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This part of my journey of life started in Jan. 2012. Joined a class at the Y and have been inspired since. I have three beautiful children who enjoy it with me. I'm half way to my goal weight, but it's not just the numbers I'm improving. It's the whole package! Life is a journey of constant changes. I'm going to keep on smilin through this journey... This week marked a year since I started by healthy lifestyle change. I have been sparking for eight months. I have learned and gained so much from this part of my journey. I have lost 75 lbs and gained so much! I have gained confidence, strength physically and emotionally, energy, inspiration, friends, and the list goes on and on. It has been 2 and a half years since I started on this journey. Wow, that has gone quickly! I am proud of all that I have learned and accomplished! I do need to remind myself of that... I lost 85lbs, but have gained 5 to 10lbs. No big deal, but I know how quickly it could go backwards. I am aware and learning so I will keep fighting for this new lifestyle. I love all that I have acquired on this journey. The ups and the downs teach me all the time. I will keep living and pushing each moment with a smile! Thank You Lord! Wow! It has been about four years since have started this part of my journey. It is interesting looking back. I have regained around 25lbs but have gained and learned so much in so many ways. Yes, there may always be a struggle, but it is finding ways to adapt, learn, and move on. I have learned to love yourself no matter what and to keep reaching no matter what... I am now a personal trainer, a indoor cycle instructor, and water instructor. Somebody i never thought or dreamed I would be. Yes, I am still a mom, wife, teacher, and the list goes on... Just taking one moment and one breathe at a time... enjoying this life I have been blessed with! Wow! So wonderful to look back and remember what was yesterday but to keep moving forward one little step at a time. Sad to say the regain of almost all my weight, but the mind and spiritually changes are ever so much brighter! Knowing where I was and knowing every moment is a blessing. The continued lifestyle change and molding and shaping in my mind and spirit is being better and bolder one moment, one day, one smile at a time.

Member Since: 5/20/2012

Fitness Minutes: 14,592

My Goals:
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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Being in the moment..
Loving myself no matter what..
Keep exercising.
Eating more veggies and fruit.
Learning new recipes.
Keeping balance.. organizing.
Becoming a health coach and aqua instructor.
Being an inspiration to myself and others.

My Program:
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Go back to the basics..
track calories.
Reduce portions and measure.
Take water aerobics, spin, yoga, zumba, bootcamp, other classes.
Do DVD's and walk outside.
Help and attend Y WT meetings.
Work in fitness center, teach family spin.

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Anything else you would like to tell people. Could include things like your favorite bookseller or movies, a quote, anything. My name is Christine. Live in western pa(go steelers,pirates,penguins!) On my husband's family farm. I'm 39 and 5"1or2. Love reading, camping, enjoying the outdoors whether it is biking,hiking,etc.

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    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Fall? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early September. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Summer Fitness Tune up, Hopscotch and Bowling. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Fall challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
    891 days ago
    Thanks for your comment! I hope a lot more folks start hopping back on. :)

    As for the tattoo - it's a quote from a song I love, and a reminder to ignore how others may see me, because they don't know my story, none of us can know another's story. About five years ago, I got it tattooed on my shoulder in my own handwriting. :)
    925 days ago
    Thanks for the blog comment!
    1931 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as a friend! Congrats on your amazing progress! Have a great week! :)
    2149 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement on my blog! I definitely cut down the next day, and lost two pounds despite everything! :)
    2149 days ago
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