fitting.into.my50s@fitting.into.my50s

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Kay🌸51🌸BBG since January β€˜16 Gone rouge for June β€˜18
13kg ⬇️ since January 2016🌸Going back ⬆️ and happy about it. Strong, fit, healthy, happy.

NON FITNESS RELATED POST.
A little background into me.
D & I have been together for a very long time. He was 19 when he started a business with an older partner, I would have been 16. Just a few short years later we were running that business ourselves, or more D was running it. I was raising 3 kids on my own. After the children were at school, I slowly took on more of the business & eventually the entire office was my domain.
It wasn’t a big business, 7-8 staff but it was a busy business. Eventually after 28 years of hard slog & rare short holidays, we called it. We had both had enough of staff, customers, insurance companies, suppliers, paying an endless amount of tax, no time together except our daily walk & the drive to and from work. We closed our business, we sold our house & a couple of properties we had accumulated, & we turned our backs on the only income we had ever known. 😨
We had bought an overgrown property with nothing but a shack on it, a couple of hours from our hometown & business, as a getaway just 18 months before.
Here is where this quote becomes relevant to this story. D asked if I wanted a new house? Of course I would have loved a new house. One I could make my own from the very start, BUT we were debt free. We owed nothing to anyone except each other. We had so many years to catch up on, why go back into debt for something we didn’t need? Why go back to the grind?
We renovated the shack together & have made it our HOME.
We have created a simpler life for us.
We do eat less & infinitely healthier. We do buy less & make/grow more. We installed solar power on our home. NO GRID connection. We have streamlined our wants & our needs. Before I buy anything, I ask myself if I need it? I’m not tight, I’m just not wasteful. It sure beats working the 8-5 again. We both still work, but we work from home on our own terms.
We are certainly a lot less stressed & laughter is never far away.
I do feel blessed. I do have more time to love. Love life, love family! (And so many more little people to love as well.) We are extremely lucky. We’re lucky that we have a little sliver of paradise that is our quiet spot that we can sit back in & BREATH ❀️


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Gidday #fitfam
Another #fullbodyworkout in the bag. Just 2 rounds each of circuits 1-2-3 and brought it home with all of 4-5... πŸ’¦ Still darkish when I finished so I could have easily done the entire workout.. Let’s just say that it was very mild and enjoyable after #legaggedon πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ The beanie and vest are necessary when I’m done so I don’t cool down too fast. I’m generally wet through by the end of the first circuit & still have my daily walk to go. 😬
Scrambled eggs with coconut milk and baby spinach. πŸ˜‹ .
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Love and sunshine to you all and thank you for your love, likes, comments, tags and posts. Wherever you are in the world, have a wonderful day. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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Hiya #fitfam
@alexia_clark Why so many leg exercises after yesterday’s torture sesh? 😱
HINT for #queenteam
Start at circuit 5 and finish at 5. It is stretching & one round of that before you start would be perfect.
2 rounds of each circuit had me in another lather today. (4 degrees Celsius this morning) A lot of under my breath cursing 🀬.. It’s not a hard one, just painful after yesterday. .
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Love and sunshine to you all and thank you for your love, likes, comments, tags and posts. Wherever you are in the world, have a wonderful day. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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Holla #fitfam πŸ’•
Bit of a #transformationtuesday for you. The pic on the left showed up in today’s Facebook feed from 3 years ago. 😳 The pic on the right is all I could manage after laying face down on the mat for a couple of minutes. @alexia_clark has been holding out on me so far. Until today. OMFG😱
5 circuits!
All exercises!
All rounds!
Circuit 2, you can kiss my burning ar$e. Please excuse my language. #queenteam you will understand. THIS WAS the craziest leg day EVER, for me.
I was ready to quit in circuit 2.. but pushed through. 1 hour 45 minutes & I was seriously like a freaking squid.
My compromise has been compromised. πŸ˜‚ I decided to do the entire workout on lower body & challenge days & an hour on other days. No upper body yet. I’m not sure there will be β€œother days” this week. 🀀🀣 Now, if you will excuse me, I’m going to get a spinal block. πŸ€ͺ
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Love and sunshine to you all and thank you for your love, likes, comments, tags and posts. Wherever you are in the world, have a wonderful day. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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#fitties #strongnotskinny
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Happy Sunday #fitfam
I simply love this quote. ❀️ Yesterday was a rest day, starting with breakfast at our fave cafe, followed by an early movie in Gold Room, then riding the long way home to a snug afternoon watching telly. Dessert pic - Paleo raspberry chocolate brownie with coconut custard. Not something I have often but save for special occasions. πŸ˜‹
Started today with 10mins on the bike followed by 2 x 12min circuits from AC’s June 1st challenge, until the day was light enough to head out for a run. I haven’t done any running since the fun run 3 weeks ago. Reason 1, not enough time.
Reason 2, my earbuds were shot with one wire was cutting in & out. There could be no enjoyment in this. Sooo with my excellent new AirPods blasting away, I got my 5klms bagged in 27.35mins. .
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Love and sunshine to you all and thank you for your love, likes, comments, tags and posts. Wherever you are in the world, have a wonderful day. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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Good morning #fitfam
I am thankful to be able to wake every morning and live a life I love with people I love in it. ❀️
Friday Challenge accepted.
5 circuits, all rounds, all exercises except upright rows (SPP) Glad I’m not doing this in a gym with the bear crawls. I’m as unco as a baby giraffe. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜¬ Even the kookaburras were laughing. πŸ˜‚
Anyhoos, another week is done and dusted for me, unless I decide to do something on Sunday. .
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Love and sunshine to you all and thank you for your love, likes, comments, tags and posts. Wherever you are in the world, have a wonderful day. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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#fitties #strongnotskinny
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Omgoodness that was a sweat sesh.
Time to fess up #fitfam
I have signed for the month of June to trial Alexia Clark and have been switching between BBG Pwr and AC.
Am I enjoying AC? Unequivocally, yes.
Am I enjoying PWR? Again, yes.
They both have their merits. They both make me work and hurt like I haven’t hurt for a long time with vanilla BBG.
I’m struggling with the time AC takes me to do. Unless I’m awake and out of bed by 4.30am I cannot complete the entire 5 circuits before life begins. Today’s sweat was brought to you by AC full body. 2 rounds each of circuits 1-2-3-4. I still ran out of time for circuit 5. (I’m not an alarm person, I wake when I wake anywhere between 4.30 & 5.30 naturally. Today Just happened to be 5.30)
Also, I cannot get a handle on the timed thing. I count. So I’ve compromised here and just do 15-16 reps or 20 or 30, depending on the movement and if it’s 40 seconds or 60 seconds. It’s the only way I can get around it. (A slight ocd with numbers, I count EVERYTHING) I’ve also come up with a solution for ladders that works for me.
PWR I have been saving for upper body days. SPP (shoulder protection program) I can choose what I want to do and control it better. Or if I REALLY sleep in I know I can kick that, start to finish in 45mins.
So where am I with this? I don’t know. One day I have made a decision, the next I’m reconsidering. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ I cannot go all queen team ra ra. It’s not me. I’m just a regular country grandma that gets outta bed every day and works out because I love it. .
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Love and sunshine to you all and thank you for your love, likes, comments, tags and posts. Wherever you are in the world, have a wonderful day. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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#fitties #strongnotskinny
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Good evening #fitfolk
A #nonsweatyselfie for #humpday
Got myself through another sweaty legs sesh in the dark this morning. It certainly was a good one.
Catch you all in the morning.


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Good morning #fitfam on this beautiful Australian Tuesday.
That’s a stat cycle #liss sorted followed up with @kelseywells week 11 #abs
Possibly not the best choice of workouts considering I have a ton of wee little rompers to press studs into over the next couple of days. πŸ˜³πŸ˜¬πŸ™‚
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Love and sunshine to you all and thank you for your love, likes, comments, tags and posts. Wherever you are in the world, have a wonderful day. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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Basic breakfast, but nutritious and delicious. πŸ˜‹
It looks like I might have pushed a bit hard on my shoulder on Saturday. 😒
So a bit of a lower body flop around this morning again. A bit of a mix of everything legs/glutes. Seems to have worked, my πŸ‘ is onπŸ”₯ and I was a lather of sweat when I finished. πŸ’¦
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Love and sunshine to you all and thank you for your love, likes, comments, tags and posts. Wherever you are in the world, have a wonderful day. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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Yee Hah Sunday-Rest Day.
Man my upper back is sore today. (Thanks for that @kelseywells 😘)
Went for a short ride out this morning. 🏍️ Breakfast at our fav nearby cafe and then just cruised around a few local backroads, then home to get a few things done around the house. (I had probably start doing something.πŸ˜‚)
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Love and sunshine to you all and thank you for your love, likes, comments, tags and posts. Wherever you are in the world, have a wonderful day. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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#fitties #strongnotskinny
#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma #fitwomen #choosefitness #choosehealth #kaylaitsines #kaylaitsinesbikinibodyguide #bbgsisters #pwr #kelseywells #lovelife


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It’s Satuuuuurday already #fitfam πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
#doinitinthedark once more.
2 resistance workouts back to backβ“πŸ˜³ Because I could. πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚
Even on a cool morning @kelseywells #pwrlegs managed to work up a mega sweat. It was still dark out when I finished & I was going to jump on the stat bike for a #liss sesh but decided, what the heck? πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Lets pick an upper body and see how it goes. πŸ’ͺ🏼 It went well. πŸ’ͺ🏼 I’ma hurting in all sorts of places. 😳😬🀣 Hello #restday tomorrow. πŸ˜‰
What have you all got planned for your weekend❓
Me❓I’m working today and riding tomorrow. We’re not sure of a destination, but it will come to us. πŸ˜‚ I’ll fit some stretching in as well. ☺️
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Love and sunshine to you all and thank you for your love, likes, comments, tags and posts. Wherever you are in the world, have a wonderful weekend. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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