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The middle agers group. (Upper 30s,40s & 50ish folks)

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  • AliNouveauAliNouveau Member Posts: 36,288 Member Member Posts: 36,288 Member
    I to take a fitness walk today....I differentiate walks. We do adventure walks where we find something to explore, family walks which are slow and fit was walks where I typically go 5km as fast as I can. I added 100m light jogs to it today to test the knee and I managed to get the time under 40 minutes. While walking I decided i will make an August fitness challenge. So I'm challenging myself to do some sort of workout most days and get into shape.by September 1... we'll see how long it lasts
  • VersicolourVersicolour Member Posts: 6,881 Member Member Posts: 6,881 Member
    I am level 39. I will be level 40 soon, and everyone knows that's when you get the really cool spells
  • CMac06820CMac06820 Member, Premium Posts: 4 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4 Member
    I fall into the 50ish category and would be happy to loose 50ish pounds. Seriously, I've used MFP previously but stepped back from it years ago but here I am again working out at my gym walking etc etc.... I'm seeing it's not the lack of exercise that kills me but what I choose to put in my body.... Looking forward to making some friends...
  • JDavid007JDavid007 Member Posts: 331 Member Member Posts: 331 Member
    I am level 39. I will be level 40 soon, and everyone knows that's when you get the really cool spells

    Lets power level to 80! lol
  • RandJ6280RandJ6280 Member Posts: 1,150 Member Member Posts: 1,150 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    RandJ6280 wrote: »
    RandJ6280 wrote: »
    TonyB0588 wrote: »
    Another birthday!! My wife's, not mine. :)

    Happy Birthday to your wife Tony 🥳 :)

    Yes wish her happy happy belated B-day. I still have two months before I hit my next b-day.

    39? 😀

    Good morning middle-agers 🙂

    Of course same as the last 19 years :D;)

    I was 36 for a LONG LONG time. At my last birthday, I decided I probably could let myself be 42. So that's what it is for now. Garmin tells me my fitness age is actually less than that, so woo hoo. I guess I can just be my fitness age and be sub-40 instead of over 50. Nah. I'll just stick with 42.

    I have a buddy that started counting backwards at 50.


    mmmm I need to calculate my fitness age. Where can one find this out?

    Counting backwards from 50... lol.. I Like this, in that case, I'm almost 8 years old.
  • RandJ6280RandJ6280 Member Posts: 1,150 Member Member Posts: 1,150 Member
    Hi all, sorry I was out this weekend. Spent too much time working out in the yard and moving boxes... dang storerooms. My back decided to work overtime...... Acupuncture appointment went WELL yesterday and just decided to take it easy.
    This morning I did a 1.5 mile jog/walk, 15 mins stair-stepper, and then 15 mins on Elliptical.

    How is everyone today?
  • EdTheGingeEdTheGinge Member Posts: 1,616 Member Member Posts: 1,616 Member
    Morning/afternoon/evening

    Started this in my 20s, life happened and now I'm back where it all started. Older and much heavier. Free for adds
  • annliz23annliz23 Member Posts: 1,467 Member Member Posts: 1,467 Member
  • AliNouveauAliNouveau Member Posts: 36,288 Member Member Posts: 36,288 Member
    Well I guess I'm not getting my "walk" in today which is ok two days in a row of 5 km is ok. It's pouring rain here again. At least the gardens wil be happy and they really needed it.

    I've done a short various video now I'll do something for my upper body so I can rest my knee. Gotta get fit August continues
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 5,989 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,989 Member
    RandJ6280 wrote: »
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    RandJ6280 wrote: »
    RandJ6280 wrote: »
    TonyB0588 wrote: »
    Another birthday!! My wife's, not mine. :)

    Happy Birthday to your wife Tony 🥳 :)

    Yes wish her happy happy belated B-day. I still have two months before I hit my next b-day.

    39? 😀

    Good morning middle-agers 🙂

    Of course same as the last 19 years :D;)

    I was 36 for a LONG LONG time. At my last birthday, I decided I probably could let myself be 42. So that's what it is for now. Garmin tells me my fitness age is actually less than that, so woo hoo. I guess I can just be my fitness age and be sub-40 instead of over 50. Nah. I'll just stick with 42.

    I have a buddy that started counting backwards at 50.


    mmmm I need to calculate my fitness age. Where can one find this out?

    Counting backwards from 50... lol.. I Like this, in that case, I'm almost 8 years old.


    The Garmin website calculates it for me based on its estimate of my VO2-Max. So get yourself a Garmin device and go run several times. Apparently my VO2Max improved again with my last run so I'm a year younger now.


    RandJ6280 wrote: »
    Counting backwards from 50... lol.. I Like this, in that case, I'm almost 8 years old.

    Check your math. You're 43. Next year you'll be 42. I still plan to be 42, unless I just start reporting my fitness age :smile:
    edited August 2020
  • slimgirljo15slimgirljo15 Member, Premium Posts: 259,919 Member Member, Premium Posts: 259,919 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    RandJ6280 wrote: »
    RandJ6280 wrote: »
    TonyB0588 wrote: »
    Another birthday!! My wife's, not mine. :)

    Happy Birthday to your wife Tony 🥳 :)

    Yes wish her happy happy belated B-day. I still have two months before I hit my next b-day.

    39? 😀

    Good morning middle-agers 🙂

    Of course same as the last 19 years :D;)

    I was 36 for a LONG LONG time. At my last birthday, I decided I probably could let myself be 42. So that's what it is for now. Garmin tells me my fitness age is actually less than that, so woo hoo. I guess I can just be my fitness age and be sub-40 instead of over 50. Nah. I'll just stick with 42.

    I have a buddy that started counting backwards at 50.

    That's great your Garmin age is lower, well done. 🙂
    You can be any age you feel like, it's just a number anyway 😃
  • slimgirljo15slimgirljo15 Member, Premium Posts: 259,919 Member Member, Premium Posts: 259,919 Member
    RandJ6280 wrote: »
    Hi all, sorry I was out this weekend. Spent too much time working out in the yard and moving boxes... dang storerooms. My back decided to work overtime...... Acupuncture appointment went WELL yesterday and just decided to take it easy.
    This morning I did a 1.5 mile jog/walk, 15 mins stair-stepper, and then 15 mins on Elliptical.

    How is everyone today?

    Hope your back is still feeling ok. Gentle on it is probably a good idea.
  • TonyB0588TonyB0588 Member Posts: 9,521 Member Member Posts: 9,521 Member
    JDavid007 wrote: »
    I am level 39. I will be level 40 soon, and everyone knows that's when you get the really cool spells

    Lets power level to 80! lol

    The higher levels are harder to reach.
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Member Posts: 2,448 Member Member Posts: 2,448 Member
    TonyB0588 wrote: »
    JDavid007 wrote: »
    I am level 39. I will be level 40 soon, and everyone knows that's when you get the really cool spells

    Lets power level to 80! lol

    The higher levels are harder to reach.

    A lot of things are harder to reach at level 80, Tony. HAHA!😁👍
  • yvonnemhansenyvonnemhansen Member, Premium Posts: 9 Member Member, Premium Posts: 9 Member
    Hey all, I just turned 40 and have decided that I need to do something different. I've been overweight my entire adult life and I'm just done with it. I'm done having kids now and have finally recovered from weaning and post-partum so now it's time to focus on myself a little. I need to lose over 100 pounds so if there's anyone out there in a similar boat feel free to add me I could use the motivation :)
  • jenkspafjenkspaf Member, Premium Posts: 42 Member Member, Premium Posts: 42 Member
    Hey there, I'm 46 and back at it... My weight has gone up and down my whole, entire life. I get to a point where I'm at goal and I think, "Oh! I'm cured!" And then I stop tracking, start eating crap, skip workouts. You'd think I would know better by now. Anyway, here I am near 160 and I have finally come to accept that I will need to track what I eat my whole life. Because if I don't, I'll keep telling myself that eating, "just this one thing..." about 6 times a day is okay and then getting upset with myself when I am back to a place where I am uncomfortable with my body AGAIN. I also have a 14 year old daughter and would like to role model a decent, rational relationship with food. I also go back and forth between "everyone should love their body the way it is" and "I don't love my body the way it is." Sigh.... Anyway, I would love to make friends with you all and help support you on your journeys as well. Anyone else figure they are going to have to track for life? - Jen
  • joyneville253joyneville253 Member Posts: 59 Member Member Posts: 59 Member
    Hi im almost 40, 5ft. , and mom, wife, grandma! In here to support and recieve support😘ive lost 137 lbs so far still working on it!
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