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May 1st! Completed 1 week and feeling great. I took this right before I did Kickboxing Cardio!

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April 28 - Before a night out. Definitely feeling sexy and confident after losing those first 10lbs!

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I joined SparkPeople back in May 2011. I was doing really well at first, losing 10 pounds in the first couple weeks of summer. Unfortunately, as the summer went on, and then as I returned to university, I completely lost track and the pounds slipped back on. I feel like I'm more out of shape then I have EVER been now, and things definitely need to change for me. I'm starting TODAY, December 26th, because I feel like everyone starts January 1st and that's just so cliche :P

So here I go! Stay tuned for progress.

Weight Track:
December 26th - 180lbs (WHAT!! Yes, I just weighed my self for the first time since summer... this is no good)

Member Since: 1/3/2011

Fitness Minutes: 691

My Goals:
My goal is to be around 140 lbs by September 1st! I want to be firm and toned for my 3rd year of university. I'm definitely focusing on my abs and legs - the two areas that I think need the most work.

My Program:
I signed up for a gym membership at L.A. Fitness back in June. I try to get to at least 4 or 5 classes a week, and I like to mix it up by trying all kinds of different classes! My personal favourite would be the "Body Works Plus Abs" class, because it's such a great workout! I also take yoga, mat pilates, step and cycle classes. I love them all and the instructors are very motivating! Oh... and every once in a while my brother makes me do weights with him too :P

Personal Information:
I love to dance, play the piano, sing, read, and of course spend lots of time with family and friends! I'm a huge goof and love to make people laugh, as well as get a good laugh myself :)

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    Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

    Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.


    If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.


    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!


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