Friday, June 28, 2013

Taking control

Being very close to fifty I have, much to my surprise found my body changing quicker than I could ever have imagined and me feeling like a race house stuck in the starting stalk unable to catch up with the changes.
I got home yesterday and commented to Courteney that I felt awfully chubby and that the skirt I  was wearing used to hang loosely on my hips, but now is fitted in my waist.   She kindly said I should try getting to gym and hit the treadmill even if only once a month ... right there and then I told her I was going to gym and she chose to come with.
I did a session on the treadmill,  followed by leg, stomach and an arm workout.   I felt better about me but I know it is going to take a lot more to get into the shape I dream of.
If I don't do the work, I'm not going to get any results and I'm a little tired of making excuses to myself.
Sadly, yesterday I was given 30 days notice at work.  With the economy in the state it is and the mining sector particular strain, contractors are being let go in order for permanent staff to keep their positions.  This is going to be a big challenge for me and I'll need to keep H.A.L.T. in mind. 
Hope your weekend is fabulous.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Getting real

I'm not hell bent on losing weight, oh okay, yes I'd like to drop a few kgs, but more on getting healthy.  At almost 50 (can someone please tell me how its possible that the last 10 years passed so quickly) I'm aware that my metabolism has slowed down drastically, that I should be doing weight resistance training to beat osteoporosis and that to fight the wrinkles requires a serious investment in healthy eating.
I eat fairly healthily, but on the exercise front I fall very short of the required amount.
Here goes a personal challenge to me to do more to look better - its never too late. I admit that there is a chance I may use diet supplements in my quest.
Come along for the ride.