Here it is…my new 70 for 70 challenge and today as day one was everything I had hoped. I got 20 minutes of deep stretching along with 10 minutes of arm strengthening and then 40 minutes spinning on my beloved ruby road bike that had to be put on a resistance trainer because our air quality has dropped out due to wildfires in our province. No outdoor exercise for a few days at least.
Go figure that I start a fitness challenge and I can’t get outside to exercise!?
Let’s get something straight – humour has always been the common thread that has continuously been woven through our living and writing at PHQ. That will never change. But since we’ve been diagnosed with on-set 50’s, our lives, along with our humour has evolved.
PHQ hasn’t changed in its wit or candor but our purpose has shifted to include a new angle on real life. And so I bring you…
Princess Headquarters – chronicling the on-set 50’s nightmare of a middle aged legend.
I’m talkin’ about changes in family, in jobs, in our home, in our relationships, in our children, in our fitness and especially in our health! As in…what the hell is being per-menopausal anyway?!
Lots of info to kick off this next chapter in my personal novel that seem to have the length of War and Peace. But first…I bring your this brief video that seems to sum up the on-set 50’s attitude…
I am no expert and I don’t have proper authority to pass on any information but…
One thing I learned along this journey is, whatever you do, don’t ever make your life miserable with your own actions. Meaning…keep certain things in your life to help you stay happy.
For example…I was given a food program to consider following for a 30 day period…this program said that all participants had to give up:
1 – sugar
2 – gluten
3 – carbs
4 – coffee
And get this…5 – ALCOHOL?!!!
I ask you?! Why would anyone give up all that? Even for only 30 days?
My philosophy combines creating good habits and being happy on every journey.
Taking away coffee for 30 days only to start drinking it again doesn’t create a healthy habit.
If you like coffee…drink some coffee!
I ate and drank all 5 of the items in the list and am a happy person at the end of 60 days of cardio.
I even lost 10 pounds 🙂
Like I wrote…I’m no expert but being happy will always win 🙂
Thanks to my supporters and my family for your help along these two months! My work is not done yet and the next chapter will be written tomorrow.
60/60 – my go-to ever loved stationary bike for 30 minutes of cardio!
Had a great workout this morning in a cozy outdoor space that I was able to skip in and do a bit of my Moga and a smidge of strengthening. It was nice and cool and the sun was coming up over the mountains.
Looking forward to these last 5 days of my Challenge. Although this Challenge will be completed, I will be taking a new Challenge on the road with me as my summer travel schedule kicks in.
I imagine the new Challenge will be more muscle strength based with a lesser amount of cardio everyday to keep things simple. But some experts do say that more intense minutes of cardio for less time can be very effective!
I’m hoping to keep my diet clean as I travel which can be tough. But of course, just like this Challenge, I will be wholly committed to the next one 🙂
55/60 – 40 minute circuit with 30 minutes of skipping included!