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When you give up it's ONLY you who declares that your own hard work WAS just a waste of time.

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Go ahead I dare you to tell me I CAN'T do something so I can prove you wrong! And I'm always right!

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I'm Jenn, I'm a 30 something spliting her time in Las Vegas (where my family is) and London, where my husband and his family usually are. I am lucky enough to have married the love of my life in July of 2012 after being best friends for over 7 years. I am a music professional as is my sweetie. I sing, mostly compose and produce and have toured around the world and had the adventure of a lifetime. Then in 2010 the tour I did ended and I came home and realized how alone I really was and just let myself go, between the depression and the meds I had gained 100+#. Due to some physical issues I have had to re evaluate my health and weight loss goals. I have now gone from training for a world tour that I now am not able to do, to learning exactly what I want personally for my health and wellness. So far I have lost 49# of that 100+. At the moment I am trying to refocus my life and my priorities. I am also beginning to work on making my first solo EP, which is something I had in the past kept turning down and kept hiding in the shadows. So I'm making a drastic change in my career at this point in my life.
I also want to continue to reclaim my true inner athlete and again be the "real" me that has been hiding, but in the past year has been really breaking through. I now look at pictures of myself and say This is me, not who I used to be and not who I think I should be. I have been a spark member for over 6 years and I have had the success and the down sides as well. I have revamped my "plan" and goals and am now looking to focus on training for my first 5k race as a runner then continue with it beyond that. I also want to lose the rest of my weight gain and not just get thin but lean, strong and very defined as my long term goals.

Member Since: 5/11/2006

Fitness Minutes: 30,702

My Goals:
I am proud to say that I'm the healthiest I've ever been in my life but I would like to reach my goal weight, truly become a runner in competitive races, and I want to get seriously lean, and strong with awesome definition. I also would like to start to eat clean.
Down to 178 2/2014

My Program:
I have recently switched gears from training to go on a world tour for the past year to just becoming a better, healthier me all around. I am eating much better, I have adopted a vegetarian lifestyle, and at the moment run/walking a 5k virtual race a week. I'm also trying to add at least 30 min of cardio on the days I do not do the race to train and build my running endurance.
Right now my cardio consists of walk/running on the treadmill, stationary cycling and the elliptical. I have also added basic strength training to my program.

Personal Information:
My name is Jennifer/Jenn/Jenna/Ashton Smith. I'm blunt, honest, silly, very serious when called for but always open about anything to anyone. I am not a "girly" girl I like sports, fast cars, guitars, SHOES! extremely sexy British men LOL. And yes I am that ROCKER CHICK COOL! I like to push peoples buttons to get a reaction from them, but most always in a good way. I may have a very privileged life but don't let that fool you I work very hard to be where I am in my career and have truly earned my awards and successes. On that note I am also probably the most grateful person you will ever meet. I'm smart enough to know how blessed I truly am. I am a very good person with a huge heart. Always there for my friends and loyal until the end and always willing to do anything my friends need. Sometimes the people who seem the toughest on the exterior are really the softest on the interior.

Other Information:
I love music, singing, writing, performing, just give me a stage! I am a classically trained Pianist since the age of 7. I am James McCartney's biggest supporter on the planet. I love watching House MD and alot of educational stuff i also love anything by Ricky Gervais. And I have recently rediscovered my love for Dexter! I also love to read especially anything by my favourite author Stephen King and Nicholas Sparks but I've been known to always be reading at least 4 books at the same time.

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  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Sometimes victory seems so far away because we measure it only by the goal. And end goals can seem overwhelmingly huge, daunting, and just plain hard to reach. But if we start measuring our victories by the smaller choices we make each day, victory won't seem so impossible.....
    It's amazing the chain reaction that can start in your life with just one good choice.
    Big things are built one brick at a time.
    Victories are achieved one choice at a time.
    A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.
    Oh sweet friend, you are closer than you think to victory!"
    -Lysa TerKeurst
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    Be your own hero, one choice and one step at a time! You might not see visible signs of progress right away, but as long as you keep doing your best, you will make progress and you will be victorious! I'm rooting for you! Remember, you're worth your best effort!
    2804 days ago
  • v LADYJ6942
    Welcome to BLC23 and the Wariors. Looking forward to learning more about you and your journey.

    Hope to see you on the thread.
    2817 days ago
    Just checking in...............hope you are doing ok! I get concerned when I don't see you checking in on the chat thread.........................
    2817 days ago
    Don't forget to post your TnT points!
    Hurry on over and we can have 100 % participation!
    GO WARRIORS! emoticon
    2819 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
    Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
    People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful."
    -Michael Josephson
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    Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never quit...you are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort!
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    "Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks.
    We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.
    One setback is one setback...it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you."
    -Jillian Michaels
    2820 days ago
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