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Project Fit & Fabulous at 50!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

For the last couple of years I have been in maintenance mode. I am at my goal weight & have gotten good at living a healthy life style. I am doing good but wanted something more. It's hard to stay motivated all the time. So I came up with a challenge for myself. I will be turning 50 in May and decided that I want to be in the best shape possible by my birthday.

Then I expanded that to creating different fitness things that I wanted to accomplish in 2013 to celebrate turning 50. My motto is that 50 is the new 30 and I am out to prove it!

This challenge is not at all about losing weight. It's all about building muscle, getting stronger and increasing my cardiovascular endurance. emoticon

I have signed up for a emoticon in April and if that goes well I am planning on a full marathon in August.

I have several different strength goals throughout the year. I want to be able to do 50 consecutive push-ups (real ones), 5 un-assisted pull-ups & bicep curl 20 lb dumbbells (for 3 sets of 10 reps) I will keep adding to this list as I reach these goals.

In order to reach my goals I have hired a couple of personal trainers. I am going to work with one from Dec to March and one from April to July. I look forward to learning lots of good stuff from each of them. They each have their own individual style so I think I will be able to learn different things from each of them.

One other reason I decided to hire professionals is the fact that I want to lift heavier weights and need to know how to do it properly. I was never comfortable with getting a weight bar for my home gym because I did not know how to use it properly and did not want to injure myself. Working with the trainers will enable me to get a weight bar and lift heavier than I currently am with dumbells.


I will need all of my Sparkfriends to encourage me along the way! I wanted to put this out there so I can't decide to back out now. If I tell all of you that I am going to do this, then I better follow through! I will post updates and progress pictures along the way. Thanks for all your support!

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    I am more fit now than I was in my 30's.

    3049 days ago
    I am SO excited for you and these new goals! I love it!! I'm telling you, training and running that half marathon will be an amazing experience...cant describe the feeling! Here for you through all of it, cheering you on!!!!
    3160 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    I am here for you Donna, and will support and encourage you the whole way! emoticon
    You are going to do FABULOUS!!!

    3162 days ago
    Wow, Donna what great goals! I believe 50 is the new 30 also. I will be here to cheer you on! You go girl!
    3162 days ago
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