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A personal project to allow me to appreciate my muscles & my fitness July '07

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SONJA.RIVERGIRL is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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I am outgoing and athletic. I started working out regularly 5 years ago, after the birth of my second son. It's all about a healthy lifestyle, feeling great, feeling confident and setting a good example for others around me.

I originally got started using the Body for Life program. The book is a great reference that really simplifies things so that it is easy to follow, helps you set goals for sticking with it and create healthy habits.

I have never been, nor will I be, on a diet. Diets are temporary and negative. Making healthy choices is lifelong and something positive you can be proud of.

Spark People has been a great resource for me. I did not have a lot of weight to lose. However, I have always been a bit mystified at how much I should be eating. I am 5' 10.5" and many of the "average woman" recommendations aren't quite right for me. Now, I really feel like I have the information and resources I need to stay on target. It is incredibly empowering.

Member Since: 2/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 35,642

My Goals:
I started working out 5 years ago & set and achieved several goals. My current goals are similar, but are now more about maintenance. My current goals are as follows:

*Maintain my level of fitness, or improve it by increasing cardio fitness levels & continuing to improve muscle definition
*Continue to lead a healthy lifestyle

An original goal that remains:
*Set a great example for my kids: They already value being healthy, exercising & good food choices
What keeps me going: I've had friends & family work out, lose weight & look great...then they stop. They gain weight and are/were miserable. I don't ever, ever want to do that...I won't stop, for even a week!

My Program:
Cardio 2x/wk...35-40 minutes running intervals

Weight lifting 2x/wk

Plus any other opportunities to have fun and get some exercise.

Favorite site for great ab exercises:

Personal Information:
Age: Over 40 :)

Body Fat: 20.5% (as of 7/9)

Live in greater St. Paul/Minneapolis area

Two children

Other Information:
FAVORITE MUSIC WHEN I WORK OUT: Reggaeton (latin dance/club music).
FAVORITE FOOD that FILLS ME UP & is a HEALTHY CHOICE: spaghetti squash w/lowfat spaghetti sauce & parmesan
FAVORITE SWEET TREAT: Small York peppermint patty

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  • v SURADER143
    Thanks for the comment! Yes, boys are so much fun!! Love them. Must comment on your AWESOME abs!!! Looks great! Your halloween costume was super cute!
    5048 days ago
    Hey girl... are you artistic like me? Looks like we're both close to a goal weight... with the muscle gain it's not a scale event so much as it is in the tape measure results...! thank goodness I'm not sewing a costume for myself right now.. the inches lost would be annoying to keep updating...!! Keep moving forward... let me know how you're doing... ...Lori
    5049 days ago
  • v no profile image LISASAYERS
    Welcome to the Secret team. You will love all the positive, inspirational people in our group. You look Fabulous! Congrats on your successes so far. I'm going to be 43 in May and we are all about living a healthy lifestyle as well! Looking forward to learning more about you!
    Make it a great day!
    5051 days ago
    Hey and welcome to the Secret team!
    5052 days ago
    hey beautiful new friend... I want your abs and those LONG legs to be mine... I can do 90 crunches a day... but I can't get on a stretcher and get those lovely limbs....!!! I'm only 5' 6" and Jealous! Funny thing about my boyfriend... he dosen't see me everyday. We each have our own homes so I can workout at my leisure... however, I did tell him this morning because I needed his advise on some back and shoulder reps ... He's thrilled that I'm back in the GAME...!! Fitness can really be fun...I hope more people get the chance to learn this...
    5057 days ago
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