VISUALLYRICS
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...45 min power walk at 6:30 this morning...what a great way to start the weekend! so many signs of healthy progress! =)




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is maintaining healthy habits...logged 4 more miles this morning plus LOTS of gardening...:::love my gardens!


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"We SPARK to know we're not Alone."


....::::so glad to walk with such supportive friends here at Spark People. My journey to living/maintaining a healthy lifestyle just wouldn't shine as bright without the motivating people I have come to know & love surrounding me! ...:::to journey in the company of other like minded Sparkers is enriching.

What a ...:::GIFT:::... it is just to "move"!

After losing 70 # and maintaining my loss for 2 years, I developed PF (plantar fasciitis)...:::which took me down a difficult road of: my podiatrist's order to stop ALL movement for the 1st 6 months, off/on foot pain, NO running, or even walking at first for a good while, and of course regained weight.
The most challenging aspect was when I had to stop running. However, after ordering custom made orthotic inserts, and being 100% faithful to use them 24/7, I am MOBILE! ((Praise God!))

I currently power walk 6 mornings/week covering 20 plus miles/week with my dear friend/walking buddy! Our motto is to "be TRUE to ourselves"...:::and "every step is a step of Progress". We accept our strengths & weaknesses, adapting each day to make it our BEST day!

Here's to ~ ~ ~ whatever ~ ~ ~ PROGRESS I might Live Out.



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GOAL: August 22, 2008: begin weight loss journey...lose 60# slowly...take it 1 day at a time.


GOAL MET: November 2009 - lost 60#, and 51 inches down!


GOAL: Maintain 60# loss, and increase strength endurance, lose inches too...(my FAV kind of loss!)


GOAL MET: November 2010 - I have maintained my 60# loss, an additional 12 inches GONE!! & I'm CRAVING Strength training and cardio!!!, ...this healthy lifestyle is MY LIFESTYLE now!! I own it!


GOAL: June 2012 - Due to a motorist accident, I gained 8# and lost time during the recovery period....I need to regain strength, endurance and ideal weight....once again!


GOAL MET: October 2012 Made my goal!! ...and even better than before! ...and now 3# away from my FINAL GOAL!


GOAL MET: November 2012 I reached my Final Goal!! ..::::65# gone Forever! Now to maintain:::...my range weight is 140-145....gives me a 22 BMI.


GOAL MET: June 2013 I reached another goal...::my body fat is now 21%!


SETBACK: February 2014 I developed plantar fasciitis, and had to STOP all fitness for a few months....being sedentary was a sort of prison for me. Then we moved (HUGE life change for my family of 6)...time flew through house remodeling and needing to stay off of my foot - hence 23# gained thru it all.


GOAL: Currently as of June 2015...I'm taking one day at a time and claiming my health...once again. Weight loss through staying on track and implementing those healthy lifestyle habits. One Day At A Time...I Can Do This.



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The following are quotes special to me:


"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, ''Wow... What a ride!'' ''

And an even BETTER version!

I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.

I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.

I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.

I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.

I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.

I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.

― Marjorie Pay Hinckley


Smell the sea and feel the sky ... let your soul and spirit fly.
......Van Morrison


"The Will of God will never lead you where the Grace of God cannot keep you."


"God doesn't Call the Qualified, He Qualifies the Called!!!"


Let the words of my mouth & the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Strength & my Redeemer. ~ Ps 19:14


Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - It has no point!


"Success is not a destination, it's a journey."


If you never fail, you're not trying hard enough.


"Successful people have an abundance mentality."


"Integrity is never being ashamed of our reflections. "


Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?


"A good laugh is sunshine in a house"


"Character gets you out of bed; commitment moves you to action. Faith, hope & discipline enable you to follow through to completion."


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it."


Fear is leaving my body as I push myself to do what I know I was meant to do!




Member Since: 7/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 136,901

My Goals:
...::BUILD a lean & toned body, maintain healthy eating habits.....for a lifetime!

...::Unashamedly ADdicTeD 2 Fitness!



My Program:
...::Major on the fellowship; minor on the food. "Food is simply fuel."

...::Maitain a Fit Lifestyle::.. "Fitness is a state of mind."

...::I have adopted several favorite weekly full body cardio/strength training routines that I LOVE 6 days/week. These workouts always keep me challenged! There are always options to change things up and increase challenge levels....all is so versatile & effective!



Personal Information:
...::I live in central Texas, am married to my best friend, and mother of 4 beautiful blessings whom I home school. I also enjoy teaching young cellists to master their abilities and make musical progress.

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. ~ Victor Hugo


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