About to start this Sunday with another session of @kirastokesfit app. Choosing upper body today, can’t face a fullbody involving legs, I’m soooo sore from yesterday’s workout 🤣 Many times more than I used to be with my other programs and all this with just 1 single weight 🙌🏻 (used a 6kg dumbbell yesterday). I’ll take my rest day probably tomorrow and the day will be jam packed with doctors appointments for my son and me (eyes have gotten sooo bad, I need new glasses 🙄- the fun of age, isn’t it?) I’ve been a bit MIA - don’t seem to find words of motivation for me or others - and not every single workout is worth an epic review.
Now that I’ve got something new to tell about - @kirastokesfit app - I’m more than happy to share my experiences. She’s super nice and friendly and her workouts are challenging to the whole body, as she does compound moves and cardio all in one. Make sure you follow her on Instagram! Have a great and hopefully restful Sunday Funday! #kirastokesfit#stokedsquad#queenteam#bbgcommunity#womensupportwomen#strongnotskinny#fitat50#sweat#chontelduncan#fierce#fitathome#workingout#workout#fitmom#fitspiration#ageisjustanumber
A great arms and abs workout by @kirastokesfit done, abs were already on fire but finished with the abs burner workout for another 9 minutes. After 45 minutes I can say my upper body is properly worked and my shoulders are burning. I love the variety of the programs I’m currently on, every trainer has a different approach and especially Kira knows her job well!
The good food and the booze of our ongoing family birthday weekend show though, but I don’t mind a bit. I’m happy to share these special days with my family and a special thanks to my wonderful husband who’s made all the arrangements- so happy to have him in my life ❤️. He’ll never read this because he’s not on Instagram but perhaps the universe will tell him how much I appreciate everything he’s doing for me and my children and the whole blended family.
Left is my wedding day in July 2015. I was frankly freaking out when I saw this, how could this weight gain had happened, so slowly and unnoticed by me. I felt so unwell that day, I even wore Spanx for the 1st time in my life.
Fast forward to today at the age of 50, ca. 1000 workouts later, better food choices, a lot of vacations, fun nights out, the occasional dessert, wine and chocolate included, it’s where I am at now. Feeling a lot better in my own skin. .
No miracles, no crazy dieting, not a bikini model (of course I’d wish there was that fairy 🧚♀️ and that would become true), but at a healthy and fit stage in my life. I am a full time student, mom of 2 teenagers who really give me a hard time sometimes, wife to a husband who travels a lot, daughter to a mother that is 80 and slowly but surely needs more help. But I still manage to make myself a priority for 30-60 minutes per day, 5 days a week. Their is beauty in the process of becoming... I’m still not where I want to be, but I’m becoming a psychologist, a kinder human, a better wife, mom and daughter... every single day - sometimes invisible, sometimes in bigger steps. Standing still is no option!