better me at 40 challenge

BM@40 Challenge Week 1 – 4

It’s been almost a month since I started my challenge and well, I think I’m doing pretty well with the last 2 of the 3 goals in my list.  Moving around more and trying to be healthy through exercise and healthy eating is my top priority right now.  The smoking part, I’m taking slowly so I don’t get stressed out about it.

The first month is all about changing habits.  Instead of going straight for coffee, cigarette and laptop as soon as I wake up, I decided to take my time to do some exercise or a bit of stretching (on days my muscle still ache from the previous exercise).

Nothing is set. All I did is to will myself in moving more, basically.  It helps that I started this challenge this summer.  Because we go the the beach often around this month, I was able to be move active in the water.  I even got the change to get back on the board again.  Well, it would have been nice if I was able to ride a wave, but paddling out and falling while trying to stand up sure gave me a good workout.

Anyway, now that the kids are back in school and I’m done preparing there things, it’s time to be a little bit more organized.  For the second month, I’ll be:

  1. doing 5 sessions of exercise per week (I’m using an old routine that I tried before called No More Trouble Zone by Jillian Michaels.)
  2. and remove sugar and flour diet. (I noticed that I lose weight faster whenever I take out this 2 things in my diet.)

As always, I never really bother about my weight.  Instead, I try to keep track with my measurements.  Here’s my starting numbers:

Arms: 13.5 in     |       Legs: 21.5 in            |           Vital Stat: 38-37.5-40.5

The waist part needs a LOT of work.  Hopefully, I can finish this challenge with a 36-26-36. LOL!  My vitals 20 years ago.


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Nanay Gin

Nanay Gin is a mom of 2, a loving yet crazy wife, wannabe writer, lazy crafter and deprived cook. After quitting her day job to take care of her kids, she now work for an SEO firm - managing websites content, monitoring social channels, and doing online research.