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2016 Fat Grandma Going Going Gone

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Just a quick blog with how I answered my questions for my fitness club member of the month:

I returned in 2016 to what I know works. Sparkpeople!!

Here are my questions for member of the month....not too hard.

Why do you workout? TO TAKE MY LIFE BACK! I have been a gym member for years but was one of those members who joined and then stopped using it. After breaking my foot last spring and not being able to get around even on crutches I had gained a lot of weight. In December of 2015 I was asked to be on a biggest loser team challenge. My boss also mentioned to someone that he wished I would quit smoking. I love a challenge (and have been known to be just a little competitive) so I tackled both.

Who and/or what keeps you motivated. The lab results from my doctors saying my vitals and cholesterol are normal. I'm normal! Woo Hoo! Being able to tie my shoes without taking a chair. Being able to go on fun adventures with my grandchildren including an upcoming mountain climb in August with the Colorado grandsons. Running into someone who hasn't seen me since I dropped the 70+ pounds and seeing their expressions.

What is your favorite thing about/part of Anytime Fitness? The other Gym members who have become my fitness family. Members who have encouraged me to take a class or motivated me to do one more rep. The trainer who pushes me at her free...yes free boot camp classes.

What is the best advice you can give someone that has given up on fitness or is reluctant to get started? Make it a fun puzzle every day. Put those pieces you need all together. Plan your nutrition and your exercise daily. (Sparkpeople). Pack your gym bag in the morning and your healthy lunch and snacks and go to the gym after work instead of home to your couch. Do NOT use fast food as your primary source of nutrition! It only takes a week to form a new habit and you can watch Big Bang Theory on the treadmill, elliptical or bike as easily as you can from your couch! It's never too late to start and don't let anyone in your life tell you otherwise.
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