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Marcy Utility Workout Bench

My husband prefers to work out at home, so we have turned one of the rooms in our house into a home gym.  He needed a work out bench and some weights so he could do some additional things that don’t include our machine.  We bought the Marcy Utility Workout Bench, but it came unassembled.  We were supposed to assemble it together, but I was alone on Saturday and decided to give it a try.  I put a couple of pieces on upside down and had to go back and fix it, but even with that it took me about 40 minutes.

I don’t have any wrenches or tools either, so I had to use some random tools that came with other things I have bought over the year.  I’m pretty sure real tools would make it much easier to put it together and I could have done it faster.

I really love this bench. I may even have to use it myself if I ever decide I want to work out at home!!

Marcy Utility Workout Bench:  https://amzn.to/3a1J5X5

 

Monitoring the Losses

Hi! I’m Courtney and I’m a habitual weigher.  If I pass by a scale, I weigh myself.  I know that if I weigh a certain weight at night, I can almost tell you to the decimal, what I will weigh the next morning.

Well, I’ve been on a weight loss journey for about 5 1/2 months and I’ve lost a little over 30 lbs.  I’ve been monitoring this weight loss with a scale I have had for years, and all it did was tell me what I weigh.  I found out there are scales that do so much more, so I had to kick up my monitoring a little by getting a new scale that does more stuff. I can look at my weight, my BMI and SOOO much more.  It’s really cool because it talks to my phone, so I no longer have to even manually track my weight.   I’ve used it for a few days now and I’m totally excited about it. The only thing I’ve noticed is that this scale weighs about a pound heavier. Until I get rid of the other scale, I’m pretty sure I’m going to be weighing myself on both of them every day! I know…it’s a little crazy, but that’s me!!

Scale: https://amzn.to/2FD7Yu1

Fabulous at Fifty

I turned Fifty in October.  I’ve decided to be Fabulous at Fifty.  I began a challenging new workout by starting Orange Theory Fitness.  I’m obsessed with this workout.  I love being able to monitor my heart rate as I do the hardest workouts I’ve ever done in my life. Since I started at the end of October, I’ve gone 3 – 5 days a week.  A lot of people I know have caught the OTF bug, so it’s been fun going with a group and pushing each other.

Unfortunately, though, I haven’t changed any of my bad eating habits, so I may be getting stronger, but I haven’t lost any weight.  It’s hard to out-exercise a bad diet, especially at fifty.  I seriously think I gained ten pounds the DAY I turned fifty.  My metabolism seriously just STOPPED!!  I’m just going to have to make some real changes soon.

I’ve been reading about the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey and Lemon.  So that’s going to be the next thing I add to my lifestyle. Each morning I’m going to drink a little of that on an empty stomach and see if that will help me curb my appetite and bring about some of the other health benefits I’ve been reading about.    I’m thinking I’ll commit to it for a month and see how it goes.

Recipe:
Mix together:
1 teaspoon raw honey
1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
8 oz. warm water (1 glass)

I’m still not sure what diet I’m going to do. I really love how easy 21 Day Fix was, so that may be my next lifestyle change. IMG_3932.JPG

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