Fit Fab 40s Fitness Challenge ~Weigh-In~

Posted in A Lil About Me, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Self Improvement, Uncategorized, Weight Management with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2013 by Angela
Lose it, won't use it....

Lose it, won’t use it….

I broke the plateau I was on & stabilized to lose another 5 lbs. in August with the help of varied workouts, more rest and diet tweaking. More challenges ahead for September as I meet my goal & make my triumphant return to a weight not seen in nearly 8 yrs. And having gotten this close….the next goal is at least an additional 10 lbs. before the holidays.

Life change is amazing!!!

~peace & blessings~

Fit Fab 40s Fitness Challenge ~Milestone Moments~

Posted in A Lil About Me, Fitness, Goals, Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Self Improvement, Weight Management with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2013 by Angela
Waistline not wastebasket...

Waistline not wastebasket…

Greetings friends…. It’s been awhile since time has permitted regular check-in but much as life goes on…. I have stayed the course and keep up “my temple maintenance”!

I will gladly post the official amount of weight loss after I check with the doctor. Last year I was mostly on an “anti -weighing regimen” as I concentrated on maintaining disciplines of lifestyle change. With that being the case I didn’t purchase a scale & begin systematic weight tracking until sometime in March so I am lowballing the overall number.

I am happily able to share that I’ve had some really outstanding milestones occur over this journey and especially so in the past few months including losing >16 lbs and dropping several sizes from the 12-14 range to 8…almost to my size 6 goal. Hopefully will be there by summer’s end with concentration focused on the next set of goals.

So yeah, I’m pretty much kicking butt and taking names…life has been very good!!

~peace & blessings~

Fit Fab 40s Fitness Challenge ~Special Event~

Posted in A Lil About Me, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Self Improvement, Weight Management with tags , , , , , , , on March 17, 2013 by Angela

Waistline not wastebasket...

Waistline not wastebasket…


Hello all…

Yes, its been awhile but don’t take that to mean I fell off. Quite the contrary. Fit Fab 40s Fitness Challenge is not a fad or gimmick but a way of life that I transitioned into as I entered my 40s. Having turned over a ‘new leaf’ more than 20 yrs. ago I determined to make health & wellness one of my lifelong goals. There have been ups & downs but also lots of forward movement!

Today was a major milestone. Not only did I complete another ½ marathon…I beat my former race time by 7:01 minutes and shaved :31 secs off my pace time!!!

Looking forward to achieving my next goal(s)….

Stay tuned!!

~peace & blessings~

Fit Fab 40s Fitness Challenge — Days #29 thru #49

Posted in Fitness, Health & Wellness, Self Improvement, Weight Management with tags , , , , , , on November 19, 2012 by Angela

Waistline not wastebasket…

Still in the groove…maintaining but desirous to take it up a notch. Pondering but keeping active in the meantime.

Day #49 – Sunday
•cardio (dance)
•strength training

Day #48 – Saturday
•cardio (dance)
•strength training

Day #47 – Friday
•cardio (1 mile)
•stretching/flexibility

Day #46 – Thursday
•pilates (core)
•kettlebell

Day #45 – Wednesday
•rest

Day #44 -Tuesday
•kettlebell
•stretching/flexibility
•abs
•strength training

Day #43 – Monday
•cardio (60 min kickboxing)
•cardio (55 min spinning)

Day #42 – Sunday
•stretching/flexibility

Day #41 – Saturday
•kettlebell
•core

Day #40 – Friday
•stretching/flexibility
•cardio (2.33 miles)

Day #39 – Thursday
•stretching/flexibility

Day #38 – Wednesday
•rest

Day #37 – Tuesday
•cardio (1.35 miles)

Day #36 – Monday
•stretching/flexibility

Day #35 – Sunday
•stretching/flexibility

Day #34 – Saturday
•rest

Day #33 – Friday
•stretching/flexibility

Day #32 – Thursday
•stretching/flexibility

Day #31 – Wednesday
•rest

Day #30 – Tuesday
•pilates
•abs
•core

Day #29 – Monday
•stretching/flexibility

….there ya go….if I can do it, so can you!

~peace & blessings~

…and thus November cometh….

Posted in A Lil About Me, Affirmations, Blessings, Life Lessons, Self Improvement with tags , , , , on November 1, 2012 by Angela

It certainly seems to me that 2012 has flown by at warp speed. It has been a year of incredible growth, changes and numerous blessings. And just when I thought it couldn’t get any more intense, it has…. I’m currently preparing myself to start the new year with an awesome mission trip abroad to South Africa!

As is my custom during the fall months, I spend several weeks reflecting upon the past year’s successes, challenges and lessons learned all in an attempted to revise, renew or set goals & disciplines to aim for in the upcoming year.

Going to South Africa is starting off the year in a really big way!

I’m excited to see the direction God is leading me while at the same time a tad bit pensive. Above all else I am determined to respond obediently to the call he is placing upon my heart with increasing faith and openness.

Spiritually I’ve endeavored to grow for nearly 18 years and its been amazingly. rewarding….that journey continues along with a host of health & wellness that have given way to major lifestyle changes.

Determined to finish 2012 stronger than I began….and happy to report that I’m “winning”!!

~peace & blessings~

Fit Fab 40s Fitness Challenge — Days #15 thru #28

Posted in Fitness, Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Self Improvement, Weight Management with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2012 by Angela

Waistline not wastebasket…

Finishing up the month strong….the journey continues on through November with more tweaked ahead…

Day #28 – Sunday
•kettlebell
•strength training
•abs

Day #27 – Saturday
•stretching/flexibility

Day #26 – Friday
•kettlebell
•strength training
•core

Day #25 – Thursday
•rest

Day #24 – Wednesday
•stretching/flexibility

Day #23 – Tuesday
•cardio (3.64 mi walk)

Day #22 – Monday
•stretching/flexibility

Day #21 – Sunday
•recovery

Day #20 – Saturday
•pilates
•core

Day #19 – Friday
•recovery

Day #18 – Thursday
•cardio (1.09 mi walk)

Day #17 – Wednesday
•stretching/flexibility

Day #16 – Tuesday
•cardio (3.08 mi walk)

Day #15 – Monday
•stretching/flexibility

….as you can see a busy couple of weeks incorporating this in with work, volunteering efforts, extracurriculars & social life….but nothing worthwhile comes without a fair amount of determination attached.

I tentatively hope to ease back into two-a-day workouts beginning in the month of November. By doing that I hope to get back to a 3/3 minimum routine (3x strength training + 3 days Cardio)

Fit Fab 40s Fitness Challenge — Day #14

Posted in Fitness, Health & Wellness, Self Improvement, Uncategorized, Weight Management with tags , , , , , , , on October 14, 2012 by Angela

Day #14 – Sunday
•kettlebell
•core

Day #13 – Saturday
•cardio (walking)

Day #12 – Friday
•recovery

~peace & blessings~