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My name is Ute, I live in Upstate New York with my husband and our cockatiel Goose. I have been a Spark Member since 2006 and always enjoy the support from my fellow Sparkers. My main focus is to use the tools here to help me lose the excess weight that might lead to health problems down the road, and take pressure off my knees. Challenge Exercise Commitment: Strength Training: Body Weight Exercises, light dumbells, rubber bands Minimum 10 minutes, 5 days per week. Sources: Deck of Cards Workout, 1 Minute Crunch Sessions Cardio: Minimum 20 minutes 5 days a week Deck of Cards Workout, 1 Minute Crunch Sessions, Walking outdoors, Youtube: Step Aerobics Videos, Sarah Beth Yoga, YMCA cardio machines and swimming.

Member Since: 10/15/2006

Fitness Minutes: 65,281

My Goals:
Top Goal is to not develop any of the modern world illnesses that are looming on the horizon, as far as they can be prevented by making good choices.

Aging gracefully and still be able to touch my fingers to the floor when I am 75.

My Program:
Challenge Exercise Commitment

Strength Training:
Minimum 10 minutes, 5 days per week.
Sources: Spark Bodyweight Exercises, Spark Videos, Youtube: Sarah Beth Yoga

Minimum 20 minutes 5 days a week
Walking outdoors, Step Aerobics, Deck of Card Workouts, Youtube: Step Aerobics Videos

Yoga/Stretching: 10 min 5 days a week
Sources: YouTube Videos, Spark Videos

Personal Information:
I am German, living in Upstate NY. My family consists of hubby (found in bar in 1991), twin girls (found in hospital in 1992), labrador (found at backyard breeder in 2001), oodle (found at friends house in 2002), cockatiel (found in parking lot in 2008). beautiful Lab passed away in August 2017

Other Information:
I love life, Jesus, dogs, lavender and spreading the cheer wherever I go. My favorite bible passage is Psalm 91.

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    Thanks for your Welcome on the Agility Enthusiasts Page.

    I've a soft spot for Retrievers and your Velvet is beautiful. To be honest I have a soft spot for all dogs. Bunny looks to be a real character.

    Best Regards in reaching your goals

    5153 days ago
  • v TGURL_68
    Nice to meet you.. I got off track for a while but now I am well on my way.. looks like you are doing great!!! Keep up the good work, its a hard road but well worth the work.. I just had to remind myself of that again.
    5159 days ago
  • v 2TS4ME
    Hi Schnootie! I'm still waiting on my chocolate Christmas treats. :) I'm probably better off without them though. These last few lbs are determinedly stubborn.

    I wanted you to know how much I enjoy your posts. You're doing terrific. Keep up the great work.
    5165 days ago
    Hi Schnootie, I saw on another forum that you run agility with your dogs to help with the cardio. :)

    I have a 12 month old miniature australian shepherd named Morrie that I have been doing agility classes with all summer (no worries, he's still jumping 10", if he jumps at all!), and have found that it's really great! We were taking lessons once a week over the summer but now that we are in winter training we are in a barn twice a week. Such a GREAT workout, especially since he is SO speedy, it's a challenge to keep up with him!

    5166 days ago
    Hi Sweetie...Haven't seen you for a few days and just hoping you are alright. This time of year is enough to have anyone going in circles. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you and I wanted to thank you for being such a posititve force!
    5167 days ago