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Hi. I'm Tracy. I'm 37 years old, wife to a wonderful husband, and mother to a gorgeous 7 year old girl and precious 5 year old boy. I've really struggled with stress/emotional eating in the past 3 years or so and dealing with the "mommy guilt" when taking the time to take care of myself. But things have got to change..I need to be healthier for me and for my family. I'm ready to take time to care for ME so that I can be there for THEM. It's time to lose the weight, gain my energy, and remember that part of me that used to LIVE for exercise and fitness. (Where did that girl go?!) It's time to find a better balance of caring for my family and caring for myself.

My ultimate goal is to be a healthy energetic Mom and role model for my children.

I feel best when I am eating a very clean natural diet, with almost no processed foods. I try to stick with foods God created, and stay away from chemical additives.

I love really tough, kick butt workouts, like bootcamp, kettlebells, spinning and running. I also enjoy yoga and if I had the time, I could just walk and walk for hours, but usually I don't have that much time alas the "kick butt" workouts. Since I'm just getting started after a very long fitness hiatus, I'm taking it slow to start. I'm focusing on walking/jogging intervals, stretching and light strength training for a while. I'll up the intensity when my body's ready for it.

I'm committing to enjoying the journey, not impatiently awaiting getting to the destination (as I've done the past).

Member Since: 8/13/2006

Fitness Minutes: 7,291

My Goals:
My goals are to lose the weight and keep it off, by incorporating a BALANCED, healthy lifestyle.

My Program:
I am eating around 1400 calories per day and drinking at least 4 liters of water per day. Keeping my diet as natural as possible. I just joined weight watchers.

I look forward to doing a variety of different workouts to keep my mind and body from getting too bored and avoid injury. I like to run intervals, the 21 day fix program, Insanity Max 30, Body Pump, a "bootcamp/P90x "type class, Barre, Yoga, and Spinning.
I love a good hard workout and the feeling of sweat dripping down my body. But to start I am going to focus on walking and stretching for a few weeks.

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    Hi Tracy and Welcome to the Team INDYGIRL
    You have picked an awesome team to become a member of..... Beth (INDYGIRL) has so very much to share and so much knowledge from her own personal battle with weight loss and health issues.
    The team at large is very supportive and encouraging and always willing to share what they have learned, heard, or lived through....... Dive in, post, ask questions, and support others so they can support you as well!
    Welcome to the team and WE are all so glad you joined!
    Debbie / NEWTEXDEBBIE/ Co-Leader of INDYGIRL Team

    2874 days ago
    Thanks for the comments on my blog!
    2934 days ago
    Hi Tracy, I'm Becky :) I have been a member of the South Bend Team for quite some time now, and have participated in Sparkpeople on and off since 2008. I read your profile and want you to know that you are an inspiration to me as a mommy of 2 young children. emoticon on your progress and emoticon

    2937 days ago
    How is your move going? That's alot to take on with a family and all the details of switching location and jobs. How are you handling it? Many blessings to you.
    2972 days ago
    Congratulations on the new job! let me know if you need any help. Wold be happy to lend a hand! Sorry you couldn't make yoga but do understand. Life happens. Where are you guys moving to? Are you leaving this area? Sorry lots of questions. Anyways the offer stands after today I am off for a few days so if you need any help at all I am happy to!
    2993 days ago
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