Maria Sheppard-Thompson
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June 21, 2012 Update

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments


It's been 6 months since my last post. Just over 11 months since my stoke and just over 6 months since my heart procedure. I am doing really well. I have gained most of my energy back and have been working out at our local Y on a regular basis 3x's per week for the last couple months.  I walk nearly everyday, and have noticed much improvement with my mobility, balance and speed, there are still some issues in those areas, but I will continue to work on them.  My fine motor…


Dec. 21, 2011 - Re: Dec. 9/11 Heart Procedure

Posted on December 21, 2011 at 7:00am 1 Comment

Today I'm moving around a lot better than I was.  I'm still just around the house mostly.  I've been out for small trips, went to church on Sunday, drove my daughter to her dance class yesterday, went to the store for a few things (which nearly killed me!  LOL...). My growing still hurts on both sides but has gotten so much better, there were huge bruises around both sides of my growing area, but they are fading now. My…


December 8, 2011 - Recovery Update

Posted on December 8, 2011 at 12:30pm 2 Comments

Hello Everyone!  :)

I realize it has been way too long since my last entry.  I have been going through many emotional, mental, and spiritual phases which have not been very easy on me at all.  It is personal to me, but I will say I've gone through many ups and downs, depression and self doubt.  I've been doing so much soul searching and still have much to do.  But I think I'm on the right track.  :)

Physically I'm still improving!  I'm still not my normal self and have a long…


Oct. 4, 2011 - Another Big Day!

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

It has been about 2 1/2 month now since my Stroke, and guess what??!!!

I went to the gym for the 1st time today!!! 

I went with my husband.  I can't do any cardio yet, because of the unknown about my heart condition, but I did some light exercises. Some squats, curls, shoulder raises, lunges.  Some floor work such as planks, back and side leg lifts, and I did tonnes of stretches.  I still move pretty slow, and really have to be careful with my balance, but this is a huge step…


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My "Proud ME" Story:
Life is about sharing. I love life, and I love people!
Being around different people always inspires me and makes me feel fulfilled. My biggest goal in life is to give back all that I can, to inspire others in any positive way that I can and to always stand up for the under dog. Bodybuilding is something that I've been interested in since I was in my early teens and I used to play around with weight training back in high school, I've had a YMCA membership for 8 years and have gone regularly to exercise, but it was never anything serious....then 2 years ago, my husbands work-out partner competed in a show in Brampton, I went to watch and was blown away! I decided right there and then that I would train for a year and compete myself, so I did just that on March 28, 2009 at the Ontario Championships in Cobourg, ON and I won 1st place in the Figure&Routine Novice category! :) And by doing this I have inspired many of my co-works, friends, and family to start exercising and eat's great! Inspiring others is very important to me, and each time I inspire someone, they inspire me right back!!!!!
What Made Me "ME"
I have many hero's....I see a hero in even the most ordinary...cause like Amanda Marshall sings..."Everybody's got a story that'll break your heart"
WE all struggle and triumph over something, that makes a hero.
Talents I Wish to Hone.
Always maintaining a Positive attitude and out look on life and having faith in the fact that good shall come... No matter what kind of Hell I have to pass through........
My Passion Project:
Maria Sheppard-Thompson
I am 34 yrs old this month, I'm married, have 2 children. I work full time as a junior Accountant. But prefer the arts.....I paint, sew, bake, love to dance. To me life is an I've been trying to put my self out there, so that I may experience all that life has to offer. I've always been extremely shy and self conscious...(endured a lot of bullying all through school) but I'm sooo tired of that trap, it's so crippling. I need to live life.
I joined my Church choir 2 and a half years ago (something I had wanted to do for years!), I was in a play last June, I competed in my first Show last spring in the Ontario Championships 2009 hosted in Cobourg,ON...And now I'm just about to compete in my second show!!!!! I can hardly believe it...I'm slowly coming out of my shell! I have found my courage now, I've made up my mind! I'm not getting any younger, so here goes everything! Bring it ON!!! LOL
Areas I wish to Solve / Resolve / Enrich:
Corporate Job
My Philosophy / Message / Wisdom:
Good People!
Look for ME Here:
Body Proud is so much more than skin deep.
Body Proud is a life style and an attitude that promotes health and inner strength. Body Proud is to be confident and respectful to ones self. Health and vitality, fitness and inner beauty is Body Proud. Being Body Proud takes commitment and hard work and is a life long journey.
I Am Body Proud.
My GAME Play Strategy:
To Be The Best I Can Be!
Skills I Have:
Each year brings a new goal to achieve!
Referred by (and why):
My personal trainer Dave Avery

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At 9:25pm on September 28, 2011, Sara Colley said…
Thank you Maria!  Good to hear from you and sending you love and light in your journey.  Your stamina and attitude inspire me greatly!! xo
At 7:41pm on September 21, 2011, Jeffrey Kippel: Co-Founder said…
Congratulations on being a Feature Profile on!
At 12:07am on April 30, 2010, Winfield Brewer II said…
You're welcome Maria! I hope that you had a good birthday!
At 8:22am on April 29, 2010, Winfield Brewer II said…

At 6:24pm on April 18, 2010, Angel Alberto Garcia said…
Maria, I just spent a few minutes looking at your photos and I must say, that you are an attractive, impressive, interesting young woman. Good luck in your training and future contests.
At 3:05am on April 18, 2010, Chantel Hartmann said…
hey :)

I just wanted to say congrats on the first place :) I never got to tell you after the huge mass of chaos after the look fantastic, and you are such an awesome performer. again my mom was inspired :) i am so glad we met, i am going to miss everyone from the team.... i hope to see you soon..... have a good relaxing week, can't even wait.... if your going to the best western breakfast in a few weeks i will see you there :) have a good night.....chantel
At 10:53pm on April 16, 2010, Angel Alberto Garcia said…
Maria, it is an honor to have you as my friend. You are a lovely, intelligent, young woman that I have had the pleasure of meeting at No, I am not training for a contest. I have not competed in nearly 20 years. I used to compete in the 165 pound weight class as a powerlifter. My best lifts are 600 pounds in the squat, 345 pounds in the bench press, and 630 pounds in the deadlift. I know that our friendship is going to grow strong as the years go by. How do you feel about working as a CPA? It sounds interesting......stay in touch and have a fabulous weekend.
At 2:30pm on April 16, 2010, FAME / WNSO / BodyPROUD Network said…
Wow, Maria. Your words are so inspirational, and your photos are beautiful. Congratulations for taking charge of your life, stepping out of your shyness, realizing that you can change, and inspiring others. We are very excited to see you back on the FAME Stage tomorrow in Cobourg. THANK YOU for inspiring body proud!!
At 9:19pm on April 15, 2010, Steve Nickerson said…
Thanks for the comment about my profile pic. I can't wait to put up some new pics after this weekend. I enjoyed the carbs today but I'm feeling very tired today. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I'm so excited about Saturday. I'm glad I stuck it out!
At 5:54pm on April 14, 2010, Angel Alberto Garcia said…
Maria, I look forward to having you as my friend. Take care and stay in touch.


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