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I am trying to make the best of each day the Lord has given me. My body is the temple of the Lord, and therefore it is my duty to keep myself healthy and more able to do the things He commands me to do. I want to be able to live a long healthy life to be able to enjoy my family and to enjoy doing things with my wonderful grandchildren.
I enjoy traveling and have started taking some bus tours. My husband doesn't like to travel as much, so this is one way I can travel safely alone. I've made a lot of good friends this way.
The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse.
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Member Since: 5/2/2012

Fitness Minutes: 67,476

My Goals:
Lose 5% of my weight to lower blood pressure.
Gain more energy.
.Be more consistent in exercise. Doing at least 30 minutes daily.
Add strength training to my workout routine at least twice a week.
Work toward 5 servings of freggies daily.

My Program:
1. Participate in the Fall 5% Challenge
2 Track food daily and stay within SP guidelines.
3. Pilates and walking.
4. I try to walk 10,000 steps each day.
5. I focus more on how much better I feel than how much I have lost.
6. Working to add muscle and tone my arms. Do strength training twice a week.

Exercise plan for Fall 5% Challenge: 2019
30 minutes cardio 4 days a week.
Strength training 2 times a week.
Pilates 3 days a week.

Diet will be cutting back on carbs and tracking to make sure calories are in range.
getting enough fiber.
. Get 8 glasses water daily.
. Work toward getting 5 freggies daily.

Personal Information:
I live on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. I have 6 grandchildren and 7 step grandchildren. I enjoy reading, crocheting, cooking, and gardening, and being with family. I enjoy living where we can enjoy the 4 seasons and the different beauties each one brings. I live on a small farm in a very rural area. We have some angus cows, some goats, and a doberman who thinks she is the boss. I am a retired school teacher having taught kindergarten the last several years. I love God and church is important to me. For several years, I was the church pianist. After my first husband died, I remarried. I moved to a different church and don't play now, but I sing in the choir and occasionally sing a solo. I took a few art classes and enjoy doing acrylics. I've also done some watercolor and pastels. This has become a great release for me

Other Information:
I went skydiving for my 72nd birthday. Would love to do again.
I have no support at home and rely on Spark Friends for encouragement and support.

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