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My sisters, mom and I (I am on far right) - August 2013

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Jason and I, September 2013

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Since I began SparkPeople in 2013, there have been A LOT of changes...2 kids, in fact! My daughters were born September 2014 and July 2016, respectively. I'm working hard at eating well and slowly getting back into exercise to be a good role model for my girls. One of the biggest challenges I've been facing is that I am breastfeeding, and I always get clogs whenever I exercise (any upper body movements, specifically). Since I breastfed for a year and got pregnant again shortly thereafter, I have not really gotten back into a regular workout regimen, other than walking. I'm going to take a more active approach in trying to identify classes such as spinning that focus primarily on lower body movement until I am done breastfeeding my youngest, which will probably be August 2017.

Member Since: 1/15/2013

Fitness Minutes: 4,736

My Goals:
-To reach goal weight of 135 lbs. and determine if I need to lose any more (I'm a bit shorter so I think my ideal range would be in the 120's)

-To become pregnant at a healthy weight and have a healthy pregnancy

-Maintain a good exercise regimen

-Create a good nest egg financially

-Be more patient

-Be a good role model for my daughters

-Live abroad for a year in Europe (this probably won't be for awhile)

-Tend a full sustainable vegetable garden and replant my herb garden

My Program:
-Exercising 3-4 times a week, and walking as much as I can on my lunch breaks

-Eating healthier meals, and more meals at home (I'm actually a very good cook!)

-Home canning with our 21 fruit trees and 30 berry bushes (next up: canning tomato sauces!)

-Doing the best I can each day, without getting discouraged by occasional lapses

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  • v CBLENS
    Thanks for the comments on my blog, We were on a river and I rarely took the kayaks out, because of the strong currents (always going into them on the way back). But now we are on a small lake & I love kayaking, it's such a good upper body workout. DH is a competitive cyclist, and he has me on a bike finally.
    2859 days ago
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