I'm Finally Showing Full Body Pictures. My first week Progress.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I unofficially started a challenge with two wonderful Sparkers. Not the same plan, but at least it's a plan! I have not shown my lower body in pictures for 14 months. That was when I came down with bacterial meningitis and was hospitalized for two weeks and had months of recovery after. I left the hospital around 113 pounds and I've been around 125 since three months after that. So I am the same weight as before the hospital, but the ratio of muscle to fat on my body is not the same and I can feel it and see it.

So this is my plan to feel comfortable this summer in a bathing suit. PLEASE feel free to share any comments on getting my lower body in shape. I do squats, deadlifts, walking lunges. I don't belong to the gym for the first time in a long time, so I need at home exercises with or without dumbbells. Honestly I like the upper half of me, it's the bottom that is a pain in the rear!!!

Here is my 46 year old body, head to toe!


9 days later

Thanks for reading and I'll see you next week with new pictures...
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  • LUVYA04
    You look fantastic now emoticon
    3407 days ago
  • ROGUE_1
    That's the first word that came to my mind.

    3409 days ago
    I agree, you look fantastic in both the before and after!!!
    3409 days ago
    LOOK AT YOU!! It's a shame that we never see in ourselves what others see in us. I'm the same way! You, my friend, are a GORGEOUS woman!!

    46 and S-T-R-O-N-G!!!

    Lower body-Home Gym (without weight I'd go to failure on all)
    1. SQUATS
    3. WALL SITS
    4. BRIDGES

    Cardio-Home Gym
    2. JUMP ROPE (nonstop as long as you can rest 20 sec and go again/work up to 30 min)
    3. BURPEES

    These are all things that I've done in the past. Here's the thing... NOTHING will work WITHOUT consistency. You have to KEEP ON WORKING until...

    Until you see the results you want.
    Until you LOVE what you see looking back at you in the mirror.
    Until you are satisfied
    Until you are the "YOU" you've always wanted to be.

    Your little man deserves a happy and healthy mommy. You're worth it girl! NOW GO GET IT!

    Hugs n High Fives emoticon
    3410 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/4/2011 6:34:21 PM
    46 yr old body is AMAZING.

    Show them 30 somethings what 40 somethings can look like girl!!

    You are Rocking your BOD!! emoticon

    emoticon Job. emoticon
    3412 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3375540
    Great job!
    3412 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3514403
    You look fabulous girl!!!
    3414 days ago
    You look amazing! And the lower half is looking pretty hot from here! You'll be where you want to be in no time!
    Best of luck!
    3414 days ago
    You look awesome!!! I know it's a struggle for you to see yourself accurately (I have the same problem), but you really do look amazing.

    I also dislike my lower body and can never get it looking the way I want- unless I get too-thin all over... but over time my desire to be skinny is being replaced by a preference for a fit/athletic/curvy look... which is good- because I am not built skinny.

    You are nice and slim with lean muscles and awesome curves. You should be super proud of your body. Keep up the good work!! :)
    3414 days ago
    Well I think you look fabulous in all the pictures!
    3414 days ago
    Totally HAWT!!!!
    3415 days ago
    When you're done with your lower body, just pass it on to me... because it looks good.
    3415 days ago
    Dang...I want your body when I'm 46...forget that, I want your body right NOW!!! And listen to every thing Ruben tells you, LOL...he's the one responsible for getting my lower half in check. I thought I would have to live with my big hips forever until he whittled (and continues to) them down :-)
    3415 days ago
    Paula! You are one hawt momma! Wow, girl! Making the 40's sizzle! emoticon
    3415 days ago
    OMG you're 46?! You look so good! Keep doing your leg exercices and your buns of steel will look awesome in a bikini!
    3415 days ago
    46? Really? Damn girl you look awesome. I will send you an email when I get a chance. Your upper body musculature is incredible.
    3415 days ago
  • FLOWER1967
    Ditto, ditto...and DITTO !....oh...and I hate you :p (joke) !!!
    Im 43 and I want your body !!!! LOL
    3415 days ago
    u look great.... emoticon
    3415 days ago
    I wish my 29 year old body looked like that. Goals to reach for. Seriously though, you're hot.
    3415 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8301081
    Wish my 46 year old body looked that good. emoticon You look great.
    3415 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5571592
    I think your top and bottom half look great! what great progress you have made!

    I only workout at home: so here are some of my lower body exercises I cycle through: a variety of squats: 1-legged, wide-stance, jumping, narrow, hack-squat. lunges, walking lunges, jumping lunges. side lunges. diagonal lunge. high skips. hamstring curls on exercise ball. hamstring curl with dumbbell. squeeze exercise ball with your inner thighs. 1-legged stiff-legged dead lifts. wide-stance dead lifts. hip extensions using a resistant band. glute kickback with resistant band.

    And here is a link to a lower body exercise routine I got from another member. it looks killer! Haven't tried it yet, but I have it saved to try out.

    My calves don't have much definition. So starting this week I am really going to work in a calf routine each week.
    here are some ideas I am going to include:
    I hope this gives you some ideas for your lower leg workouts.
    3415 days ago
    Your upper body, lower body, everything looks amazing!! You look so strong all around!
    3415 days ago
    You are doing awesome! And look amazing! What you are doing for your lower half seems to be working!
    3415 days ago
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