This was me at 40. (Thanks to P90)
I’m at a stage in my life where my muffin tops don’t bother me that much, but what bothers me is that my arms, thighs and legs are being attacked by fat cells ~ cellulite. It’s pretty bad depending on how the sun hits my skin. And the mirrors at home are unforgiving, too…and they all decided to congregate in my body without advance warning.
It sounds so vain, but my family also has a history of heart problems. Heart attacks and surgeries at a young age (40 something). It could be the yummy fried Filipino foods or just genetics.
I’m a writer (well, hoping to get my first book published this year and love to talk to my family and friends in the Philippines through FaceBook and Yahoo Instant Messenger) which means I’m on the computer a lot --- so gaining weight is an occupational hazard!
Recently, it seems like I don’t have enough energy, clothes don’t fit, and my body’s not as toned as it used to be. Granted I started with size 0, but still -- 15 pounds in a year is a lot!
I love to walk, run and dance! I tried my first Zumba class a few weeks ago – and it made me want to be a Zumba instructor when I grow up!
I know that P90x DVDs work – but I can’t seem to find an hour in a day to stay focused.
We just recently joined the gym, but I can’t seem to find the right routine to get me into the gym. I feel lost when I’m in the gym!
I think it’s all about hormones – and my love for apple pie and vanilla ice cream!
I won’t and can’t give up the carbs – because I want to remain happy. (You won't like me when I'm grumpy)
(photo credit: Amazon.com)
So this morning when Run Like A Nanay, asked me to join her : August Challenge: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I logged into Amazon.com (which I love – their customer service is the best!) , read some pretty interesting reviews and got my DVD for $7 and shipped for free in 2 days (thanks to my 2 college kids, I get Free 2-day shipping).
It says every work-out is under 30 minutes, but be prepared to get your bum-bum kicked!
So I guess you guys will be hearing more about my progress (or lack of it) .
Come join us. The more the merrier!
I'll be posting my updates HERE: