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tired of diets that don't work, tired of constantly being on a roller-coaster diet and tired of not having time for proper diet and exercise? I am retired now and some days I just don't have the motivation I need to go to the treadmill or to work out on the stationary bicycle. somedays I just watch the "turbo Jam" video and do those exercises. somedays, like today, I work out with the body ball and my hand weights. I'm looking forward to getting the exercise video for beginning zumba from my dear friend, and get back into that. I really did enjoy the zumba when I was able to get to Curves. all of the Curves have closed that were near me, so I no longer have that option. but I'm slowly getting back into it, since I have put on weight since my retirement. I have purchased the zumba tapes so I can do it at home, as well as the "CIZE" tapes from Shaun T. well worth the investment, even though the going is slow, due to my work schedule. But got to get back to the exercise. Keep it up, and NEVER give up on YOU.

Member Since: 5/14/2013

Fitness Minutes: 19,812

My Goals:
I would like to lose about 30 -35 pounds, and maintain my lower blood pressure and cholesterol

My Program:
currently, drinking Shakeology and doing Beachbody workout. my current workout is Turbo Jam. as of November 29, 2015 Currently walking 3.8 miles 3 times per week when not at work. at work, constantly walking up and down stairs, doing zumba at home. completed my first 5K in May of this year in 51 minutes. goal was 45 but the last mile was a killer, because it was uphill. Just thankful to make it over the finish line. have lost 14 pounds since March.

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have lost around 15 pounds, thanks to the great walking group "Run for God." joined this group in 2015, and ran my first 5K in May, 2015. continuing to walk with one of my partners in the group, as well as walking continuously at work, up and down stairs several times a day. Have also purchased the "CIZE" videos by Shaun T, and have begun working with that. slow, but fun.

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  • v no profile image DOTTYDO
    you are so right, Mamaowls. I was looking at it wrong. I have already walked my 1 mile this morning, and I hope to get in at least a couple more before the end of the day. thanks for pointing that out to me. emoticon
    2422 days ago
    I just read your post about the pedometer. Generally somewhere around 2000 steps equals a mile not 10000. If you are walking 10000 steps a day you should be getting 5 miles. Much better motivation I would think.
    2470 days ago
  • v LADYBUG1943
    Most impressed with your story. It must be hard to be the only one left in your family, more reason to keep up with friends here on Spark People. We're a pretty supportive group. At a deep level, we have much in common. Good luck on your continuing journey... or should I say, keep increasing your motivation, or returning to it, and you can't help but succeed.

    2857 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Faith can move mountains, but don't be surprised if God hands you a shovel."
    ~~Author Unknown~~
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    Thanks for commenting on my "Funnies" blog! Have a great week!

    2882 days ago
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