Going Back To The Gym Looking For My Mojo
Posted 07 December 2011 - 02:49 PM
Here is my story: I used to be very involved at the gym. In my 20's I got up to a size 18 and was able to somehow find the will to lose it all doing weights, diet and cardio. This got me down to a size 2 in my 30's (due to the fact that I was boxing...so my weight was higher due to muscle, but my size was down). However, I developed sports related anemia and had to quit the boxing. Now I'm in my 40's and the last two years I've had to travel a lot and didn't keep a regular exercise schedule. The past few years I've been maintaining a size 10 and I really want to get down and maintain a size 6 or 8 because that seems to be where I feel the best. So that's about 15 to 20 lbs that I need to lose to get back on track.
I'm just having a hard time finding the mojo I had when in my 20's. What motivated me to lose the weight back then? What will help me get back on the wagon now? How will I make the time to work out, find the will to eat right, and find the energy to exercise?
I guess I'm hoping that by connecting with all of you that it will help my motivation and provide me with a sense of accountability!
So that's my story! I guess I'm ready to start a new chapter in my 40's and again take control of my habits and my body! Thanks for listening guys!
Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:02 PM
How about joining us in the Shred Thread for starters?
I thought about posting in there...but I'm a little late on the whole project. Guess better late than never, huh?
Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:48 PM
It's NEVER too late - come on in!
Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:24 PM
And once you get going, how you are looking and feeling will keep you going.
We'd love to have you join in!
Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:57 PM
Whatever you decide to do, just remember it all starts with baby-steps, just get up and do something, then that might lead to something else. I bet once you start your mojo will come back. I am turning 40 next year and one thing that has started me walking is watching my relatives and in-laws with some age related health issues suffer. I don't want to face those if I can prevent it, and I know that most of them are preventable. Well, that and I would really like to be 20 pounds lighter by my birthday!
On another note, dh's insurance went to a high deductible policy with an emphasis on preventative care. Knowing that money will come out of my pocket if I have any medical issues is motivating me to try and avoid them by making smarter choices and trying to have a healthier lifestyle.
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