I’m often told I have a great laugh. It’s a compliment and something I enjoy hearing, as I strive to do it everyday. Life is just too short not to include a laugh. I guess if you wanted to know the truth, it’s probably something I’ve inherited from my family.
This fall is action-packed. I’ve got so many fun things planned and it got off to a great start with football season. October is packed, with two out of town races in Pennsylvania and Idaho. The race in PA is an annual race with a magazine I’ve read over 20 years. The race in Boise, Onward Shay, is to commemorate Shay Hirsch, someone I never got to meet, but a story I enjoyed reading and I know I’ll be cracking up. I’m most excited I’ll be going with a team.
When it comes to fitting in food and fitness in my travel schedule, I’ll mention I’m challenged all the time. How do you do it? Where do you find the time? How does it work? These all are questions I get asked. I’m like most any other girl over 50, wanting to hang onto any shred of youth and the smaller sizes. I’ve already tried out the size 12, when I was 24 and I have no desire to go back. I just wasn’t happy being bigger, but have many friends that don’t subscribe to fitness or the like and could care less about it. I wear a size 0 in the Lucky Brand Lolita Jeans or size 2 in most everything else. The insurance weight tables all say my weight for my height shouldn’t exceed 130 for health.
Fitness usually starts before the day gets rolling. I try to get in the gym first thing in the morning if I’m on the road, and at home, after a couple of cups of coffee and watching morning shows. The day always goes better with a workout beforehand.
Food? Yes, I still love to eat, always will and I’ll always have to work to stay thinner. I don’t strive to be bone skinny, never will, and I try to stay under 130 lbs.. I’m almost 5’7″. I love my weight training and I love my cardio. For food, a cleaner diet always yields best results. Generally, that means staying away from a diet hugely in processed foods and sticking to meat, veggies, and etc., and all that being no more than 2200 calories a day. When I was bigger, I easily took in over 3000 calories a day, and some days with the mentality of “I’ll start tomorrow on eating better”. I never go below 1500 calories a day, even when I’m trying to lose weight. All that being said, all rules go out the window on my birthday and Christmas.
When I was married, I cooked all the time, had a family of 4 stepkids that visited and still managed to stay under a size 6 (which wasn’t easy). I was 10 lbs. heavier, but wasn’t really into doing photo shoots or trying to get modeling work and cared more about having meals that all the kids liked. My ex wasn’t picky on what he ate, and was the easiest to please of the bunch. Fitness was a big part of the household, the entire family worked out and though only 1 kid (of the four) lived with us, everyone worked out. They all still do, but I’ve lost touch with most of the family. I know single mom’s that work fitness in, and hit the gym with their child or trade favors with neighbors on babysitting. I include all of this in case someone reading this wonders if I have a clue with having a family around.
Goals for the fall are to attend a few social functions, some races and of course, work. I hope to fly with fun people and keep the laughs going. Thanks for the follow and hope all of your goals are rolling well:-)