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This was and is hard work but each day I learn something new and it feels great

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Me on the right with a 25 inch waist finally

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It has been a while I turned 50 life had given me some knock downs but I finally got back up and said its a lifestyle choice each day. I moved to Florida and went to work without once again putting myself first or finding time, I found excuse after excuse not to put myself first or make choices I already knew worked for me, this time its harder I gained over 45 lbs from being sedentary and eating fast food in the car and not paying attention to myself. I had enough the one constant that I know works for me is spark people. I noticed all my old spark friends are gone.I have been consistent for a week that was my first goal to just get on the path, so I choose the morning elliptical for a hard 35 min cardio session and swim at night for relaxing and I cleaned out the kitchen and went on to eating clean again and sticking to it. Packing my foods and getting okay with saying NO and choosing daily to have my lifestyle back. My hardest challenge is the choice, the choice to say this is for me and I have to make it priority each day. I bought a new gym bag and packed it its in the car for the quick hit on the way home from work for the strength training. I know better and I feel more energy when I start my day out with a good sweat, but let me say I feel the ugh when the alarm clock goes off but I remember how proud I was of myself each day I earned that body and age has nothing to do with it, its attitude of choice. I know in a few weeks I will see small results that is okay this time I can do one step at a time and in time I will reach my goal.

Member Since: 5/9/2008

My Goals:
To discover who I am
To run more 5ks
To Get to the gym a few days a week
To Get fit by my 50th Bday 2 year goal
To learn to say NO

My Program:
Cardio 5 days a week
LIFT 5 Days a week
Clean Eating
Drink a gallon and a half of water
Positive Thinking
Meditation and Prayer
Pray and be conscious of what I want to achieve

Personal Information:
50 years young, living in Florida the sunshine state and enjoying creating myself and finding out what the universe still has in store for me to explore and create. Creating the golden years of being happy and fit and full of possibilities.

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I love helping and motivating others and I love sharing my enthusiasm.. I love sparkpeople IT is great and it has changed my way of thinking and I sha
Being my personal best because "It matters to me."
I will survive and define who I am.

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    3528 days ago
  • v PWRHSE2
    Hey there Girly, I am glad that all is going well and want to wish you good luck in the upcoming competition.

    I have been working a lot lately and have been given another promotion to a new building that hasn't been built yet. It should be a great opportunity, a little more travel time but hopefully it will be ok.

    Thank you for stopping by my page. I am looking forward to hearing how you did in your comp.
    3545 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my page! You look SPECTACULAR!!! Love your Bio! - Tia

    3596 days ago
  • v BCARSON11
    Thanks for the comment on my blogg about pole dancing! You look great! I'm sure you will accomplish whatever you set your mind to! Reading your page, I think you are as determined as I am!
    3607 days ago
    Great progress and thanks for the add, I am here if you ever have questions.
    You look amazing.
    3608 days ago
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