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Project Fit & Fabulous at 50!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

For the last couple of years I have been in maintenance mode. I am at my goal weight & have gotten good at living a healthy life style. I am doing good but wanted something more. It's hard to stay motivated all the time. So I came up with a challenge for myself. I will be turning 50 in May and decided that I want to be in the best shape possible by my birthday.

Then I expanded that to creating different fitness things that I wanted to accomplish in 2013 to celebrate turning 50. My motto is that 50 is the new 30 and I am out to prove it!

This challenge is not at all about losing weight. It's all about building muscle, getting stronger and increasing my cardiovascular endurance. emoticon

I have signed up for a emoticon in April and if that goes well I am planning on a full marathon in August.

I have several different strength goals throughout the year. I want to be able to do 50 consecutive push-ups (real ones), 5 un-assisted pull-ups & bicep curl 20 lb dumbbells (for 3 sets of 10 reps) I will keep adding to this list as I reach these goals.

In order to reach my goals I have hired a couple of personal trainers. I am going to work with one from Dec to March and one from April to July. I look forward to learning lots of good stuff from each of them. They each have their own individual style so I think I will be able to learn different things from each of them.

One other reason I decided to hire professionals is the fact that I want to lift heavier weights and need to know how to do it properly. I was never comfortable with getting a weight bar for my home gym because I did not know how to use it properly and did not want to injure myself. Working with the trainers will enable me to get a weight bar and lift heavier than I currently am with dumbells.

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I will need all of my Sparkfriends to encourage me along the way! I wanted to put this out there so I can't decide to back out now. If I tell all of you that I am going to do this, then I better follow through! I will post updates and progress pictures along the way. Thanks for all your support!

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PUDLECRAZY 3/21/2013 7:58AM

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I am more fit now than I was in my 30's.

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SWEETNSKINNY 11/30/2012 10:57AM

    I am SO excited for you and these new goals! I love it!! I'm telling you, training and running that half marathon will be an amazing experience...cant describe the feeling! Here for you through all of it, cheering you on!!!!

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BAKER1009 11/28/2012 3:06PM

    I am here for you Donna, and will support and encourage you the whole way! emoticon
You are going to do FABULOUS!!!
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ISHIIGIRL 11/28/2012 2:59PM

    Wow, Donna what great goals! I believe 50 is the new 30 also. I will be here to cheer you on! You go girl!

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