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December 1999: ~135-140 pounds | May 2007: 125 pounds | It's all about body composition!

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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. Favourite quotes: "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." -George Sheehan "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.

Member Since: 10/18/2006

Fitness Minutes: 288,681

My Goals:
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

Running goals:
- 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)

My Program:
kettlebell training, TRX, running, yoga, cycling

strength training 1-2x/week
running 4-5x/week
bike whenever possible

Personal Information:
ultrarunning trail adventurer, newbie cyclist, mom, kettlebell wrangler, pianist, fastinista, nail polish enthusiast.

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  • v no profile image YOUAGAIN
    IT WAS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do us all a favor and please post on that threat so folks can see the difference! You look GREAT! The post is on the Panic Button called Not Feeling It. Funny how you would read my comment and know in your gut I was talking about you! What a coincidence!
    5016 days ago
  • v BABYSTEPS...
    You look awesome. Keep up the good work.
    5028 days ago
    Cool! yeah I’m not much of a book person either so I’m kind of dreading it:( lol but I’m going to see if I can just get my certification by taking the courses at the college and not actually going for the degree. Well I hope you enjoy your kettlebells and your video! Keep me posted.
    5042 days ago
    Cool! Good to hear from you again. I added you as a friend too. By the way happy birthday. It’s cool that you’re a personal trainer. I’m going for my RKC right now and I'm also about to go to college to become a personal trainer.... or maybe just take the personal trainer certification course at the college. So ill be an RKC in October and ill be a personal trainer in 6 months to 2 years depending. Which one did you do? Just take a course or go to college for it or both?
    5044 days ago
    wow -you are seriously inspiring! i get so hung up on the numbers, i have to remember that i'm really a pretty muscular person - just need to redistribute some of the excess, and get back to the proper composition, as you put it. You look great!!
    5051 days ago
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