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Times are a changing and so is my body.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

It's been a very long time since I blogged. Life is busy; full of ups and downs. I find that age and my health make maintenance more of a challenge.

I work out 6 days a week. I'm doing weight training, yoga, and run. I also cycle and I walk almost everyday. Yet, the scale isn't my friend and continues to mess with my mind. My daughter says, "I look good" and overall I agree. I have a waist, I look strong and have muscle, and I have a butt. Which I guess is important according to 26 year olds.

I feel better in clothes than not. I think that comes with age, as well. Gravity and the years make skin looser and even when you feel the muscle, it isn't as clearly seen. (I had a colleague give my arm a squeeze and he seemed surprised. He commented that I work out.)

I still have my hypothyroidism and my heart murmur, but I've added osteopenia to my list. The last one is genetics at play. I can't do much about any of the diagnosis, but I'll keep fighting becoming a bent over old lady as long as I can. I want to be able to carry in my own groceries, no matter how heavy I pack them.

So I'm trying tracking my food for a while. I'll see if I can tweak the diet and loose some pounds or if it truly is "life." Either way I'm good. My husband loves me as I am. I look good in my jeans and I can bring in my 40-50 lbs bags of dog food, and I have muscles.

I'm counting my blessings and now off for a run with my dog. Happy moving Spark friends.
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  • JIBBIE49
    224 days ago
    Sound like you are doing all the right things! emoticon
    224 days ago
    I am right there with you. It sounds as though things are progressing like normal for you - (yeah!) that you continue to work out and stay healthy. I find it's harder and harder for me to fit in the work-out time unless I force myself. I love spending my free time helping out my daughter by babysitting for her, though, so I feel that it's a good toss up. Mental health is important also! Nothing better than hugging a baby!
    243 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3501043
    Keep doing what you are doing!
    244 days ago
    You are about the same age as my DD, Hayburner1969. We just had a similar conversation yesterday.
    While a lot can be explained by menopause and age related changes (gravity is NOT MY FRIEND), I wonder if the stress of this year hasn't played a part too. There are so many of us of various age groups writing about the same observations.

    All we can do is stick to the plan of a healthy lifestyle, honestly track and work for the "functional fitness" that eludes so many women as we age.

    Hang in there!
    244 days ago
  • ALICIA363
    Tracking raises my awareness and seems to help me. I continue to have problems with food amnesia!
    You’ll figure this out. You’ve got this!
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    244 days ago
    Functional fitness, kiddo! You've got it!

    I'm in similar boat, with similar diagnoses, but have a few years on you... and have a similar mind-set: it's not so much vanity as ability these days. And to be honest... from the photos I've seen lately on FB? You look GOOD, woman!
    244 days ago

    Accept the priceless gift - the joy of work. Apply the greatest value in life: love people and serve them. You will attract big and generous portions of success.
    W. Clement Stone

    244 days ago
    I'd say you're doing the right things. Keep it up!

    HUGS and wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    244 days ago
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