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Getting into the Running Spirit

Hi Guys! I know it's been a while since I wrote in my blog. I just wanted to bring you up to date on my progress in the Live Better Fit program. I'm still loving my workouts at Townie! Don't laugh, but I actually ran a half mile without stopping. That's a big deal for me because when I first started I couldn't run a quarter mile without stopping. I have no desire to run races or anything, but I would be so proud of myself if I could run 1 mile without stopping, or dying. I think I can...

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A New Found Love for Smoothies

Week 6 went well. I've discovered that I really like smoothies. I don't like eating or cooking in the morning, but if I don't eat something then I'm binging before the day is over. I've been eating Cliff bars for a mid-morning or afternoon snack, and I've been getting a smoothie from Live Better partner Smoothie King or the Green Energy Smoothie from Elliano's for breakfast. They help start my day off right and keep me going until I take lunch at some point during the day. I know,...

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Getting into the Groove

Week 5 went pretty well. I feel like I'm getting into a groove with my workouts at Townie. I really like feeling stronger and having more energy. I love the coaches and the encouragement!

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Yard Work Makes the Best Workout

Hi Guys! Week 4 was a big one! It was my husband’s birthday and our 18th wedding anniversary! We spent the majority of our time this week working to finish up a big fish pond project that we started before our St. Augustine trip. We dug the hole for the pond before we left so after we got back, we had to unload three pallets of rocks and two giant boulders. It was a labor-intense project but in the end, the fish pond turned out great and it was totally worth it all the work. I...

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Week 3

Hello all! During week 3, we went on a family vacation to St. Augustine. We rented a beach house there and it was so nice to spend quality time with my husband and son. Nutritionally, I didn't do my best, but I did manage to keep it in check for the most part. I didn't exercise as hard as I would have at the gym, but we did take long walks along the beach and spent a lot of time playing with our son in the water. I can really start to feel the difference in my energy levels and my heat...

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Week 2

Hi Everyone! Week 2 was challenging for me both mentally and physically. I had a busy week at work which made me feel drained during my workouts a Townie. I began to feel that I was doing something wrong and started to doubt my ability to do this. Running is not my strong point and I get embarrassed because it takes me longer to finish my runs than it does others. When we partnered up, I felt like I was slowing them down. I had to have a pep talk with myself and realized that it wasn't...

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Week 1

The first week went pretty well for Chris and me. We both met with Hannah, the dietitian at Archbold. I went three times and Chris went four times to Townie: A Fitness Community. I love that when I go to exercise at Townie, I don't have to think about what to do because the coaches lead the workout and encourage us to push ourselves. I know that I wouldn't push myself as hard as I do if it weren't for them. I love that the work outs are grueling and that I'm sweating my tail off! And...

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Meet Gina Curry

Gina Curry Age – 45 Gym – Townie: A Fitness Community How long have you struggled with weight loss? About 25 years. I did a diet program in the past that involved taking diet pills. I lost 30 pounds, but gained the weight back when I stopped taking the pills. What are you most looking forward to during the Live Better Fit program? I’m ready to lose weight and establish healthy habits, but I also know that I’m going to have fun during the program. How will you...