Congratulations to our newest challenger, Sue!
We are so excited to read your first blog and to watch you get stronger over the next 3 months!
Read directly from Sue about how she feels about the challenge:
"First, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Sue Dumond and I have been selected by Equilibrium to be the next challenger! I am so appreciative that Equilibrium has chosen me because I am not the typical person a Fitness company would choose to take on a 3 month challenge.
- I’m not young (I’m 55).
- I’m not trying to lose weight for an upcoming wedding (I just celebrated by 22nd anniversary!).
- I’m not trying to lose recent baby weight (I have 2 sons; one is 16 and one is 20).
- I’m not trying to lose a tremendous amount of weight.
So you may be asking why Equilibrium would select me as the next challenger?!
That’s simple. I believe there are many middle aged women out there, with grown kids, that have neglected themselves and have finally realized that it’s now time to improve their well being! That means starting with becoming fit which is NOT the same as being at a good weight. Becoming fit after age 50 is so much different than when I was much younger. I will never forget going to an exercise class many years ago and having an instructor point me out in class stating “look she may have a flat stomach but she can’t do this exercise because she doesn’t have core strength”. Honestly, I had never heard of that terminology and it really wasn’t the way to motivate me to continue in that class (side note: I haven’t had a flat stomach since I turned 50!). I have been absent from exercise classes for many years until 2 of my good friends (Lisa Cohen and Mary Derian) convinced me to try a sampling of classes which included pilates, xtend barre classes and using the reformer. But it wasn’t just the classes they introduced me to; it was a new method of teaching where the instructor points out modifications, gives out cues, and explains the purpose of the exercises throughout the length of the class! After taking a sampling of the classes at Equilibrium, I knew that I wanted to be the next challenger.
I am so excited to start a program that incorporates building core strength (yes I now understand the importance of having a strong core!) along with aerobic activitity . My goals are to increase my endurance and muscle strength while toning up my body. I will be posting my progress along the way! No more excuses. It’s time to change my life!
I’ll be starting up this Monday!" ~Sue