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“We can evolve while still staying true to who we are. We can honor who we've been and choose who we want to be next."
~ Dr. Who. (Jodie Whittaker)

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.
~J. R. R. TOLKIEN, The Hobbit

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
~Neale Donald Walsch

Member Since: 4/20/2010

My Goals:

My Program:
Winter Wellness Plan

My Food Plan:
Mediterranean Diet - Whole food, limited processed food, minimal sugar while staying within my calorie and nutrient ranges. Measure my portions!

Meal timing - IF 4/5 days per week
- Largest meal at noon.
- NO food after 7pm.

My Movement Plan:
My 5% commitment is 30+ minutes/ 7 days a week.
~ ST - YNY
~Cardio - 30 min+/3+ times per week (treadmill, LS dvd, walking in the neighborhood or hiking)
~Flexibility - Yoga- 20+/day
~Step goal 8,000/day increasing to 10,000 Hit my goal of 1200 miles in 2020.

Continue to experiment with Ayurvedic self care practices.

Personal Information:
My 10 Reasons For Losing Weight
1. I will be 60 next spring and a Grandma in July!
I would like to -
2. ... be able to physically do what I want to do as I get older like play with my grandchildren.
3. ... avoid future health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes.
4. ... hurt less and move with more ease.
5. ... hug my knees and breathe at the same time.
6. ... look better in my clothes.
7. ... have more energy.
8. ... feel more confident.
9. ... be able to hike further.
10. ... finally feel comfortable on a yoga mat!

Other Information:
"Some women have a
weakness for shoes... I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books." - Oprah Winfrey

"Whether you think you can, or think you can't.... YOU'RE RIGHT!"
-Henry Ford

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    Hello, Bootcamp Buddy!

    Today is most definitely DAY 16. Go us!

    I got your SparkMail and was in the process of replying to it when my toilet decided to practically explode and flood my apartment. Last night was NOT fun! I didn’t even get to exercise!

    I’ve taken the day off work, though, to get caught up on everything and clean and then, finally, RELAX!

    And hey, I’ve been trying the kickboxing video for a little over two weeks now and I have to say that I’m only recently figuring out how to do her “roundhouse kicks.” She’s brutal! But it’s a lot of fun, in my opinion, so the effort needed to keep trying is totally worth it.

    I’ll do a cardio video and my lower body training (my knee is feeling a bit better, so I’ll take it easy) before I go swimming today. I haven’t been in a week! Boo!

    I hope DAY 16 goes well for you! Take care!

    3281 days ago
    My being twenty-one probably DOES have some sway when it comes to my body’s ability to recuperate after these videos, but I wouldn’t put too much stock into that theory! I am so sore today after doing the upper body workouts last night. The muscles that connect my chest and my armpit are on fire and the muscles along the middle of my back are crying out for attention. I’ve taken a Tylenol to try and offset the feeling of sloth that’s come over me.

    If you have to squeeze in videos this weekend, I would say forget about the strength training videos and focus on the cardio! The 10 MINUTE CARDIO KICKBOXING VIDEO is my personal favourite – it gets your heart pumping and you’ll be SWEATING once you’re finish. Concentrate on keeping your abdominals tight, too, and by the time you’re finished you’ll feel as though you just spent your time doing crunches… BONUS!

    Today is DAY 11 for the both of us, right? That means CORE WORKOUTS! Woo hoo! I am going to do the 10 MINUTE CARDIO KICKBOXING VIDEO twice to warm up and then I am going to do the DAY 4 video (CORE) followed by the 10 MINUTE CRUNCHLESS CORE WORKOUT video.

    I’ve been pigging out on junk all day and it’s starting to make me feel down. I haven’t been able to convince myself to pick up food from the grocery store this week so I am at the mercy of the fast food joints around the office. Egads! Add to that the mountain of candy in our break room? It’s so not fair…

    Hopefully you have a fantasy DAY 11! I look forward to hearing all about it the next time we speak!

    Take care!
    3286 days ago
    I try to do two or three videos a day if I can! They say that WEEK 2 is supposed to have us doing an extra video a few times a week, so I figure if I do a few extra videos every day I’ll be laughing by the start of WEEK 3. But then again, I’m a glutton for pain...

    If you’d love to have a BOOTCAMP BUDDY and I would love to have a BOOTCAMP BUDDY, I guess that means we’re going to be BOOTCAMP BUDDIES! Yay! Go us!

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    I actually started early in January but last week was really tough on me (I broke up with my boyfriend and didn’t feel like doing ANYTHING) so I held myself back a week. I guess it worked out because now we both have someone to keep us on track!

    You should try doing the 10 MINUTE CRUNCHLESS CORE WORKOUT or the 6 MINUTE BUTT BLASTER WORKOUT. Both of them are absolutely insane but they’ll make you feel FABULOUS once you’re finished.

    I can’t wait to hear from you!
    3287 days ago
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    Right Back to Ya GF: "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"
    3287 days ago
    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

    Hi back to you and I love your background photo. Have a wonderful day
    3287 days ago
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