Exercise · Health · Sparkle

‘Tis the Season

It is track season and in my world that means late nights outside with more steps than I usually track in a week of any other sports season. So the light clicked on this week in my quest for thinner thighs.

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It’s time to get tougher and more serious about my goal. Since 2-a-days started in August of 2016, I have gained 22lbs. I needed to gain my sick weight back but I should have done it healthfully, like, toned and worked out while doing it. What is left is some flab and a much healthier body that doesn’t fit in any of my clothes.

 

Everyone around me reminds me that it is better than my low weight around 112 in 2012 but it is still hard on the psyche to have no clothes, except sweats, that fit properly.

 

In lieu of our thigh toning this week, I’m working on a cardio leg toning mix with the dreaded bleacher!!!

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Look at those calves. There’s motivation right there! #goals

So, I had the kids running bleachers one day during workout and thought, that looks fun, I’ll give it a shot. The first 3 or 4 were pretty easy, a little heavy breathing but not too bad. As I continued to work while the kids continued their workout, knocking the ups and downs out to get to my goal got a little bit harder. It was burning and no amount of rest in between helped so I just put it out of my mind and ran. By the time I finished 10 up and downs, my legs were shaking and walking was a chore but I had done it. Something that I have not attempted since bleacher days in high school and I didn’t ever think I would have the desire to EVER do again.

 

The desire came back the next day. I did it again, a little sore, but I did it. I have to admit, the bleachers looked more like this that day so it took at little more mental coaching to get it done but I feel better about myself and that maybe I can get in some kind of shape again. I want to get in shape, not necessarily lose weight. The clothes fitting is my goal but I just want to be healthy whatever size I am.

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So the moral of the story here…..

  • Try what you don’t want to.
  • Don’t be afraid to change up your workout to see better results.
  • & Enjoy your youth kids! Time is warp speed the older you get.

 

This weeks workout is courtesy of Jar of Lemons.

 

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2 thoughts on “‘Tis the Season

  1. Great advice, and I need to take you up on it! At 66, my thighs are not a pretty sight! My husband, who played hockey for many years, still has thighs that look like a kid’s. Love your sparkle and encouraging words, and your letter format for responses is really cute! Keep up the good work!

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