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Getting Fit After 50

So many of you ask me what I am doing to stay fit, what type of exercising do I do, meal plans, and so much more – I decided to share with you a golden nugget that changed my life. Here is my story and how I came to learn about the best thing that ever happened to me health-wise. The exercise app I use and how my family is now a believer in the program!

When I was younger I was more active, I was running around keeping up with kids, my schedule was jammed packed, and my metabolism seemed to be pumping harder and burning much better than it was at 45. So if you are 50 or older you can relate to this and if you are younger, this is something you may want to start addressing now.

When I was 40, I was still very active, I was running at least 3 times a week and I felt like I was 20. At that time I was working 8-5 and working the gym into my schedule or some time at the park for a jog was no problem at all. What changed for me was at the age of 45. I took a job where I was traveling 80% of the time and I was sedentary most of the day. I took up bad eating habits and it wasn’t long before it started showing. I gained about 30 lbs. in a year and slowly I was losing muscle mass from sitting so much during the day.

The Before & After Photo

December 2018 (age 49) to July 2020 (age 51)

I quickly jumped from a size 4/6 to a size 12 and it seemed almost impossible to lose those extra pounds. I had lost my routine of working out and I had lost the want or desire to exercise. By age 48 I was back home and decided I needed to think about me, my health and getting fit had to be a priority. Putting me first…had to be a priority!

I lost a few pounds by cutting my food intake and walking or going to the gym a few times a week, but nothing actually helped me get the added pounds and fat off until I started FASTer Way To Fat Loss. I’ve told this story before, I was hesitant…very hesitant!! I did NOT want to spend any money on something that may not work. I did not want to waste money on something I may not follow through on. I just didn’t want to spend any money LOL! My thoughts were I could cut back on what I ate and I could drop some pounds on the scale and I would be happy. The problem was, I was almost 50, and skipping a few meals was not working for me like it did in my 20’s and 30’s! 

After seeing more and more blogger friends have success on this new “plan”, I decided to take the plunge and join. Putting in my credit card number as I was paying for this program was not easy for me ladies…I don’t like spending unless it’s something tangible that I can see or hold. After signing up, my thoughts were, would I follow through? Could I work this program and learn it? Did I have enough determination to actually do it?

The first week was learning the program, I watched their live videos, I read all the materials and I was committing myself 100%! The following Monday we started as a group, we have accountability groups on Facebook and I had my own personal coach to help me along the way. The first few days I thought I was a total failure! I kept on though, I read the posts, the comments in my group, and by my second week I was catching a good groove. By the 3rd week, I had this baby nailed! I could do it!

Around this time is when I noticed my stomach was MUCH flatter and I was losing inches! I was eating more food than I ever have in my life each day and I was losing fat! How does that work? This program taught me that I was eating the wrong foods and I was consuming too much of foods that were hurting my body. I eat foods that I like, I eat all the fruits that I like, meats that I like and vegetables that I like. I don’t eat sprouts of green, or “healthy” yucky food…I eat things I liked and because of this, it was easier for me to maintain and work the program.

I needed more protein and fewer fats, I needed more carbs and fewer fats…yes, you heard me right…I eat CARBS! And a lot of them!! This program teaches you how to cycle your carb intake and you fast during certain hours of the day. This was the easiest thing for me! Have I stuck to it 100% of the time…Ummm, NO! I have messed up, I have gotten off course, but that was ok! Now at 51 years old, I am still using the skills that I learned and keeping the weight off. I’ve learned when I mess up, I start right back on it, I forget yesterday and look at what I can do today. I make myself be accountable to myself. I walk, I workout at home with the Open Fit App. (I love this and use it all the time, they have easy to harder workouts ranging from 10 – 30 minutes).

My Husband Saw Results & My 78 Year-Old Mom Did Too!

My husband saw the progress I was making and decided to give it a go. When he started this program and I was telling him how many carbs he needed to eat daily, he was convinced I was trying to get him fat HA! He, like me, could not conceive the thought that eating food could make you lose weight. This was totally against everything we had heard and learned throughout our lives. But guess what…he dropped from a size 38 waist to a size 34 and he is 60 years old! Yes, any age and any gender can do this! 

My mother, who is 78, was struggling with her weight and had been for a long time. She decided to give it a try, only for nutritional purposes. She is not very active but needed to lose weight and she was having a very hard time. She has now dropped 30 lbs and about 38 inches in fat! With no exercise ladies! It doesn’t matter what your activity level is and it doesn’t matter your age or gender – This works!

If I can do it, my 78-year-old mom can do it, and my husband can do it and so many others do it and are successful…YOU can too! Join us Monday for our next round of FASTer Way To Fat Loss and start your healthy lifestyle and your slimmer life! Trust me, you won’t regret it…it’s by far the BEST thing I have ever done! I’m so glad I took the plunge and put my health first! I can’t wait to see where I end up now that I am working out more and building muscle. I know it is a work in progress, but you know what? I’m doing it one day at a time and I’m doing it for me! I’m doing it for my kids and my grandchild. I’m doing it because I want a great life 10-20 years from now! How about you?

If you are interested in this program and want more details please click here to see more info. I stand by this program 110% and have been a faithful VIP member!

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