661

My Goals:
Updated Goals for 2014:

Push myself to improve pace and distance running...is a 1/2 marathon in the cards for me in 2014?1!

Lost 40 in 2014

Explore wellness through diet, and stretch myself beyond just diet for weight loss

My Program:
I signed up for a gym near my office, and work out on my lunch hour. I continue to work on improving my running ability, improving pace and distance. I ran my first 10K in 2013...what will be next?! I am also working to develop a solid strength program, and am considering one of the Beach Body programs...

Personal Information:
My name is Holly and I live in a small town in Northern Illinois. I'm married and have a 17 year old son and two cats =). I'm an avid reader, and have a love of all things crafty - knitting is on the top of the list right now.

Other Information:
While running my first 10K on a hilly course (it was a "run through the hills!"), I used the mantra "lean in," to help carry me up those hills. As i did that, I thought this is the attitude I need to bring to all things health and wellness: when it gets tough, don't back down, lean in

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SWEDE_SU
11/16/2014 11:39:21 AM

thank you for your kind comment about my blog!



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NONIE_C
11/15/2014 2:43:24 PM

Thanks so much for adding me as a emoticon I added you too!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, filled with healthy choices!!!




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JULS_MARIE
8/12/2014 10:50:18 AM

Hey thanks so much about following up with me about my 5k.. guess what?? It wasn't even timed. I still had a great time, but all in all it seems very unorganized and I even heard people saying on the course "If real runners were here they'd be really mad.." I wonder what being a real runner is.. aren't we real runners simply by running?? Lol..



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JULS_MARIE
7/25/2014 1:00:18 PM

Thank you for the blog comment and sparkgoody!! I start training again tonight for my August 9th 5k! Getting through this work day with lots of water and an amazing half cobb salad from Panera!!



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GEORGIAGIRL26
7/15/2014 9:03:51 AM

Hi, I am at the Summer Camp.
Welcome back from your vacation.
I wondered, would you have any advice on walking?
I am wanting to start but don't know where to begin.
Is Coach Nicole's walking program a good place to start?
Thanks have a great day!! Holly emoticon



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