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Hi there. I am Kat, a 34 year old mother of 2 great kids.
My DBF says I am having a mid-life crisis. Maybe he is right but that is ok as long as the changes I am making are for the better. Or for the fun of it (hair).
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Home Body Fat Test from healthcentral.com

September
I am:
25.5% fat that equals (a "normal healthy Caucasian is 22%)
42.8 pounds of fat
125.2 pounds of muscle
I ...
Hi there. I am Kat, a 34 year old mother of 2 great kids.
My DBF says I am having a mid-life crisis. Maybe he is right but that is ok as long as the changes I am making are for the better. Or for the fun of it (hair).
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Home Body Fat Test from healthcentral.com

September
I am:
25.5% fat that equals (a "normal healthy Caucasian is 22%)
42.8 pounds of fat
125.2 pounds of muscle
I guess my bones, organs and fluids don't weigh anything.

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8-10 pound Mini Challange

Must do all three EVERYDAY or have to restart the challange!

Drink half my weight in oz of water
Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day
Do 3 strength exercises everyday

9/3 Done / Done / Done

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WALKING/RUNNING CHALLANGES:

Marathon in a month: 8-25-9-24
26.2 Miles / 9.49 miles done 36%

marathon in a month: complete with 18 days to spare
75 Miles In May Complete! 100.53!!!!!!

100 Miles in June 100/76.52 - yeah not too happy about missing that goal. I will do better in July

100 Miles in July 100/105.06
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My Ultimate Goal
TO BE HAPPY & HEALTHY.

Isn't that what we all want? I went a step further and made a list of the mini goals that will get me to the main goal. I have seen so many people on Spark use this and think about the sense of accomplishment they get when they can check one off. So here is my list. I deffinatly have put an emphasis on HEALTHY here because Happy is a little harder to define.

1. Educate myself about nutrition
2. Feed myself and the family "cleaner"
3. Plan complete menus not just dinner
4. Learn to really track my meals (umm hello Spark)
5. Eat more veges and fruit- working on it
6. Drink more water - DONE
7. Cut soda from my fridge - DONE
8. Cut soda from my life (no more grabbing one while out)- back sliding on this eeekkkk
9. Remember Green tea when I am looking for something other than water- Going well
10. Cut 1 cup of morning coffee.- Dont miss it
11. Cut all coffee (wahhh do I gotta???)
12. Finish C25K program
13. Run a 5K this year
14. Strength train at least 3 x week
15. Build up to walking 5+ miles on days I don't run
16. Go back to Flylady to get my house and life organized- back and I LOVE HER
17. Dont break the bank with my goals, learn to live on less.
18. MAKE SURE MY FAMILY GOES TO BED EACH NIGHT KNOWING THAT I LOVE THEM
19. Study for small business
20. Find balance in my life.

I think this is a good start. Some items will take time of course, what else do I have?

I have a lot of work to do.





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Member Since: 1/4/2006

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My Goals:
I would love to lose 30 pounds but would be so happy with 20.

I want to run. I hadn't ran a step since highschool but have reciently taken it up. I would like to do a 5K by next year.


My Program:
Training Schedule:
Mon: C25K, makeover
Tues: Cardio
Wed: C25K , video
Thurs: Cardio
Fri: C25K, makeover


Sat: work
Sun:work

Taking care of what I eat and cutting back the junk food. Incorporate exercise daily.

NO MORE SMOKING!
Still saying NOPE everyday.

Personal Information:
Kat from Alaska... Relocated to New Mexico! I love being able to walk in November!

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JSMC10
11/22/2012 8:17:57 AM

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain

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11/21/2012 3:56:56 AM

Climb The Mountain


I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back.
I tried to climb the mountain today. But, It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.
I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place.
I was ready to climb the mountain today. But I had so may other things to do, so instead of climbing the mountain I took care of the much more important tasks; I washed my car, mowed the grass and watched the big game. Today the mountain will have to wait.
I was going to climb the mountain today. But as I stared at the mountain in all it's majestic beauty, I knew I had no chance of making it to the top, so I figured why even begin trying.
I had forgotten about climbing the mountain today, until an old friend came by and asked what I was up to lately. I told him about all my plans to climb that mountain someday. I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish the task.
He stopped me and said, "I just got back from climbing that mountain. for the longest time I told myself I was going to try to climb it but never made any progress."
"I almost let the dream of making it to the top die. I came up with every excuse of why I could not make it up the mountain, but never once did I give myself a reason why I could. One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered, I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream all my dreams would eventually die."
" The next morning, I started my climb. It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit. But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace. When the wind tried to blow me over the edge, I kept walking. When the voices inside my head screamed, stop! I focused on my goal, never letting it out of sight. I kept moving forward. I could not quit because I knew I had come too far to stop now. Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey. I struggled mightily to make it to the top, but I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN."
"I have to be going," my friend said. "Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?"
I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said, "I HAVE A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB."Author unknown

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JSMC10
11/17/2012 7:08:41 AM

I hope you're having a wonderful day! As you can tell, I love quotes lol and I thought this would apply to pretty much everyone, especially myself! Hope you like it emoticon

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Thomas Jefferson

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JSMC10
11/15/2012 5:13:41 AM

I was looking through some quotes about dreams and this really made me think. It is completely right. I hope to try and live my life by this quote aswell. I hope you enjoy!

Our waking hours form the text of our lives, our dreams, the commentary.
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JSMC10
11/12/2012 8:19:34 AM

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is a quote I am trying to live by. I just wanted to share it with you too!

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