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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fit By 40

Sooooo, Sunday was my birthday.  I've been celebrating since last Thursday (yikes).  Needless to say, I didn't do great this week according to the scale (gained 1.6 lbs).  But I'm going to choose to NOT focus on that and focus on how I made my goal of Fit By 40!

I used to define this as being at my goal weight... but I had to redefine that goal because I am not even close.  I'm 2/3 of the way there... this summer really messed me up.  BUT again, it's not about the weight right now.  I'll tell you what Fit By 40 means to me now...

  1. I can walk up the stairs in my house and not be out of breath
  2. I can go for a walk with my husband and I'm not winded the entire time (and not embarrased)
  3. I can run a 5k (I've done 2 this year)
  4. I can run a 5k obstacle course (I've done 2 this year)
  5. I know what eating healthy means, I do it over 90% of the time
  6. I can zumba for 3 hours (that was my first introduction to zumba) with NO BREAKS
  7. I can run 1 mile in 11 minutes and 10 seconds (my best time so far)
  8. I no longer have heart burn on a daily basis (and not taking two different daily meds)
  9. My blood pressure medicine was cut by 75%
  10. I can do 250 squats, 40 push ups and 100 leg lifts in less than a 1/2 hour
I could go on and on really... but I'd say I'm Fit by 40! When I hit my goal weight, I'll then be focusing on what this whole blog is...

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!


  1. WOW!!! That's amazing!! You could kick my ass on many levels!! Way to go!! I've just started trying to get myself back into shape after surgery. It is a struggle for sure so I love reading your updates. It's a good reminder that it's hard but it inspires me to keep going.


    1. Thanks Shannon... definitely hard but oh so so worth it. I'm not a perfect little weight watcher, but I'm fairly disciplined and definitely get my work outs in. Thanks for reading!!!