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January 30, 2013 7:56 AM
Hello over 40's! I'm 47 with two little ones 5 and 3. I need to do my best to be healthy as long as possible for them, so here I am. I jumped on the 'beachbody' bandwagon (hey it was asked what we are doing, this isn't for a sale lol) I'm currently doing RevAbs, and some gym stuff, drinking Shakeology and once in awhile I get a workout in the gym. Otherwise I'm swimming with the kids.

I've lost 10 pounds, and now I'm really aiming at the Fat.... building muscle... building a strong body for 'old age'....

Would love to hang out with some 'cool kids' my own age. Most of my friends are much younger, due to my kids.
January 30, 2013 2:30 PM
yep, sclar, uniforms, on guys, ARE HOT!

nancy - I'm a totally reformed cardio-addict - and have been heavy lifting for going on 16 months, now. LOVE IT! It has completely re-shaped my body and, while I've never been overweight, I am trying to get super-lean and super-athletic looking! So, welcome!

I got my lifting in and done! Jumped on the scale - wasn't down as much as I thought I'd be, but I've certainly lost a couple of pounds in January, which is NO SMALL FEAT given my mid-month vacation! I'm *very* happy!
January 31, 2013 7:06 AM
Today is my son's final volleyball, I'm going to play hookie from work, this afternoon, and go watch him!

No work-out, today. But, my "February streak challenge" starts tomorrow, and since I *chose* "daily work-outs" as my streak, I guess I have to get MORE focused at getting work-outs in every day.
February 1, 2013 7:38 AM
February streak begins! I'll go lift today, to make sure I get off on the right foot!
February 2, 2013 7:09 AM
Hi all!

Love that there are many more cool kids joining our thread! Welcome. happy

Well, that cold I felt coming on hit me like a ton of bricks. Left work early on Thursday and stayed home yesterday. Was feeling a bit better by late evening, but am feel a bit worse again this morning. The bitter cold temps outside certainly aren't helping.

So, no workouts!!sad sad

I can't wait to feel better and get back into some sort of normal routine again. UGH! Seems like it has been forever. tongue
February 2, 2013 12:31 PM
sdereski, so sad to hear you are not well. Take care of yourself. There are so many people sick nowadays, yikes!

I have been doing really well this week. Havent worked out as much as I wanted to...there have been repairs done in my house so the schedule has been changed some...I am planning to do some lifting today, in the afternoon, I really hope I get to it. I also have to work on some choreo for my zumba class. I have been pretty consistent with my nutrition too, thanks to the challenge.

Have a great weekend!!!
February 4, 2013 7:29 AM
My husband has had one virus, or another, since Jan 1!! I tell ya, I've never seen him so sick for so long....and I just stay as far away as I can. Too bad - I'm missing him.

Today, I lift!
February 4, 2013 9:11 AM
Just started "Jillian Michaels' Ripped in 30" workout this morning. I've done her 30-Day Shred and 6-Week Six-Pack in the past. Have any of you cool kids tried this one? They make it sound like level 1 is going to be a cake walk, but I'm going to be sorry I was ever born once I hit the higher levels, LOL.
February 4, 2013 9:18 AM
50 and very cool.! At least my 10 y/o thinks so. On a long journey to drop the weight. Want to go down to where I was 20 yrs ago. OMG, that was in my 30's. Where has the time gone?
February 4, 2013 10:36 AM
Hello there!!! Welcome cool esy1024!!!! drinker I know time flies. noway You can do it!!!!

tladame, I have done 30 day shred. I have ripped in 30 but have never done it. LOL I am planning on starting extreme shed and shred tomorrow until the 19th. I am going out of town for 2 weeks and know I wont be able to do it.

I am on a roll!!!! Getting rid of some of the extra Holiday gain! I am excited!! drinker

February 5, 2013 7:28 AM
Yay Alf!

Today is my little gym club at the office. On tuesdays, thru Feb, I'll lead a "ugifit" class - 30 minutes of cardio/strength mixed - I'm only doing it because of my February "streak" will keep me on track!

Had to buy all new gym bottoms.....mine don't fit anymore. So, capris aren't in stock - I bought full length, which never are long enough for my legs, anyway, and my nanny is going to shorten them to capris! Problem solved. Also, thank you "Costco" because <$20 is about what I want to pay for my pants!
February 5, 2013 3:42 PM
Besides sdereski, alf and me, this thread has NO "sticki-ness".

February 6, 2013 5:59 AM
Hello all!

Well, I think I may survive this thing after all. I am finally starting to feel "normal" again, although I am still somewhat congested. Beeps, I have been sick on/off since Jan. 1 st as well! I rarely got sick, so this really has thrown me for a loop. I did start exercising again - did a P90X workout at home on Sunday, and ran Monday and Tuesday. I feel better for it! I think the running helped loosen up the mucus which is what is helping me feel better.

Beeps & ALF - so excited for yu both - you are both doing so well!
My eating has been much cleaner this week. I had a terrible set back and my body finally reacted violently which has hopefully smartened me up. noway Why I do that to myself, I'll never understand! haven't stepped on a scale, and frankly, I'm afraid to if the fit of my clothes is any indication. grumble
I'll wait another week or so, and then see what damage I incurred on my month long binge.

You're right Beeps - the thread doesn't seem to have much "stickiness" does it. Wonder why? O well, I'm always happy to drop in and see you all.

have a great day! flowerforyou
February 6, 2013 6:28 AM
Hi. Finally admitting I am in my 40s - 44 next month!! I feel cool! Just got back again into a fitness lifestyle these past couple of months. Had fab success about 9 years ago doing Power90- precursor to P90X! And since it worked for me before - why not do it again?! Feeling tighter, but weight is stubborn and ticking me off. Oh well - just enjoying the inches gone for now. Nice to meet you all.
February 6, 2013 7:29 AM
sdereski - it's terrible how long these "viruses" are sticking husband is on the mend, but STILL not feeling 100%! I hope you can kick the crap to the curb, sdereski, and get back to the healthy lifestyle that I know you value so dearly!

NNeal - welcome!

Today, I lift!
February 6, 2013 7:35 AM
I wanna play with the cool kids. My 24 & 26 year old think I'm cool (now) as do my grandchildren. And people have said I look too young to be a grandma. I've done Zumba with my daughter so I must be cool, right?
February 6, 2013 12:21 PM
All >40 people are cool.

Well, to me they are, anyway!
February 6, 2013 12:22 PM
Only 2 more work-outs in Phase 1 of Venus Index. I would like to purchase the "immersion" program that VI offers, but I am on a "spending freeze" right now - exercising 'discipline', in all aspects of my life, really helps me exercise 'discipline' on the eating front! So, I'm thinking I'll start NROL4Life next week and then, when complete, I can go FULL IMMERSION with Venus Index. Thoughts??
February 6, 2013 2:13 PM
Well Beeps, am not familiar with Venus index, but I do enjoy the NROL4W, Was not aware that NROL4W had different workout regimes as well.
I too am currently on a spending freeze. laugh
I like how "exercising discipline" in all aspects of life helps with...well, all aspects of life. happy
February 6, 2013 3:13 PM
Oh yes, there is a whole SERIES of "New Rules of Lifting"....I've already done NROL4Women and NROL4Abs. I have NROL4Life sitting on my desk - and am reviewing it to determine if it shall occupy the next 8 weeks of my life.

I've also heard that Lou Schuler now has a "Supercharged" book out there - haven't heard any reviews on it yet, though.

I'm cool with the "spending freeze". I'm compliant, lol.
February 7, 2013 7:36 AM
I think my work-out streak ends today....I have dentist appointments for myself and my kids, so that eats up 2 hours right there....meaning, my work-out time, for today, is zero.

It's okay.

I'll start my "new" streak tomorrow! And hope for a longer streak this time!
February 7, 2013 2:08 PM
I survived the dentist.

The end.
February 7, 2013 3:25 PM
What's going on here? IS there a sing-in sheet?
February 7, 2013 3:43 PM
No sign in, just keep posting....
February 7, 2013 3:46 PM
Ohh I just make it I'm 41!!

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