I found this on the Oxygen Magazine forums and thought I'd start a similar thread here I love questionnaires and surveys. My fit lifestyle started - Three years ago. I had been exercising for a while, but I seriously got into it in 2004. After moving to Orlando to finish college, I gained almost 20 lbs. from eating junk and fast food, and drinking way too much. After the holidays I got serious about my health, started logging what I ate, revamped my diet and my pantry, and really got into working out. I ended up losing 25 lbs. and finally adopting the healthy lifestyle I never thought I could do, give or take some alcohol and sweet treats My favorite form of exercise is - Going for a great run outside, in the morning when it's nice and cool, or running ass-kicking sprints on the treadmill. I also enjoy Spinning classes. I also enjoy - Weight training. I love lifting heavy I despise - When I see people, magazines, or online articles that say women should not lift heavy because of "bulking up". No such thing, unless you are a fitness competitor, eat the way competitors do, take crazy supplements, etc. Drop the pink dumbbells and pick up some real weights I also despise leg day and the stairmaster But it has to be done. Although I haven't, I would like to - Try yoga. You'd never catch me - In the gym pool. I like swimming, but only recreationally. I know some people love it as exercise, but it's just not for me. I'm most proud of - Sticking to the lifestyle changes I made over three years ago. Learning how to maintain a healthy weight, learning to love exercise, knowing that I'm healthy. My family has a history of diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, and knowing that I am at less risk because I eat right and exercise is a good thing I regret - Sometimes I regret not being as serious about fitness as I could be. I get Oxygen in the mail every month, and I often think about what it would be like to have a career like that. But the amount of work and sacrifice it would take intimidates me :shame: My goals for 2007 are - Be consistent with running. Run faster during my sprints. Increase how much weight I lift. Increase my squatting weight. Try yoga, I guess My long term goals are - To one day run a half marathon. To continue a healthy lifestyle and share my experiences and knowledge with others. To possibly become certified as a personal trainer and teach Spinning classes.