ceiswyn wrote: »
The first photo was 4 years ago, at 37. The second was today, at 41...
I was with a group of 20-somethings. When we walked up the headland, I had time to post smug statuses to two different websites while I waited at the top for the second person to catch up Discovering that I can be the fittest person in a group - and that’s a group that includes runners - has blown my mind completely.
MistressSara wrote: »
Before is c. 2012, after is a few days ago. I’m 47.
ETA: 5’6” started at 220, currently around 155. Calorie counting, compound lifts, crossfit.
KickassAmazon76 wrote: »
44 here. 40 was my best year... Then I gained some, and now I'm back on the logging and lifting train.
Rockstar_JILL wrote: »
96 pounds down in a year... 116 down total
I will be 50 this Spring!!
WandRsmom wrote: »
...Almost 42, here. I started losing at 39 determined to make my 40's the best years yet.
WandRsmom wrote: »
Almost 42, here. I started losing at 39 determined to make my 40's the best years yet.
jenilla1 wrote: »
I'm in my late 40's. Not sure why anyone would think it's impossible to be fit in your 40's.
I imagine it might be harder to get fit if you are just starting out in your 40's. I already had a fitness foundation that I built in my late thirties, so all I've had to do is maintain. (And maybe work at smaller goals like run pace or weight training, etc.) For me, maintaining isn't any harder now than it was ten years ago. It feels very much the same, TBH. It might even be a bit easier, since I seem to have more discipline as I age.
I don't actually know if it's hard to start from scratch at this age, but I imagine it could be, depending on what you're starting with. I think the older you are when starting your fitness journey, the more challenges you'll likely face, but that doesn't make it impossible, or even unlikely. So get started right now - don't wait! Set your mind to it and get after it!
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