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Living my healthiest most balanced life! So blessed

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115 lbs. lost! Now time to focus on muscle building!

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Today all things are new! My healthy fit life is ahead of me and I excited about it every day! The weight loss portion is behind me, as I have reached my 'goal weight' and a healthy body fat percent at this time. I continue to set new goals and look forward to new challenges. If I could bottle up how good it feels to be healthy and strong and give you just a little sip, you would be so hooked and want it for yourself soooooo bad that you would be willing to fight for your right to have it!!! Want it!!! And GO get it!!! Do not take no for an answer!!! Quitting is not an option! It's up to you and it's now!

The girl of yesterday was afraid to try new things, the woman I am today looks for opportunities. The motto: Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Fierce and Be Fabulous was my daily mantra to remind myself that new results required a new attitude.

Goals Accomplished:
Graduated from the Couch 2 5k program 12/26/09
Lost 117 lbs.
Ran 5 half marathons 5/10 - 11/11
Ran 1 full marathon 11/10
Ran/Rode 1 biathlon 8/11

ACE Personal Trainer Certification
YogaFit Instructor Certification

Goals for 2012:

Build muscle/lower body fat
Run two half marathons
Increase the number of people who hear the message that you CAN live your best life NOW!!! It does not matter how old, overweight or sick you are. . . YOU CAN improve your quality of life. If I can, you can!

"A lady glistens, a woman glows, a warrior let's the sweat roll!" That's how I roll! How do you roll?

Member Since: 10/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 17,797

My Goals:
To become strong and healthy!

Make healthy food choices ~ DONE

Learn that emotions cannot be buried or fed with foods ~ DONE

Run a half marathon in
May 2010 ~ DONE!!!!

Work on improving speed using Runner's World workout for 5k's

Run Geist 5K - May 22, 2010 Done! 37:30

Run Taylor 5k - June 5, 2010

Run Liberty 5k - July 3

Run Indianapolis 1/2 marathon - October 16, 2010!

My Program:
Workout with Personal Trainer on Tuesdays & Thursdays! DONE Sept. - May . My trainer is graduation, so I am on my own for the summer. Starting with new trainer June 2, 2010. He is a college football player and is known for his tough workouts! Bring it!

Run on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays! To increase weekly distance and endurance as I train for a 1/2 Marathon. DONE!

Working on a more aggressive training program to increase speed and distances.

Interval training and ab work on Saturday

Bicycle whenever the sun is shining and workout schedule allows!

Ten minutes of flexibility training after each run.

Clean and lean foods only. Remember that crappy fuel makes for a crappy workout. I'm building muscle and strength, not crap.

Graduated from the Couch to 5K training program December 26, 2009

Entered ONE-derland in February 2010!!!

Ran my first Half Marathon May 8th, 2010

Bought my

Personal Information:
I get asked a lot how tall I am, I am 5' 8 1/2". ALL of my life I have been considered a 'big' girl. Not because I was overweight, but I am blessed to have a thick muscular structure and a curvy figure that allows me to 'carry my weight well'.
Born and raised in Virginia.

Relocated to Indiana in 2007.

2 sons are young adults now, so I now have time to focus on my health!

Other Information:
3/5/2010: GW: 194.5 WI:194.5
3/12/2010: GW: 193.2, WI: 192.5
3/19/2010: GW: 192.1, WI: 191.8
3/26/2010: GW: 190.9, WI:191.8
4/2/2010: GW: 189.7, WI: 193.1
4/9/2010: GW: 188.5, WI: 189.5
4/16/2010: GW: 187.3, WI: 189.0
4/23/2010: GW: 186.1, WI: 188.3
4/30/2010: GW: 184.9, WI: 187.5
5/7/2010: GW: 183.7, WI: 183.7
5/14/2010: GW: 182.5, WI:
5/21/2010: GW: 181.3, WI:
5/28/2010: GW: 180.1, WI: 181.9 (lowest adult weight)
6/4/2010: GW: 178.9, WI: 180.3
6/11/2010: GW: 177.7, WI: 180.3 (stuck but shrinking)
6/12/2010: GW: 176.5 (One year anniversary of new lifestyle)! WI: 178.4
6/20/2010: Below initial Goal!!! 175.7

I am a certified yoga instructor, working on getting back to teaching and advancing in my certification level

I love being creative and busy. I grow herbs and dry them to put in my homemade soaps. I design and make a line of casual chic jewelry that is sold in two shops on the east coast.

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    Thank you for posting so many inspirational photos of your amazing fitness journey. I know that you had to have pumped alot of iron and cover alot of street to reach that goal. I am at where you started out, How many hours a day/week did you spend doing weights, cardio, etc? What sort of eating rules did you stick to? I am searching for that minimum effective dose. You look great!
    2640 days ago
    Very impressive transformation. Rockstar
    2642 days ago
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    Carolyn, You have always been an inspiration to me and I remember you talking about meeting Tosca Reno. Well tomorrow she is speaking at an event I am attending here in Canada and I have won the opportunity to receive a free copy of her new book and have her sign it for me. I have been struggling this last year, health issues high stress and major weight gain. I am looking forward to gaining some new insights.
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    A Healthy and Happy New Year to you! Wishing you GREAT success in your 2014 goals.
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    2767 days ago
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