March 14, 2008

Getting Fit, A Little at a Time

At the close of the holiday season, we decided that this is our year to get serious about being fit. Now that we are both retired, we can take the time to put our health goals back on track.

At the beginning of the year, we joined a local fitness center not far from our home. It is part of the Snap Fitness chain. The facility is new, clean, convenient, and open 24 hours per day. The manager gal is a sweetheart, and a very patient and cheerful trainer has coached us. We have been going for an hour every day for cardio work on the treadmill (for me) and bike (for hubby) and then fitness workouts.

We are getting a bit stronger and excess weight is starting to come off. We are also eating more sensibly and cutting back on calories. I have now achieved 27% of my weight loss goal since we started. We estimate that it will take us most of 2008 to reach our goals, and then we will begin to make adjustments for maintenance.

There are days that I get discouraged because of all of the aches and pains. I want all the ugly fat to disappear NOW. Wishful thinking, hahaha! It’s just not going to happen that way, since it didn’t get flung on me overnight. Slow and steady is going to win the battle. While I wait, I am happy to see less and less of me in the mirror each morning.


  1. I am so proud of you for the commitment. Larry and I talk about it, I do an occasional healthy thought but not consistent.
    You have inspired me!

  2. I am so glad to provide some inspiration! There are some key words to remember - decision, dedication, patience. It's hard work, but we HAVE to get it done if we want to improve our quality of life.

  3. It's really easy when you get the routine down...getting Started is the problem!LOL...with us, anyway! Have a fun night!!hugs

  4. Yes, that is really the hard part - making the initial decision to make a fundamental change. Thanks for your encouragement!

  5. Greetings. I decided the other day that I need to get busy and get back to I just need to make the time.

    What lovely pictures you have here.


  6. Thank you so much for your kind comments about my pictures! Perhaps my story about getting fit will help give you the "push" that you need!

    I would love for you to visit my blog again sometime!


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