Who wants to get active?? I DO! Well, here I go! I was so excited to be chosen to participate in this great opportunity. Luckily, I stumbled across this from looking into coaching tips on the active website. I applied, and next thing you know I'm blogging for the first time! I am 37 years old and live in southern California. I have three beautiful daughters and a great husband! I am so blessed to be able to stay home and raise my girl's. They are involved in softball, dance, piano, church and school activities. I don't know how I keep up sometimes. I have realized that I have lost myself and the things that I like to do to keep myself fit. It's time for mom to get healthy! It's time for mom to start feeling good about 'mom'. When I do this, everyone benefits. I know that this program will give me the kick start that I need to be on my way to success! I was very athletic growing up, and never had weight issues. I was the thin one! I love sports and especially softball! Well, as I got older, had kids, and neglected exercise, things didn't look or feel so good anymore. Sure, I've gone on diets and lost weight, but I now realize I need to make it a lifestyle change. Also, when reality hits, it's a little scary! My father is on his third cancer, has had numerous strokes, diabetes, and most recently open-heart surgery. I need to make changes now! I want to be around for a long time. I want to see my girl's grow up to marry and have children of their own. I want to run and play without the aches and pains. I love being active and am excited to start this journey. I would love to lose about 65 pounds by the end of the year. But, as for this eight week plan, I want to challenge myself and work hard to achieve a realistic, attainable goal. I look forward to team support, advice, and encouragement along the way! We can do this! Let's Rock 'n' Roll!