So – it is Wednesday and that’s the day I usually weigh in at TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) I rejoined in January 2019 at 265.8 pounds, but I had played with numbers in the 270’s and that scared me into action!
Fast forward a year and I started this year at 265.3 pounds. One year and I lost half a pound. Hmmm. At this rate, it’s going to take more than forever to reach my goal.
Now, I don’t even know how I found these workouts. I remember doing a strenuous workout by Leslie Sansone and needing something much gentler the next day. I was ending the year well and working out regularly. Anyways, I ended up meeting a new workout trainer, Pahla Cragg Bowers.
You can find her videos and podcasts on Youtube, which is probably what I did – looking for something gentle. I found The 31 Day Weightloss Challange, and I’ve been busy ever since.
Did you know your body changes? Well, yeah! I’m 61 and I don’t have periods any more. I’m post menopausal. Our bodies change as we grow and grow up. I got a step counter in Beijing and was getting 10,000+ steps every day. I was eating well and not losing weight. That bugged me. It bugged me for 4 years, and I did not lose weight at all.
The 31 Day Challenge gave me new information. Like MODERATE workouts. Don’t stress your body. It was an eye-opener.
It’s been 6 months. Covid-19 didn’t start well for me and I gained weight. BUT since I got into counting calories on My Fitness Pal and eating in a caloric deficit, I have lost weight. Before the summer solstice I reached my goal of 25?. My goal for the Fall Equinox is to reach 24?. I’ll keep you posted.
Theses are the tools I’m using for weight-loss this year.
Pahla B Fitness: pahlabfitness.com (THe Killer Bee Hive on Facebook)
The 31 Day Weightloss Challenge: You tube playlist at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxEW_OukMMsrOqQAfvEzMPQycsixLejyx
I’ll end this with a quote from Day 8 of the Challenge
I hope this is encouraging to you. It certainly has been good for me!