You’re Losing It And I Bet You Didn’t Even Know It!

Yes, you are losing it and likely you don’t know that you are!!

But it isn’t what you think!  It’s not about your intelligence or you “withitness”!!  It is about your strength!!

If we don’t use it we certainly can’t maintain it and we definitely won’t get stronger!!

Jump to this post and see what you are up against!!  Maybe you’ll change your direction and work some more on that thing called strength!  And no ladies, you won’t bulk up!!  It just ain’t meant to be!!

Strength is such an important part of who  and what you need to be!

Leave me your comments below or at the other post and let me know what your experience is on this!!

It is interesting that we don’t realize that this is happening!!  Or if we do, we don’t take the time to do what we need to prevent it!

Yours in fitness and in health!!

Holly

 

 

 

 

 

 

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46 Responses to You’re Losing It And I Bet You Didn’t Even Know It!

  1. Very important message Holly! I look at some of my long-time friends today, and scares the heck out of me. When everyone was roasting at the beach, I passed because I have that redhead freckles and whiter than white skin – now I have friends who look 10 years older than me because of all their wrinkles. Others, who spent all their time drinking and partying are overweight, slowing down and stoop shouldered. I’ve never been happier about being called a “party pooper!”
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  2. Boy, do I know this to be true!!
    I put my hot yoga practice on hold during the summer because I figured I was walking a couple of miles every morning and well, that would be enough, right?

    Wrong!!
    First class back and I spent two-thirds of it in savasana! (ie corpse pose! ie flat on my back!!)

    There’s a huge difference between getting aerobically fit and building strength.
    I’m not going to make that mistake again!
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  3. Aloha Holly!

    Oh yes, I do agree with that one! Gotta keep up the strength and the muscles or you lose it really quickly. I can see this in people who get ill and stuck in bed. Their muscles atrophy so quickly and then they have a hard time walking.

    Thank goodness I have a 3-story house cause it forces us to go up and down stairs everyday! LOL! But it really works! And you’ll be happy to know that I started a daily exercise routine Holly! Our company came out with an at home DVD set, so my family and I do it everyday! I even use weights now! OMGosh!! LOL right? I got biceps now Holly! :)

    Thanks for “putting up with me” Holly! You’re such a great friend and coach!

    Much love,
    Kellie :)
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Thank goodness your company came out with an at home DVD, otherwise I’d still be harping at you Kellie!! LOL

  4. Great share Holly,

    Last month I went to a “Powerful You” networking event and won a month of strength training. The gym I have to get to is 40 minutes from my house but i am determined to get there. I was planning December but I think, after reading your post, that I will plan for just after Thanksgiving… I need it and feel that my body is screaming it needs it too!

    Thank you Holly! ;)
    Nathalie
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  5. Clint Butler
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    Hey Holly,

    I have noticed, believe me I have noticed. As I get older it gets a lot tougher to keep up with these young guys in the military. And the younger they get the slower I get!!

    I counteract it with a workout program and good food. But there are a lot of times when life seems to get in the way of the gym plans. I can’t wait until I control my own schedule and work the gym in every day. That way I can get my sexy back!!!

    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Good attitude, Clint!! Love that line.. Get your sexy back!! How is it going? What are you up to in workouts these days?

  6. Angela Arnold
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    Thanks for this blog post. Now I know I’ve got to get moving, because I can definitely feel that I am losing it. Can’t let that happen.

    Eating good, healthy whole foods and a largely plant-based diet helps me turn back the clock so I feel mentally fresh and invigorated. Exercise helps maintain a bit more muscle mass, which is critical as we age.

    Thanks for the reminder.
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Exercise can do more than maintain, Angela! They say we can improve too no matter what.. we have to really put the effort in to not losing that strength!! Keep on exercising. Whatever you do,make sure you are doing things to strengthen those muscles!! (lifting some form of weight!!)

  7. Lydia Brown
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    I could use strength training. Thanks for the reminder I usually only think about losing weight when it comes to exercise but I had heard a long time ago that people should be concerned about maintaing their strength
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Especially if you are wanting to lose weight you need to exercise ( strength train) If you only ‘diet’ you lose far more lean body tissue ( muscle) than if you combine it with ‘diet’ and exercise. It doesn’t hurt to work on getting stronger Lydia, not just maintaining!! Cheers to muscles!!

  8. That was a clever title you drew me right in and I enjoyed the post Holly. Important information that shouldn’t be overlooked. My own goal is to be able to keep up with my nephew who is 8 when he challenges me to a race or game of tig!
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      I was hoping I would catch someone on the title!! THanks for admitting it!! LOL Great goal you have!! Let me know how that is going, Sadie-Michaela!!

  9. Jo Shaer
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    Every summer, I step away from my regular routine of a daily walk and yoga practice. Six weeks later, the first week of returning to the walk and the practice is a killer. I have also noticed that my new profession involves sitting on my bottom for large parts of the day. My once pert posterior is starting to resemble a cushion. Use it or lose it!
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      So you know what that ‘once’ pert posterior needs!! LOL Thanks for sharing Jo!! The return after 6 weeks will be a killer, no doubt!!

  10. Hi Holly. You have inspired me. I have some light weights, and I’m going to try to do some strength training again. Since I’ve gotten fibro, it’s hard for me to exercise. Seems I always hurt myself. I’m going to start with a couple of reps and see if I can build up. I know that it is so important for a happier old age. Thanks for this.

    All the best,
    Leslie
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      I have a client who has Fibro and she swears by exercise as her saviour… ALthough she doesn’t come out as regular as she used to, she certainly attests that exercise is good for her! Your body will love you for it!! Maybe not always, but in the long run!, Leslie!

  11. Nile
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    I lifted weights and held records when I was in high school and college. I am still just as strong, but not as tone as I would like. I may be strong, but I have never been lithe. These days I am doing lighter weights and more reps. I have been noticing better tone than ever because of the switch up and a little better flexibility.
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  12. Hey Holly
    You would be SO proud of me!
    For the first time in I can’t remember how long..I will not gain an ounce over the holiday season. Just paying attention to my body is so key. Each year I am unconscious at this time of year, and I have moved beyond that belief. It’s a big step!
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Great for you Laura!! So tell me the deets, what are you doing that I would be SO proud of you for!! Let me in on the secret, Laura!!

  13. Viola Tam
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    Hi Holly,

    Thank you for this short and sweet post on strength. It comes at this excellent time of the year when you will be having a festive time at Christmas and the New Year!

    Thanks!

    Viola Tam – The Business Mum
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      As long as we do the exercise and strength training through this time of year as well!! Thanks for stopping by Viola!

  14. Lynn Jones
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    Holly,
    You are so right!!! And I don’t want to grow old and weak! So, I must purpose to do strength training. When I do, I really notice the difference and I like that difference. At this point, I am only walking and taking Zumba classes. Zumba is fun, but I know I need the weights!
    Great post and thanks!
    Lynn
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Yup you need the weights!! Gotta push you there.. Zumba is awesome, but the muscles have to stay, and the only way is tho train them!! Thanks for sharing Lynn!

  15. This is seen in all of us who hit the ages that we just know it is hard to keep up. Then you look at all the other areas and not just working out. You have to have overall balance as you teach. We have to eat the right food that will give us the energy to workout and take small steps at the beginning.

    I love this article and one I believe will benefit and motivate all of us to keep doing something even as simple as walking. I must only be placed in the pool five times a week and do little things. Then add walking slowly until my strength is back. Yet, I love feeling those areas I have not used in such a long time. It makes me have a challenge I look forward to move through daily.

    Thanks for the wake-up call and look forward to keep your site as my motivator. I do love your support and please keep it up.
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  16. Alice
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    Hello Holly,

    Thanks for the gentle reminder…I better get into motion :)

    Alice
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  17. You know, Holly, I’m always thoughtful of the importance of strength training, and this article has hit me in the face with my resistance to… resistance workouts.

    I love water exercise, but not swimming per se. I try to use the little foam weights for some resistance work, but I’m much more cardio and aerobic oriented. Strength training is drudgery for me so I tend to resist it (pardon the pun).

    You are right though, it needs to be included and thanks to your article, I’m on a new mission to resurrect that portion of my workouts… to some degree :)
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Totally hear you David!! How is it going.. Have you been able to add any of the strength training drudgery in??

  18. I had never really thought it about like this before but it makes total sense. :) We must be continually building our strength.

    Thanks!
    Kevin
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  19. Donna Merrill
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    Holly,
    This is so true. When the doctors told me I had “high cholesterol, and wanted me to go on statins, it was a wake up call. Measuring bone density was ok, but needed more work.

    Strength training was the key for both. I do not like going to the gym, but joined an aquatics group whereby I can get my cardio up and also do strength training to move the energy to my bones.

    We cannot live by meds, or vitamins, or herbs alone!

    Great point,

    Donna
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      No we can’t live by them alone, Donna!! Food is an awesome healer and so is the exercise!! Keep it up young lady!!

  20. Jupiter Jim
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    says:

    Holly,

    yes, I gotta exercise more. I was cycling regularly but since I’ve been so busy with learning Thesis 2.0.3 , I ‘ve cut back on my exercising! Shame on me. I’m starting to feel it. Don’t want to lose my strength or health!

    Thanks for the motivation!

    ~ Jupiter Jim
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  21. Alan Jenkin
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    You’re absolutely right, Holly! And i sympathize with the responders who can’t find time for strength training – I was one, until I realized how weak I had become :(

    About a year and a half ago I started working out for 7 minutes a day, three times a week. I couldn’t believe it would work, but today I managed 15 pushups: I couldn’t even do one when I started!

    I won’t spam you with the link, but if anyone is interested they can contact me directly.

    Alan
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    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Good for you Alan! As much as 21 minutes a week sounds pretty minimal I guess it can work. Besides 15 pushups what else have you accomplished?

  22. I’ve noticed a lot of things are not working as well as they were ten years ago. At that time, I lost over 90 lbs in less than a year, and it was a tremendous improvement on how I felt. This year I’m working on losing that weight again, and this time it’s taking a lot longer for the improvements to take effect.

    Willena
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  23. Patricia
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    hello Holly,
    Thanks for this great message you are sharing with us.
    It is about sharpening the saw and if we want life work balance something I specialize in helping healers do, we need to take one step at the time in each field and measure the results.
    Now what happens when we know we need to exercise or eat more healthy and we procrastinate?
    by unlocking what is still locked and starting to do small steps that fell and are exciting to us we can visualize our future manifest and create what we want.
    Its about being able to respond. (response-ability)

    Thank you, this post resonated with me!

    • Holly Fulford-Jeffrey says:

      Totally response – ability!! If we don’t take the responsibility for looking after ourselves physically we end up suffering!! One step at a time, but we must not leave it too long!! It’s is a vital part of the efficiency of the body!!

      Thanks for sharing, Patricia!

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