fitting.into.my50s

🇦🇺 Kay🌸Grandma following BBG @51 years young. 13kg ⬇️ since January 2016🌸Stronger, fitter, healthier, happier.

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More camping fodda and a little #holidayspam
We ventured out to the Japanese Gardens at Cowra this afternoon. So peaceful and beautiful.
Back to camp for some bumming around, reading, doing a sudoku or two before a delicious Lean pork steak, mixed salad and boiled eggs. Again with Fire Cider for dressing. I’m always usually half finished my meals before I remember to take a photo. 😏 Remembered tonight. 😂
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Looking forward to bouncing around the park tomorrow, entertaining the neighbours with #week1legs #12weekchallenge #sweatchallenge #bbg #bbgcommunity #bbggrandma #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #choosehealthy #choosefitness #bbgsisters

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A crisp walk along the river in Cowra this morning. We are stopping here for 2 nights to recoup a little from yesterday’s ride. It was and still is today, VERY windy. Pics 2-3-4 are lovely artwork under the bridge across the river.
I’ve enjoyed checking everyone’s posts from the first day. 💪🏻 Who else is feeling the DOMS from yesterday❓ I’m glad I chose full body to ease myself into it.
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#12weekchallenge #sweatchallenge #bbg #bbgcommunity #bggchallenge #bbgsisters #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #bbggrandma #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma #fitness #healthylifestyle #choosefitness #choosehealthy

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And that’s a wrap for week 1 Full Body followed by Liss along the river. Cold night and a crisp morning to start the week. Love the 12 week challenges and getting them done with you all. @make.me.free ❤️
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#bbg #bbg12weekchallenge #bbgcommunity #bbgsisters #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma #fitness #healthylifestyle #lovelife #bbgcamping #bbgmotorbikecamping #nevermissamonday

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Camping, on motorbikes doesn’t mean you have to eat YUKDonalds. I seriously hate McDonalds and have forever. I have probably eaten it 5 times in my entire life and have never liked it.
Anyway, tea tonight, bbq grilled chicken thigh fillets with crispy salad. Fire cider-Apple cider with garlic, ginger, horseradish, chilli and turmeric dressing. Noice. 😋
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#eathealthy #campingfood #healthyfood #healthyeating #healthyeats #bbgfood #fitover40 #fitover50 #choosefitness #choosehealthy

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Sooooo, where is everyone else starting tomorrow?
I don’t want to start with legs, cause I sort of need them to hold my bike up. 😂
I’ve had a scout around our camp and I’ve come up with some solutions.. The steps are a little low, but that is all that I have for knee ups, step ups and tricep dips. I will just have to slow everything down & concentrate on using my muscles to the fullest. .
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I’m thinking full body btw. Only because I didn’t do any resistance workouts at all last week. .
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#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgworkout #bbgchallenge #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma ##bbgsisters #bbgontheroad

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When someone tells you how healthy you look and want to know your secret. You tell them your secret, then they proceed to tell you that they could never be a health freak. 😳
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#happyandhealthy #choosehealth #choosehealthy #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma #bbgcommunity #fitfam #fitfamily #bbgsisters

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Camping fodder while on bikes. Grain free muesli with dragonfruit and blueberries. The dragonfruit was so juicy, nothing else was needed.
Yes, the shoes and hat have been for a good up and down hill walk. Sweat aplenty. 💦 Now to pack up and keep moving south. Something strange is happening to Australia but, it should be getting cooler, it’s not. We are heading into 45 degrees plus weather. 😳 I’m thinking that some zig zagging across NSW is about to happen. .
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#bbg #eathealthy #eatright #dragonfruit

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Loaded ready to roll and at the end of day one, we are set up for the night. Steady day today, but I’m feeling it. The bike with a full load, just under the 300kg mark, but once Gert is rolling you barely notice the weight.
#bbgcommunity #holidaymode

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I posted this #transformation yesterday, but I had the wrong years on the pics (feel free to check yesterday’s post.) 🤤 Trying to get a post out while cleaning, packing, prepping the house, the garden and everything else that comes with being away, on a motorbike for a month. 🤯
This is 2 years of cleaner living and #bbg workouts. All workouts have been done in my own home with minimal equipment, using a 49-51 yo body.
Am I where I wanted to be when I started❓NO‼️ I’m so much further along. I never dreamed I’d have made it this far.
I cannot thank @kayla_itsines and @tobi_pearce enough for the opportunity to a better body and a better life. .
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#bbgover40 #bbgover50 #bbgtransformation #fitness #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma #bbgsisters #choosefitness #choosehealthy #kaylaitsines #kaylaversary #kaylatransformations #kaylasarmy @kaylatransformations @kaylaitsines.transformations

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EDIT: I totally stuffed up the dates on the photos. Regardless, it has been 2 years. 🤨🤪
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01-01-18
#transformationtuesday AND #kaylaversary
When I started this journey 2 years ago, it was to lose some weight and have something better @ 50. My youngest daughter introduced me to #bbg and @kayla_itsines
I DIDN’T take before photos & I DIDN’T take measurements. In hindsight I wish I had. (If you are about to start the #bbgchallenge On Monday, take the photos, record the measurements. You will be glad you did. The scale can be a big fat liar.) When I took these b4 pics, (after much encouragement) I had already dropped a few kilos from the 01-01-15, when I started cleaning up my diet and reducing my portion sizes. I was already walking every day, I have since my early 20’s

I cannot lie. That first couple of weeks of BBG, I would finish the last 7 minutes on the lawn because I really thought I was going to 🤮 every time, but I NEVER quit.
Has it been easy? Not always! Has it been worth it? HELL YES! In so many ways. I am stronger, healthier and relatively pain free. ( there’s always DOMS. 😂) I have degeneration in my lower back & could barely bend over to put my undies on. Could not do burpees, could not do 15 push-ups, on my knees, could not do sit-ups. I could go on, but I think you’ve got the picture.
Now at 51, 52 later this year, I can do all of those (wearing undies is very important 😂) and so much more. Weighted burpees, decline pushups, sit-ups a plenty...... What have enjoyed the most about this journey besides the fitness I have achieved? The people, the friendships formed, the inspirational women from all over the globe, the encouragement, the love, the support, the lessons the laughs. It has all been worth the ride. Thank you Insta family. ❤️
Thank you @kayla_itsines & @tobi_pearce once more for the opportunity you have given to people everywhere.
And thank you Liss for introducing me to this fun form of torture. ❤️
If you want it, don’t wait for it. Get moving & go & get it. .
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Love and sunshine ☀️ #fitties .
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#bbg #bbgprogress #bbgfamily #bbgsisters #bbgcommunity #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma #fitness #healthy

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Last night I had all intentions of getting arms done today in a #nevermissamonday sesh. Nope, no, nada, nothing, zilch.
I’m tired and I’m not feeling it. So, other than a walk this morning there will be NO workout today. Maybe not this week. 🤷‍♀️
First time since I started BBG two years ago that I’ve played hooky. I have had breaks for travel and sickness. But a downright no is foreign. Tomorrow is another day. See what happens.
It’s OK 👌🏻 to have a break. Im listening to my body, but I won’t let it get its own way for too long. I’ll be getting stuck in next week when the 2018 challenge starts. Who knows, tomorrow is a new day. . . .

Love and sunshine ☀️ #fitfam .
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#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma #fitfamily #bbgfamily #bbgfam

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Heya #fitfam Yep, what the hell just happened? It was Friday and just like that, it’s Sunday night. A big weekend of family and birthday celebrations for the love of my life. 🎂 There was so much happening, and grandkids everywhere again, I forgot to photograph the cake. Paleo chocolate cake with a Paleo ganache and mixed berries.
Tomorrow I’ll probably aim for week 39, or similar, ARMS.. Yayyy, I love arm day‼️ Said no one ever. 😂 Why arm day you say❓ We head off on Thursday for a 4-5 week motorbike camping holiday. I’m not keen on a long day riding with sore arms. The excitement is starting to kick in. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgfamily #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitover40 #fitover50 #lovelife

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Hmmm. Rest day. 😴 Well sort of. I’ve been out for a 5 klm walk and now I’m just laying back in the squatters chair while hubby cooks brekky.
Yesterday we cleared half of our huge veranda to pressure wash and clean, with the intention of doing all of it, until we got to our beautiful under used pool table. 🎱 (I use it, for a cutting table 🙄) but rarely for its intended purpose. So much so that we both gasped at how beautiful it was and OMG it’s red‼️ We both thought our pool table was green. 😂
Not sure if it was guilt or lack of interest in finishing our job, but I brushed that sucker down and we played pool 🎱 for the rest of the afternoon. This morning we need to finish the pressure washing and putting all of the furniture back in its rightful place, before an influx of family this afternoon to celebrate my husbands birthday tomorrow. Yep, REST day. 🤣🤣🤣
@s__o_nearly_fit I’ll call you about tonight. 😂
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Love and sunshine ☀️ #fitfam .
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#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #bbgrestday #bbgfam #bbgfamily #happyweekend

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What on earth is @kayla_itsines trying to do to me this week❓My arms, shoulders, chest are giving me grief from Wednesday and then she throws a gazillion straight leg sit-ups along with various other crazy exercises at me. 😩 Unless I do the challenge (I doubt it, I cannot dress myself, I don’t think I’ll be swinging barbells around any time soon) my week is done. Sudocream❓ Well, after 125-130 or whatever sit-ups, I feel the onset of monkey butt. 🙊🙈 Wrong Shorts. Could have should have changed them, but ended up dropping them for the sit-ups. 😂 Good thing I don’t have neighbours.
#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgabs #bbgprogress #bbgsister #bbgsisters #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitness #healthylifestyle #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma

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Just a little bit of this afternoons chores and a quick light lunch. Chopped and bagged tomatoes and whole chillies. Puréed a heap more chillies to freeze into cubes. Made a chicken stock to use for tea (pumpkin purée with a beef cheek stew) chopped up a heap of the mangoes ready to freeze (from my sons trees) had some with lunch as well with some of the most beautiful looking fruit. Dragonfruit. 😋
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#goodfoodgoodhealth #eathealthy #fit #bloodyhot #overthisheat

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💦 💦 SWEAT SWEAT and more SWEAT💦💦
I’ve had some awake time the last few nights. I think it’s hormones, because there seems to be a pattern. Anyway, last night I pulled up a pillow and slept on the couch from 2am. Then I slept in. 😱 Until after 6am 😱😱 I considered throwing my workout until tomorrow, or doing a double up on Friday, but I decided TUFF UP Grandma, and got stuck in AFTER the morning walk. There was not an ounce of anything dry, except maybe the soles of my shoes. Good thing my man❤️ cooked me this amazing breakfast, I’m not sure my arms are able to arm today. 😂😂🤪
Happy #humpday .
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Love and sunshine ☀️ #fitfam .
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#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgarms #bbgtorture #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #bbgsisters #fitover40 #fitover50 #fit #fitness #sweat #fitgrandma #choosefit #fitfamily #choosehealth

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Another beautiful morning to be alive and out there enjoying it. Also another back to back Hiit and Liss. Our days and nights have been hot, so early starts are a necessity.
Love and sunshine ☀️ #fitfam .
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#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgfamily #bbgfam #kaylasarmy #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #bbgaustralia #fitness #fit #choosefit #choosehealth #choosehealthy #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma

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My sweatiest workout for the year so far, 😄 followed by my favourite part of the day, walking. Happy 2018 to my favourite #fitfam
Love and sunshine ☀️ .
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#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgfam #bbgfamily #bbgsisters #bbgaustralia #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitover40 #fitover50
#fitgrandma #fitfamily #choosefitness #choosefit #choosehealthy #lovelife

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My last post for 2017 is a very small peek at my work year that was.
For @ai_ling_neo and for @bev21again
This is what I do. I have a store on Etsy and I sew children’s clothes. I used to have stalls at local markets, but between my Etsy store, Instagram and Facebook pages, I no longer have time for markets.
Most days I thoroughly enjoy my job, but I guess I’m like everybody else, there are days when I feel like throwing it all away, but I’m not a quitter. 😉 .
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Wishing you all a Happy New Year. See you all in 2018
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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My best 9 for 2017....
Thank you wonderful Insta friends for all of your support, encouragement and motivation throughout the last 12 months. Let’s see what can happen over the next 12.
Love and sunshine #fitfam .
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#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgfamily #bbgsisters #bbgfam #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma #choosefitness #choosehealthy

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It’s the weekend and the second last day of 2017......
Up at my usual dark o’clock. Went out for a fast jog, slow jog, more commonly known as Hiit, then by the time I got home, husband was ready to head out for our daily walk, aka Liss. 10klm complete. 🏃🏼‍♀️🚶‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🚶‍♀️
Feeling much better today. Thank you all for your words yesterday. Being down is foreign to me. I rarely have days like that. So many people suffer from depression and so many more turn their backs to those suffering. Don’t turn your back, give someone you know is suffering a hug, even if it’s a virtual hug. You might just change someone’s world including your own. ❤️❤️ Love and sunshine #fitfam .
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#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgfamily #bbgsisters #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma #fitness #fit #choosefitness #choosehealthy

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RUOK?
It needs to be asked more often. 💛💛
Maybe it’s not appropriate to put this with my daily post, but why wait for an “appropriate” time.
Today I am very sad. 😔 My heart is broken. 💔 2 families close to me have had their lives changed forever. .
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#ruok #bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgfamily #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #bbgfam #bbgfit #fitfam #fitover50 #fitover40 #choosefitness #choosehealthy

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Anyone else given this a go❓❓(thank you for some extra ass pain @kayla_itsines 😂)
I did this morning, before going for a walk. It certainly made me sweat, or was that our sweltering, humid Qld summer at 5am❓☀️🔥💦
A good, quick straight forward full body workout. Just need a barbell and a mat. Don’t forget to warm up before you start. .
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#bbg #bbgworkout #bbgcommunity #bbgfam #bbgfamily #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #bbggrandma #fitness #fit #fitgrandma #fitover40 #fitover50 #choosefitness #choosehealthy #choosehealth

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Another arms sesh done and dusted, even if it was somewhat changed up to include some work on the gym instead of mountain climber pushups and tricep dips.
Happy #humpday #fitfam .
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#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #bbgfam #bbgfamily #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitness #choosefitness #choosefit #choosehealthy #choosehealth #lovelife #fitgrandma

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Nuff said. 🤣
It’s kind of satisfying when the hurt sets in. At least you know that all the sweat wasn’t wasted...
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#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgfam #bbgfamily #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitfam #fitfamily #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma #choosefitness #choosehealth

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I decided to head out for Hiit this morning while hubby slept, and was heading home into another beautiful sunrise when the timer went off. I love mornings. ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
Love and sunshine #fitfam .
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#bbg #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #bbgcommunity #fit #fitover45 #fitover50 #choosefitness #choosehealthy

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#nevermissamonday
Wishing all of my IG friends a wonderful and safe Christmas.🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
Enjoy everything the day has to offer.
Love and sunshine all.
#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitover45 #fitover50 #fitgrandma #choosehealthy #choosehealth #choosefitness #fitfam #bbgfam #bbgfamily

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BBG3 complete. Nothing half assed about this morning. 😂7.00am and I have had a 5klm walk, a Hiit sesh and completed the challenge, (doing bench jumps instead of jump squats. Much easier on my knees.😉)
Rest was from yesterday and recovery, well let’s just say that I’m onto it. Oh ha ha, that’s a different recovery. 🤣🤣🤣
We’re off to breakfast at our fav cafe then home to clean the house after a week of little people staying over at Grandma and Grandads.
Love and sunshine #fitfam .
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#bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitover45 #fitover50 #fitfamily #choosehealth #choosefitness

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In the words of @chelle.fit.mama my workout was half assed. (Little sweat badge🙃) I slept in, Liss first, then workout. It’s hot again today and working out in the heat with 3 little people asking for porridge or weetbix and eggs or both. As well as feeling blah from NOT avoiding grains and sugars as I usually do. I haven’t had LOTS, but my body doesn’t need much to make me feel tired and lethargic from that crap. Our family Christmas celebration starts today as a gathering and food fest at our youngest daughters house and goes until tomorrow night or Sunday morning.. we’re a whatever family. ❤️ Happy Friday #peeps
#fitfam #bbg #bbgcommunity #bbgover40 #bbgover50 #fitover40 #fitover50 #fitgrandma #fitness #choosefitness #choosehealthy

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TMI❓❓❓It’s true in my house. We’ve always had a wonderful relationship, (hmmm struggling to find the right words here😂) and he has always loved me no matter where my body has been at, but it’s nice that he totally appreciates and is proud of the work I am putting in. .
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#bbg #bbgcommunity #fitover40 #fitover50 #choosefit #choosehealthy #fitfam #fitfamily #lovelife

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