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?
Hi Christine, you can change and get yourself super fit but you may have to do things differently than you did when you were in your 20s and 30s.
I, like you, started having to go to the doctor more frequently at age 40 and then it seemed like everything in my body was going wrong at age 47. I had tried to lose weight following a low fat diet (40/40/20 carbs, protein, fats) lifting weights 3 days a week and doing cardio 30 mins for 3 days a week in my target heart range and I was only able to lose 9 pounds after 2 years!
I didn’t find out until my 49th birthday that I was insulin resistant so my diet had to change and as soon as I changed it, the weight dropped off at a rate of 1-2 pounds per week. I lost 30 pounds in 4 months!
I like you was convinced that there was nothing I could do to lose the weight and it must be because I was over 40 but the truth is you just have to find out what is causing your body to respond differently. Something has changed, it could be carb intolerance, hormonal changes, sleep pattern changes, stress, medication side effects just to name a few. Once you figure it out with professional help you will be on your way to being super fit, if you are willing to make the required changes (warning: they may not be easy).