a doctor tries to practice what she preaches to lose weight

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43.5 is not the number of pounds I’ve lost or need to lose. Its my age. As of today I’m 43.5 years old. Some times it’s hard to realize I’m that old. Then I think that isn’t old and 44 sounds old. I have decided age is just a number. I don’t act 43.5 or feel 43.5. People alway guess I’m in my 30’s. I will say losing weight this time around seems so much harder. This is why this is it! I’m going to lose it and keep it off. This time it’s not to look cute. I like to think I already am;) This time it’s for my health! Fat to fit in 40’s !!! Are there any other fabulous and fit women in their 40’s blogging? Anybody else in the 40’s who want to get fit and not just sit and complain about it? Let me know!

43.5 and trying to be fit!

Tae Kwon Do at 40 something! Crazy but fun:)

my daughter and I testing sparring gear

I started Tae Kwon Do  at 41. I can’t believe I’m about to test for my brown belt. I’m not the most athletic person but I love to fight. It’s a great stress reliever to go punch and kick after a hard day at work. My daughter and I do it together. We are in different classes because of age group but we test together. It’s getting harder as the belts increase. I now do jump kicks and have to remember 5 forms. Palgwe 5 is currently kicking my butt as is back leg side jump kick. I need to increase my cardio endurance .Yesterday I had to do one on one sparring. I usually spar for 2-3 minutes in a group but one on one with people judging the match was hard. Did I mention I was sparring teenage boys and adult men. I am often the only girl in class 😦 but I don’t let it stop me.This is my new  motivation to lose weight. A simple event or dress just doesn’t work for me but a life long sport or activity does work. I also thinks its fun because a lot of my patients are in the same TKD school. It’s cool to see your doctor out there running and jumping. I love to cheer my patients on during testing. Some days I feel like the tin man when class

I"m getting close to black!

starts. My knees kill me but during sparring I’m like what knee. Being fit at 40 makes me feel young. What motivates you to exercise? Testing is Friday. I’ll keep you posted. Now to practice. Palgwe 5 has 35 movements!

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