I’m 50!!! Why Start Now?

This was my thought when I decided to start doing a workout routine. Mind you, I haven’t started yet…I have “decided” to start. 😂

My excuses for not starting until now:

  • I don’t want anyone to see me workout (not even my Dear Farmer)
  • It’s too late/I’m too old
  • It won’t work for me
  • I live too far from a gym
  • I don’t know what exercises to do or how to do them
  • I will hurt myself

With the past months of our “New Normal” I have not stuck to my eating plan perfectly, I have not continued my walks and it is starting to show. I am seeing my weight creep back on in all areas, my tummy, my back, my thighs. I had never really toned up my arms to they are looking as flabby as usual. I want to change all of this.

Reasons over excuses:

  • I can workout when no one is home or in a different room
  • It’s never too late and I will never be too old
  • Why am I so “special” that it works for everyone but won’t work for me???
  • Due to our current “new normal” working out at home is probably a better option for me anyway compared to a gym
  • YouTube will show me what exercises to do and how to do them!
  • I will only hurt myself if I try to push myself to do things that my body is not ready for. If it feels painful…modify it or don’t do it!

Now that I have made the decision and have researched a few different YouTube workout channels to try, what do I really want from the first workout and beyond?

Wants/Goals

  • I want to break a sweat
  • I want to feel like I have pushed myself past my limits for reps
  • I want to feel energized
  • I want to be proud of myself for getting up early to workout
  • I want to do this daily
  • I want to develop my own personal workout plan

How will I accomplish these wants/goals?

  • I will get up earlier than usual
  • I will not make excuses
  • I will workout for a minimum of 30 minutes
  • Even if I have to modify the exercise, I will do every exercise in the video I choose
  • If I don’t like the video I choose, I will not stop to search for a new one, I will finish it out and find a new one for the next day.
  • I will document my progress from Day 1 (photos that may never see the light of day 😅 and journal)
  • I WILL NOT QUIT!

I need your input: ❓❓❓If you are over 50 and had not regularly worked out in your pre-50 years…

What age did you start working out?

Do you do cardio and weights?

What is your favorite YouTube workout channel?

Here’s to Day 1…Wish me luck. 😘

This is where it begins.

Change of Plans

I had originally intended not to share the “challenge”, that I had issued to myself. But, plans change!

Yesterday, I decided to share my struggle on my personal Facebook page because I wanted my clients to realize that I can struggle just like anyone else. I didn’t realize how my page was looking until a coworker, to one of our children, said, “Your mom must never fall of the wagon or cheat.”

Well, truth be told: I DO NOT FALL OF THE WAGON OR CHEAT, but I do sometimes make choices in food or drink that aren’t the best for me. But those are “choices”. I am not on a “diet” so there is nothing to “cheat” on. I make daily choices, just like everyone else. Sometimes those choices might be to eat the chips that come with my salad or to have an adult beverage while out. The problem for me comes when I start making those types of choices too often. That is what I have done recently.

Recently, I came across a quote that said, “When you treat your health journey like a diet, you get diet results”. Guess what? When I used to “diet” in the past, I would reach a goal and then go straight back to my old way of eating and old habits. What would happen? All of the pounds that I had said goodbye to would return and they would usually bring friends! So, I refuse to “diet” ever again.

It’s all about daily choices. Hence the name of this blog: “Fueling Daily Choices”.

I try to make the best choices each day and I also absolutely love helping others learn to make those choices.

I am so grateful for each and every person who has given me the honor of walking along with them on their journey towards better. Be it better sleep, less weight, clearer thinking, learning to handle stress, better relationships (living above the line), etc… Is it always easy? Definitely not! But, it is ALWAYS worth it!

Have a wonderful day! Remember: You are amazing!

Alert: Vulnerability Post

Over the past few weeks (honestly months) I have just been coasting in my weight loss/health journey.

As you may know, I started my weight loss/health journey January 30th of this year. I met my first goals rather quickly. By the time I had lost 40+ lbs I was very happy and dare I say comfortable in my own skin and clothes…first time in a very long time. I hadn’t seen a size 6-8 since…well I don’t actually remember ever being a size 6-8 (I started at size 16-18). So, I was very content with my body and since my knee issues had also disappeared and my blood pressure was normal I decided to maintain where I was at. I made that decision knowing that I would pick my program back up, in the fall, and reach my final weight goal. I only had another 15lbs to go.

Rewind to the past 4 months…

Along with just maintaining, I started to get lax. Lax in my learning and continuing to use the new healthy habits that had been gifted to me. I started to believe that a I could just start back on plan at any given moment and the weight would come back off (I had gained a few…10+ lbs). What I didn’t realize was that after undoing some of the great new habits I had formed…getting back to program would be like starting over instead of just picking up where I left off. At this point, I really wished I had finished my original goal right away but, one thing I have learned is that there is no point in regretting my past months of poor decisions….It is time to move forward – No looking back!!!!

That brings us to today…

Tomorrow is the day that I have issued myself a challenge! I am starting a Fueling Daily Choices Fat Burn Challenge! But, at this point it is only for me. Why???

I love coaching others, seeing and hearing about all of there successes and insights gives me such joy. I have decided that to be the best coach I can be, I have to be sure that I know what I am talking about. I need to experience this journey again. So I have issued myself this challenge and after I complete 2 weeks I will then start to share it with my clients and future clients.

I will be posting all of my insights, struggles and successes (scale and non-scale) right here on this page.

The catch…Since this is a challenge that I am issuing to myself I won’t be making these posts public for at least two weeks. I will definitely make them public wether I succeed or fail. I’m not hiding anything or any part. I want to see success so that I am confident, once again, that I can share success. If I fail…I refuse to go there, because I WILL NOT FAIL unless I QUIT!

So, if you are seeing this post, it has been at least 2 weeks since I have started this “Challenge” and you are either now joining me or just curious how it went. I say “joining me” because I welcome all of my clients and those who want to be part of our tribe to join in the “challenge” to jump start their New Year and all the possibilities that it holds for them.

Welcome! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, even if you are just curious about my program. I don’t do sales! So, connect with me for information NOT pressure. I would love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful day or night, whichever it is, wherever you are! Never forget…You are AMAZING!