Thanks for the advice and ideas! I am lucky to have membership in a small health club and I have been doing my cardio there and I plan on continuing the 5 days cardio a week--that's a promise to myself. I feel so much better, more energy & less stress when I do the cardio on a regular basis. Plan on finding another challenge to commit to. I never did this "team" stuff before and I like it. It helps to know there are others working hard and making big changes. I will be weighing in tomorrow and mentally am prepping myself not to be too hard on myself or expect too much.Best of luck to all of you this week.
current weight: 138.0
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The dare to lose program at our fitness center starts on 1-30 for 8 weeks. We work out with trainers for 1 1/2 hours twice a week and on our own in addition to that plus track our food. I really like the spark tracker for that. Looking forward to the routine.
Now you've plucked up courage to weigh yourself set yourself a realistic goal weight and get it typed in on your start page weight under goals and progress. I'd use the Spark Workout Generator 3 times a week so you work every muscle group twice and get 3-5 cardio sessions in. If you need accountability blog your intensions and what you've achieved and get support OR join some teams for team challenges for Spark challenges go to www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/challeng e. asp Good luck and have fun
Caz, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk UK on the North Sea coast, and live with my other half (we never married) and have no kids.
A line in a Robbie Williams song I try to live by..... "I know I'm going to die so my revenge is living well, Oh Lord...make me pure....but not yet!" and fav quotes "You only live once...but if you live it right, once is enough" "Fall down 7 times...stand up 8"
Looking for some ideas for after this challenge. I NEVER would have pushed myself this hard in three weeks I would've fallen off the wagon for sure!! I feel much stronger and more fit and actually had the mental strength to weigh myself. Now I have a starting point but I have not determined my goal weight. Any advice or a reasonable goal for 5'2" 56 y/o?
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