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I enjoy spending time with just a few select friends. I am not one for crowds or rowdy scenes. I love the peace that nature provides. I like a quiet night at home with partner or a dinner date over any type of social gathering. I love my cats and I consider them my children. I have been out on disability for the past three years now and will be starting a new part time job in April - which I am very much looking forward to. I believe in paying it forward and not focusing on having material things. I believe all people have a purpose in this life and my goal is to help in any way I can to help them find and reach their goals.

Member Since: 3/2/2014

Fitness Minutes: 1,850

My Goals:
I would like to lose 50 lbs by the end of the summer. I am working on being more confident in myself and my abilities.

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My key things to accomplish are to eat more nutritious food and smaller portions. I aslo would like to develop a consistent exercise routine that includes aerobic as well as strength training. My last part of my program is to get out in nature and enjoy nature once again.

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Hi, my name is Karin and I am 46 years young. I live in PA with my partner and 4 cats. I was a social worker for 25 years before going out on disability 5 years ago. I am now working part time as a Rehabilitation Specialist. I also started and produce a performing arts group whose mission is to combat stigma related to mental illness and addictions. I love the outdoors and can't wait till I can enjoy them more. I have some limitations due to 3 total knee replacements and chronic pain but I have learned to live with the pain very well.

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When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself
Wayne Dyer

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. ~ Michael Jordan

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    Here is a Spark People blog I just wrote that I think you will find interesting. Feel free to check it out and share with others.

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    stopping by to see how you are doing! Happy Mother's Day to ya and hope it's going well on your journey to greatness.

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    Little mini-challenge for you this week! Hopefully, you’ll be reminded of this every day, when you check your sparkpage:

    Tone up—without leaving the comfort of your bed! Before getting out of bed each morning, spend just a few minutes doing exercises (or stretches). The softer surface of a mattress forces your muscles to work harder, for stability and balance. Try hip raises (bridges), bicycle-abs, the clam, side-twists (while sitting up, maybe add arm circles to that one). Don’t forget stretches, too. A great one would be pulling your knees towards your chest (good for sciatica). We’ll call it---Fitness for Lazy Days! emoticon emoticon
    536 days ago
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    Little mini-challenge for you this week! Hopefully, you’ll be reminded of this everyday—when you check your sparkpage:

    “Get Up & Move”—at least once an hour. Studies show that hours of inactivity change the way your body processes glucose & fat. Continuous sitting causes metabolic changes that increase blood sugar levels & decrease the amount of fat used for fuel. Both then cause an increase in fat storage—not what you want to happen! Let’s “Get Up & Move” throughout this 5% Challenge!! We can do this, my friends! emoticon emoticon
    542 days ago
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