Thursday, April 01, 2010
April fools everyone!
Hello! My name is Lin of Utah. I'm 50 yrs old ( ouch! Iím embarrassed to say the least) not quite 5' tall but close.
This is the umpteenth time, I'm starting my health & fitness plan. I was quite active in my youth and my weight concerns did not start until after my 4th (youngest) child became a teenager. I used to get most of the weight off fairly quick until a couple of years, it wasn't coming off. I've tried different types of products from diet pills, shakes and teas, you name it. However with the exception of the healthy chocolate loaded with antioxidants. I did drop 10 lbs off, that was two and half years ago, and I gained it all back. In my numerous attempts, I failed quite a bit and use food as an excuse each day to cope with stress related issues. Sound familiar?
Quite frankly, I didn't work out as much for the last couple of years. At my age, it is expected to see a decline in my metabolism rate, that explains why I struggled in keeping it off.
Nevertheless, it has been an interesting start and hope to accomplish my weight goal by end of August to lose 30-31 lbs.
I look forward to having more buddies in this site and also in our town who would walk with me. So far, I gathered up 5 church members last week to walk about 1-2 miles every Mondays and Thursdays. Can't wait 'til I see more women participating in this walk in the next couple of weeks. My next year's goal is to organize a team of men and women to walk for a good cause for groups such, ďAutism speaks, Breast Cancer, Diabetes. and other health issues.
To wrap this up, I urge everyone, if you have not started a certain exercise regimen, please do yourself a favor and make that commitment to stay fit and healthy, today! And if you find yourself like youíve failed, please, pick yourself up. It's never too late to start again. Join me in this journey of looking great this summer! Whatís your story?