Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Is That Your 6-pack?

I TOLD you I was doing my crunches! I also added weights to work on muscle tone and definition during 2nd Cup of Coffee’s 30 x 5 challenge!

I got an email the other day from a friend that owns a health business. Since I know her, I figured she wouldn’t mind if I borrowed her body today. Her photo was labeled with the fact that she’s 52. Truth is, I NEVER had abs like this. Not when I was 20 or 30 or 40 and definitely not at 50. I love her but you can trust I won’t be hanging out at the pool with her. I had more fun doctoring this photo than you can imagine.

The good news is I exceeded the goal to exercise at least 30 minutes on 10 of 14 days during Linda’s challenge. I liked pretending I was in one big exercise class with the 50 or so women participating. All the better that you couldn’t actually see me. ; )

On the food part of the challenge, rather than looking for things to deny myself, I found some new favorite snacks in the 2 point range. Linda’s the one that got me started on the Pumpkin Spice/Flax Kashi bars and the almonds. I don’t know who told me about the Laughing Cow cheese that is only 50 calories for a serving. Partnered with 7 triscuit thin crisps, I’ve got a wonderful snack for 2 points! I also enjoy getting out a plate and cutting up an apple as a snack. It feels like a mini meal if I put it on a plate for some reason. I love variety; in my diet, in my friends, in my reading, in my life!
As for me and the scale – we’ve separated. That idiot was driving me nuts, was unfaithful and was emotionally abusive. He's banished to the garage. I'll let you know if I reconsider.

I feel great and am less squishy and jiggly. I’m just glad I no longer share adjectives with a dish of pudding. No 6-pack abs or buns of steel but hey, progress is progress.

16 comments:

Protege said...

Your (friends) body looks absolutely fit and gorgeous.;) But then of course, that is not strange when she owns a health business; she does this for a living.;))
I like the way you parted with your scale.;)) I think I am going to do the same.;)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

You continue to inspire ME! I love the way you tweaked what we're doing to support your life and preferences. Weight Watchers is a great program (did you know I used to lead meetings there?). I am seriously considering pitching the scale, too. Great job, Beverly. You just completely motivated me this morning. Thx!

Melanie said...

You're looking good, girl!
Really, I'm sure you are.
Good snack choices. I like 1/2 cup Greek yogurt w/a few frozen berries or a swirl of honey.
Melanie@Bella~Mella

Jenny said...

You did awesome.

sara said...

awesome!!! I too am getting rid of the scale. I have done better with phase 2 but am ready to put full force into phase 3!!!

Susan D said...

I love the picture of you. I'm thinkin we could ALL look like that if that was our JOB! I'm lookin forward to fewer jiggles. Blessings, SusanD

Merrie said...

Yea! Good for you! You do look AMAZING (even without 6 pack abs! I think this is a lifetime thing that we have started. I know it will make a huge difference!
Blessings!

Ballerina Girl said...

Congratulations!

BG

skoots1mom said...

good job!!
it's neat to read everyone's ideas on snacks, too

keep it up!

Renna said...

Congratulations on your good outcome of Linda's challenge. I didn't fare as well on phase 2 as I did phase one. I need to get a post written, too.

I love Laughing Cow cheese, and had no idea it was so low in calorie. I also love Triscuits, but choked on one once, and had to have Hubby do the Heimlich! :-o

Not that I blame Triscuit, more likely it had something to do with cramming too many Triscuits into my mouth at one time! ;-Þ

Sassy Granny ... said...

Well, I guess I'd better ditch this lemon pound cake I'm about gobble up.

Actually, hubby and I eat very healthy, though often way too much. Portion control is an oxymoron at my house!

Congrats!

Kathleen

Edie said...

Now I REALLY feel out of shape! lol. Keep it up girl!

jamie b said...

thanks for coming by my blog and entering the giveaway. hope you win! :)

Uncommon Blonde said...

That picture is hilarious! Now you've got to tell me whose ridiculous abs those are...

Dita said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment.

I was hysterical when I hopped over to your blog.....gotta luv them abs! I know that I will be visiting much more often over here because weight watching and exercise are two of my major goals that keep getting pushed to the curb...but no more.

I needed the laughs and I definitly found them over here!

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Well done! I need to do the same, have a few squishy bits that need to be banished along with your scales. Thanks for dropping by my blog. See you again!