Trial & error
As my fitness journey progressed, I have tried a multitude of workout routines, supplements, diet plans, specilty exercises, yoga and meditation. I made gains with all of these techniques and expert advice, but there are always new barriers to overcome. My understanding of the complexities of my body continues to improve as I age.more Details
Recovery and repair
I now know all the training and nutrition is for naught if you do not let your body repair and grow. Your body is an incredible gift and I am continuing to learn what my body can tolerate as I age so that I continue achieve my ever expanding fitness goals. Discovering that you are never too old to change has been enlightning.more Details
Striving to surpass my peak fitness at 69 years old
I began resistance training at 54 years old, having never competed in any sport, my overall strength was very limited. My doctor and others told me due to my age, my hormones and recovery abilities were diminishing, and that gaining muscle was unlikely. I refused to be swayed and began experimenting with basic training techniques. Progress was intermittent and at times stagnant. Over time, I was slowly getting stronger. Persistent training over the years has resulted in my gaining 40 pounds of muscle. Today, I continue to improve my strength and overall fitness. If you are willing to commit to an improved quality of life and longevity, it can be done. Having never been an athlete or athletic, is never an excuse for not improving your own fitness at 54 or any age.
Motivation for continued progress
The years I gain with my family, makes the work easy.