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?
our question strikes me differently than it appears to strike others. First of all, I strive to accept my body at all times, at all ages, at all sizes.
For me, it’s not about “getting a pass,” it’s about loving the skin I’m in and the life that I have. I have been anywhere from very lean to 15 pounds overweight. I’m just on the edge of a healthy weight right now, strong but not lean. I am happier now, and have better body confidence, than I did when I was in my 20’s and ripped.
I just turned 47. Could I get super-fit? Probably. After two c-sections, there is a flap of skin between the two scars that will always be loose, but everything else would shape up nicely. My last child was born just before I turned 40 so I still have pretty young kids and they take up most of my time by choice.
Health is absolutely a priority. As an “older” mom, I consider it a responsibility to stay healthy for my kids so I can be with them for as many years as possible. Emotional wellness? Priority. Aesthetics? Not a priority.
Age is not nearly as much of an obstacle as genetics is when it comes to the outward appearance of fitness. Sure, age will reduce the body’s ability to recover and increase lean mass. But it is possible to adjust to this and still do a very good job of aging.
It is all in the adjustments you make to the changes brought on with age. The older you get the more you need to pay attention to poor choices and bad habits. This is a very focus intense subject. So, if you want to discuss it further, contact me through my website, www.hawaiifitnessacademy.com .
And accepting yourself and your body isn’t the same as giving up. We live in a world where bad choices are easier sometimes. But giving up is just not something I can condone when it comes to fitness. I try to not judge people because they haven’t made good fitness decisions. But it is my duty to try and help them get past it. How could I support doing nothing to be healthy?