Hello all! I am 50 years old and I need to get healthy! I signed up for the challenge in the past and failed to truly even begin. I really need to do this! I would welcome any one. We need to support each other!
Congratulations on starting the Challenge! I am 51 years old. I started the Challenge in 2000 but did not finish. When I started again in 2012 I was determined to succeed. I kept food journals, exercise journals and photo journals. I followed the weight training plan on this site (bodyforlife.com/.../weight-training). I did weight training 3 times per week and aerobic exercise at least 3 times per week. In the beginning, my aerobic exercise was just walking, then I added walking up stairs and eventually graduated to biking and jumping rope. I did all my cardio on an empty stomach- first thing in the morning. I made schedules and planned my daily meals. Sometimes I did not follow my plan to the letter but I tried to exercise and eat what I had planned. If I really deviated from my plan, I made up for it the next day. You also have a free day which is great - something else to look forward to (besides being stronger and healthier). I drank (and still drink) a Myoplex Lite shake almost daily. I swear by them! So Tammy - just start! - then focus on what you are going to do each day and before you know it you'll reach your goals. I was not healthy before the Challenge and now I get compliments all the time about what great shape I am in. You can do it!
Body-for-LIFE Champion 2012, Women 46+
Hi Tammie, I turn 50 this July and I have tried this many times and gave up between weeks 4 & 6 because I didn't get the "quick fix" results I wanted... I was just trying to live in my old habits and they have caught up to me! Now I am going at this from a whole new perspective :) I'll be here with you! I'll send you a friend request. We can do this!!!
Hi all, I started today April 7. It's my first time and I really want this. I've let my weight creep up and felt like giving up until I picked up Body for Life last week. Now I believe it's possible to look and feel better than ever. I'm with you too.
Hi guys I started today, I was feeling a little lazy but after reading the forums I am back on track. I am 51 and have always been active but since my knee and shoulder surguries over the last few years I have learn how to be the master at making excuses about working out. Eating wise I do pretty good most of the time but the weight has continued to rise and I am sick of it. I look in the mirror and I think I have got to do better. I have a teenage son who thinks all my time belongs to him!! I don't mind all his activites, I just decided I want to make a priorities for myself as well.
So I am ready for this challenge, best of luck to you all.
Hi this is my first time, what is the purpose for drinking the Myoplex shake daily?
I'm in the club! I am 52 and my wife and I started a new challenge yesterday (Apr 15). We did the challenge a couple of times in 99/00 with great results. Time to do it again!
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