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I have learned a lot about myself in these last four years, and perhaps the most important thing that I have learned is that limits are generally self-imposed, not physiologically imposed. Your body is an incredible machine capable of incredible things. You have to realize that it is capable of doing many things, and will only stop when the mind tells it too, not because it is physically unable to achieve. If you tell your body what you want and expect it to do, it will strive to achieve. It will not stop until your mind tells it too. If you believe all of the limiting talk that is out there, you will NEVER reach your full potential. If, however, you believe in yourself and the strength, power and beauty that lies within you, and make a conscious decision to not let ANYTHING get in your way, YOU WILL SUCCEED!! You WILL achieve the body of your dreams...You WILL achieve HEALTH...You will achieve HAPPINESS. THE POWER IS WITHIN YOU! CHOOSE TO GO AFTER IT! CHOOSE TO GRASP IT WITH BOTH HANDS, SET IT IN MOTION, AND NEVER GIVE UP!!!!


"Do or Do not, there is no try." Yoda

"Unless You Puke, Faint or Die, Keep Going!"
� Jillian Michaels

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."--Lou Holtz

Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right. --Henry Ford

Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start."

Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated!

You need to figure out what's eating you..before you work on what your eating..

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!

"If hunger is not the problem then eating is not the solution."

Squat! Because somewhere out there, a girl is warming up with your max.

My Mantra: GO HARD OR GO HOME!!!!

Member Since: 1/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 151,381

My Goals:
Stick to my program for the next twelve weeks and try for 3-5 pound weight loss.

My Program:
--Calorie/Carb cycle, 5-7 days low, 1-2 days high
--Lift 3-4 days per week
--Cardio 3 days per week

Personal Information:
I'm a 41 (almost 42) year old teacher, wife and mother of 2 from Southeastern Ohio. I also am a Personal Trainer and Spinning Instructor.

Other Information:
It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit." -George Sheehan

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    Hi there! WELCOME to SparkPeople and the SPClass of January 6-12, 2008!
    There's a thread on the team page called POPULAR QUESTIONS where a LOT of questions have been posed and answered. Take the time to read through it as questions you have may have been answered on there - and you may find some questions you DIDN't know you had! Use this board for Q&A only as it is something of a chore to wade through if you're looking for a specific item. (And for me to have to find the most recent question to answer! LOL) Thanks for Understanding!
    Participation can be a GREAT motivator! I encourage you to read the threads, post replies, start your own topic! Use the nutrition and fitness trackers so you can see your progress, and your blog so you can review, later, how you felt on your journey. It will also help others to see your success!
    We're the LARGEST TEAM in SparkPeople. I'm hoping that we will have the largest number of PARTICIPATING team members as well!
    Good luck on your weight loss goal and your quest to a healthier lifestyle!

    4795 days ago
  • v AZCHICA2006

    Thanks for the pedicure, it is just what I need after wearing these boots all day!

    4796 days ago
    Congrats on the weight loss, and welcome! Continued success. Looking forward to seeing your pics.

    4797 days ago
  • v KXW561
    Welcome to the team. Congrats on the weight loss, you are almost there. Woo Hoo. Karen
    4807 days ago
  • v BIGGIRL2082010
    Welcome to the team! I notice you and I started on the same date on SparkPeople - yay! And you've already got a good little head-start on the weight loss - congratulations! 5k in 30 minutes? That's a pretty good goal! And I like that your goal weight is so close - wheeee! You'll be there in just a couple more weeks, I bet! Congratulations! - Maya

    4820 days ago
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