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Say it loud...I'm 60 and proud

I can honestly say that the second half of my life has been truly §MARVELOUSˇ¨.

After being overweight most of my life; including childhood, I have finally reached a point where I am eating to live and not living to eat. I have dropped the label of being full-figure or big boned but have actually been described as ˇ§healthyˇ¨ fit, or sexy.

The combination of losing weight, exercising and strength training I was able to turn my body age back to 42; a gain of 15 ...
I can honestly say that the second half of my life has been truly §MARVELOUSˇ¨.

After being overweight most of my life; including childhood, I have finally reached a point where I am eating to live and not living to eat. I have dropped the label of being full-figure or big boned but have actually been described as ˇ§healthyˇ¨ fit, or sexy.

The combination of losing weight, exercising and strength training I was able to turn my body age back to 42; a gain of 15 years.

In 2009, at age 55, I set my sight to ˇ§figure competeˇ¨ and I accomplished that goal. I competed twice and the second time around I finished in 3rd place for the age group 50 and over. Also at age 55, I completed my first 5K for breast cancer, where I placed 3rd for age 50 ˇV 55 female. This is from a woman who hates to run and at the best use to be able to run in one minute increments.

I am one of those rare women who went through menopause without any major issues or need for medication and I think one of the factors which contributed to an easy transaction was because of my healthy life style. Also because of the strength training, my bone density results either improved or have not decrease over the last few years. All of these factors I owe to a healthy life style.

Life is great and how many 58 year old women still have the guts to put on a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleading outfit and jump out of a birthday cake.

I cannot wait to see how ˇ§FANTASTICˇ¨ my 60s will be , which is two years from now, because I have truly ˇ§ROCKEDˇ¨ my 50s.

You are only as old as you feel and I feel great!!!

Charlene


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Member Since: 11/22/2006

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My Goals:
To transform my body into a body worthy of figure competiting in 2009. - Goal completed




My Program:
Currently in a maintenance mode.

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I live in Redondo Beach, CA. I have been in CA since 1985. I love it here.

I have two adult children, a son and daughter.


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JAZZID
1/7/2014 11:35:36 PM

Hey Char, Thanks for stopping by my goals blog, I just neglected to add that information to my blog.

RE: high intensity workout, no worries, I have never stopped doing higher intensity heavy bag & kick boxing workouts, just haven't been doing them as often as I would like to.

I am glad that I am back on track nutritionally and have started strength training again, I am doing full-body compound exercises, this type of strength is more challenging to me than split training. Definitely burns a lot of calories too!

RE: Strength training as I indicated, my goal is 2 - 3X's per week, but if I am too sore I may only be able to get 2 in.... I am sore now from yesterday's workout and I have Burn Circuit 2 scheduled for tomorrow evening:

1) should I still workout if the soreness is not too bad?

- OR -

2) postpone it until the soreness subsides? and just do a cardio workout?

Well, I have to go to work tomorrow, not looking forward to that cold, but at least I will have a short work week!

How's Rodney doing?

Talk to you later, have a nice night! ~ Dee emoticon

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JAZZID
12/23/2013 2:13:55 PM

emoticon "wishing you & Rodney,

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emoticon ✿*✿ HAPPY HOLIDAYS ✿*✿ emoticon

✿•.¸¸¸.•*•. `(¸.• ✿*✿ •.¸)`*•.¸¸¸•*•.✿

~ Dee emoticon

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JAZZID
12/23/2013 1:58:04 AM

Hey girl.. thanks for stopping by and for sharing those beautiful photos of you.

I have fallen completely off the wagon, but I plan to start back on January 1st. I don't know, it's tough, but I am not quitting and this time I am going to try a different approach, I will blog about it. I am miserable right now feeling like this emoticon and looking forward to getting started.

Sorry to hear about Rodney's knee slipping, hopefully this next surgery will solve the problem. Has he lost any weight yet, I am sure that would help as well. 6 months is a long time, might as well set the date!!!... hint, hint!!!! emoticon

Comment edited on: 12/23/2013 6:17:35 PM

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11/22/2013 4:02:26 PM

Thanks. Even more inspiring. emoticon



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JAZZID
11/22/2013 7:37:09 AM

Hey Char, quick question. In your before pic, what size did you wear and how much did you weigh? Just curious how many dress sizes and weight you lost.

Enjoy your day! emoticon

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