Just starting back up after being away from a very active fitness and lifestyle. I had surgery for a hernia not quite two months ago. Previous to surgery I worked out most days of the week and burned over 8000 calories regularly. I missed my bicycling goal of 5000 mile by about 260 miles. (I was slightly disappointed )
My activities include bicycling, kettelbell training, tabata routines, body weight exercises, some yoga and Pilates. I'll be 52 in a few weeks and hope to live a full life well into my late 90s. I'd like to be able to ride 100 miles when I'm 100!
A little over 5 years ago I weighed about 300 pounds and was half dead. Sleep apenia, high blood pressure, horrible lifestyle and bad food choices stacked up and about killed me.
Times have changed and I don't regret any of it for the most part. Other than wishing sometimes that I would have stuck with the lifestyle I had in my 20s and 30s. Can't change the clock and I'm very happy with my present self.
As motivation I watch The Biggest Loser every week. I'll be attending school to become a Personal Trainer...class starts on Jan 23rd and I'm excited!
The following sums up my zest for life...
"life's journey is not to arrive safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, holy sh!t...what a ride!"
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