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Enjoying the sun rays on a November day in Texas.

Photo taken while using Scott Abel's MET Bodybuilding Program for 17 weeks during summer 2017

March 19, 2017...completed an outdoor walk on such a lovely morning at home.



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"I am thankful to be part of the "Platinum Club"...aka men and women over the age of 50 that are taking care of their bodies.

Exercise has to be about more than just burning calories, especially once you are over 50"..excerpt from Physique After 50"

About Me:

I am continuing on this health & fitness mission which is actually a lifestyle choice now. My username continues to serve as a daily reminder, too. I exercise consistenly and eat foods I enjoy with an eye on its nutritional value. I've never been one to fall for those new diet trends/fads. I'm not looking for temporary and quick fixes. Slow and permanent changes are the way to personal opinion.

The nutritional side is very important especially with a family history of the chronic diseases (hypertension, heart disease, diabetes type 2).

My initial form of exercise used to be walking several years ago which did help me with weight loss but did absolutely nothing to re-shape my body nor did it make me strong (build muscle). Since then I have gained more knowledge in doing what really works for my body….resistance training 3-5 days each week, plus, walking or other non-resistance training activities other days of the week to create a balance.

My resistance training uses mostly compound exercises . Compound exercises give me the most bang for time spent exercising! To change up things I will use different training methods (set/rep schemes).

If you are a 60+ woman like me, one benefit of resistance training is that it will greatly enhance bone density and help build/maintain lean muscle. We need our muscles as we age to continue doing functional daily duties.

I’ve always been an “at home exerciser” and that is not going to change. Exercising at home leaves me NO room for excuses…lol. You do need the discipline to do so and not just look for motivation to carry you every day….just my opinion based on experience.

Member Since: 7/2/2008

Fitness Minutes: 39,773

My Goals:
Pamela's 2018 Goals

1. Continue exercising for the rest of this year using diiferent methods of resistance training following Coach Scott Abel's "approach" and particularly for age group 50+.

2. Work on eating balanced meals with a focus on mostly plants, whole grains,fish and some meats.

3. Less focus on counting calories, macros, and numbers on the weight scale.

4. Continue to support at least one person with their health/fitness goals weekly.

My Program:
1. Current training as of January 2018 is Scott Abel's The Hardgainer Solution Training Program. It is a rep-based program (no circuit or metabolic training) training to failure....under train is recommended due to long term commitment. This program is recommended for those having difficulty maintaining or building muscle especially in the age 50+ group. This is the group that I fit in.

I will use this program 3 days per week, using biofeedback to help decide when it is time to increase training days up to 5 days per week.

Personal Information:
Loving the rual life in a town located in southeast Texas. I am originally from north central Texas where most of my family still resides. Married 29+ years, three adult children, one adult step-son and five grandsons.

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

Favorite past-time: spending quality time with family and friends, lawn and gardening, books, movies, and some social media sites.

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