I’M GETTING OLD
My body is getting old…. there comes a time when I can no longer rely on my Asian genetics.
As I approach the big 3-0, and as the Tub Hubs’ eye sight get better, I’m noticing more obvious signs of aging. For example, the breast pads of my graduation dress (I was 17) are now much higher than where my breasts actually are.
So… in the 13 years that have passed, my somehow-still-perky-looking breast have definitely sagged.
There are other things. Like belly fat, cellulite along the backs of my thighs.
Why is this happening?!
For years I’ve watched from the sidelines as my peers and those older than me go on health kicks. I was always secretly happy that it didn’t have to be me. I didn’t want to sweat it up at the gym. I didn’t want to moderate what I ate. (OODLES OF NOODLES FOREVER PLEASE) But as the years went on and the pounds became harder to shed, I finally had to admit defeat.
So this Monday I started The Stop Looking Like a Jelly Doughnut Plan. The plan generally covers eating better (low carbs) and working out better (more weight lifting and core strength exercises).
The Weigh In
I probably should have done this on Monday… but I didn’t. Today I weighed myself at the gym at 122 lbs. Good progress already, since a couple weeks ago I was at the lower end of 124.
The Work Out
Today I started rigorously lifting again. I also went back to my sit-up routine. I know it’s not much, but it’s what I’m starting with.
I may also join a core strength class at one point, but we’ll see where we’re headed.
I paired this with stir-fry spinach and shiitake mushrooms.
Personal victory today? NO NOODLES!! Seriously, that’s a huge accomplishment.
I’ll be updating my progress weekly. The goal weight I want to reach is around 110 lbs, with a lot less fat and a lot more muscle.
Here I go!