You know what they say… “It’s only weird if it doesn’t work!” In 2016 I coined my hashtag “#FiftyNotFat” with a goal of not being fat on my birthday – when I turned 50. That went great! I lost a metric ton of weight (or about 80 pounds). I felt good about myself and I got into INCREDIBLE SHAPE! I would say to myself “Will eating this help me meet my goal? Nope – didn’t eat it. I was SUPER focused. Perhaps even too focused – but I did it! I was happy.
As I turned 50 – and got busy doing other stuff, had a bunch of stress at work, did all kinds of things differently – I kind of got away from my focus, my workouts, my #keto and my diligence. I gained back some of the weight (25 pounds, give or take) and got out of shape. This situation came to a head last night, as I was watching TV uncomfortable in my shorts and just feeling fat. I realized I was headed back towards my 285 pound self. I decided – at that moment – to make another commitment to myself.
Last time – people would mention my hashtag, they would say it to me, etc… it was fun. It worked great. So – this time, i’m biting off a little more. #FiftiesNotFat – with a goal of not being fat during my 50s. I’ve got some work to do to get back below the line – and then some ongoing work to keep it going. I quite honestly think the key is not going completely obsessed about any one thing. The 2400 miles in 3 months REALLY wore me out. It’s hard to do that stuff and have a job and be 50.
Anyway – let’s welcome in the new #FiftiesNotFat hashtag! I kicked it off with about a 5k run. Plan to do something tomorrow morning as well!