I’m putting this out there “ I’m in the best shape I’ve been my whole life” (okay maybe not my boobs after 3 kids 😳 ) but probably even better than my wedding day.
When I say my best shape I’m not talking numbers or visuals, I’m talking mentally and how I feel physically.
I have many clients and friends who feel they can use age as an excuse, not because they aren’t fit or don’t want to get fit but because I think sometimes society writes you off after 35. If you are constantly being told that you go downhill after 35 you might just start to think it’s okay to let the " middle aged spread “ take hold. If you are believe its harder to lose weight or maintain your fitness levels you might just not bother. However, I believe it’s never to late. In my 40’s , i’m the strongest I've been ,I’ve had a baby, established a new career, beaten all my PB’s and feel that life has just started to write a new chapter.
If we focus on the weight side: no matter what your age, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn to lose weight (NOT CUT THEM OUT) . However, since your metabolism "generally" slows down as you get older, your calorie needs change, and the calorie intake that prompted weight loss in your 20s might not work after age 35.
BUT this isn’t to say go a calorie restricted diet, you just need to think about food choices, alcohol intake and exercise. "Alcohol raises your oestrogen and cortisol (also known as the 'stress hormone') levels, and slows down metabolism by up to 70%. The decrease in metabolism is temporary, but if you're drinking every night, the habit can pack on the pounds, especially at the waist.
You can at plus 40 take control and make positive changes if you want to. You can get yourself out of the rut and feel young and energised. I PROMISE. Whilst I appreciate scientific evidence says its harder , and maybe it is, you just need to work harder to achieve your goals.
It’s not just about weight loss ,or maintenance but its also about mental gains.There are some yummy plus 40’s out there, stop and think today. Make those changes and believe in yourself . 40 is the new 20…. we’ve got this .#keepgoing #fitat40 #positivevibes #strongwomen #hormones