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Reading for Fitness and Other Stuff


Thursday, May 02, 2013

I am reading two books, just started them. One is New Rules for Weightlifting for Women and the other is Two week Turnaround.
I think I maybe making changes in my lifting in the next few weeks... depends on what kind of equipment it calls for. I like my routine now because it only requires dumbbells.
The other book I may try starting next week as I am really anxious to drop a chunk of weight!
We are going for a weekend mini vaca in a few weeks and I want to feel good in my clothes and hopefully if the weather is as nice as it is today, I can wear dresses.
Last year at this time I wore dresses and had that horrendous thigh rub. I do not ever want to experience that again.

I could kick myself in the butt for ever letting my weight backslide. I was almost down to a size 10 about 5 years ago. I worked so hard to get there and then i let it slide.
Why do we do that to ourselves? Why is it so hard to commit to taking care of yourself forever and not just till the weight comes off?

So many of us let life get us sidetracked but if we had kept up on our care we probably could of handled the turns and twists with even more confidence and positive attitude.

I know when I am working out my attitude and mood is way better, though my kids might disagree...but that's a whole other story. In fact when I think about it, the stress going on in our house with 3 teenagers and all the hormones flying around, if I weren't working out I would probably be stress eating and finding a way to justify it. But instead I work out, am watching what I eat and how much and at the end of the day i crawl into bed and smile coz I don't feel guilty!
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BIRDIE501 5/6/2013 1:01PM

    I wish you well in your efforts.
I am past 50 and dont want to be one of those people that blames my age for bad knees or sore back when I know how hard extra weight is on the body.
I want to have a blast in the second half of my life ...possibly even more then the first half!!


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KELTIC-CARA 5/5/2013 5:27PM

    I also understand the back sliding bit and wonder why I do it. I know what I should be doing, yet I don't keep it up. I'm starting again my concentrating on getting my 8 glasses of water in and when that becomes routine I will concentrate on the next step

Three day now with 8 emoticon

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KARENE10 5/4/2013 9:23AM

    I know what you mean about backsliding:( I was down to a size 8 and now all the way back up to a tight 12 emoticon

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BIRDIE501 5/3/2013 6:58AM

    Hi JennJo,
I like this book so far. I thought the part about quad dominance very interesting and helpful for me. I have a trick knee that pops out very easily so after reading that I am looking for exercises to start developing the hamstrings.
If I can get this fat off I will have a pretty nice muscle tone developing under there! If you figure out what works for you in regards to shedding fat...I am all ears!! I eat yogurt fruit veggies and protein and yes the fat is coming off but I want it GONE!! I am so impatient!! LOL

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JENNJO322 5/2/2013 10:31AM

  I am reading that book too.. NROLFW. I am trying to take some parts out of it like lifting heavier. I need to find the puzzle piece of streamling my nutrition in order to lose the fat, and take the right supplements. That is the frustrating part. I can relate, as I have three kids who drive me insane, but I will not give up my workouts for anything. I just hope to get it to all fit in together. Keep up the good work. We will get there together!!

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