My name is Tami, and my family and I have been missionaries in Russia since 2000. I have been participating in Dani Joy's challenges since her first one. Fortunately during the first and second challenges, I lost the weight that I wanted, and now I am primarily working to maintain. I still would love to lose a few inches in the hips and thighs. I'm the blonde one in the picture, and as you can see, my extra weight tends to settle below my waist.
Besides losing some inches, a bigger reason I want to exercise is to improve my cardiovascular health. Our family has lots of heart problems and cancer, and I would like to diminish my own risks as much as possible. That point was brought home to me in the pastyear, as my aunt had both cancer and a heart attack. Then on September 30, my dad had a heart attack. Praise the Lord, his life was spared, but he has a long recovery ahead of him.
My daughter, Ashley, will be joining me in this fitness challenge. I'm glad to have her companionship as we both strive to be the best we can be for the Lord.
A little more about me, I have 3 kids who are homeschooled. I'm an RN, and I love to read and research health related issues. I love to garden, and we grow all our own vegetables for our year round use. We are currently in Siberia, but trying to move to another part of Russia to begin a new church plant there. We are selling our home, so when it sells, we will be moving.