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Fit Body Goals
My weekly schedule feels overwhelming at the time but I make it a priority to schedule in my workouts. I have learned in the past sixteen weeks of eating right and consistently exercising three to four times a week that all bodies are different. Someone asked me why was I exercising and it’s funny because people honestly believe a slender build requires no work. I’m here to tell you that I still have to work on being fit after the age of 45. What I eat impacts my wellness and the shape of my body especially around my middle. I was excited to have my annual exam followed up with my bloodwork. My triglyceride and LDL levels are down compared with last year which lowered my overall cholesterol level. I attribute this greatly to my diet combined with a consistent workout regimen. It is amazing how the body transforms with consistency and the ability to build muscle. My goal is not to lose weight but to become fit, reduce my fat % and build muscle. The improved strength and endurance make a huge difference in my physical and mental well-being. This is not a new year resolution as I am not a resolution person. Staying fit is a lifetime commitment. I leave room to enjoy foods I love but it is not on a daily basis. Moderation and treating
Today with my tween, I decided to try a thirty-minute boxing class at Title Boxing Club in Malvern, PA. The first class is free and the only thing we had to pay for were the wraps for our hands at $10 per pair. Before we started, Eva, the trainer went through the types of shots to the bag with us. The workout starts with a warmup of squats and jumping jacks to get the muscles warmed up, next we did a combination of exercises with jabs, hooks, and uppercuts. Lastly, we grabbed a medicine ball (6lbs) to do crunches(legs either under the bag or around the bag) and variations of the plank. I really enjoyed the class and would try again. It was a great combination of exercises for the abs, lower body, upper body, and cardio. The thirty-minute workout is perfect for a beginner.
As a member, the gym also provides free weights if you want to get a workout instead of a boxing or kickboxing class. There are also showers available as well.
Fitness is about setting goals that work for you and putting in the work to achieve those goals. It takes time and dedication!Things I Learned in Last
10 Fit Things I Learned in 16 Weeks
- Making healthier choices is a lifestyle change.
- Fitness and Eating right is a daily priority.
- You are what you eat. I feel less bloated when I fuel myself with the right foods.
- Drinking water is necessary, 64oz is my goal. It keeps me hydrated and my body feels more energized.
- It’s ok to eat a favorite food or snack as a treat occasionally not on daily basis.
- Weight-bearing exercises are the best for long-term health as I am getting older.
- Taking supplements with a balanced diet helps provided additional nutrients
- Replace foods with healthier options that taste good or find creative ways to season foods with nonsodium options.
- Make fitness fun and diversify workouts.
- My physical and mental wellness make a better me.
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