HAZELBRANCH

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"A path with no obstacles doesn't lead anywhere."
~ Unknown

I'm here to get in shape! Which shape? Well that would be whatever ends up being the best shape for me!

As a pagan, I feel that one of the biggest goals is to live deeply engaged in this world and my physical body is one of the most tangible means to do just that.

I joined Spark People in 2007 and worked hard for about 6 months, and then I let it all go. A year later I became pregnant with my first child and now I have a 16 month old daughter. Time to get back to work! Time to lose what is left of the baby weight and get more physically active in general. Here's to success in 2010!


Member Since: 12/18/2006

Fitness Minutes: 615

My Goals:
* to get fit
* to feel good
* to build muscle
* to become flexible
* to enjoy movement
* to push myself
* to find the joy in my physical being


My Program:
This isn't set in stone, and varies from day to day.

* track my food and stay within the goal ranges
* get that cardio in through walking, jogging, or just plan o' dancing around the house
* weights baby, oh yeah
* yoga and stretching



Personal Information:
* Toronto, Canada
* 31 years old
* happily married (October 2005)
* mom to a daughter born November 2008
* pagan (Celtic & Norse)
* all-around animal lover with two kitty fur-babies
* honors BA grad in Anthropology and Celtic Studies



Other Information:
Some favorites:

Books ~
Harry Potter series (JK Rowling), American Gods (Neil Gaiman), Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman), Jack of Kinrowan (Charles De Lint), Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien), No Great Mischief (Alistair MacLeod), The Birth House (Ami McKay), Oracles: A Pilgrimage (Catherynne Valente), The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden (Catherynne Valente), The Red-Haired Girl from the Bog: The Landscape of Celtic Myth and Spirit (Patricia Monaghan), Climbing Brandon: Science and Faith on Ireland's Holy Mountain (Chet Raymo), Narcissus and Goldmund (Herman Hesse), The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (David Abram), Ancient Irish Tales (Cross and Slover), The Book of the Cailleach: Stories of the Wise Woman Healer (Gearoid O. Crualaoich), Exploring the Northern Tradition (Galina Krasskova)

Movies ~
Harry Potter (all), The Princess Bride, Indiana Jones (all), The Fisher King, 300, The Secret of Roan Inish, 13th Warrior, Bara




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  • v JEWITCH
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    Merry meet and welcome to the Witches, Wiccans, Heathens, and Pagans team, the Pagan Place team, and the Pagans Balancing Weight-Loss team. You will find lots of support, help, and camaraderie with SP and the teams. Brightest blessings on your life's journey to a better and healthier you.. Warm hugs from California. ~ Lin

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    3971 days ago
  • v no profile image BRANOWEN
    Lookin' gorgeous! I'm glad to see that you're doing so well!

    XOXOXOX
    Liz
    5025 days ago
  • v RUNNERSCHEERGRL
    Hey there! Welcome to the Rookie Running Team! You're going to love this group. We're a very motivational and fun team....and growing very rapidly! Come and check out our "New Rookies Check In Here" thread for information about our monthly mileage challenge and monthly Virtual 5K's.

    See you on the threads

    Korie


    5026 days ago
  • v SARAH-TIGGER
    Belated welcome to the leaving 130's ville team! Great to have you on board!

    Congrats on your sucesses so far, good luck with the rest, hopefully the team will be a good support to you to lose those last few! Its quite an active group with several different topics started. Please check them out and join in the various conversations! Being a third of the way there must be a good motivating factor for you!

    If there is anything I can help you with, please let me know. Looking forward to getting to know you!

    Sarah

    5027 days ago
  • v RACING4ME
    Hey there,
    Welcome to the Rookie Runners:) I'm glad you decided to join the group. Glad to see another Canadian joining the ranks...

    I'm from Kelowna, BC...there are likely 20 odd people from Canada in our group:)

    If you need anything, let me know and I will do my best to give you a hand.

    Trish
    5030 days ago
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