...and that's exactly what I am today! and surely it's easier said than done! it all started exactly a year ago (with me weighing 72kgs)...thankfully I went in with the lowest of expectation (probably none), since I hadn't spent any time researching on where this journey could take me or how long it would take or what it would entail.
It's interesting because all through my life I was always the 'tomboy' of the house, never been sub-60 weight since I can remember and never had 'being fit' on my agenda! I had a husband who had dropped from 90kgs to 67kgs in 3 years but still it never pushed me! Guess , it's right when they say 'there is a right time for everything'.
And so what did I do in the last 1 year....spend many hours in the gym? cut down on all my food? not enjoy my alcohol? well not really...I would say a bit of all.. twice a week of intense training with my 'fitness guru' @ salveo mantra https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salveo-Mantra/1411404579080426, the build up of a running routine (which probably was the best thing that came out of this whole project), a bit of cautiousness on the food end and stick to only weekend drinks! and was it tough? Yes and No!
Yes because it required a lot of dedication, constant pep-up, sustained effort and a quite few early morning wake ups!
No because it all seems worth it now once I have achieved the results. I think the best take-away from this project has been a 'mindset change' for me, I can push my 7-year old to do tougher things now (as I can also do it and probably better), I feel a 'new' me -for the first time I am in my 50's, and all it took was 1-year of my life to get me to my fittest best at 38 years!!! Guess better late than never!