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  • #35979
     pearl*Amb/BayoWolf 
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    I am so excited for this group. About 18 months ago Sir’s blood pressure was at the point the Dr was going to put him on meds. He asked for 6 months to change things on his own and the Doctor agreed. That started us on our health/fitness journey. We had already done some things, because of age, to get ourselves healthier. Our hormones were already being monitored by a health and wellness physician. We started slow but now we both work out 90 minutes 5 days a week and an hour on Saturdays.
    Sir’s blood pressure is down in the normal range now and he has lost 15 lbs. I have lost 16 lbs so far and am wearing clothes that I last wore when I was almost 15 lbs lighter than I am now.
    D|s-M has been vital to me in this fitness journey. Where I would have felt guilty for taking this time each day for something just for me, I now have it as one of my daily rules. I have to do it so there is no guilt at all. And I know this is not just for me but for my Sir as well.
    I will be making a post about goals, both short and long term. There will be a place to tell your fitness story, ask questions and just vent if you need to. We will also have a place for you to tell us about your favorite fitness gear.
    I’m sure there will be a lot more to add but that’s enough for now. Gotta get on my stationary bike!

  • #35980
     LK Founder D|s-M 
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    Premium subMrs™

    Congrats Pearl!

    I have to comment that many of us subs in the past and still in present feel bad about spending the time or money on ourselves. We were taught as women you put yourself behind the rest of your family. Then one day you wake up and figure out that you had done just that. Many times as midlife it is a health issue that makes us act on getting healthy. So many great topics can be pulled from what you just commented. Looking forward to seeing what is next!

    LK

    • #35981
       pearl*Amb/BayoWolf 
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      Premium subMrs™

      Thanks LK. You are so right, society tells us we should be doing everything for our families and others and we are just being selfish if we do anything for ourselves. I think we see here the lie in that thinking. If we don’t take care of ourselves we have nothing left to give anyone else. Our Sirs deserve the best version of ourselves and fitness is one way of achieving that goal. So lets go ladies!

  • #35982
     Daddy’s baby(DB)/Daddy Sir J 
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    Registered subMrs™

    I couldn’t agree with you more Pearl. I did not have health issues really other than being 50 lbs overweight. I had put my family first, fed them all the foods they liked and spent all my time outside of work with the family and couldn’t tear myself away. This was a lot different than when Sir and I were dating. We went to the gym a lot together. I finally realized, when my kiddo was 4, that I weighed the same amount i did when I was 9 months pregnant with him and I had gained a large amount of weight during that pregnancy. Sir (long before we were D/S) told me to go to the gym. I was only working before and after school so I took the kiddos to school (part of work) then went to the gym. Over the next 2 years, I lost a fair amount of weight. When I started working full time again (55 hours weeks), I started gaining again. I’ve had a yo-yo relationship with the gym and my weight over the last 5 years. One point I was where I wanted to be, then we moved and I shot up in weight again. I couldn’t spend the time on me when I spent so little time at home after working all those hours. Now that I am currently (and hopefully only short term) unemployed, I have a lot of time on my hands. I am trying to get my habit and addiction to the gym back so when I start working, I keep needing to go. It doesn’t hurt that Sir has pretty much made it a rule to go. He is also super supportive when I send him my pictures after each workout (my fitbit watch and my workout routine). If it seems like i was at the gym too short of a time, he will call me out on it to make sure I got the best workout i could.

    • #35985
       LK Founder D|s-M 
      Keymaster

      Premium subMrs™

      Good job lady… Keep it up! Let us know of your progress.

      Hugs

      Lk

  • #35986
     PlayPretty-Prema/KiksDom 
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    Premium subMrs™

    Way to go on your weight loss and lifestyle change! Thank you for creating a fitness board. I quit my career working in dialysis Dec 2019, and prior to that was a wound care specialist for years and years. My focus is now my endurance athletic career. I am very interested in health and fitness. Keeping blood pressure and blood sugar in control will prevent a ton of heartache down the road. I would not wish dialysis on my worst enemy. Nor the lifestyle chronic wounds caused by diabetes and heart disease (diabetic ulcers, arterial and venous stasis ulcers, or red, swollen, weeping legs from congestive heart failure).

    The great by product of getting healthy is the sex just gets better. Wolf (what I call him in RL and too bad he did’t add that his user name, lol) is 58 (I am 54) and we make love on a daily basis. Kept track of it from 9/12 last year to 9/12 this year, final love making count: 373! Some days I just wish we had quickies, we do that sometimes between the snooze button some mornings, saving the Cirq Du Soleil act for the evenings and weekends. For us connecting this way is as important as brushing our teeth.

    My guy is a climber. Rappelling and rock climbing when he can. Ropes course stuff. I only wish he would run with me, but really, it would drive me crazy as that is my time and I need all the attention and focus I can to run the high miles. Plus, that gets me into my head to solve life’s most pressing issues or out of my head to day dream. He wants to take me on a ropes course. I am now dealing with a super bad case of tennis elbow, lifting a fork hurts, so that is a bit further off now.

    Our diet is generally pretty good. I discovered this summer I have a true allergy to wheat and that has been awful to work through. We went vegan for awhile and it is tough to maintain but kinda need to sway back to about 90% of that. Dairy has become an issue hard for me to ditch. When you are hungry and crashing and need a quick pickup, dairy is a good go to. So I am struggling with that right now. Otherwise, we eat game when we eat meat, my family being hunters and professional sport shooters keep us in elk (
    Wolf has had zero time to go hunting these last four yers).

    Does anyone else wake up on a Friday morning thinking of the weekend grocery shopping and say “we really need to eat more vegetables”? That was me this morning. It is hard for me as I need to eat to fuel and not mess my stomach up in the process. I don’t think it matters what our backgrounds are, it is a challenge and takes great thought about what to put on the table that is healthy. As much as it has been my focus over the years, I never feel I am nailing this more than 75% if the time, at best. The most common thing my man will say when I bring a ton of veggies home from the store is, ‘so are these going to die a slow death in the refrigerator, too?’ I really need to work on that one.

  • #35987
     pearl*Amb/BayoWolf 
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    Premium subMrs™

    Welcome PlayPretty. We all have different issues we deal with. Luckily BayoWolf nor I have any food allergies that we have discovered. We try to eat clean but not organic or vegan. We are cattle ranchers so beef figures highly in our diet. I do fresh veggies as much as possible. I usually have our meals planned out for the week before I do any shopping, that helps me use most of the stuff I purchase but some veggies do get left in the fridge too long. I also keep a lot of fresh fruit in the house for snacking, especially for my 2 teens.

  • #35988
     PlayPretty-Prema/KiksDom 
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    Premium subMrs™

    I grew up on a cattle ranch, we raised grass fed beef decades before it was popular. So I am pretty beef picky. We got some grass fed beef rib eyes last weekend and they were awful. Not like we usually get. Maybe missed labelled? I can tell by the smell when I walk into a restaurant or someone else cooking it, if it is not grass fed. I can smell the feedlot in the meat. The color is different, too.

    We do organic as much as we can but I relaxed about that this year. I figure an apple is still good for you regardless and if the choice is an unorganic apple or even Baked Lays go for the apple.

  • #36016
     SirDKlittleone 
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    Registered subMrs™

    9 hours ago

    Hello! Just found this group, I have approx 55lbs to lose. When Sir and I started this journey, we both bought fitbits and have been walking almost every day (helps that we no longer have a car) I’ve lost around 25lbs so far, alot more to go. We have set my step goal for the day with having to reach the goal 4-5 times a week. I also started a very basic yoga routine this morning!

    • #36024
       pearl*Amb/BayoWolf 
      Moderator

      Premium subMrs™

      Welcome SirDKlittleone! Walking is a great start and yoga is amazing. Check out the other areas of the forum and join in the fun.

  • #36025
     elskling*Prema/Norseman 
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    Premium subMrs™

    I just found this group! I’m in a ‘whole 30’ challenge right now (2 weeks in) with my daughters. This is my first Whole 30 but my girls do it all the time. It’s a great eating plan and sugar detox diet. I have lost almost 8lbs and have about 8 to go. (Please tell me if this is the correct place for this)

    • #36026
       pearl*Amb/BayoWolf 
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      Premium subMrs™

      It’s a great place for your post. I’m not familiar with Whole 30. Are you currently doing any exercise?

  • #36051
     elskling*Prema/Norseman 
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    Premium subMrs™

    Yes pearl right now biking. My work load is very high now so I am not getting to spend any time with weights and pilates but it’s coming soon. I want to take advantage of the good weather before the biking comes to a halt and maybe next week I will be able to start the weights etc.

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