Love strength training with free weights and body weight. Focused on body comp vs. scale weight.
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"We have no control over aging but allowing our bodies to decay is all voluntary. Excerpt from the book Younger Next Year For Women."
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 go...my 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….strength training each week (two to three days only) which includes a metabolic cardio finisher. I still do brisk short walks on none strength training days.
My strength training uses 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 strength 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.
Pamela's 2016 Goals
1. Continue exercising for the rest of this year with a rotation of strength training, abs and cardio (as needed).
Exercise a minimum of 4 days per week.
2. Daily logging of Food/Exercise at multiple websties.
3. Work on eating balanced meals with a focus on protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
4. Focus on decreasing Body Fat % and not focusing on weight loss per scale. NSV counts!
5. Continue to support at least one person with their health/fitness goals weekly.
1. Total Body Strength Circuit Training (body weight, free weights). Active Rest days can include walking, stretching, foam rolling, and HIIT.
M - ST Circuit
Tu - Active Rest
W - ST Circuit
Th - Essential Stretching/Foam Roll
F - ST Circuit
Sa - Active Rest
Su - Active Rest
2. Take a recovery week every 6 weeks. No lifting of weights.
3. Focus on meeting Protein, Fiber, Healthy Fats, and allow Carbs line up. Macros: 30p/30F/40C. Healthy food choices at least 80%.
Lives in a nice but rural town located in east central Texas. I am originally from north central Texas where most of my family still resides. Married 27+ years, three adult children, one adult step-son and five grandsons.
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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| Pounds lost: 18.6
Hey gorgeous. Enjoy your holiday weekend :)
8 hours ago
OH EM GEE GIRL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND COMMENTS ON MY PAGE.
YOU ARE DOING GREAT AS YOU CONTINUE TO SLIM, YOU LOOK SO SLIM AND FIT GIRL AT THIS AND ANY AGE, WOW, CONGRATS HUNNIE.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GIRL,
YOUR WEIGHTLOSS GIRLFRIEND,
(yahoo im: belton_lynn)
6 days ago
You're welcome friend, and thank you for adding me!
Hope your day has been a fabulously fit one!
8 days ago
Hi Pam, this is Dee from FB... aka Dee E. Nelson.. For some reason my FB has disappeared and I created another one under the name "Eve Nelson"... Can you look me up because I can't seem to find you any where... Also, just in case here is my email address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let Donna, Alice and the others know... Thanks, ~ Dee
8 days ago
I stumbled upon your page, and I love it. Way to go on living a healthy & fit lifestyle! Age is but a number friend!! Let's keep keeping on!
8 days ago
Comment edited on: 6/23/2016 2:03:03 PM