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It’s Not Too Late

It's Not Too Late

If you want to feel great and look fantastic, but feel like you’re too old and old of shape to do it, you’re wrong. It’s not too late! While it might be tougher getting into shape and becoming fitter, all you have to do is start. In fact, you might be surprised to find that Ernestine Shepherd, a 74 year old body builder, didn’t start body building until the age of 56. Today, at 80 she still looks fantastic. You don’t have to wait until you’re in your 50s to get started, but it’s a great reminder that anything is possible when you put your mind to it and have the knowledge to help you achieve your goals.

You can lose weight, while you tone your body.

Losing weight doesn’t seem like it should be tough. It’s a matter of eating fewer calories than you burn. Even though the concept is easy, that doesn’t make the task that easy, but it’s doable and can even be fun. You don’t have to go on a strict diet. In fact, strict diets are often counterproductive because they leave you feeling deprived, hungry and if the calorie count is too low, can put your body into starvation mode, making it even harder to lose weight. The key to weight loss is to eat healthier and combine that healthy eating with exercise. You’ll be toning your body, while shedding pounds.

I believe that any progress is a step in the right direction.

Maybe you can only do a little today, but if you push yourself and increase your level of difficulty or workout time, even by just a minute, each day, you’ll be making progress. Progress, when it comes to getting fitter, isn’t achieved by the mile but the inch initially. After a few weeks, you’ll see an amazing difference from the first time you worked out and feel fantastic. Losing weight and looking great is just a small part of the benefits. Feeling fantastic, healthy and having the energy to achieve more is the real blessing.

It’s not all about sweating and shedding pounds.

Of course, you started to workout to lose some weight and get into shape, but it’s more than that. It’s about achieving your goal and becoming more confident. Feeling healthy and energetic is part of the benefit you get when you exercise on a regular basis. The confidence you gain as you see yourself getting closer to your goal each day flows over to other areas of your life. When you start to believe in yourself, nothing is impossible.

You’ll be amazed at how much healthier you’ll feel and be when you workout and eat nutritious meals. Many people find that old ailments and pains start to disappear. One woman said that her vision even improved!

You’ll blast away stress hormones when you work out. Stress hormones, such as cortisol, not only make you feel horrible, they also affect your body. In fact, cortisol is linked to abdominal fat, too.

You’ll realize that nothing is out of your reach when you accomplish your fitness goals. Even if you’re incredibly out of shape or older, watching your body trim and slim can help inspire you to great achievements.

You’ll have fun. It may be tough, but it’s fun too. There’s plenty of comradery at workouts and a friendly social atmosphere.

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