40+...time to get MOVING!

Life after any major life change is difficult. Moves, career changes, marriage/divorce, kids...the list goes on and on! But the older we get it seems the less time we have on our hands. I'm in an office 8-10 hours a day
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  • Tucker3306
    Tucker3306 Posts: 54 Member
    Right there with ya! Add me for motivation. The struggle is real! To be 25 again! :D Hey look at it this way, a one hour workout is only 4% of your day. ;)
  • JustaJoe00
    JustaJoe00 Posts: 776 Member
    I feel it...I'm at the desk 9 hrs a day during the week. I've worked pretty hard this year at getting everything 2 hours and walking for 10-15 minutes..fitbit
  • JustaJoe00
    JustaJoe00 Posts: 776 Member
    //That was supposed to be getting up every 2 hours and walking..
  • SapphireMoon23
    SapphireMoon23 Posts: 143 Member
    I'm 45. I was a teacher. Was too exhausted to do any extra walking or working out. Plus i found out i had hypothyroidism & pre-diabetes.
    I found what works for me. This app helps a lot.
  • shellyld2016
    shellyld2016 Posts: 288 Member
    Love this app and community. My diary is open and I log daily. Feel free to add me. Always great to add more fitness friends.
  • alipsie19
    alipsie19 Posts: 729 Member
    @duncan04
    As someone who has experienced most of those changes, I can attest to how right you are. As others above me have pointed out, this app has had a huge impact in my life. The friends I have acquired through it have been super supportive and extremely motivating.
    Feel free to send me a friend request.
  • Ant488
    Ant488 Posts: 372 Member
    Feel free to add me.
  • chandraminick
    chandraminick Posts: 452 Member
    Just start with something hard but not too long like focus t25, and work your way up as you get better at exercising.
  • WW1984
    WW1984 Posts: 145 Member
    I'm 46 and understand "duncan04" completely. But what I've learned to do during my LIFESTYLE CHANGE is to make those brief moments work during the day. I take the stairs instead of the elevators at work. I make smart and healthy choices for my meals and snacks. I drink water and green and oolong tea throughout the day. I stand up from my desk and do squats and do various reps with my 3 lb hand weights. I also take two 15 minute walks while at work. When I'm home I use my small mobile stepper in 10 minute intervals. By doing these small things, I've lost 15 lbs since September 17th. When you put your mind to it, you can do just about ANYTHING! :-)

    And remember that we're all in this TOGETHER!
  • alipsie19
    alipsie19 Posts: 729 Member
    @scarabonback902
    That is fantastic!
  • WW1984
    WW1984 Posts: 145 Member
    Thank you "alipsie19". :)
  • maryryan672
    maryryan672 Posts: 2 Member
    I am 43 and am having the hardest time loosing weight. Life changes(peri menopause) is what I am assuming is making it hard for me to loose anything
  • alipsie19
    alipsie19 Posts: 729 Member
    @maryryan672
    I wish I could be some kind of help, but for obvious reasons...
    All I can tell you is what has helped me.
    1. I walk. Try to get 10k steps
    2. I eat healthy. I have severely adjusted my diet because I used to overeat, stress eat, and eat all kinds of junk
    3. I have made a family of friends here on MyFitnessPal who have been very encouraging, motivating, and mostly supportive.

    All of these combined have done wonders for me. I wish the same for you. Good luck to you!
  • dbkyser
    dbkyser Posts: 612 Member
    I agree that as we get older and our careers change its just gets challenging. I have been really struggling here lately as there is so much junk food around the office.
  • alipsie19
    alipsie19 Posts: 729 Member
    @dbkyser
    So true. I struggle everyday. I basically work out of my car so I either bring all of my meals with me in a cooler and eat them cold, or I eat fast food all day six days a week.
    I bring my food (Sunday is food prep day), but it's still very tempting to stop somewhere.
  • jwat90
    jwat90 Posts: 178 Member
    This is so much harder than it used to be! I'm 45 yrs old and it takes double the amount of work to lose half the weight that I could even 10 yrs ago.
  • alipsie19
    alipsie19 Posts: 729 Member
    Amen to that! I am 48y/o and I agree completely. I have had some good luck with it thus far, but it appears to be slowing down again. What's your goal? Mine is 55lbs but I'm already down 33.
  • duncan04
    duncan04 Posts: 67 Member
    @Tucker3306 @JustaJoe00 @sapphiremoon23 @shellyld2016 @alipsie19 @Ant488 @chandraminick @scarabonback902 @maryryan672 @dbkyser @jwat90 .... You are all an inspiration! I get up with my Fitbit...because it reminds me to
  • duncan04
    duncan04 Posts: 67 Member
    @alipsie19 ...the weight isn't the issue. (Maybe those stubborn 10lbs) but toning what age softens and the nutrition are my issues. I just don't eat enough proteins and vitamins in a day. GREAT job on 33 lbs!!
  • alipsie19
    alipsie19 Posts: 729 Member
    Well just like the weight, toning will come in time. I know you're used to the "slow and steady wins the race" bit so this won't be an issue for you. The good thing is, you've got us in your corner if it gets to be!