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Waiting at the start line for the ING 5k.

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With my husband on my 30th Birthday cruise to no where.

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With my nephew, before the wedding.

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Race Results:
3/15/09 O'Hartford 5k: 31.02
10/9/10 ING 5k: 32.41
06/25/11 Warrior Dash: 1 hr
03/18/12 O'Hartford 5k: 36:47
04/29/12 Cheshire 5k: 35:36
05/20/2012 Harpoon 5-Miler: 54:25

My name is Anne Marie and I am a High School Special Education Teacher. After a long journey with infertility, I gave birth to beautiful and healthy faternal twins on June 7, 2013. It's been crazy since the twins arrived but I want to make a life style change that will influence my twins. I want them to see that by moving, and eating healthy you can be happy and healthy.

I really feel like Sparkpeople has helped me turn that corner that I needed. I tend to be a perfectionist and set HUGE goals for myself. When I don't reach them I use it as an excuse to tell myself that I am not good enough. No more thinking like that for me. What I have learned on this journey is that it is okay to fall off the wagon every now and then. It will still be there for the next meal, the next day, week etc. I am human and I need to set smaller goals for myself. If I don't make them in the time I have set that is okay today, just keep working on them. I get bored easily so I need to change things up with my eating and working out frequently. If I don't then I give up.

The most important lesson I have learned is that this really is a journey. Like all journey's there will be ups and downs and that is okay. I am learning to be less self-critical of myself and to start loving me for me!

Member Since: 2/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 23,779

My Goals:
1.) To lose one pound a month.
2.) To work out three to four times a week.
3.) To gain self-confidence.

My Program:
-Swimming twice to three times a week with one long swim (at least 30-40 minutes of continuous swimming)
-Running/Walking once to twice a week depending on the weather.
-Keeping healthy snacks around the house

Personal Information:
I am a wife to a fabulous husband named Ben. I am a Mother to beautiful Faternal Twins, Matthew and Adeline. I love to read, bake, drink wine, swim and spend time with my family.

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    Thanks for thinking of us. Both hubby and I are progressing quite well. A few minor bumps in the road, but all in all doing real good. I get my stitches out Wednesday and hope to hear I can ditch the walker and rely on just the boot. How are you and the babies?
    2592 days ago
    I am glad you are feeling better. I do think 'tired' will be your middle name through this - you're nourishing two little ones in there. :) Hope all continues to go well.

    We're doing fine here. Totally laughable how 'medically involved' we are right now. However none of it is serious and all elective so that we can live our lives better. I can't wait to be running again. Thanks for asking.
    2604 days ago
    How are those babies doing? And their mama? Recovered from the cold?
    2606 days ago
    Wow, that sounds miserable. Hoping the mucinex helps. Have a blessed Christmas.
    2620 days ago
    Found them - thank you. I'm a bit nervous about the surgery (although it is relatively minor); but consider it a necessary evil if I want to be active and pain free again.
    2636 days ago
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