Prior to cutting out gluten and processed foods, I was sure I had developed rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia, or something, because I was so stiff and achey all the time. I was also 49 and felt like an old woman. I have no idea what exactly I was eating that made me feel like crap, but after 6 months of eating better (and not obsessively better) I am *feeling* much better.
I recently started taking yoga and can tell that it is helping the residual stiffness in my hips. Some classes/instructors seem to be more effective than others. There is one hot vinyasa flow class at my local studio that leaves me feeling amazing. Again, I'm not sure if it's the flexibility training or the body weight exercise that is strengthening my core muscles. Maybe it's a combination.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related