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Week 2 of Scot Abel's MET Bodybuilding program. July 10, 2017...188 lbs, 27% Body Fat

Me and hubby at home the afternoon of his 71st birthday. July 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 each week (at least three days) which can include a metabolic cardio finisher. I still enjoy brisk short walks on none resistance training days and have added Yoga to aid in flexibility/balance.

My resistance 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 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: 38,453

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Pamela's 2017 Goals

1. Continue exercising for the rest of this year with a rotation of resistance training and cardio (as needed).

2. Work on eating balanced meals with a focus on protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

3. Focus on building lean muscle and decreasing body fat with less focus on scale weight. NSV counts!

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

My Program:
1. Year Round Fitness Plan (designed by me and another fitness friend). Includes Active Rest days (walking, stretching, foam rolling, and HIIT).

2. Take a recovery week every 5 weeks. No lifting of weights during recovery week.

3. Focus on meeting Protein, Fiber, Healthy Fats, and allow Carbs line up.

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Loving life rural town located in central southeast Texas. I am originally from north central Texas where most of my family still resides. Married 28+ 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

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