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"Be inefficient." --My Aunt

I'm a 30-something mom of two, who has always lived an active lifestyle... until having kids. My mother was diagnosed with weight-related Type II diabetes, and with a family history, I want to avoid her fate, and set a healthy example for my kids.

I feel better. I look better. I AM better.

And I'm only getting started.

This is the window to my life. Join me on my journey to a better ME.

Member Since: 7/17/2010

My Goals:
I want to teach my daughters to be healthy, active, and live well. Not just fad diet or not pay attention. I want to be healthy, I want to live long, I want to live strong. I want to lose my weight and feel great, and I want to do it RIGHT, so it sticks.

Right now, I'm restarting my strength training program, shelving my running goals for now, and focusing more on my bike and riding goals.

My Program:
Right now, I'm not tracking my nutrition. Over the past two years, I've been making healthy lifestyle changes that have added up to easy maintenance, but my physical program has fallen by the wayside.

So I'm getting back to basics, shelving my running goals and swapping them for my bike and riding goals. I want a solid, full-body strength program of low reps, high weights, and regular (FUN!) outdoor cardio.

School's out for summer, and I want to incorporate active fun with my girls before they venture off into the wide world of Kindergarten and 2nd grade!

Personal Information:
I live in Macon, GA, with my husband and two daughters (5 and 7). I am the Lead Forums Moderator for the Office of Letters and Light out of Berkeley, CA, the sponsors of NaNoWriMo. I never thought I would be a fitness nut, but I'm a total gym rat, love to exercise, and love the feeling I get. I used to suffer from severe depression, triggered by a year-long bout of post-partum depression, but getting fit and losing some weight has helped beat it back into remission.

Other Information:
I love to write, try new things, and get obsessed easily with things I get into, like this whole fitness thing. My husband teases me and calls me a fitness addict.

I hope he's right.

I live for my girls, and they're the whole reason I'm doing all of this, but I've found that it is good for ME, too. If I'm not healthy, they won't be, either!

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  • v GOLFLADY11
    HI! I added you as a friend, we're about the same weight so maybe we can spur each other on. emoticon I was checking out your page; I think you'll do fine. Rome wasn't built in a day .. (or at least that's what I tell myself). I love that you live for your girls; I did too. They're grown up now and I have 3 grandchildren. It's good that you're taking time for yourself. It's really important that you're happy and they will feed on that happiness. emoticon
    3601 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/22/2011 3:23:06 PM
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Congrats to you for using the scale and more importantly, for exercising!!!! Good luck with your journey to better health.

    4019 days ago
  • v JARYSE
    Happy, happy Birthday!!
    May you have many wonderful days ahead of you!

    May the Good Lord bless you with many more! emoticon

    Congrats and enjoy a wonderful, blissful day!

    4021 days ago
    Welcome to Spark People! I love your positive comments - they are vital to getting to our goals.
    Hope you have a great day!

    4023 days ago
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