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So am 48 tomorrow and need to tone up and shed weight
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AnnaLoch · 31/07/2020 18:51

So, please can you inspire me how? I look awful, flabby and cellulite all over. Really don't know where to start

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sleepismysuperpower1 · 31/07/2020 19:11

happy birthday for tomorrow! Flowers

I would recommend trying swimming, if your local pool is open. It helps tone muscles, but is low impact x

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igivein · 31/07/2020 19:26

Fasting and low carb to lose weight, walking to tone up (working for me:) )

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prettyinpink29 · 31/07/2020 22:29

If you drink alcohol definitely stop that. It was a huge depending factor for me and helped me majorly when I stopped drinking. Much happier since.
Happy birthday for tomorrow:)

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OhioOhioOhio · 31/07/2020 22:32

Have you stopped drinking forever pp or just cut back?

I'm going to start daily stretching op, and build up to more exercise.

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DumpedByText · 31/07/2020 22:32

I'm 51, enough was enough as I was getting bigger and bigger.

I've lost 1st 6lb on the 5:2 fasting plan. All within 3 months to, I've found it very straight forward to. I've got 1st 7lb left to get to goal.

Happy birthday and good luck 😊

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Cuddling57 · 31/07/2020 23:05

Happy birthday!
I think sweetners make cellulite worse so be careful what you swap drinks for.

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prettyinpink29 · 01/08/2020 09:36

Stopped drinking altogether apart from special occasions. Made it a lot nicer and something to look forward to also!

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Emmie12345 · 01/08/2020 09:39

I’m 47 and in much better shape than when I was younger as I do the following ;

Teetotal except v special occasions
Brisk walk of at least 45 mins most mornings except Sunday
Run 2-3 times a week
Something like Pilates or light resistance 3 ish times a week
Keto eating always , under 20g carbs a day (this is the most important thing !)

Happy bday !!

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Emmie12345 · 01/08/2020 09:40

Oh yes and fast most days 16/8 (I always skip breakfast ) and sometimes try for longer and try not to snack

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AnnaLoch · 01/08/2020 17:33

Thank you everyone, fasting seems a popular option, how do you cope with the hunger? I also need to stop drinking apart from special occasions!

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Elieza · 01/08/2020 17:53

Walking seems to be working for me. And no crap.
If I’m hungry I have something low in calories and low in sugar.
Or a small sandwich.
Sensible dinner. Home made.
Good luck OP. You can do this. I list 2lb last week.

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longcoffeebreak · 01/08/2020 18:17

@Cuddling57

Happy birthday!
I think sweetners make cellulite worse so be careful what you swap drinks for.

What sweeteners do you think makes it worse and why? I wondered this too.
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Elieza · 02/08/2020 09:46

I was told this by my dietician. And that fizzy water or other fizzy drinks lead to cellulite.

All the nice stuff has a price to pay.
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Longwhiskers14 · 03/08/2020 09:34

I am your age and at the start of lockdown would've described myself the same way, OP. But I started doing PE with Joe Wicks with my DC and since doing it three times a week I've toned up and am starting to lose weight. It's only 25 mins and it's fun to do - now it's stopped, I'm just going back and doing the days we missed out. Being fitter has also made me want to eat better, so I downloaded an app called Food Diary on which I log every meal, junk food treats, alcohol etc but it's NOT a calorie counter. There's absolutely no mention of calories, fat content, carbs etc. Seriously, it's v. v. basic! But it's really made me think about what I'm consuming, so if I have a day where I've logged lots of crisps, the next day I make sure I balance it out with more veg/salad. It's had such a positive impact on how I eat.

Anyhow, whatever you decide to do, good luck with it! I know how tough it is. Flowers

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Longwhiskers14 · 03/08/2020 09:35

Oh, and happy birthday for today!

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