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We all need to be a little empowered. Maybe not this much, but...I'm a little afraid of that penguin.

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My name is Ashley, and I'm chronically fluffy. And I realize that the life I want to live is only as far as my commitment to achieving it is. So, I'm recommitting. Again.

Because commitment is a daily exercise, as much as brushing your teeth. And if I say "yes" more often than I've said "no," nothing is going to stop me.

Come along with me, if you want. I check everyone's blog, even if I don't comment and I read your statuses.

Member Since: 5/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 21,061

My Goals:
"I just started working out. I used to be pretty strong, but now I'm really weak. People are excited for me. "You're going to lose so much weight!" SCREW WEIGHT LOSS! I want to be able to BENCHPRESS A BEAR! "
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That pretty much sums it up.

My Program:
I'm buying into the hype and giving P90X a go! So what does that mean?

Fitness: 60ish mins a day of weight training, cardio, yoga, or kenpoish things.

Nutrition: Right now, I'm eating in more often and doing as low-carb as possible (I lurve me some carbs, so I can't go normal people low-carb). Moving to less low-carb in April.

Personal Information:
I'm 27 years old, happily married. I'm also a graduate student, trying to balance researching, teaching, going to conferences, being a wife, staying in shape and staying sane. It's a difficult task.

Other Information:
I'm a big fan of Psych, Monk, How I Met Your Mother, Torchwood and Doctor Who.

I love animals, although current financial situation is prohibitive.

I read for fun.

Sparkpeople is my "slack time" so I'd love to talk to anyone!

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    Your friendship has helped me grow.
    Your encouragement has helped me
    gain confidence in myself.
    Knowing someone as caring as you has
    made me more sensitive to the needs of others.
    Your understanding has helped me to become
    more open about my feelings, and listening
    to your observations has made me
    think a lot about what really matters.
    Your friendship has made me see life
    as something to be enjoyed. . .
    especially with someone like you.
    Wishing you a Wonderful Weekend!
    Hugs, Teresa
    2898 days ago
    Obstacles don't have to stop you.
    If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
    Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
    - Michael Jordan -
    Have A Happy & Healthy Week!
    Hugs, Teresa
    2903 days ago
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    ˜”*°✹°*”˜.•*”˜✹˜”*•. ˜”*°✹°*”˜
    A friend is like a shade tree
    Beside a summer way.
    A friend is like the sunshine
    That makes a perfect day.
    A friend is like a flower
    That's worn close to the heart.
    A friend is like a treasure
    With which one will not part.
    .•*”˜✹˜”*•. ˜”*°✹°*”˜ .•*”˜✹˜”*•.
    You may only be someone in the world,
    but to someone else, you may be the world.
    ~Unknown Author~
    To me, You are the world!
    ˜”*°✹°*”˜.•*”˜✹˜”*•. ˜”*°✹°*”˜
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    2905 days ago
    The Gift Of Knowing You
    There are gifts of many treasures
    For both the young and old,
    From the tiniest little trinkets
    To great boxes filled with gold.

    But, put them all together
    And they could not stand in lieu,
    Of the greatest gift of all
    The gift of knowing you.

    When your times are filled with troubles
    Sadness, grief, or even doubt,
    When all those things you planned on
    Just aren't turning out.

    Just turn and look behind you
    From the place at which you stand,
    And look for me through the shadows
    And reach out for my hand.

    I will lift from you your burden
    And cry for you your tears,
    Bear the pain of all your sorrows
    Though it may be for a thousand years.

    For in the end I would be happy
    To have helped you start anew,
    It's a small price to pay
    For the gift of knowing you.
    - Dave Stout -
    Have A Wonderful Weekend!
    Hugs, Teresa
    2912 days ago
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    Happiness keeps you Sweet,
    Trials keep you Strong,
    Sorrows keep you Human,
    Failures keep you Humble,
    Success keeps you Glowing,
    But .... Only Friends ....
    Keep You Going !!!
    º ✴ º ° º ✴ º ° º ✴ º ° º ✴ º
    ..............° º ✴ º °
    2919 days ago
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