LIVE’s Living Life Profiles, Marcia
Goal: Be able to physically play with my grandchild and lose a few pounds.
Occupation: 6th Grade Teacher
Quote: “I now don’t watch from the sidelines, I get in there and play with my grandchild and my grandpuppies.”
Inner Athlete Goal: Go hiking in Arizona this winter
Best Accomplishment: I was able to go on a bike ride for over an hour and make it up this big hill that is almost a half mile long. I have always had to stop and walk up that hill till now.
Favorite Thing: A person I was talking to thought I was 10 years younger than I am.
Advice: Make the commitment of fitness to yourself, everyday you find new rewards.
Comments: Before, the only exercise I would do was walking. I noticed that as I got older a few pounds were starting to creep on. Recently my first grandchild was born and I really wanted to be able to play and keep up with her. The biggest difference I noticed after joining LIVE was the more energy I had. I couldn’t believe how fast it worked and how good I felt after eating 5 small meals consistently. My favorite workouts are the cardio ones. I go biking for most of them and also my husband joins me. I now wear a heart rate monitor and I noticed how when I was walking I was never challenging myself enough. Joining Live Lean Today was the best thing I ever done for my fitness. I am even looking forward to my hike in the mountains outside Phoenix this winter.
10/9/06: This is the first time I have ever done consistent strength training and I now can see I have muscles in my arms.