December 1999: ~135-140 pounds | May 2007: 125 pounds | It's all about body composition!
RW, August 2010. I AM FAMOUS!!!
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ZORBS13 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
My mantra was once, "Life is too short to eat diet food!" So I ate McDonalds every day in high school along with everything fatty, greasy and unhealthy. Due to great genes or dumb luck or a fast metabolism, I weighed under 100 pounds despite eating all that junk and NEVER exercising but wore a size 10. During university, I would often eat a entire large bag of Doritos for dinner and drink several cans of Coke a day. Double portions in the dining hall followed by late night pizza and candy.
Don't you dare call me skinny, I'm FIT!
Those awful habits led to a 40 pound weight gain. I would get sweaty walking from my bed to the fridge in my one bedroom apartment! In September 2000, I joined a gym and have never looked back. Thank goodness I look nowhere near my age.
"Color coordination is the key. It doesn't matter how fast you run. More important is how good you look doing it." - Hal Higdon
"I think I'll try defying gravity, and you can't pull me down."
"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't,
I give myself reasons why I can.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Until you become fit and healthy, you really have NO IDEA what you're really missing in life."
- random SP board post (not by me)
"OBSESSED is just a word the LAZY use to describe the DEDICATED."
- Russell Warren
"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse."
- Stephan Dolley Jr.
"Once you cross that finish line, no matter how slow, no matter how fast, it will change your life FOREVER."
- Dick Beardsley, Spirit of the Marathon
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
- 2 Timothy 4:7
"...let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."
- Hebrews 12:1
"Whether you believe you can, or you can't, you are right."
- Henry Ford
"...and when I run I feel His pleasure."
- Eric Liddell
"The music of a marathon is a powerful strain, one of those tunes of glory. It asks us to forsake pleasures, to discipline the body, to find courage, to renew faith and to become one's own person, utterly and completely."
"It hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse."
- Ann Trason
"The faster you run, the sooner it stops hurting."
- seen on a kilometer marker sign during ATB 2009
�You only ever grow as a human being if you�re outside your comfort zone.�
- Percy Cerutty
Cheat meals are usually on Saturday nights and may include up to 3 courses: an appetizer, main course and dessert. They don't have to be eaten all at the same meal; for example I'll have a healthy dinner on Saturday but have an ice cream sundae for dessert. And then if I'm in the mood, I'll eat a greasy spoon diner breakfast on Sunday. I also allow myself to eat out for lunch once a week.
Featured Motivator on December 21, 2008.
General, ongoing goals:
- eat foods that are minimally processed. Produce is from local sources whenever possible.
- maintain workout frequency at 6-7 days a week.
Strength training goals:
- regain strength & lower body fat% to pre-pregnancy levels
- have fun!
Bucket list running goals:
- NYC Marathon
- run a marathon in every city that I've lived (to do: Edmonton, Santa Barbara, Silver Spring/Washington DC, London)
kettlebell training, TRX, running, yoga, cycling
strength training 1-2x/week
bike whenever possible
ultrarunning trail adventurer, newbie cyclist, mom, kettlebell wrangler, pianist, fastinista, nail polish enthusiast.
|3 Days until: 1st 50 mile ultramarathon
I've seen some of your posts on kettlebells....I've recently become obsessed with them and am doing Pavel Tsatsouline's Simple & Sinister program with a 24 KG KB.
I've added you as a SP friend
656 days ago
I so much want spark to be active again. I'm going to try to make a spark comeback!
671 days ago
Good luck with your upcoming marathon!
761 days ago
You are so inspiring :)
768 days ago
Hi there! Once again I want to congratulate you on your awesome ATB result! I don't think I saw you there. I must have just missed you. I see that you're running the Mississauga Marathon next! That's my hometown and the race goes by my parents house. One of my prof's tried to talk me into doing the half today. I'm contemplating it.
783 days ago