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Morning run on the bike path, Canyon Country, CA - late July 2020. Determined to keep improving!!

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running on the bike path in Canyon Country. June 2020

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I turned 50 years old a few years ago. It's important to me to look at 50 as "the half-way point" and be healthy into my golden years. I would love to have a toned body and to be in the best shape of my life, continuing onward. My goal right now is not only weight loss, but to keep maintaining this as a lifestyle.

I fractured my ankle Nov. 2010, and learned during the time I was in crutches that I previously took walking/running and fitness for granted. I now have a new outlook on life.

I love the outdoors. I don't want to ever stop getting outside on my two feet and want to keep enjoying the scenery.

I love to hike, bike, swim and run when I get the chance to. I also enjoy strength training.

Everything is a work in progress!! And I believe I will reach my goals eventually. I'm feeling great, getting stronger too, and that's the most important thing.

Member Since: 6/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 134,737

My Goals:
Being physically strong and toned. Vibrant health!!
Get back into Crossfit as a regular member and become a very healthy athlete!

Laugh more, play more.

Go down 4-5 dress sizes. Be able to wear cute clothes again! Ultimate goal: wearing a bikini on the beach and feeling great about it!!

My Program:
Doing fun activities like hiking in the local hills, bicycling, running, hilly neighborhood walks. Using my home weight-training equipment full body workouts 2 days/week.

Being mindful of what I eat (portion size, learning to eat slower, paying attention to balancing meals) every day.
My go-to diet style is eating Mediterranean food.
Intermittent fasting seems to work for me, too.

Personal Information:
Born and raised in Southern California.
Happily married, no children.
I work in the movie industry in the Los Angeles area as a digital artist. My work hours tend to be very long, so it's a challenge for me to stay consistent with working out. I'm always looking for ways to squeeze that in, without sacrificing precious time to sleep. (** Lately, with the pandemic still on, I am working from home, so I have a LOT more free time, which has helped my overall health and well-being. Now, I use my mornings to exercise and sometimes evenings, too)

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  • v DMILLER33
    Thank you for my Pinwheel! How did you know I was admiring a neighbor's Pinwheel. Have a wonderful weekend!
    268 days ago
    Hi! And welcome to the Invincible Indigos. We are a nice group of women and, while we take the challenges seriously, we're laid back. So glad you've joined us emoticon
    284 days ago
    Hi you have been assigned to the Invincible Indigos for the Biggest Loser Challenge. Your team Leader is Franniedid. If you have not received your invitation through Sparkmail by May 26th. Please let me know and I will get Frannie to resend the invite.

    288 days ago

    Ready for a challenge this Summer? The BL Challenge is there for you! We have ten teams that compete with each other in Fitness and Nutrition Challenges designed your promote positive lifestyle changes, and of course weight loss. There are different challenges each week for the duration of the challenge. Support and encouragement are a important aspect of the smaller individual teams. The larger team also gives you a chance to congratulate and get to know members from other teams. After all we are all in this together and together we are stronger. emoticon To join the challenge you can click on my username and then either click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, or leave me a message, or use this URL https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups
    _individual.asp?gid=25339 or use the search and search for “Biggest Loser Spring Challenge ALL Teams”. Once there join and add your name to the waitlist that is one the thread below the Spring into Fitness ~ Chit Chat thread.

    BL Challenge Admin

    288 days ago
    emoticon I’m the same way, joyful about tracking exercise. Have a great weeknd!
    288 days ago
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