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I am happy to say that the effort and energy in changing my life style is helping. I'm not saying it is easy but I am saying it is working.
I wish I would have taken care of myself more when I was young. But I am in better shape and have more energy than when I was in my 20s. I still weight 25 pounds more than I did at that age - I am not interested in getting back to that weight. I am intrested in changing my lifestyle. Medical issues have made me want the change.

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 34 years. I have two beautiful daughters (both married), two wonderful son in laws and one very precious grandson.

With no one at home now is the time to take care of me. I try to complete strength training 2 to 3 days a week. I practice yoga 2 evenings a week. In the groups that I work out in I am not the strongest or fastest or the most flexible but I am doing what I can do. I compete only against myself. There will always be someone stronger, faster, healthier, smarter and prettier - so why would I want to compete against that?

Everything I do, I do for me and to make me a better person.
I can't change anyone else - but I can change me!

Member Since: 11/1/2006

Fitness Minutes: 719

My Goals:
Run a 5K September 13th,

My Program:
I need to stick to my game plan. I fall off track and slack back. It takes less effort to gain the weight than it is to lose it.
I have increased my poor metabolism through strength training at least twice a week and cardio 3 to 5 times a week. For stretch I have been doing yoga twice a week. My biggest challenge this summer is to learn what I am not letting go of to achieve my goal.

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My life does not come without it's challenges. We all struggle in the day to day . I am looking for emotional support and motivation to continue my journey.

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  • v BEFIT020

    emoticon to the Motivation & Positive Attitude team! We're happy to have you join us!
    Please stop by and introduce yourself. I'm looking forward to seeing you there and getting to know you!
    Have a great week!

    3454 days ago
  • v JYPSYD
    Just wanted to say welcome and I like your attitude. I think I am near your age by the sound of your family. I have three grown kids between the ages of 22 and 28. I also have 4 grandchildren. I have been married 28 years. I wish you much luck on your journey.

    3964 days ago
    Glad to have you on the Johnstown Team! emoticon I see you're planning to run a 5k on June 13th. Is that the Daily American Race? I'm planning to do that, too, but i'll probably walk it though. I think Pam is planning to be there and she'll be running it. Hopefully we'll see you there!
    3996 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/26/2009 10:46:10 PM
  • v PAM19681
    Welcome to the Johnstown Team. Is is a wonderful and supportive team and I am glad to meet you!!! emoticon Pam
    3997 days ago
    I think we have some things in common! I too have a summer wedding which is my ultimate goal, outside of just being healthier. I have two boys and they both got engaged within 15 days of each other! The oldest was married last September and the younger one gets married this June. It is going to be the "Princess" wedding and I also, want to look my best for it. So, we can push each other and check in from time to time.
    Keep working hard---
    4461 days ago
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