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"It's day one of the rest of my life
It's day one of the best of my life
I'm marching on to the beat of a brand new drum
Yeah, here I come
The future has begun
Day one

Well, every single day Your grace reminds me
That my best days are not behind me
Wherever my yesterday may find me
Well, I don't have to stay there

See my hourglass is upside down
My someday soon is here and now
The clock is tickin'
And I'm so sick and tired of missing out

It's day one
And here comes the sun"

~ excerpt from "Day One" by Matthew West

This song is my theme song in getting back on track physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. I have had lots of ups and downs the last few years, but I keep plugging along!

Member Since: 7/10/2016

Fitness Minutes: 60,387

My Goals:
Short-term goal: finish half marathon running program (Red Rock App)--ran my 2nd ever half marathon 7/24 (this is all on the treadmill and I am slow--way slower than the pace the app thinks I should be able to run a half--but still a huge victory for me since I almost had to stop running earlier in the summer due to some knee pain!!!)
Long-term goal: Hike my 4th 14er (14,000 ft. mountain) in Summer 2020! Finished 8/7/20!!! Hoping to do 5 14ers before my 50th birthday.

My Program:
Running on the treadmill (turtle pace), weight training & pilates/stretching/balance work; step aerobics.

Personal Information:
Introvert Christian retired homeschool mom of 3 (one in high school, 2 in college), now part-time substitute teacher; 49 years old; wife for 27 years.

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    "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt
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    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Your support helps me - I hope all is going well with your health journey!
    1521 days ago
    Thank you for reading my blog post and commenting, I appreciate it!!!

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    Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time. A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

    1. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

    2. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

    The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
    *~ Paula *~
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    1839 days ago
    Good Morning, hope you have an awesome day!!!
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