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the need to tone my body

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I’ve been watching what I eat for years. This is of course, after turning 40 and realizing I’ve started to finally put on some weight. But in talking to friends, about the best method, over a few cocktails mind you, they suggested diet pills. I refused naturally, since every single addiction, has an adverse affect.

Then I read the book French Women Don’t Get Fat and learned a few things, but realized I didn’t have the luxury to follow it (due to my hectic schedule).  I decided to go with Weight Watchers ready to eat meals. After losing over 17 pounds in less than 2 months and hating every bite I ate, I stopped losing weight, because I got sick. High blood pressure and ailments I had never experienced before in my life. I was completely over it. The diet food, the idea of pills, not eating, eating too much fiber. I even tried vegan and gluten-free. Some worked, others were misleading. I know what you are thinking, this is sounding too much like an infomercial. Haha, oh but wait.

Recently, I’ve decided to do my own thing. Eat healthy, meaning the recommended daily allowable foods, cooking more at home and cutting down my portions. It seems to be working, slowly, but that’s a good thing. Now I need patience.

In addition, I decided to sign up with a personal trainer to tone my body and have now, religiously, gone to two weeks of training. I am very happy with the results so far and actually am looking forward to the next 8 more weeks of hard-core training and then I am left on my own to follow what I have learned.

I’m hoping by end of July I’d have nothing but good things to tell you and even can share photos of the before and after of myself.

The reason for this blog entry, is to hopefully inspire the unmotivated, the sluggish, the women with many excuses and those who just need to know, that you are not alone. Ask me anything.

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