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Hi, I'm Charlene
I want to be the best I can be!
For the most part I have over come sweets and soda and
I am loving this new way of life, it does make me feel better.
Good luck on your journey.

Wait on God. When times seem difficult-just wait-spend quiet time with God and listen.
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This months diet is next months body.
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M-make short term goals
O-out with the negative thoughts
T-think of why you want it
I-imagine how you will feel
V-visualize the future you
A-acknowledge your successes
T-treat yourself with respect
I-investigate new ideas and foods
O-observe your healthy lifestyle
N-never give up and never give in

Member Since: 4/9/2016

Fitness Minutes: 71,239

My Goals:
6/29/2017 (it’s now 6-26-2020) and I still agree with my 2017 plan.
1)12,000 steps a day
2) get stronger
3) stay active
4) Major source of fluid intake will be water
5) never smoke cigerates again (quit date February 27, 2016 5:30pm)
6) fallow my check list daily
7) lose body fat (between 22 & 25%) fitness level sounds good to me. (18 to 22%) athletic level seems to skinny. A goal specific date is unclear and seems unimportant at this time to me As of 6/29/17 I am 25.9% bf.

My Program:
1) Exercise plan checklist
A) Have I got my gym cloths, runners, water bottle, ect. Ready to go? Yes
B) What is my exercise plan? My plan is to walk/jog/run 12,000 steps -5 miles a day at the lest, except on needed rest days. At least 20 mins on my stationary bike, using my stair stepper, free weights, body weight exercises, resistance band, jump rope and yoga stretches to help with body stiffness.

2)Nutrition plan
A) I am trying to distance myself from junk food (fast food, candy, chips)
B) I will try to eat leaner and cleaner
C) Trying to lower my body fat percentage

Personal Information:
10 reasons I want to be with sparkpeople.
1) avoid health issues.
2) healthy in my older years.
3) be seen as a strong individual.
4) during the process, get stronger.
5) becomer more flexible
6) more stamina
7) more endurance
8) feel better about my appearance.
9) less body fat
10) reduce cellulite
List Trigger situations and foods (red light) that trigger your over consumption of calories.
My triggers are – chips
Plan - replacement habit or behavior - Idk, its an on going problem at the moment
My positive behaviors – one day I had a chip craving and as I walked to the store I decided to keep walking. My craving subsided and I walk and all time high of 25 miles. Both actions seem extreme to me.
And I have learned I am an avocado shape.
My measurements as of 6/29/2017
Waist - 35, Hips - 38.5, R thigh - 23.5, L thigh -23.5, R upper arm- 12, L upper arm- 12, R calf 16, L calf -16

Other Information:

3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy .
1) Fast food/ fatty foods
A) eat smaller portions
2) lack of proper instructions for exercises
A ) continue doing more research
3 ) lack of proper rest
A ) make a comprehensive schedule of My exercising and rest days

What have you learned along the way that has really helped you?
Up till now I have been mostly walking (16 months) alot of walking. And this summer I found I can run 3 blocks. Last summer I could only run from the telephone pole to the tree 120 steps) I am very happy with my progress.
Don't dance like no one's watching. Dance like a toddler they don't even care if there's music.

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