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Jan 14, 2007 During the Half Marathon

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Orange belt

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Hi my name is Cindi and I am from Arizona - I am a hospice nurse and I am a 48 yo mother of 3. When my daughter's therapist told me I should loose weight to help my daughter's self esteem, she hit me with: You need gastric bypass because let's face it honey, at your age you can't loose it with diet and exercise. I hate that word "can't" I set out to prove her wrong and I am still loosing.

Fitness accomplishments so far:
1. walk/run events: 20 5K's so far, a 4 mile, an 8K AND a half marathon!
2. KungFu: orange belt. Tang Soo Do: green belt.

Update 9/07: After being at this for so long - my daughter (and my sons) are very proud of my accomplishments so far. My daughter is amazed at the strength and determination she sees in me, but not only am I healthier physically, I am also healthier emotionally and she sees that as well. And my sons? Well, my 19 year old thinks it is wonderful that he has a mom that has got his back in a fight (boys these days).

Member Since: 5/20/2006

Fitness Minutes: 4,087

My Goals:
Martial art study for life time. Obtain my black belt by the time I am 60.

My Program:
Started studying Kung Fu June 10, 2006. (school closed after just one year)
Started studying Tang Soo Do as of August 13, 2007 Started with a new school Shaolin Kenpo Feb 20, 2009

Personal Information:
I grew up in the midwest - Kansas but have lived most of my life in Phoenix, AZ.

Other Information:
You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.

Tain't what a man don't know that hurts him, it's what he knows that just ain't so. - Frank McKiinney Hubbard

Rings and jewels are not gifts but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is the gift of thyself. - Emerson.

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