I am also a mom of 2 in Downingtown. I think I may know you from somewhere, but who knows. I started the RR at the Y like Lisa. I like it. It keeps me accountable. I need to lose about 50 pounds (now 47, lost 3 this week)and am not in shape. So, I have been doing cardio to melt the fat, but will be doing weights to build muscle. You said you like kettle lifting. I want to try it. Do you do that at the gym or at home? Let me know.
Desire - Do you really want it?
Determination - What will you do to make your goal?
Discipline- Look forward;stay focused;do not lose sight of your goal; will your actions today help you any closer to your goal?
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Hey Irishgirl! Did you know that they have a sliding scale membership? Why not stop by the Y and pick up an application to fill out and see kind of fee that you'll be looking at. I personally LOVE the Y!!! Good luck in figuring it all out!
Hi Lisa. I thought I responded to your post, but it's not there Welcome. My dh and are going back and forth about joining the Y at Phoenixville, where we live. We're readjusting our budget and want to make sure we can pay them, lol.
Hey there Lisa! My name is Lisa too and I'm doing the RR thing at the Y as well!! My first meeting with a trainer is right now planned for tomorrow (Saturday) but I thinking of changing it to Monday as I think we're gonna get snow today? Hmmmm...maybe I'll see if they can fit me in today early? I'll have to give them a call. Maybe we could meet up sometime and workout together if the timing works. SparkMail me and let me know. See you around!
43 is absolutely not too late to start! You can do it!
I'll be thinking of you and your "Resolution Revolution." My advice with resolutions is to make them specific, and something you can work towards over time.
So something like: 1) I will not drink more than one soda (regular or diet) per month. 2) I will run at least 10 miles each week 3) I will work out with weights three times per week, on average 4) When eating out, I will not order items that are fried, "smothered", or covered in cheese
It's also good to have some goals, like: 1) I will reduce my body fat percentage by 5% by the summer 2) I will drop at least one clothing size this year 3) I will be able to do ten pushups on my toes (not knees) by the end of winter
Write them down on a card and keep them in your purse. Look at them every day and dedicate yourself to them.
But here's the key...let's say you miss a goal, or you have a week where you only go to the gym twice, or something like that. Pull out your card, and decide to start again that day. Don't worry about what you didn't do in the past. Just do it starting today. And if you mess up today, start again tomorrow. Remember, it's never too late!!!
Now you said to wish you luck. I won't do that. You don't need luck. You have what you need inside you to do this for yourself. So go do it!
Liz, Thanks for responding. I think I had an epiphany last night. I have been feeling out of sorts for the past 3 months, and my husband keeps asking what is wrong--I keep responding nothing. But I thought about it last night and the only thing that is a constant source of frustration and depression for me is this weight. That being the case, this is something I have control over and can fix--and I intend too. (Wish me luck). I guess that is the best attitude to turn over a new leaf in the New Year. Happy New Year to you. I go tomorrow for my first meeting with a trainer at the Y. They are running a 10 week course titled "Resolution Revolution". I'm not sure what it entails, but thought it might be helpful. I don't usually start life style changes on the New Year, but I'm trying something new at the age of 43.
Hi Lisa! I work out at Fitness 360 over near the Wegmans. It must be frustrating to work out regularly and not see results. What do your workouts look like? I find that when I do a ton of cardio, it's really hard not to binge and eat a lot of carbs afterwards. Once I started doing more weight training, my appetite became easier to control. Just wondering if that might be helpful for you.
If you want to look at my page, feel free. I started this "Turbulence Training" workout program at the end of the summer and it made such a big chance for me. It was about the nutrition, but it was also about the workouts -- mine weren't nearly as effective as the ones I do now.
Glad to know there's someone near me in this group!
Hi Liz, my name is Lisa and I also reside in Dtown. I have two kids and I am sorry to say still haven't gotten down to pre-kids weight (and my youngest is 4, almost 5). I belong to the Y and work out regularly--if only I could control the eating. I have been focusing on running lately to burn as much as possible as quickly as possible. I too enjoy yoga although I have never taken a class.
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