Getting older is a good thing! Stop looking at it as a BAD experience. You are stronger and wiser because of the years behind you. Now, change your attitude and let's begin this fitness journey together!
We all have our struggles. Losing weight isn’t easy for anyone, except maybe your teenager or that person who is genetically inclined to burn calories just by sitting.
Your metabolism may slow down the older you get, however, there are things you can do to help you stay in shape, motivate you, inspire you, or lose weight. Don't throw in the towel on health and fitness just because you are adding years to your life. Stop saying "I'm too old for this"! If you’re going to survive and get the body you want, you might need to adjust your attitude. Stop thinking "poor me, I'll never be what I was, why can't I have their body, blah, blah, blah"!!! Here is what you need to remember:
You’re not who you were at 20 (or 30 or 40) or even last year or last month: this is GREAT news! Why? Because you’re changing, evolving, and improving! You are better in so MANY ways. Maybe you’re a bit more banged up in the physical sense (the more mileage on the car, the more maintenance it needs) but you’re probably a stronger, wiser, more wonderful, and interesting person! Look at it this way: you’ve improved and you’re STILL HERE. Celebrate what you can do, and celebrate life by taking care of your body from the inside first (healthy nutrition). Next, focus on the outside by implementing exercise into your daily routine. Yes you must move to stay healthy and lose weight. Exercise and nutrition go together. You cannot do one without the other and expect to lose weight. Weight training is a must. Muscle burns fat.
Society will feed you all sorts of old-age garbage before you’re old, some of it designed as well-intentioned sympathy. Just say no to that BS. After all, you’re not dead, so don’t act like you are. Grow older, wiser, stronger, and get rid of your self-sympathy!!!
Stop thinking of your goal as “losing weight.” Start thinking of it as gaining capability and life!
So you have a few extra pounds (or quite a few extra pounds) to lose. Okay. But you don’t have to focus on that as your goal. Maybe your goal should be:
• gaining life
• gaining longevity
• gaining strength
• gaining capability
• gaining more fun, more love, more light, more joy.
Make becoming more capable as a person your goal instead of merely becoming less. As your strength and happiness and love grow, your waistline will shrink. (If you’re squatting, your butt and your quads might grow, but don’t panic! A fit booty is a good thing!) You will gain a better you and a better health. The joy of your accomplishments will far overshadow the pain of your effort, and that’s awesome, right? Get out there and make sh&% happen. Do things you never thought you could do. You will be amazed by the overwhelming feeling of accomplishment you will get. so go do it! What are you waiting for? Wisdom is a kick -ass companion: spread it, increase it, make it yours.