Look Out, Arms
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I have inherited my mother's arms...or I SHOULD say, her tendency to the flappy underarm fat often seen in older women. But at age 50 (I'll be 59 this summer), I certainly had a firm (haha) hold on upper arm flab. Nothing short of surgery will take care of the excess skin I've produced to cover the fat I've so ably added to my arms.
Yes, I used to have great arms. Great shoulders. Still have a pretty good back if you don't move too far down near my hips...
This morning, I took the first baby step toward sculpting the old arms back into better shape. I know they'll never be stunning, but it will make me stronger--and so it will make me younger.
Upright dumbbell rows, bent-over dumbbell rows, triceps dips, dumbbell flies on the ball, dumbbell chest presses on the ball, seated dumbbell shoulder presses on the ball, seated one-arm dumbbell curls...oh, and crunches. My core strength is pretty low.
So, all this adds up to creating the wonderful body furnace that is going to burn extra calories today and serve to make me stronger and younger.
What a great way to start the day.
Now, if I can only beat the cold out of me within a few days...right?