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Waning year, waxing fitness?

Friday, June 28, 2013

One can hope!

The Solstice is past, the year is waning. I'm not whining about that--the best of summer and fall are still to come in this part of the world.

It's just that July brings the second half of 2013, my 67th year on this earth, and reviewing where I hoped to be in terms of fitness achievement vs. where I am, I know it's time to ramp up my resolve.

I've been much better about nutrition for the past couple of weeks--amazing how emptying the scotch bottle and not replacing it changes many things, including resolve! Good news? Being true to sound nutrition habits is already showing results both on the scale and, more importantly, in the mirror.

It's still 'way more fun doing slow-paced exercise like gardening and yard work than doing weights or even running. Love the spontaneity of gardening etc, vs setting dedicated time for 'organized' exercise.

Summer's great, water's fine, life is good. It's just that I'm now about 8 lb away from my target weight whereas at one point I was within 4 lb and my cardio fitness is waning as I forego running. It's all recoverable, and I fully expect to be back within range for my weight well before my birthday in October.

My post-Sun Run goal of doing a half marathon this year is probably off the table. I could pull it off if I started the training regime now, but I'm enjoying the 'lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer' too much to dedicate the 90 minutes or so per day needed to get there. A goal for another time, perhaps.

The other critical component of my reaching my goals: Sparkers know it well. Ya gotta Spark religiously. Period. Maybe I can't keep up with *every* discussion thread I enjoy; maybe I can't 'like' SparkFriends' Activity Feeds as much as I'd like; maybe I can't blog as often as I'd like. But I *can* Huddle every day, I *must* track nutrition every day and I can touch base with SparkFriends every now and again.

I am Senior, hear me roar!
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    Can I relate with this blog!! Look at me, so late with a response....

    2082 days ago
  • PDQ1203
    2092 days ago
    Great roar!
    2093 days ago
  • NWFL59
    Meow!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon
    2093 days ago
    Here's another senior, roaring along with you! I certainly agree with your sentiments. Life, and all of its seasons are precious, but we must Spark every day in the ways that serve us best.
    2093 days ago
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    Hmmmm..... First off, congrats to you for you decision on how to approach your fitness. I'm 10 years behind you and look to others for ideas in where I want to be in 10 years. Thanks for the ideas and the perspective.
    2093 days ago
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