I always maintained my weight by exercising and eating properly but sometimes things happen that are out of our control. I was diagnosed with stage 2 ovarian cancer and had to have a hysterectomy. Two months afterwards, I started 6 months of chemotherapy.
I ate healthy but with low energy levels I wasn't able to exercise to full capacity, this resulted in a 15 lb weight gain. After I completed the chemo and was given the green light that all my cancer was gone, I started on my very own "Back to Basics" eating and exercise program.
Because of my age (57) and my slow metabolism, it would take me one year to lose the fat and gain some beautiful muscle. At the time that I started the program, I was weighing 150 lbs. At the one year mark, I was weighing 145 lbs. While I lost a lot of fat, I gained a lot of muscle. This is the goal of the "Back to Basics" program. The goal is to burn the fat while at the same time, building muscle. The only way that this can be done effectively is through proper nutrition and exercise.
I would love to see you on this journey and reach your fitness goals as well!
Much love! Lily Seymour