My physical demise was slow and deliberate, beginning in college with full class loads while working full time as a night shift security guard, continuing throughout my early career as a consultant taking actuarial exams. At 36, I was an out of shape husband, father of three, working long hours with consistent travel. Maybe my fate was sealed, and my glory days of a youthful lean physique were gone.
But, I never give up, so I researched the fitness and nutrition literature to learn how to maximize my success within my time constraints. Through trial and error, I figured out how to re-structure my workouts and diet, making significant progress early on before hitting the wall within a few months. I was also becoming bored with the exercise machines for cardio workouts, like the treadmill and exercise bike.
One day, my 4th grade daughter came home from school excited to show me how many jumps in a row she could do with a jump rope! As I watched her, it rekindled my memories of how much I loved jumping rope in high school as part of my summer training program for high school football. I also had been reading about high intensity interval training as the best way to burn fat, and I knew jumping rope was the perfect exercise for interval cardio training. Plus it was easier on my joints as a middle ager!
Not only did I burn fat, I also had a great time re-learning many of the cool tricks I could do with the rope back in my youth, recapturing my coordination!
With some simple corrections to my workouts and diet, I realized my goal. Throughout my forties and today at 52, I have maintained my level of health and fitness, feeling younger than I did throughout my twenties and thirties. So I say to you, "age is just a number", and if I can do it, its never to late for you to do it too.
Good luck to all those in pursuit of that healthy life stlye
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