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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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    I saw on the Spark Team page that you needed some support.

    I know that when you are sick it is hard to keep on track.
    You CAN do this!!! Keep up the good work!

    4026 days ago
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    Anne Marie, you can absolutely DO THIS! Just think of how amazing your Wedding Day will be and how good you will feel when you put your gown on and it fits in all the right places. Keep your eyes on your Groom when he sees you for the first time and you will never look back at any of the pain you endured to get there:)

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    4030 days ago
    Hi Anne Marie!! Remember that you can does this and we are here to help. Try not to look ahead too far, but take each day one by one.

    Be strong and let me knoe if you ever need anything!

    4031 days ago
    Welcome to Sparkpeople!!
    Sorry this welcome is a bit belated, but we've got a lot of people in this team!! I hope that you have found the features that are most useful to you, such as the nutrition tracker, fitness tracker, and the SparkTeams.
    If you have questions or need support, the SP Class Team has threads open for both, or you can start your own topic!! I'm also available through my Sparkpage or e-mail.
    Good luck on reaching your goals
    Jennie (leader of Creative Challenges & Saintly Souls; Co-leader of SP Class Team of Feb. 1-7th)
    4032 days ago
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