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I am [sadly] STARTING OVER...

CW: ?? lbs (in semi-denial!! loll)
Waist- Upper/Lower: 28/31
Hips: 42.6 (dannnggg!!)
Thigh: 23.1
Arm: 10.7


Hello fellow Sparkies!!

I'm Nia. I'm naturally very persistent in my goals, but somehow, when it comes to sticking to my goal of losing weight...I always get sidetracked..."somehow" ahah.

This year, I hope to be more focused on becoming a healthier, more active, and overall happier (I am already quite happy/cheery..hum..perhaps a bit too cheery) individual. My BIGGEST fear is that I don't get motivated enough to continue with my program/goal.

I hope to meet inspiring and positive people here so we can help one another ;). If that person is you, please do NOT hesitate to leave your mark and add me as a friend :). If all works out, hopefully we will see *less* and less of each other...well, I don't mean that, then again I do lol..


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I try to constantly remind myself that:

-We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

-[that] The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

-[and that] There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results." [Ken Blanchard]

-[therefore] It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.

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~~~~~ Inspirational words from KIKI2511 ~~~~~

Watch your Thoughts, they become words.

Watch your Words, they become actions.

Watch your Actions, they become habits.

Watch your Habits, they become character.

Watch your Character, for it becomes your Destiny

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1.Eat Low Glycemic, low refined sugar meals.

2. "Everything done in moderation."

3. Every weekend is a cheat weekend. But Mon- Fri be strict with your nutrition.

4. Have a protein shake for breakfast

5. Be careful of high sugar content in canned foods

6. Flavor foods naturally

7. Fresh salsa is the best low fat food flavoring

8. Don't Skip meals. It puts your body into starvation mode and increases the chances that more of the calories from your next meal will be stored as fat.

9. Don't drink diet soda- it can trigger a craving for carbohydrates.

10. If you are eating out, start with the veggies portion of your meal, then move to meat, then finally the starches.

11. Eat "The Good", "The Bad", then "The Ugly" foods. The trick is to make yourself full on the GOOD foods so you will eat less of the UGLY foods.


12. "Crunches are a waste of time"

13. Lifting weights with exercises that target the big muscle groups (chest, back, legs, & butt) is the way to get better abs.

14. The only way to truly get shredded is to have a pretty balanced diet with a nice balance of cardio, but most importantly, weight lifting.

15. Cardio is over-rated -resistance training your big muscle groups is what speeds metabolism.

16. If you can't afford a personal trainer, educate yourself on fitness. Buy magazines, a book, dvd's, etc.

17. The plyometric jump squat and lunges are great for your butt.

18. Fitness is about the "Three F's"...Function, Form and Fatigue. It's about performing the right function back-to-back with perfect form to complete fatigue.

19. For great shoulders and arms.... Do the push-up/punch combo. Start by doing as many push-ups in a row as you can. Then stand up, grab a couple of soup cans and punch one arm out, then the other, for one minute.

20. It's not about how much time you spend in the gym. It's about getting the most bang for your buck.

21. Swimming is a great total body exercise.

22. Simplicity is key. Do not over-think your fitness routine or your diet.

23. Less Medication, More Motivation.

24. High intensity training can lessen the need for sleep aids and anit-depressants medications.

---AND MY OWN 2cents --

25. Drink Green tea! :)

26. Eat clean 80% of the time (or all the time if possible) and challenge yourself while working out.

27. Remember that food nourishes and exercise energizes (thanks Darren!). So eat for nourishment and move for energy!

[To be continued...]

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• ♥•~Progress Tracking Coming SOON!!~•♥ •

Member Since: 12/31/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,962

My Goals:
I hope to lose 52 pds, have more energy & be more active! la la♫ ♫
The pictures (on the background and posted) are my BEFORE picture, I will post new AFTER pics for every 10 pounds lost!!

My Program:
I workout 5-6 days a week. I run, jog, do elliptical training and recumbent bike exercises for 45-60mns a day.

I also take a 1-hr strength training class twice a week (Tues. & Thurs.).

On my day(s) off, I would walk for half an hour (active recovery), or do yoga (20-30mns) or simply perform some other form of relaxing activity: reading, listening to music, sleeping :D, or take a bubble bath yay!!.

I've tried Jazzercise once for an hour and it almost killed me lol..but I would really like to try it again and perhaps include it as part of my workout...we'll see if I build enough courage to do so..

My Modus operandi (MO):
--To stick to my program
--To take it ONE day at a time without stressing over it..too much
--To be able to always get up and start all over again if I should ever "fall off the wagon"
--To thank God for being a merciful and forgiving God & for allowing me to have Him as my primary mentor
--To have fun!! XP

Personal Information:
♦ Stats:
Height: 5 feet 8½" - 5'9
SW: 182.0..i think :S
CW: 170.4
GW: 130-125
BMI: 25.9%, that means Overweight :'(

♦ My name is Nia♥ (Nee-yah). I am a chocolatapeanut-aholic. People say that I'm smart but at times too silly, hum...0_0. I do have a serious side, like when I'm working out, I keep telling myself (mantra-like): "I am an athlete, You are an athlete Nia..Ohmmmmm" (random, huh? yeah I know :S).

♦ I'm from NY & I live in MI (Michigan lol).

♦ My DOB is November 14 (Go Scorpios!!).

Other Information:
I am an eternal student and hopefully a benevolent teacher to some. So, PLEASE don't hesitate to leave me any suggestion/advice/thought/comment/etc..


And thanks for visiting me!! XD

Winners never quit AND
Quitters never win!! xo♥

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    Bonjour ma belle magnifique Madmoiselle Nia!

    It was so nice to see your pretty face on my page today. Thank you so much for visiting and for the comments you left on my pictures! You brought a big smile to my face!

    Hope things are going well cherie and don't skip out on us again! I missed you!

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    3844 days ago
    Yay! We def need to catch up! Where have you been? What's new?
    3844 days ago
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    3848 days ago
    Hey there! Welcome back:) How are you doing? I am still working on those last X0 Kathy
    3854 days ago
    welcome back chick-a-dee!!! how ARE you???!!! I've been around but just started journaling food again... I think it may be the only way to lose these 5 lb. that won't go away. Don't be a stranger!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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