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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 your support! I'm going to have to push the herbal tea thing again. It's so hot down here in Florida that I tend to forget about hot tea in the summer!
    1495 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement with running! I know you are a runner, which is one reason you inspire me. I would really like to run a full 5k without stopping, but it's certainly helpful to know that there are other ways to do it too.

    Actually, I've been confused about whether I should aim for speed or for longer intervals when I train. I find that actually consciously running slower is usually better for me than running faster as far as feeling accomplished and running for longer periods of time, but I could work towards either -- need some guidance!
    1523 days ago
    Hi. If you're interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Spring Challenge ALL Teams icon. You can join the All Teams page and put your name on the Waiting List for a Summer Challenge Team thread!

    We'll officially begin the challenge around June. 7th (dates differ by a day or two depending on your team) and we've still got a few spots left! If you'd like to join us, hurry over and get your name on the waiting list, or just let me know you want to join us!

    We have 10 teams with 24 members each who work on healthy lifestyle habits by competition between teams in challenges and exercise.

    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!

    Hugs, Linn
    1527 days ago
  • v MRSMOSS2017
    Thanks for the great advice!
    1567 days ago
  • v no profile image MICHAELALLENCEC
    That's awesome. Good luck on your triathlon as well! You're going to do great!
    1570 days ago
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