Since that day, Beverly changed her diet around completely and has been consistent with her workouts for the past 3 1/2 years. As a result, she has lost over 30lb and 17 inches, plus she has gained muscle and most importantly, strength!
At 67 years old, she can deadlift more than her bodyweight for reps and has done 12 real pushups! She is awesome-she works hard, never complains, and she never uses age as an excuse not to do something!
I also have to mention my mother-in-law. For the past few months, I have been sending her workouts for her to do on her own in her home gym. Like Beverly, she had never really been on a structured weight training plan before and has only been working out for about 8 months now consistently.She has gone from being excited about doing 2 full pushups when she first started, to now doing sets of 8! AND now she is super close to getting her first pullup! How awesome is that?
Both of these examples just go to show that no matter where you are in life, no matter what your age, no matter what your fitness level, no matter how many times you've tried and failed in the past, you can always create a new beginning. It is never too late to begin the journey to a NEW you.
What it comes down to is having the right mindset. A client of mine said to me the other day that to finally make the decision to take action and lose weight, she had to be at that "place" inside, and she was finally there.
And that is SO true. You have to be at a certain "place" mentally; the place where you are ready to fully commit and take the steps it takes to get to where you want to be. There has to be something that happens inside of you, something that sparks a desire for CHANGE, a desire to take action, a desire to venture out of the comfort zone that is getting you nowhere.
Do it for your health, do it for your future, do it for YOU- show yourself what you are capable of! PROVE to yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to. Because you CAN. Age is not an excuse!