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Between these two photos are 365 days of tracking and portion control, over 10,000 minutes of exercise, three 5Ks, a 10K, and a sprint triathlon. New Year's Resolution 2017 was a success. Looking forward to 2018!#BeforeAndAfter

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I am on a journey to improve myself - my health, my outlook, and my spirit. Looking to be a powerful role model for my sons!

I have discovered a love of racing to keep my motivation. I started from next to nothing fitness-wise in January 2017, and have now competed in several short course triathlons and running races, and even finished a half marathon. 2020 threw me off a bit (unsurprisingly) but I'm ready to get back on track!

Member Since: 8/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 23,445

My Goals:
1. Strength. I do weights as well as cardio. I'd love to bench press 100 lb someday!
2. Endurance. I just keep doing races -- it keeps me motivated! Olympic triathlon is my big goal.
3. Weight loss. Aiming for a "normal" BMI, or a weight of 140 or less.

My Program:
Diet: Track and portion! I aim for real, whole foods with no artificial sweeteners or weird substitutions. Lean protein, whole grains, lots of fruits and veggies, mostly cooked at home. Everything in moderation -- I don't believe in "forbidden" foods, but aim for quality over quantity!

Exercise: Minimum 30 minutes cardio 5-6 days per week and 15 minutes of lifting 2-3 days per week. Lately I've been squeezing in most of my workouts on my lunch break, but I'm still getting them in!

Personal Information:
Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Other Information:
Keeping track of my race list!

5K Run/Walk (post injury) - March 2019 - Finished in 40:34
5K Run - December 2018 - Finished in 36:32
Half marathon - October 2018 - Finished in 2:54:21
5K Run - September 2018 - Finished in 32:29
Sprint Triathlon (500 m swim, 20K bike, 5K run) July 2018 - Finished in 1:41:01
Olympic triathlon relay (1500 m swim) - June 2018 - Finished in 37:14
Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20K bike, 5K run) June 2018 - Finished in 1:53:39
5K race - May 2018 - Finished in 31:10
5K race - December 2017 - Finished in 35:40
5K race - September 2017 - Finished in 33:45
10K race - August 2017 - Finished in 1:16:45
Sprint Triathlon (500m swim,20K bike,5K run) - July 2017 - Finished in 1:51:03
5K race - May 2017 - Finished in 39:00

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    Thanks for you comments on my page and the friend add. I'm glad that you found some of my blogs insightful! Good luck on your weight loss journey! emoticon
    4338 days ago
    Motivation is so difficult to keep! This time around I've only been at it for a couple months so it's still early. In the past whenever something came along that got in the way of my fitness routine I would immediately abandon my health for whatever it was that presented itself. Since I now know these things are unavoidable I'm really preparing myself for whatever may come along. I've been planning Labor Day Weekend at my parents house for a couple weeks now just to make sure I can eat healthy (because they don't at all) and get exercise in even if it's not what I usually do. Seeing results and having a workout buddy definitely help but it's going to have to be me that keeps it going when it gets more difficult.
    4353 days ago
    i like your blogs..they are thought provoking!
    4354 days ago
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