I just looked at my title and groaned out loud. I wonder how many others do the same. We don't get out of shape over night but we want instant results, or at least I do! I used to run five miles a day with barely out of breath and hardly a sweat. It's been a while. Now at the end of walking three miles, my legs feel like rubber and I'm gasping for air. I am so out of shape. I also used to fit a size 4 jeans and a size 6 dress perfectly - that too has been a while. While I no longer care about the size so much, I do care about how my body feels. Just because I'm in my sixties now doesn't mean I should have to feel or look like it so I have decided it's time to get back into shape. The weights have come out, I'm going to the park and walking and I've bought a fitbit to keep up with my activities, I've pulled out the recipe box and gone through the recipes that I used to enjoy that are heart healthy and something I can make and either freeze or hold up well stored in the frig for the week while I work for lunches.
My goal is to lose 10 pounds by August and to be able to walk 5 miles a day without any issues, to be able to work with 3 and 5 pound weights three times a week and to take 3 inches off my waist and belly. Tone up my hips and thighs along with the arms, shoulders and back. I want my energy back.
I'll be posting at least weekly on my progress and adding recipes that I make as well. When I find exercises that I find helpful, I'll post either the links or the videos of those too. Maybe this will motivate others to join me. I can always use buddies that encourage and work with me.