maintenance from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
1. the act of maintaining: the state of being maintained
2. something that maintains
3. the upkeep of property or equipment
AARGH! AARGH!! That felt good!
If you think weight maintenance is tough - how tough will muscle maintenance be?!
I believe for this it would be the 3rd definition - my body being my property.
I just had to get this off my chest. Not even going to suggest where anyone should go with it - just AARGH!!!
I know I am going to hear a lot of flack about this - but I simply will not be a slave to weights and working out. I have decided that forcing myself is worse than a bit of flab; now I will just do the exercises I enjoy doing and take my body as it is. I am 58 and lighter than I ever was on the "weigh" up.
Besides, when I take off my glasses - I don't see no wrinkles or flabby body parts!
I completely agree! I felt guilty all week about only making it to the gym twice, and yet on Friday when I was so sore...I realized I was sore from my Thursday of marathon grocery shopping..and hauling groceries in from the car and putting them all away! It was a more vigorous workout than my Monday and Tuesday at the gym!! DUH! 2451 days ago
I know this maybe a bit weird but, any change I make and keep is a form of maintenance. I stopped smoking and continue to maintain the 'not' or 'none' of this. I stopped and started many things that I will maintain for my life, like exercise (my exercise). Weight is still a work in progress, but it is my number not a number selected by others as is my exercise. :-)
Honey I gave up on all the hype on 'outer beauty' when I received gifts of stretch marks with my pregnancies, I do believe even on my eyeballs ;-) Thank God He sees us as beautiful as we truly are. And sweety you are a beauty!
Thank you for this blog. I really needed to see that maintenance is about the upkeep. I can make peace with the flab. The flab in no way imperils my health the way the fat did. But making that peace does not mean letting myself off the hook with taking my vitamins and strength training to maintain. 2452 days ago
Our forefathers and mothers never hit the gym and lifted weights, now, did they? I'm soon to be 58 and while I enjoy doing those things, and do them a lot, I have come to terms with the fact that I will always have loose skin, bat wings, cellulite and some flab, no matter how small I get. Before my dear mother passed away (I am built a lot like her) she got down into the 120's and still had all of those things (of course, she had had 14 babies, too, and she died at 80). Well, I'm off to the gym now! 2452 days ago