Monday, March 4, 2013

March updates

 

I suppose you know I celebrated my birthday yesterday, right? Yep, I turned 56 yesterday.  It was a great day!

I haven’t updated here lately.  There’s really not much to say.  I am still doing Walk Away The Pounds every day.  I bought a new DVD that I really like a lot.  It’s the Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan.

I really like this dvd because it has a workout for each day or you can “create your own workout” by choosing whichever miles and workouts you want to do.  Each mile is color coded (green, yellow, blue, red, purple)  In addition there are workouts for your arms, abs, legs, chest & back.  There is a warm up session and a cool down session.

I bought mine at my local Meijer.  I generally do two sessions a day, one in the morning and one in the evening.  I always do at least 3 miles today, but sometimes 4 or 5 miles a day.

little black dress collage

So here are the latest pictures.  The good news is I can tell a difference in my clothes. The bad news is I’ve lost very little weight.  My weight fluctuates a lot, so one time I was down a whopping 3 pounds, but most days I’m only down one or two pounds from my beginning weight. However, that being said, I’m not giving up.  I can tell I have a lot more muscle definition.

There are a lot of arm motions/movements in Leslie’s workouts. I’m still modifying them because of my shoulder, but I’m having a few more “good” days. 

If you remember, I told you that I have never really dieted.  No fad diets or anything like that. I believe in eat less move more. But, I heard about a diet last week on GMA and I’m going to give it a go.  It’s called the Fast Diet.

It’s about fasting, but not totally fasting.  Women get 500 calories a day while men get 600 calories.  That’s two days a week. I am going to give this a try.  I haven’t read the book, I’m sort of winging it.  lol  Today is my first day.  I hope to do this two days a week for the month of March to kick start my metabolism.  Something has to change, and I don’t really want to diet (give up the foods I love).  I want to change my eating habits. I want to continue to eat those foods I love in moderation.   I clearly have learned to maintain my weight, I just need to drop these 20 pounds that are nagging me.

I hope YOU are moving more and eating less!

gail

4 comments:

  1. It sounds like you're doing everything right! It's not always about the weight lost, it's about how you feel, how your clothes feel, and that you're moving! Continued success!

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  2. Keep it up friend! You will get to where you want. As you know I've been walking too. I too have not lost a lot of weight, but I do feel better... and just feeling better helps a lot. It give me an out to release stress too! We'll get there!

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  3. You look fantastic, Gail! Not that 56 is old or anything, but you do look younger than your age. And you look fit. My daughter is like you; works out religiously and doesn't lose weight, but does lose inches and gains muscle tone. I read once that we gain a pound a year from slower metabolism as we age, so we either have to eat less each year or move our bods more. It takes time to put it on, so I guess it takes time to take it off. I think what you're doing is the way to go. My daughters use myfitnesspal.com to track their food and exercise. They say it's free, easy, motivating, and no annoying emails. Obviously, I don't use anything! lol! As always, good luck!

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  4. MY mid life struggle, I can loose a lot more inches and still weigh 200 lbs LOL

    Your on the right path as I was once, maybe I;ll get back on the path , I really need too

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