I usually do not comment on the work of others. My previous feelings on the matter always leaned in a "they put in the work, they reap the rewards,hello?!? direction. However, your post really struck a chord. I am communicating to say simply, CONGRATULATIONS! continue to love yourself enough to prove to yourself that you will always matter and thank you for shaking my cynical, abrasive butt up off the couch, I too will be 50 soon and its about damn time I took myself more seriously. So again, a big "HELL YEAH" to you and may you always continue to shine.
WOW YOU ARE MEGA AWESOME! I feel so inspired by your story, I am only 38 and I can't do that and the fact that you lost 120lbs! That is soo wonderful and inspiring to me! Keep up the great work and I hope you do something really good for all your hard work!
God bless you
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on your great accomplishments. Happy belated Birthday! on to the next challenge.
Tina - NJ, Eastern
Cloverleaf Challenge Leader ~ Cloverleaf 2015 Spring 5% Challenge
You go, girl! You are my inspiration! This is the first time I've eer responded to a blog. But your accomplishment is awesome! I'm 46, 40 lbs. overweight, and working at getting back in shape. Pull-ups, chin-ups, and push-ups have always been my nemesis. So when I read that you did 49 of them... That's incredible! It makes me want to achieve similar goals and inspires me with the belief that it's possible! Way to go!
Inspiring! I too just turned 49 and said I would hit 50 fit and healthy. I really struggle with making simple solid goals. You just provided me with the method. 50 here I come! Well done Happy Birthday and !!!
Edited by: CRUZIN2LOSE at: 1/28/2010 (22:25)
You've got three choices in life. Give up, give in, or give it your all.
53 pounds down and approaching goal! WooHoo!
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Wow, what a great idea and post! Congrats on completing your challenge!
"Your daily actions and words impact more people than you ever realize!" -- SparkGuy
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About a month ago I set to physically challenge myself for my 49th birthday. I have been seriously training for over a year but, I needed to prove to myself that I could push myself beyond what I thought I was physically capable of. So I wrote these goals down, handed to my trainer a month ago and went to work on them. Yesterday was my 49th b-day and my goal was to:
49 minutes on the treadmill and a 4.0 speed at 5% incline.
49 minutes of yoga (not one of my original goals, but thrown in for good measure.
In 49 minutes I completed:
49 situps 49 chin ups 49 burpies (for my trainer, because he knows how much I hate them) 49 deadlifts 49 lunges 49 squats 49 swings (w/40 pound weight) 49 push ups (military style)
I walked out of the gym last night at 10PM with such a feeling accomplishment. I had done it!!
Now it's one year until my big 50. My trainer asked me what I would do for that birthday. I said "run a 5K for starters".
So today I give myself a pat on the back. I look back over what an amazing journey the past 3 years have been, losing over 120 pounds and being more physically fit then ever. I BELIEVE ANYTHING IS POSSSIBLE. One just needs to set the goal. Even if we don't succeed, it's the effort that counts.
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