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"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop" ~ Confucius

That has become my new mantra -

January 18, 2014 - Three years here.. and I've never quit. But boy what a ride it has been!

I have been up and down in weight since starting this journey. I've gained so much more than a number on a scale or a pants size...

I can run/jog/walk consistently without feeling like I am going to die.

I can consistently lift BIG weights - 255# deadlifts consistently ... and that weight WILL continue to go up.
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That has become my new mantra -

January 18, 2014 - Three years here.. and I've never quit. But boy what a ride it has been!

I have been up and down in weight since starting this journey. I've gained so much more than a number on a scale or a pants size...

I can run/jog/walk consistently without feeling like I am going to die.

I can consistently lift BIG weights - 255# deadlifts consistently ... and that weight WILL continue to go up.

Food is fuel, not an "activity". KNOW THIS: You can NOT out-exercise poor nutrition. 80% of this is what you put in your body - 20% is what you do WITH your body. Fuel your body with good nutrition and watch what you can do!

I am setting a positive example for my 12 yr old daughter - I wish someone had done that for me! She measures her success in the number of laps she swims in the pool, or how many miles she can run. I am so proud of her.

I'm worth the effort. I'm worth the work. And I refuse to put my health last anymore. It won't be easy - but it will be so worth it!

I plan to make 2014 my year! I cannot emotionally or physically AFFORD to go back to where I was. Ever.

I will never, EVER quit!
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Member Since: 1/19/2011

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Fitness Minutes: 36,670

My Goals:
Weight goals:

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205 (1/2 way)

199 (onederland) -

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150 GOAL-

Maintenance-

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Other goals:

Learn to swim well enough to swim ONE lap without stopping-

Ride in a biking event -

Play on a softball team again- DONE 8/16/12 - Six game round robin tournament - and I rocked it! Update: did it again in August 2013 - still rockin' it!





My Program:
I am working out a minimum of 5x a week - My routine varies, but the emphasis is on strength training, balance/core, and cardio - guess I covered it all! I am lucky enough to have an intern/personal trainer through my work during class sessions (I work at a college that offers a PFT program - and I am the guinea pig for the interns).

If I'm not working out with a trainer at work, you will find me at the YMCA training with the infamous "Trainer #4" (aka ME)

Personal Information:
I am on this journey for ME...

But also for my kids. I have to set the example. And I have to win this fight. My kids are my biggest "fans" and have been supporting me throughout this journey.

Other Information:
REMEMBER THIS:

Only YOU can make yourself feel inferior. Others can try, but you ultimately have to give them the permission to do it. DON'T! Plan to work and work your plan.

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Member Comments:
NETGYRL
9/1/2014 7:19:19 PM

You are the best! Thanks for the kick ins the a$$. I need it. Recommitting, again, again. Your consistency is mind-boggling and inspiring. Keep your boots handy, I might need more "encouragement".



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IMIN2GENES
8/29/2014 7:35:43 PM

Thanks for checking on me! I've been here, just quietly here. I've got to work on balancing time. It's been a bit crazy with DD finally back and starting school. She's had the usual doc appointment, orthodontist appointment and of course our salon visit! LOL! It's kept me busy but happy. I'm SO glad she's back home.

The scale is frustrating me. I'm only down a pound this week; but I swear all my clothes fit better. I'm going to get my DH to help with some pics so I can try and judge better. My DD thinks I'm getting less fluffy. LOL! That's good right?



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MRS_EVA_K
8/29/2014 6:33:03 AM

Awesome. I got in the first test folders this week. my Bug aced all 7. Highest scores in her class so far. She's setting a high mark for herself. I went to lunch on Wed and the teacher informed me she's just brilliant. :)

I hope you Bug has a good first day of school :) how are yall?




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VIBRANTVAL
8/27/2014 8:48:21 PM

April sistah! Hi! Thanks for stopping by and for the good thoughts!



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VIBRANTVAL
8/16/2014 3:35:40 PM

I'm still hanging around! Hope your doing okay! :)



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