Screen Name: Calendula
Age/Age Range: 30s
Family Life: Married
Occupation: Consultant / traveling sales lady
Hobbies and Interests: Eating! Shopping.
Favorite Music: indie, pop, hip hop
Favorite Color(s): green
Favorite Exercise/Workouts: I'd like to believe I will like running when I am okay at it. Right now I can't even do it for 10 minutes straight.
What are your fitness/health goals? Short term - run a 10 minute mile. Long term - run 10k in under 30 minutes. Also, get stronger.
What was the "trigger" or incident that made you decide it was time to lose weight and become more fit? I went over 130 lbs which I'd told myself I would never do unless pregnant. I have a very small frame. I visited family and realized I am a lot bigger than they are, even the 40 year old cousins who have had 4 kids. Also my friend losing 100 lbs in 6 mos makes me feel like I can do it!
What do you struggle with the most on this journey to health? I love eating snacks. Whole cakes in one sitting, 4 dozen cookies, entire pints of ice cream, Snickers bars really do satisfy. I'm also crazy wimpy and self-conscious in the gym because I have no muscle or athletic aptitude.
What are three things in the area of diet/exercise you need to improve? I have to eat more nutritious food, snack less, and exercise!
(Evil motivation ) Who do you want to look better than? My friend. If I'm shooting for the moon: my cousin's model girlfriend or Kristen Bell.
What can you not wait to wear when you are at goal weight or size? A pair of pants I saw in Italy, then saved up for a year to buy, that no longer fit.