Have you ever imagined yourself at 95 years old? What advice would you give yourself at the age you are now, on the threshold of 2012?
I’m a 33-year-old obese mom of two small children. Once upon a time I was a fit college athlete. Once upon a time I had energy and grace and confidence. And I intend to earn those characteristics again.
At my heaviest, I weighed 285 pounds. At 5’7”. I’m now somewhere in the 240’s. And on the way down. My eventual goal is to weigh somewhere around 133-145 pounds, and to join a local adult gymnastics class.
My initial strategy is to eat a nutritarian diet, lift weights at the gym 3x per week, and do 90 minutes of cardio 6x per week. As I become more fit, I will add in activities specific to gymnastics conditioning.
For readers familiar with gymnastics terms, my targets are to be able to do a kip on the uneven bars and a back extension on the floor. Oh, and to climb a rope.
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