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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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    Hi Carolyn!

    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

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    "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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    What a great decision you have made to join Spark People. It is an amazing site! The really cool thing is that it is FREE!! There is tons of information to absorb here and there is always someone around to help if you find yourself having a bit of trouble.

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    WARINING!! It is proven that QuickFiring can lead to a HOT BODY! I dare you to come play the QuickFire way!!!

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    It is my time and my turn to focus on my health. If I don't take care of me, who will? emoticon
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    "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right".
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