Forty and Fit? A Fitness Update

​At the beginning of the year I made a goal to be in the best shape of my life by the time I turned 40 this October. My birthday was last week. Did I reach my goal? Let’s find out!

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Back in April I posted about my new journey with Beachbody and how I joined as a coach. Due to a conflict of interest I had to stop being a coach a couple of months ago, but that did not mean that I stopped working on my fitness.

Being a coach for those few months gave me the drive and boost that I needed to put my fitness and nutrition on the right track. And I was able to achieve great results in a short amount of time (which I shared in this post) and the results slowly got better from there. These were my final results from doing my first Beachbody program:

Here they are, my final results from doing the Focus T25 program…!!! . My goal was to tone up and I definitely achieved that! My upper body is where the biggest changes have happened, both in my arms and my abs. I've always wanted to have defined ab muscles, but I've never really worked on it before and never really thought I could have them – especially not after having a baby! . I was really active in my early 30s and went to the gym daily. I even worked out more than I do now, but I never looked like this. They key? My nutrition! It's not about being on a diet and cutting out foods; it's about learning how to portion it. That's what makes all the difference. . I couldn't be happier with what I've achieved so far and this is only the beginning! I feel amazing, and I'm keeping this! 😃

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I’ll be honest, I’ve gained a couple of pounds since then. I find that I always yo-yo between 5lbs, kind of slacking of once I’ve reached my goal, then get more serious again once I’ve gone up about 5lbs. I’m at the upper end of that gain right now so I’m starting again on the more serious track today.

That being said, I know that the weight gain is not all fat because I’ve definitely developed my muscles. I mean, look at my arms (which I’m very proud of):

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Since getting on this new fitness journey I’ve been feeling absolutely AMAZING. I never thought I’d have defined abs AFTER having had a baby, but I DO! And I’ve been feeling way more confident in myself and with the clothes I wear.

I did not plan this, but my work and workout clothes were very similar today! 😄

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Side note: the full wall mirror in the shower room at the office is AMAZING!!!

I now know what I need to do to get and stay where I want to be (which I’m pretty much at already) and I couldn’t be happier! I don’t know what forty is supposed to look and feel like, but I don’t think I’m it! 😉

Thank you for your visit!

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.