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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: 69,360

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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  • v STACYG16
    Thanks again for your kind words. It really means a lot. I am a very positive person and I've noticed from what I've read about you, that you are also! There is so much good in people (especially kids) and you never know what they're dealing with in their personal lives, I believe you have to be positive. When you give the best, you get the best from them in return! Thanks for being a great new friend!
    5248 days ago
  • v 2TS4ME
    Happy Holidays and have a terrific weekend!!!

    5251 days ago
  • v STACYG16
    I can't believe that this is the first time I viewed your page. I don't know why, but I've just never went on before, but I'm so glad I did. I loved your pictures and reading about your life! Much continued success.

    We're you born in Germany? How did you end up in the U.S.? Why is your name Schnootie? Just a few things I was curious about!

    Take care and have a great holiday!
    5251 days ago
    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

    5256 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.
    5262 days ago