Getting over 40, things def changed for m. It always seems to happen on the “9’s” for me. When I was 29, all of a sudden I was at the doctor for this and that.
Then at 39, my body just didn’t respond to my nutrition or workouts as before.
I’m 41 now, but I thought of this as many times women over 40 just accept where their body is and can blame it on being in the 40’s.
What do you think?
Can you change and get yourself super fit or do we have a “pass” because of our age?
I am 45 and have been in the best shape I’ve ever been in these past few years. For me, it has been about evolving myself over the years–changing my nutrition and hitting the weights with some high intensity intervals mixed in (I try my best to eat “clean” most of the time and limit processed foods). Amazing changes happen to your body with the right nutrition, intensity, and weights!
Now for the other side of the coin! As a woman, our bodies do start changing in our 40s because of hormones, and it’s not fair because it seems to happen overnight! I train many female clients who have talked to me about their frustrations, and now this is the first year that I am noticing those little changes, too. I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted–now I have to be diligent about my nutrition (and boy do I have a sweet tooth!). My body shape is changing and it is more challenging to keep extra pounds off. I may not be able to control some things, but will I give up? No way!
Age is just a number and it doesn’t have to be all downhill after 40. We should embrace our aging, but allow it to empower us to keep going and make us stronger. Believe in yourself–the body listens to the mind.