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Get Ready – Go!



Several months ago (and by several I mean last year) I contacted Fitness Ladies after I saw a post on their Facebook page.  They were o

ffering fitness plans (diet and exercise) for a 5-week program.  I thought, “well, why not”.  Not only will it be a challenge for me, it will also be on

e for them.  Remember, I’m wheelchair bound and they hadn’t worked with someone like me.

Fast forward to 2013 and I think I followed the plan for about a week. That’s no one’s fault but my own.  But I’m at it again. And I intend to stick to it.

FL simply asked for a few pictures for my “before” and asked that I send in a new photo every 2 weeks – which I didn’t b/c I fell off the plan.  Like I said, I will stick to it this time. It’s for me.  Besides, they customized a meal plan and exercise routine to fit my needs.

Today was Day 1.2 (first day, 2nd attempt). I found a workout buddy and we hit the gym. We talked the night before about how we were going to tackle the food, gym and our schedules.  It worked just fine.  Day 1 was all about the arms and the abs.  Needless to say I felt the burn

during my workout and on the push back to my apartment.

I cheated a little with dinner: small baby back ribs, peas and carrots and a slice of wheat bread (toasted).  I kind of didn’t have an option.  It was either throw the meat out and waste money or cook it to get rid of it.  In my defense! I was light with the salt and generous with the herb seasonings. The bread had nothing on it.  Tomorrow will be better…because it has to be.

Tomorrow we focus on chest and cardio. Well, FL suggested wheelchair laps but since I don’t want to look silly in my neighborhood, I’ll just switch out the laps for some dance. Old African Proverb says, “If you can move, you can dance”.  Well…guess I’ll be dancing!

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