Motivation: To Travel the world with a lean fit body!
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
My weight gain came gradually. It took a photo for me to see reality.
I love exercise and doing new things. The Y has been my main place for exercise. While in my 20s I laughed exercise classes at the Y because they weren't intense enough. Now in my 50s, I push myself to keep up!
I have 4 children from teen to adult. I am putting my health first now instead of my kids, hubby or career. In the long run, I will have more energy to give.
Recently, I've started Nordic Walking because I like the inefficiency. That is, it burns more calories than regular walking. It helps my posture, triceps, chest and back along with improving my cardiovascular system and lower body.
I joined the Ohio Challenge 2010 series in the Walking and Weight Loss division. I will be walking (at least) five 5Ks this season.
Dance, laugh, walk & run with abandonment. I've been working way too hard on the wrong things. I will not put off enjoyment of life any longer!
Track everything. YMCA cardio 60-90 minutes at least 4x per week -- includes elliptical, arc trainer, technogym wave, incline walking, and classes. Weight lifting at least 3x per week. Take at least 1 YMCA class per week mixing it up: Spinning, Cardio boxing, Zumba, Interval Blast, Yoga, Core strengthening.
I am from Ohio. I disguise myself as a house. I was not heavy when I was young but it crept up on me by middle age. Ouch!!
Besides focused fitness activities, my hobbies include:
-horseback riding (Missouri foxtrotter)
I'm inspired by many individuals on SP.
Recent Books Read:
The Path by Laurie Beth Jones, The Courage to Start and No Need for Speed by John Bingham,
The Spark, Weight Loss Confidential by Anne Fletcher, Beck Diet Solution, Jillian Michaels, various workout books for weight lifting, The China Study
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 202.5
I really appreciate your encouragement on my blog!
2000 days ago
Good Lord, you actually READ those back blog posts?!
LOL, I was kind of just putting them there for reference - didn't really think anyone would actually plow through them... LOL
Really glad the protein is working for you.
My latest thing is to add whey powder to Greek yogurt - it becomes sort of like chocolate pudding. LOL
2003 days ago
thank you for the blog comments! Congratulations on getting into your fitness journey! All the world is waiting for you to visit.
2022 days ago
I am so glad you enjoyed my love yourself blog! Thanks for the kind words and the support- I really appreciate it!
Hugs and happy sparking!
2024 days ago
Hello Fellow traveller!
Here's hoping you and I both meet our goals to be more comfortable in our travels !
2031 days ago