I just read on WebMD that a woman my age isn't likely to build muscle or tighten up much bc of hormone issues low estrogen and such. I have no insurance to check it BUT I sure am discouraged!!! Ugh.
Thanks guys. Everything is so focused on the younger women. A woman my age doesn't need anymore bad news. I've TRIED to stay in shape through life's trials. I think it's time to reignite my passion for my old dancer's body. I HOPE!!!
THANKS FOR RESPONDING I haven't been on here much. I am so overwhelmed at times with my disabled son's needs and how that impacts my other son I put my needs last. Everyone else bailed so it's a lot to handle. NOT playing the pity card, just being real. And life is all too real.
Well my wife is 49 - she works out three times a week and looks as good as she did 24 years ago when we got married. She also fits it into a busy job and looking after 2 teenage girls. I know your situation is different with your disabled son but look at what exercise you can fit into your routine, even if it is only ten minutes. Don't forget that your son will benefit as well if you are fit, strong and healthy, so don't think that you're not considering his welfare first.
Hush! My mum was 48 when she started exercising. She lost 30lbs and got *ripped* just finished her 5th marathon ... At 53th. Our bodies are amazing and capable of so many things! Keep at it lady! And don't forget: no matter what the scale says you are beautiful!
Hey! Go check out the"anybody over 35" thread with Lisa C.
Sounds like you're wasting time by reading WebMD.
Hello sheree ,reading your situation you have a hard time you made the first big step by coming back to exercise again, in wanting to make things better. you can do it.Is a matter of mind over matter, mind over body, your mind telling your body that you will get better, you will get stronger, you will lose any weight you need to. as john said below, there are lots and lots of people over 35, over 40 , even over 50 , on this website . they are all support each other encourage each other, helping each other, and we can help you too. all the best. remember you are beautiful and God bless you
A bad workout is no workout at all
No ur not
There is an overwhelming amount of research that shows that both physical and cognitive exercise at any time of life can provide significant benefits both in short and long term. Never too late to start, and never stop exercising or learning.
Sherri some of the people I admire most are over 50 and marathon runbers in thier 60s, 70s and 80s, not to mention body builders! It's never too late to start. Begin where you are slowly. Do yoga to restore your hormones, begin with light weights for your brain, heart and building growth hormone, eat real food. You have your whole life to get stronger and stronger. You can have an inbalance with hormones at any age and there are ways to help your body restore it's life essences. That's what they are...life essences. Often depleted by lack of exersise, stress and poor nutrition. Wish you health and happiness. Maria
Do what makes you happy and make your own truth. Don't take another's word for it....prove it to yourself.
I've heard its harder but never impossible! In the end don't give up exercise even without toning up reduces many health risks! Keep it up!