Serious Mid-Life Crisis!!!

  • AlphaDen

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    Jul 31, 2011 11:44 AM GMT
    Okay, long story short....

    Was in great shape....Completely lost it. Now I'm 39 and want to get it back. Am I too old to start fitness again???

  • CAtoFL

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    Jul 31, 2011 11:59 AM GMT
    I had a similar cycle. Was in great shape, then a demanding job added lots of stress and pounds. When I was 41, I was determined to get back in shape and dropped 60 pounds (which is still off).

    You're never too old to get back in shape. That's why Senior Fit programs exist at the retirement homes. Will you ever look 21 again? Probably not. But the goal is to be fit for your age.

    Good luck in doing it. I think you'll be surprised how fast you can get it back if you are determined enough.
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    Jul 31, 2011 11:59 AM GMT
    Nope, get at it.
    I'm 45 and started about 7 months ago.
    I had a client that was a physiotherapist that said he could tell the difference in people at say 60's and 70's that were in shape at 40's and 50's appose to 20's and 30's. They are deffinitely better off.
    Plus take a look at some of the profiles on here at guys in there 40's and 50's they look like they're 30 something.
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    Jul 31, 2011 12:07 PM GMT
    It is never too late to get into fitness. I did it at 45 and after an illness, am doing it again at 52. It did not take me too long to get the weight off both times. As long as you are committed, it should not take you too long either. So get out there, join a gym or build one of your own in your home and get going!

    Keep us informed of your progress.
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    Jul 31, 2011 12:13 PM GMT
    The human body is still very responsive to change at your age and well beyond. Average life expectancy for an American male is 76-78. You're dead center of that at 39 years old. By getting in shape now, you increase the likelihood of putting more years ahead of you than you have behind you. Start today with a small change and it will snowball for you as you add more positive changes. Good Luck!
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    Jul 31, 2011 12:30 PM GMT
    It's not too late. If you have any doubt just check out musclecomeback's profile:

    www.realjock.com/MuscleComeBack

    Now go get started! icon_wink.gif
  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 31, 2011 12:42 PM GMT
    It`s never too late to get fit.You`ve done it once before,you can always do it again.I never did any formal exercise until I was fourty six(although I was active and reasonable body weight)when I began getting fit for a job application.I loved it so much I just carried on!Once I couldn`t do two miles in running,now it`s half marathons as routine!I also began weight training.
    I`d recommend you go very steady to start with,and have plenty of rest between sessions.Do lots of warm ups and cool downs.Then begin to build up the rigour of your workouts.
    All the best with your training!
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    Jul 31, 2011 12:49 PM GMT
    My profile pic was taken about a month ago and I'll be 61 in Sept. I didn't start working out till I was 45 and I looked like a worn out old fart then

    Never too late. But I will tell you one thing. The older you are, the more nutrition takes a bigger role. Eat clean, Eat often but watch the portions

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    Jul 31, 2011 12:53 PM GMT
    Gradually adopt a new eating lifestyle and incorporate a workout routine that works. You can do it.
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    Aug 01, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    AlphaDen saidOkay, long story short....

    Was in great shape....Completely lost it. Now I'm 39 and want to get it back. Am I too old to start fitness again???

    I was never in good shape. At age 39 I told myself I'd be ripped by age 40.
  • DCguy2001

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    Aug 01, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    Definitely not too late. I didn't start lifting consistently until I was 36.
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:40 AM GMT
    You're never too old to get fit.

    Beware! There are temptations along the way!
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:56 AM GMT
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  • NorthChinaLi

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    Aug 10, 2012 7:38 AM GMT
    DCguy1999 saidDefinitely not too late. I didn't start lifting consistently until I was 36.



    after noticing your before-after picture.
    i was convinced you had your middle age crisis.

    but very sexy now.
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    Aug 10, 2012 8:11 AM GMT
    You can if you will it!

    I walked last year, 1300km on the Camino de Santiago. BUT I was in awe of a 140kg guy who I met half way and he was going to end up walking further than me.

    He is a total legend who changed my mind on what people are capable of doing. They can change and be better.

    Get help from people who know how to help, write down your goals, stick them on the wall, break it down into monthly things, weekly things, daily things to do and keep heading in the right direction.

    A final point also, when I walked, the guys I walked with who were in their sixties or seventies were all stronger, they had some muscle.

    It didn't hit me until a few weeks ago, there were no skinny guys or too big guys in their sixties or seventies who were walking. There was a lesson there for me, get fit, put on some muscle and you will be able to be active into your old age.

    Now I look forward to being that fit, annoying old man who is still charging up hills in his sixties giving the young whipper snippers a go.
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    Aug 10, 2012 11:37 AM GMT
    AlphaDen saidOkay, long story short....

    Was in great shape....Completely lost it. Now I'm 39 and want to get it back. Am I too old to start fitness again???

    I started right after I turned 39.
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    Aug 10, 2012 11:41 AM GMT
    AlphaDen saidOkay, long story short....

    Was in great shape....Completely lost it. Now I'm 39 and want to get it back. Am I too old to start fitness again???



    yes- it's time to put your foot up, throw in the towel and dieicon_rolleyes.gif
  • nicelyproport...

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    Aug 10, 2012 2:33 PM GMT
    AlphaDen saidOkay, long story short....

    Was in great shape....Completely lost it. Now I'm 39 and want to get it back. Am I too old to start fitness again???



    I didn't make it my mission to get in shape until after I had hit 40. My story:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/945277/?forumpage=1
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    Aug 10, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
    Dropped 80 pounds two years ago to become the half century old adonis you see today - with major health issues, no personal trainers and no bodybuilding background, yet.
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    Aug 10, 2012 3:18 PM GMT
    Totally doable.

    All it takes is making it a priority and being dedicated and consistent. Don't leave it as an option to workout whenever you 'have time' or 'are bored'. So that means saying no to other things in favor of working out. At the same time live a little else you will quickly get burned out and fall off the wagon. Something that very easily happens.

    Pick a sport that you enjoy doing as you are likely to stick with it if you like what you are doing. As a result keep your expectations reasonable and in line with the sport you are in.
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    Aug 10, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    Echoing everyone else, of course you can. I'm 51 and I've just gotten serious again, and am seeing great results. Good luck!
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    Aug 10, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
    Jeez, these still exist? Why not live while you're still young, say what you believe, do what You Believe is Right, Love those around you as best you can, and not live too many, if any regrets before you hit 35? No wonder so many men go bald or gray; no offense Daddies...

    I have checked off most of what I felt would set off a midlife crisis in my mid 20's. All that is missing is MisterY and looking back at all the successes and failures in our lives together... moving forward.

    Its raining again... still gym time! Laters!
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    Aug 10, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    AlphaDen saidOkay, long story short....

    Was in great shape....Completely lost it. Now I'm 39 and want to get it back. Am I too old to start fitness again???



    You're never too late.
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    Aug 10, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
    AlphaDen saidOkay, long story short....

    Was in great shape....Completely lost it. Now I'm 39 and want to get it back. Am I too old to start fitness again???




    never to late....just like any of us, fitness takes a commitment to living a lifestyle through diet and exercise. None of the guys on this site who are fit got that way by being lazy and eating junk food. It's a lot of work and commitment that gets harder as we get older
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    Aug 10, 2012 4:16 PM GMT
    you're never too old.

    fitness is a journey. take the first step and keep going... the destination will become clearer as you move forward ;)