My Fitness

My Fitness Bio:

Judy

Hawaii - October 2009

  • Growing up I was never much of a team sports kind-of-gal. In High School I enjoyed the individual sports like tennis, swimming and golf.
  • In my twenties I started running (just for fitness) and resistance training. I still resistance train but gave up running March 2009 (after more than 25 years) when I came to the realization that chronic cardio was doing more damage than good. As a result (along with primal eating) I am leaner and fitter than I have ever been.
  • Did Jazzercise and aerobics classes when they were really popular in the 80’s. I haven’t done an aerobics class in years but I might consider Bootcamp some time in the future.

How do I keep fit?

Dog

My Golden - Kembali

  • I walk almost everyday (unless it’s minus 20°C) with my dog, a golden retriever named Kembali. The walks range anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Three times a week for 30-40 minutes I do resistance training using P90X.  For the past year I’ve followed the P90X program and have had great results. I do my own adapted version which is about twenty minutes shorter.
  • Once in a while I’ll mix in some plyometrics (P90X) or the Get Ripped workouts. This helps keep me from getting bored.
  • I just received an Indo Board (Christmas gift) and hope to master it and really improve my balance and core.
  • Other activities I enjoy are skiing, snowshoeing, golfing but I don’t get to enjoy them nearly enough.
  • I’m always looking for new and hopefully fun things to add to my wish list of activities to keep me motivated and learning (never too old to learn new tricks, so to speak). At the top of that wish list is surfing. I hope to scratch surfing off my list on or before my 50th birthday (hint to husband) which is later this year.

What would I recommend for fitness?

  1. Resistance training find something you enjoy doing and do it for the rest of your life. My results with P90X were amazing but it’s not for everyone.
  2. Move, Move Movewalk, run, bike, snowshoe, hike, etc. there are so many options. Do one you love or do them all – just don’t overdo.
  3. Don’t be afraid to try new thingsnever put limits on what you can do. Want to take-up snowboarding, surfing, scuba diving?  Be smart, do your research and get help from experts. After all an injury will put a serious damper on your primal goals.
  4. Always remember – You can’t out exercise a bad diet.

Below are some links to some other primal people and their fitness ideas. Take a look – maybe you’ll find something that will pique your interest.

  1. Jeff
    January 7, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Looking good Judy-Anne!

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