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@ my friends wedding about 126 lbs. on 9/14/2013

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My hubby love Al and and Sunny, 21 months old!

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My little Phamily!


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"KEEP MOVING FORWARD!" was my motto for 2009 but in 2010 I got a super surprise: I found out I was pregnant! unfortunately I put back on all 50 pounds that I had lost in 2009. DANGIT! After my little Sunny was born on Dec. 3rd 2010 my weight was only down 8 pounds and my weight was at an all time high of 200. Slowly but surely I have gotten back into training in Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing.
I want to drop into the next lower weight class for my Jiu Jitsu tournaments. To be toned, deceptively strong, and be able to do anything I physically want. I want my Blue Belt in Jiu Jitsu so bad! I want to get ab's, guns, and buns of steel!

I can't downplay the accomplishments of '09:
Total weight lost since Jan 16th, 2009 (SW 189 lbs.): 54 lbs.

I lost a slightly bigger amount after I gave birth to my daughter:
Total weight lost since Dec 3rd, 2010 (SW 190 lbs.) 63 lbs

But that's still 6 lbs. + the weight class I want to be in! Haha. Keep on Truckin' as they say!

I can do this. I am diligent. I am stubborn. I pick myself up when I fall. I am worth it.
I LOVE SPARKPEOPLE. I couldn't have gotten healthy without this website.


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* A stands for AKAHAI, meaning kindness. *
* L stands for LOKAHI, meaning bring unity. *
* O stands for OLU`OLU, meaning politeness. *
* H stands for HA`AHA`A, meaning humbled. *
* A stands for AHONUI, meaning enduring. *

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” ~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

"You are beautiful just the way you are:
Short or skinny
big or tall
with freckles, acne, wrinkles and all
Young or Old
Black or White
even when your pants get too tight
You are beautiful just the way you are!
Love yourself and all your flaws;
tell someone today that they are beautiful!"

~Operation Beautiful's founder, Caitlin

Success is not a race, be patient.

Success is always a work in progress.

Success doesn't come to you--you go to it.

Success is a journey, not a destination. Focus on the process.

Some people dream about success... while others wake up and work hard at it.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try-and keep trying.

Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future.

One definition of insanity is: Doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result.

We fail because we don't strike the iron while it's hot. We don't take immediate action toward achieving what we want. We decide to wait until tomorrow, or next week, or even next month.

It comes down to a simple question: what do you want out of life, and what are you willing to do to get it?

Be specific in what you want, and use specific words. Empower yourself, and become the person you dream about

Listen closely: the only time it's too late to change yourself is when you're dead. Until then, you're simply making excuses or lying to yourself.

Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday.

"Anything is possible, It's your choice whether or not you choose to make IT happen."

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.


Determination today leads to success tomorrow!

"Do or do not; there is no try." YODA

The First 2 Rules of Self-Improvement:
#1 - It will be difficult.
#2 - It will be worth it.

"Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible."--Escher

"Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it."--Ancient Chinese Proverb

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."--Albert Einstein

Progress has little to do with speed, but much to do with direction.

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."
Author: Christopher Robin

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." Andy Warhol

Member Since: 12/29/2005

Fitness Minutes: 9,345

My Goals:
-135 lbs.:
date with Al someplace nice
-130 lbs:
New Gi
Under 125: vacation!
-WIN A MEDAL at a Jiu Jitsu tournament!
- To feel sexier!
-To live a long time with my wonderful family!
-A small waist would be nice. Maybe 32" or 30"
-Nice arms!
I want Abs! BIG REWARD if i get them:
Trip to Amsterdam or Jamaica
Short term goals:
-Every time I drop 10lbs, Plan a family outing somewhere special (NO RESTAURANTS!!!)
- BANISH sugar cravings!
-Start getting toned!
-Get Strong!

My Program:
Doing Jiu Jitsu 4X a week, kickboxing 2X a week, Power Fitness (our strength and conditioning class @ Reign) and MMA class once a week. Switched over to a eating lifestyle of lean protein, lots of fruits & veggies, and whole grain carbs.

Personal Information:
Ola Pham
30 years young!
I work as a receptionist FT at a Jewish Synagogue in Irvine,CA. and PT for a local MMA gym called Reign Training Center in Lake Forest, Ca. My husband teaches the little kids Jiu Jitsu class, and we both train out of Reign. I love my gym so much! it's our home away from home

Other Information:
I'm hoping to have my first Amatuer MMA fight 2 115 lbs. by my 31st birthday in April.

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    Still training regularly with a little one!!?? - that is great! It is so easy to get out of the habit - GREAT GREAT job sticking with it.

    3 years old soon? That is such an awesome age! My daughters are 4 and 7 now. They're so much fun. You have great days ahead of you.

    I'm sure you have your blue belt in your future!!!! Hehe. Keep training hard!
    2844 days ago
    Happy Wed, Ola!

    What is new?

    Did I tell you I got my brown belt?

    2846 days ago
    I am doing awesome - thank you for asking!

    Sounds like everything is great on your end.

    I know what you mean about weight classes! I am considering a competition in April and I don't know the weight classes yet, but I'm pretty I need to drop a couple of pounds!

    I've been teaching my older daughter jiu jitsu and I think she's almost ready for her first belt.

    Jorge's wife Zoila fights next Friday, April 5th! On the Invicta card with Cyborg. I'm not sure if it is for free or PPV, but if it is free at least you should maybe check it out! I've really liked the Invicta cards.

    Keep me in the loop about what's going on with you guys!
    3042 days ago
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    Hey Daughter!!
    Good to hear from you! Yep I am back on SP and I miss you and all my SP fam! Praying that all is well with you and yours.
    Thanks again for stopping by and keep on sparking!
    Daddy Greg
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    3064 days ago
    Happy Thursday!

    What's new?

    I hope everything's good with you and your family!

    3096 days ago
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