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The man and I at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy08.27.12

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Enjoying a glass of a wine in Campo de Fiori, Rome, Italy 08.26.12...mildly jetlagged, but that wine was oh-so-good!

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Hiking from Vernazza to Corniglia in Cinque Terre, Italy 08.31.12

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My name is Mags. I'm 27 years old and have been working on living a healthier life since March 2009. Prior to joining SP mid-January 2010, I managed to lose 24 lbs and 18". I joined with the intent of losing 8 lbs to reach my original goal weight; I reached it on March 2nd, 2010! Upon reaching my original goal weight, I changed focus from the number on the scale to fat loss. By October 2010, I had lost 40 lbs.

Now, in January 2013, I’ve gone through a number of major changes. …and through all of these changes, I’ve gained 18 lbs and I’m once again seeing numbers on the scale I thought I’d left behind for good. I miss being in the best shape of my life. Not just the way I looked (I still look pretty good!), but also the way I felt. I had more energy, I was making better choices, and I was taking care of myself so that I wouldn’t suffer in the future. I’m bound and determined to get back there this year.

After starting my weight loss journey in March '09, I started looking into my family's history of health issues. My overall intention is to have a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise - I do not want to have to deal with heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure, or blood sugar, stroke, etc, etc, etc. As long as I can eat healthfully, exercise regularly, live actively, and stay well within a healthy BMI, I should be able to avoid most, if not all, of these issues.

Here's to living a healthy lifestyle!

Member Since: 1/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 37,191

My Goals:
* Lose 10 lbs (goal weight: 150 lbs)

* Run a 5K in less than 33 minutes

*Beat my 2012 Warrior Dash time in 2013

My Program:
Monday - Interval Box
Tuesday - Crossfit bootcamp
Wednesday - Zumba
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Bootcamp (gym)
Saturday - rest
Sunday - Zumba, yoga

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    Just a friendly reminder!
    2850 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/3/2013 4:52:26 PM
    Thank you for your kind comment!
    2887 days ago
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    Thanks for the support. So far so good. Great pics of Italy. You are looking sooo good! emoticon
    2928 days ago
    Oh the instructors are really good about giving me some modifications so it's really just me trying to push myself and do more than I should do. I just want to be 'normal' you know, and be able to do normal things like jump squats, jumping rope, and squats. You use your knees for a lot of things in these workouts... well really, workouts in general.

    And my PT guy told me not to use a knee brace for this particular problem that I have because it will get better as I strength the muscles that support the knee. It's just taking a very long freaking time to do that. I would have thought it would have happened by now but I refuse to go back to PT because of the cost.
    2937 days ago
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