For the past 10 yrs or so I have struggled with trying to get fit, aka lose weight.
Some years ago I went on the Atkins diet, and it worked pretty well. When I left the diet, I immediately put the 25 lbs I lost, back on. I also ended up with kidney stones; the diet may have contributed to it.
One summer I spent walking 2/3 days a week, anywhere from 9 to 11 miles at a time; but I didn’t drop a pound. Stairs were still difficult, so I really wasn’t any fitter. I just got use to walking long distances. It was wasted time to my ultimate goal of trying to lose weight and getting fitter.
Since then I realized a life change would be needed. That’s easy to say, but difficult to do when you don’t have any guidance. In mid May of 2014, Crystal suggested I start counting calories and track my workouts. Bingo, it worked; prior to that I was basically eating more than I was burning off.
Over a six month period I lost 35 lbs and have been able to maintain that weight loss. I now workout regularly and I am able to run a lot easier at my current weight. People who haven’t seen me in a while have voiced concern about my health. I assure them I am fine and have never been fitter. Crystal suggests not only cardio, stretch, and strength days, she monitors what these workouts do to my weight. I am content with my weight, but now it’s time to firm things up.
At 56 I am fitter than I was at 46 or even 36. During this past holiday season, I’ve been able to control the weight with workout days, and I hope to continue through 2015.
What about you? Exercise routine leaving you less than enthused about your progress? What about nutrition, calories, and how much your burn vs. how much you eat? Confused?
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