ALYFITN

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Motivation: To Travel the world with a lean fit body!


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My weight gain came gradually. It took a photo for me to see reality.

I love exercise and doing new things. The Y has been my main place for exercise. While in my 20s I laughed exercise classes at the Y because they weren't intense enough. Now in my 50s, I push myself to keep up!

I have 4 children from teen to adult. I am putting my health first now instead of my kids, hubby or career. In the long run, I will have more energy to give.

Recently, I've started Nordic Walking because I like the inefficiency. That is, it burns more calories than regular walking. It helps my posture, triceps, chest and back along with improving my cardiovascular system and lower body.

I joined the Ohio Challenge 2010 series in the Walking and Weight Loss division. I will be walking (at least) five 5Ks this season.


Member Since: 11/5/2009

Fitness Minutes: 18,756

My Goals:
Dance, laugh, walk & run with abandonment. I've been working way too hard on the wrong things. I will not put off enjoyment of life any longer!



My Program:
Track everything. YMCA cardio 60-90 minutes at least 4x per week -- includes elliptical, arc trainer, technogym wave, incline walking, and classes. Weight lifting at least 3x per week. Take at least 1 YMCA class per week mixing it up: Spinning, Cardio boxing, Zumba, Interval Blast, Yoga, Core strengthening.



Personal Information:
I am from Ohio. I disguise myself as a house. I was not heavy when I was young but it crept up on me by middle age. Ouch!!


Besides focused fitness activities, my hobbies include:

-hiking

-biking

-downhill skiing

-kayaking

-ice skating

-horseback riding (Missouri foxtrotter)

-motorcycling


Other Information:
I'm inspired by many individuals on SP.

Recent Books Read:

The Path by Laurie Beth Jones, The Courage to Start and No Need for Speed by John Bingham,
The Spark, Weight Loss Confidential by Anne Fletcher, Beck Diet Solution, Jillian Michaels, various workout books for weight lifting, The China Study




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  • v SERENE_ME
    Thanks for coming by my page and adding me as a friend!

    I well know the feeling of being shocked at our actual weight. How is it that pounds pile on and we don't really "see" it even while we're out there buying bigger clothes every year? I don't understand it - I have the same problem now also - don't rally see myself as thin but I prefer this problem to the one where I let things get so out of hand.

    Good luck and welcome to sparkpeople! I'm sure you'll find the inspiration and motivation you need here to make your life all that you want it to be.

    YOU deserve to be the very best YOU that you can be!!
    3902 days ago
  • v S318830
    Hi! Welcome to SparkPeople and good luck with your goals! You can do this!
    3906 days ago
  • v GIRLTRUCKIN
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    Hi Friend!

    Stopping by to WELCOME you to Your Quickfire Challenge Team and to Congratulate you for adding One more tool to your belt

    Check in daily on your Quickfire Challenge Of The Day! Or sign up for "New Team Postings" to keep up with your daily QuickFire! Also, join in the Individual/Team Goal to track your QuickFire & SparkPoint standings.

    We suggest you read over "Your QuickFire Map" & other Sticky Notes; Check out the Tabs at the Top (Announcements, Photos & Links) for additional Information, Tools & Motivation to help You achieve Your Goals!

    Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there, One QuickFire Challenge At A Time!


    If you have any question, please fee free to contact us!

    Thank-You for QuickFiring Your Life! =0) Kelli, Wendy, Mic, & Alan



    Nike ~
    "If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."

    "Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."

    "Someone who is busier than you is running right now."

    "The road to hell is paved with couches."

    "It's easier to sleep than run. That's why sleeping isn't an Olympic sport."

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    3908 days ago
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