Sunday, July 5, 2015

Fifty Fit and Fabulous

Ha....I love this blog title and for the most part it describes me well!! Yes I am 50 1/2. Yes I am fabulous...and what about the Fit...well heck, nobody is perfect. I am working on that part. As I get older my passion to have the perfect body and be a role model is diminishing and being replaced with the simpler things in life...looking decent and training consistently.

I need to lose about 15 pounds to satisfy my definition of FIT but I am in no rush to do it. Lately I have been simply eating clean and training 4-5 times a week. I have been eating a TON of fruit with diminishing returns on the waistline...but I don't care. I am losing the weight VERY slowly at this pace but it is coming off and I am eating as much "clean" food as I want....which includes way too much fruit.

I am enjoying training and I even added some cardio with my training. I had not done that consistently for a long time, but I have been on track with that.

Life is changing quite drastically for me. My 4th child will be leaving the nest and starting school soon. I can't freakin even believe it as it seems like just yesterday she was nested in my stomach. I get older the weeks get faster and life is in fast motion!!!

I may even have time to start blogging again...but no promises. I am still working full time and am pretty busy there.

I think I am going to add a few additional blogs to my stash. I am going to add a blog called Keeping It Real where I will highlight my Natural Hair Journey goals. I am going to work on growing my natural hair really long because many people think that black hair don't grow and that we all wear weaves to have long hair. Well that is ridiculous and I am going to grow my natural hair and keep it natural which means free of heat, chemicals, or coloring. So I am going to embrace my gray hair!!

I think I am going to start a makeup and skincare blog as well since those things are a major love of mine and I don't want to use this blog to spotlight those things. As for this blog, I will continue to use it for training and bragging about my kids and grandkids and everything else in my life that is fab.

Training...the same old thing upper and lower body split 4 days a week. The new is the moderate cardio 4-5 days a week as well.

Nutrition- limit the processed foods drastically. No white foods basically and minimizing any kind of bread...even whole grain breads. I am not saying NO processed foods or breads, but just limiting them to 1-2 times a week at the most. Same thing for alcohol....leaving it alone for the most part. I will have my day or so where I am off the diet...but I will try to limit that to once every 2-3 weeks. This is doable for me since I am allowing myself as much fruit as I want....which is too much actually...but it is healthy.

The grands are getting big!!!!