10,000-14,999 SparkPoints 14,365

upcoming milestone birthday -- so exciting, but new struggles to overcome

Sunday, February 23, 2020

My goal -- to get enough mass off my frame and to build the muscle needed to support my joints so that I can get back to the running that I started doing shortly before my 50th birthday. I worked up to running half's and 10K's at that time, I can still run a 5k at about a 12 -13 min pace. I have a number of grandchildren who I anticipate chasing around for a long time and there are a number of adventures that I want to undertake.

Here's a bit of background: My 50th birthday was my favorite to date, and from family history I have a highly positive outlook on turning 60 in a couple of months. On weekends I can do a full hour workout, perhaps not at as high of a level as when I was 50, but still solid. I am 5' 11" and working to lose about 40 - 50 pounds, but it seems that this requires much more diligence at near 60 than just 10 short years ago.

After work on weekdays, I struggle to find the motivation to follow through and do the scheduled 30 min workout. Mindless eating continues to be an area needing work. These two pieces are significant impacts on my progress. My head knows what I need to do but I need to develop the habits now that I did not develop when young.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    One at a time and maybe aim for several short sessions of exercise each day during the week? Sending you an early birthday greeting! emoticon emoticon
    415 days ago
    I can relate, I work out 2-3 nights a week after work but can't seem to get any workouts in on the weekends. Trying to get back on track with my eating. New habits are hard to maintain but not as hard as old habits are to break. Cheering you on!
    416 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by SUZANNE170