Fit Over 50 – A Woman’s Point of View
Fit Over 50 – A Woman’s Point of ViewDec 15th, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Living the Fit Life
Last week I turned 52. I’m pretty proud of that. Well, more specifically I’m proud of how fit I am as a woman over 50, a woman post menopausal, a woman who at 50 was fat.
Turning 50 does not mean you are now on the gradual old age slide to a life of infirmity and/or obesity. Turning 50 can be a starting point for anyone, man or woman, to get fit.
Last night was the finale of season 10 of the Biggest Loser, I was possibly most proud of the grandfather who was the 2nd biggest loser of the at home group. I believe he actually lost a greater percentage of body fat than the much younger man who took the main prize. Proof again that you can lose weight even if you’ve carried it for years and are no spring chicken.
I’m not going to say that you can totally remodel yourself overnight. It most likely took you years to put on all that weight so isn’t taking it off in 6 – 12 months is still a pretty great deal? I’m not going to say that it will be easy because working your muscles hard enough to produce visible results in terms of added lean mass (for women that means curves where you want them) takes effort. And I’m not going to tell you that you can approach this as a half hearted commitment because you need to show up 5 – 6 days a week.
What I can say is that the commitment, the effort and the time is well worth it. I cannot believe how much different my life is today now that I’m fit than it was before. I feel more energized during the day and I sleep great at night. I couldn’t say either of those things before I got fit. And I look younger and frankly feel more sexy than I ever did before I got fit. I actually wear a bikini and look fantastic in it.
What I recommend to all my over 50 sisters is that you start on a path right now to make changes in your life. You can start with a program like Slim in 6 if you are really out of shape or even P90X if you are willing to take it slowly and make modifications. Heck just adjusting your diet (check out my P90X diet for ideas) and taking daily walks will make a difference.
Remember a new life is awaiting you too. And I’m here to help!