2015_Day 113: #fitat50 challenge definitely challenging

imageTwo-thirds of the way into my #fitat50 challenge, I wish I could say I’m exceeding all my expectations. My goal was to lose 10 to 13 pounds and get in shape by my 50th birthday. I’ve lost 5, maybe 6 on a day the scale likes me.

Truthfully, I expected I would have lost more weight after exercising five times a week for almost eight weeks. Not to mention eating better. Ten years ago, I probably would have lost at least 10 pounds following the same regimen. Oh, how your body changes from age 40 to 50. Not in a good way either.

While I haven’t lost as much weight as I thought I would, I do have to say that I can tell certain parts of my body are looking better. Specifically my upper legs and arms. I can definitely tell they’re getting toned, thanks to my Daily Burn workouts. It’s officially shorts weather here in central Texas, and I feel a lot better today about wearing shorts in public than I would have two months ago. So, at least there’s that.

In less than 30 days I’ll be 50 – and hopefully in a little bit better shape than I am today. I don’t plan on giving up on my #fitat50 challenge, and I’d like to think that it will be a new start for the second half-century of my life.

Speaking of that milestone, I’m looking for suggestions on how I should spend my 50th birthday. I’ve never really made a big deal about my adult birthdays (except my 18th), and I’m not sure I should this one either. Any ideas?

3 thoughts on “2015_Day 113: #fitat50 challenge definitely challenging

    1. Julie Riebe Post author

      It’s definitely adventurous enough, Shannon, but I’ll have to see as I get closer. Not quite sure I’m ready for that. I do want to spend a lot of the day outside though. I was thinking a botanical garden or something like that would be fun, too.



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