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Hello my name is Laura and I want to live a healthier life.

These are my goals.
1. Exercise 3 times a week.
2. Mix it up. Time to try new things.
3. Once the weather gets nice do more outdoor activities.
4. Log in food and follow spark for calorie amounts.
5. Limit alcohol
6. Watch fat grams
7. Lose 3 pounds a month
Hello my name is Laura and I want to live a healthier life.

These are my goals.
1. Exercise 3 times a week.
2. Mix it up. Time to try new things.
3. Once the weather gets nice do more outdoor activities.
4. Log in food and follow spark for calorie amounts.
5. Limit alcohol
6. Watch fat grams
7. Lose 3 pounds a month




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Member Since: 2/8/2007

SparkPoints: 122,231

Fitness Minutes: 48,635

My Goals:
My goals keep changing. The one thing that seems to stay the same is that I would like to be working out regularly.

My Program:
I would like to do different type of cardio. I like to walk, ride my bike , and do some workout video's.

My biggest problem area is my belly. Problem is I hate strength training. I really need to attempt to do more.

Personal Information:
Hello My name is Laura. I am a substitute teacher for our local elementary school. I love my job.

I live in Northern Michigan.

Other Information:
I love to read, garden, and travel.


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KALANTHA
12/18/2014 10:37:41 AM

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This Holiday Season, give yourself the gift of self-motivation:

1. Review your reasons for wanting to be healthier.

2. Think about how you felt when you began your new healthy lifestyle. You remember . . . tired, low energy, lots of aches and pains, miserable, embarrassed, etc. and pay close attention to the smallest changes in your body. Think about how far you’ve come so far.

3. Challenge yourself . . . the try some new, healthy food options; a new form of exercise; walk farther; run faster; whatever. Just make sure the challenge you set is realistic for you.

4. Set up reminders to keep yourself on track – they can be sticky notes taped to your computer monitor, automatic text messages/emails you send yourself, or anything else that will keep your goals front and center in your mind.

5. Surround yourself with others who are positive and motivated.

6. Read success stories or watch them on video.

7. Learn as much as you can about healthy lifestyles. In this case, education CAN be free! There is a ton of good info on this site or in your local library. Knowledge is POWER!

8. Just Get Moving! Once you start, you’ll want to keep going.

9. Keep a record of your progress. Seeing concrete evidence of your improvement will motivate you to do even more/better.

10. Help others when you can.

Keep going!

You are SPARKTACULAR!

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12/17/2014 4:43:50 PM

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Christmas is almost here and I know many people will be very busy, some going to visit their family. So I am taking this time to say how grateful I am to have the gift of your friendship...one of my best Christmas Gifts!



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IAM_HIS
12/15/2014 11:23:18 AM

Have you ever heard the expression "use it or lose it"? It's true! If you don't use your body, you will surely lose it. Your muscles will become flabby and weak. Your heart and lungs won't function efficiently. And your joints will be stiff and easily injured. Inactivity is as much of a health risk as smoking! So on this Monday, let's get up and move. Moving is the secret to good health & weight loss...come on and join me!! HAVE A MOTIVATING & MOVING MORE MONDAY!! Your reward will be priceless!!



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KALANTHA
12/14/2014 4:19:02 PM

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You have it in you

When you feel like quitting, that’s an opportunity to keep going. When you feel like giving up, you have it in you to step forward with renewed energy and to give more.

Giving up doesn’t accomplish anything, and it doesn’t make you feel any better. It just leaves you with disappointment and regret.

There’s a way to keep going, and you know it. There’s a way to keep going, and just imagine how great you will feel for choosing persistence.

If you’re weary, stop for a short while to rest, but don’t give up. Remind yourself of all the good reasons why you’ve chosen to move forward, and then get yourself going again.

If you wish to be free of the effort, then do what it takes to finish the effort. Make all your work count for something by bringing it to a successful conclusion.

The next step is right in front of you, and you have it in you to take that step. Keep going, fulfill your best possibilities, and you’ll always be thankful for your choice to do so.

— Ralph Marston


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KALANTHA
12/9/2014 3:43:01 PM

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What is a Workout?
By George Allen, former Washington Redskins Coach

A workout is 25 percent perspiration and 75 percent determination. Stated another way, it is one part physical exertion and three parts self-discipline. Doing it is easy once you get started.

A workout makes you better today than you were yesterday. It strengthens the body, relaxes the mind, and toughens the spirit. When you work out regularly, your problems diminish and your confidence grows.

A workout is a personal triumph over laziness and procrastination. It is the badge of a winner - the mark of an organized, goal-oriented person who has taken charge of his, or her, destiny.

A workout is a wise use of time and an investment in excellence. It is a way of preparing for life's challenges and proving to yourself that you have what it takes to do what is necessary.

A workout is a key that helps unlock the door to opportunity and success. Hidden within each of us is an extraordinary force. Physical and mental fitness are the triggers that can release it.

A workout is a form of rebirth. When you finish a good workout, you don't simply feel better, YOU FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF.

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