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2013/166 lbs..2010/160 lbs...2008/203 lbs...more toned in 2013 (white shirt)



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Pamela’s Health & Fitness Journal

"We have no control over aging but allowing our bodies to decay is all voluntary. Excerpt from the book Younger Next Year For Women."

About Me:
I've gone through transformations (losses and gains) since being my heaviest in 2008. My form of exercise before 2010 was purely walking. Walking helped me lose some weight but did nothing to re-shape my body nor did it make me strong. For many years trainers would basically suggest cardio exercises for women and would not promote ...
"We have no control over aging but allowing our bodies to decay is all voluntary. Excerpt from the book Younger Next Year For Women."

About Me:
I've gone through transformations (losses and gains) since being my heaviest in 2008. My form of exercise before 2010 was purely walking. Walking helped me lose some weight but did nothing to re-shape my body nor did it make me strong. For many years trainers would basically suggest cardio exercises for women and would not promote strength training. In late 2009 I decided to do further research learning the importance of doing more strength training versus cardio especially being a 50+ woman. In January 2010 I started strength training which has been more beneficial for my overall health and wellness than cardio alone.

I am an “at home exerciser”…never worked out at a gym.

Current Program: Started Wendler's 5 3 1 Routine on February 17, 2014.

Programs used: Lotte Berk Method, Walk Away The Pounds, ChaLean Extreme, P90X, Slim In 6, TUFF & TUFFer (designed by me and liftheavyweights), and Superset Total Body Routine.

Home equipment: Bowflex Adjustable Dumbbells, Exercise Ball, Yoga Mat & Blocks, Resistance Tubes, Foam Roller, and a Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar.

I started using Sparkpeople website and MFP app/website to help track nutrition and exercise. Also, I use JeFit.com in combination to select/track workout routines and for more detailed progress reports (body stats, training stats).

My preferred form of exercise is lifting of challenging weights no less than 3 days per week. I do some cardio at least 2 days per week. If you are a 50+ woman like me, one benefit of strength training is that it will greatly enhance bone density. My first bone scan in 2007 (before strength training) showed early signs of osteoporosis (yes, African American women can get this disease) and the second bone scan done in 2012 showed NO signs.

I am looking forward to maintaining my fitness and nutrition habits and willing to give a helping hand to others along the way.


Stats:
2008 - 203 lbs / 41.8% body fat
2014 - 179 lbs / 27% body fat (May 9, 2014)

Why I want to get in shape:
I don't want to allow my body to decay or rot just because I am getting older.

Exercise, good nutritional choices, along with doing something or having someone in my life that brings daily joy are three important factors that will keep me in shape.

In November 2013, I purchased a bar to start training for a chin-up/pull-up. It is going to be fun having this as a 2014 goal and a few other fitness friends have joined me in this challenge.

My major goals for 2014 consist of the following:
a. Perform at least one chin-up and pull-up.
b. Lower body fat % to 23%.

My Inspirations
• Family and friends that are on this journey with me.
• Dis-spelling the notion that "Seniors" and women can't lift heavy weights.
• Never returning to 200+ lbs; larger clothing thrown away.
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Member Since: 7/2/2008

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Pamela's 2014 Goals

1. Continue exercising for the rest of this year with a rotation of strength training, abs and cardio. The variety will keep muscle confusion and avoid exercise boredom. Exercise a minimum of 5 days per week.
2. Daily logging of Food/Exercise at MFP and JeFit.com
3. Work on eating balanced meals with a focus on portion control.
4. Focus on Body Fat % and not weight loss per scale.
5. Continue to support at least one person with their health/fitness goals weekly.
6. Perform Chin-up/Pull-up by end of year.

My Program:
1. July 2014... Wendler 5/3/1 Full Body Training, my version using Dumbbells instead of Barbells.
2. Training for Chin-up/Pull-up. Have a home Iron Gym equipment to train on.
3. Take a recovery week often throughout the year.
4. Cardio & Abs twice per week.


Personal Information:
Resides in the central Texas area in a nice rural town... most of my family resides in north central Texas where I grew up.... I am happily married 25+ years to a wonderful man. Mom to three adult children...4 grandsons.

Other Information:
Originally joined this site under the name of MYLIFESTYLE in Jun3 2006.

Favorite past-time: gardening, books, movies, Facebook, spending quality time with family and friends.

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HAWTGRANNY2014
8/23/2014 11:08:40 AM

Just looking at your teams. glad you joined the lifestyle warriors. Hey why don't you come in and shape us up lol?
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HAWTGRANNY2014
8/23/2014 11:06:37 AM

I am surprised and that was funny because gained it back and just have lost it again. Going to do the spark coach and take advantage of all that is here. Going to pay fr it for 3 months in September but doing the free trial for a week. I know part is stress but I am starting to get myself together.
You are a human weight lifting dynamo. You go girl.



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