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I'm counting down the days ya'll!!!

My perspective has changed. I appreiciate and use (not abuse) the gifts God has granted me. I was fat for waaay tooo long and I've been at my plateau for waaay tooooo long! It's time to focus and just do it. I'm counting down the days until I reach my goal!

Here are my goals/daily affirmations:
Daily Affirmations
1. I am so happy and grateful that everyday I can wake up, get up and do something to improve my health and self esteem. Treating my body right makes me feel good and look good.
2. I am a fitness success story. Everyday I choose to eat healthy and work out is a step in the right direction.
3. I am learning more and more about my body, exercise, nutrition and overall health. I will maintain this for the rest of my life so it can benefit me and the kids I don�t even have yet.
4. I am celebrating My Birthday in July in a bikini.
5. I am at the gym for every appointment with myself.
6. I eat well proportioned meals and always consider the composition of the meals I am ingesting. I care about what I put into my body and I do not include carcinogens into my body!
7. I stay well hydrated to purify my body and keep me looking youthful.
8. I strive to improve my body every day.
9. I am grateful and feel proud of how I look today and everyday.
10. I deserve to enjoy happiness and a good looking AND healthy body.
11. I am proud to be an example of how hard work and determination can help you realize your potential.
12. I love to look good in my clothes and the more I work out, the better my clothes look!

Ultimate Goal
I am fit and toned, with obvious definition in my arms, butt and abs. My eating habits are consistently healthy choices. I hydrate frequently with water and have ousted soda from my diet. My body weight does not fluctuate more than two pounds and my skin is clear. I am happy with my body and I like the tone I see in my mirror. I am active on a daily basis and my life�s schedule is not complete without exercise. I feel strong and the strength makes me happy.

One Year Goal (May 2012)
I am happy that I have worked to achieve the body and health that I have always wanted. I am proud that I have overcome the psychological impediments to weight loss and proper nutrition. I know that the 18% body fat analysis is a result of hard work over the last year. I knew that hard work in the gym and treating my body right would reward me with my six pack!

Challenge Goal (Sept 1, 2011)
20% BF. Seeing 140 pounds when I step on the scale is a symbol of accomplishment and my determination and hard work. I can do 10 push ups more than I could do three months ago and 70 sit ups is my new number to beat.

One Month Goal: (June 26, 2012)
164 pounds
Lost an inch from waist
35 sit ups w/o rest

Two Month Goal: (July 23, 2012)
155 lbs
Waist at 31-31.5"
I am happy with my progress.
I am happy in a bikini.
I feel healthy.
I look healthier & sexier than I every have before.

Weekly Goals (Every Saturday)
Weigh In
Take Measurements
Note Body Fat Composition
Take a weekly progress picture
Cardio � 5 Hours Weekly
Strenth Training � 4 Sessions Weekly (4 hrs min)
Calorie Intake: Monitor daily calories/macronutrient ratios

1. Lose IT! Get Healthy: Drop 30 pounds in 98 days by changing my behavior and thoughts about food. Remind myself that treating my body right makes me feel good and look good.
2. Appreciate IT! Value my work: Don�t spend money freely. Analyze the purchases I make. Start with: Wait 24 hours before buying anything over $100. Limit my spending to a $300/month cash allowance.
3. Save IT! Keep contributing to investments & 401k�no matter what the market does.
4. DO IT! Have Bible Study with my boyfriend once a week.
5. Take the classes needed to finish my CFP.
6. Email/Call friends at least once a month.
7. Get 6-7 hours of sleep.
8. Ride my bike/do something physically active at least once a week with neices/nephew.
9. Balance my finances weekly.
10. DO IT! Take a real vacation�somewhere far where I�ve never been (European Vaca!)
11. Be more thoughtful towards those I love. Act with Love.
12. Be to work on time EVERYDAY.
13. Work on my procrastination problem by keeping a to-do list in my purse/iphone.
14. Go to Church every Sunday.
15. Track my food/exercise EVERY DAY.
16. Be honest with myself about my needs and wants.
17.Read a self improvement book that is not focused on diet/exercise.


Member Since: 2/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 6,842

My Goals:
I am going to get to a point where I can feel "ATHLETIC". Never in my life have I ever considered that word to describe myself. I will accomplish what athletic people do this year. I have lost 75 pounds so 25 more will not be a problem!

My Program:
My program is to TRACK everything! I have my book that I carry with my everywhere. I plan my food, my exercise sessions, my heart rate details, my goals, my affirmations, my weekly pictures/measurements...my feelings, my moods. This is the major reason for my weight loss sucess!!!

For the week beginning Oct. 9, 2010:


Sat: Zumba + Bootcamp

Sun: Legs, Back & Cardio

Mon: AM: 45 min Cardio + 60 mins Upper Body Circuit
PM: 60 min Cardio Latin

Tues: AM: 60 min Stairmaster + Ab Ripper x

Wednesday: AM 60 Min Cardio + 45 Min Lower Body Circuit PM Zumba

Thu: AM P90x Arms + Abs 45 Min Spin

Friday: AM: 60 min (Free) Cardio

Will be attempting to average 1300 calories this week. My high calorie days should not exceed 1500. My low should not drop below 1200.

Cutting the sodium, starchy carbs and most artificial or processed foods.

Personal Information:
I am my own motivation but I love the insight you can get from different people. Just in browsing the spark pages, I have been inspired. I enjoy circuit training because it's very efficient in calorie burning and you are not forgoing strength training.

I LOVE "BURN THE FAT, FEED THE MUSCLE" becasue it has inspired me to change my life permanently. It provides all of the information I already know and it's formatted to help you psychologically accept those changes you want to make.

On my own, I've lost 80 lbs by doing an hour on the elliptical and an hour a strength training class at Bally's or 24 Hour. It was never easy and I was at the gym at least 4 days a week for two hours at a time.

Right now, I LIVE at the gym. I'm on a very deterimined course. I have a friend that I am doing a challenge with and we push, push, push each other to go a little bit further. We share ideas about workouts, nutrition what is working for each of

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