Today is Day 1 of 67.
If you haven't read what The M.O.B. is up to... read the blog post, The M.O.B. hits MEXICO, it explains the next 67 days of my life and how I'm ramping up my goals and expectations. To hell with waiting for a New Years Resoultion... I'm doing it now.
I don't understand the mentality of... "I'll wait until after Christmas ... to start eating bette, to get in shape"... it's just a free for all to be overindulgent over the holidays. I can dare to bet that I will have just as much fun over the holidays keeping to eating healthy... now working out ... as those who have given themselves a time out. In fact I will probably be happier because my energies levels are amazing and I know that I am staying true to my goals. I DON"T want to be overweight ANY MORE!
This is only about me. I'm not dreading the holidays for the weight I might put on because I won't put any on. I can maintain if nothing else and still enjoy Christmas cooking and a few wobbly pops. That doesn't mean that I'm going to be indulging in Christmas baking and copious amounts of booze, but it does mean I will be cooking and choosing healthy food. Healthy choices... It's the first Christmas I'm going in stress free about what will happen.
I don't think I've ever been so adamant about getting my shit together. ITS REALLY IMPORTANT to me. This being 50 has really opened my eyes. I DO want to age gracefully... I'm not going to let age get the best of me. I'm not one at the best of times to let anything get the best of me... this isn't any different. Bring it!
The thing that really inspires me is really the results I have seen from all ages ... men and women in the best shape of their lives. How can you not be motivated? Surround yourself with like-minded people that share the same goals. Surround yourself with those that you admire and look up to.. look to those that have achieved the same goals that you are trying to achieve. I've written a great blurb on just this in the blog post,Turkeys and Eagles, if you want some extra inspiration, take a read. If you want to achieve more...find those with that positive energy that cna drive you to your next level.
I've added this to my video channel on YouTube where every video will be posted. I can only hope that the raw footage doesn't scare you off. It is a roll out of bed real... I did put on mascara I must admit... didn't want you all running for the hills in fear.
Let's face it... not all of us are gym rats. I don't pretend to be, I never will be ...not sure I want to be. I do realize though that I do want to be toned and get rid of these last 15 pounds. I DO want to get into a bikini at 50. And ... I want to ROCK it. Let's be real here... this isn't for how anyone else perceives how I look in a bathing suit but how I FEEL in a bathing suit...I don't need to compete with anyone... I know I'm 50... and damn proud of it. Now I just want people to go... man... she has aged well.
Why do we let ourselves go as we age? It's a great question. Is it because we have given up? Is it because our partners have given up? Is it because it just doesn't matter to some of us? I'm not sure what the answer is, I only know I'm not giving in to age.
I will be posting my starting pictures and measurements, my workouts...my hurdles... trials and tribulations. In the first part of my journey, many of you joined me in the "get healthy" part of my weight loss journey... so proud of these team mates in making a decision to change their lives and do it along with me. SO PROUD of my team. Collectively... we have lost hundreds of pounds in the last 6 months. How can you not be proud? The things I have seen and been a part of have been remarkable... the best thing is ... being a part of their journey too.
So ... PART DEUX.
Day 1 ... Treadmill. Thrilled I'm not dead... it's a great start.