Many of you know that I did some amateur bodybuilding in my late 30’s. I read & devoured all those magazines & anything on lifting hard-core when I was younger. I also read up on all the supplements & anything related to increasing your performance that was NOT illegal.
After I stopped competing, I continued to read certain less hard-core magazines but weight lifting will always be my love. When I hit 50, I started my whole Fit at 50 thing… years before it got super crazy & saturated on the internet like it is now. Yes, I am going to say it, I was doing it & writing about the 50s and my personal experience with the change before many others. I still do write about it as you all have had to endure my crazy posts! 🙂
As time went on with my blog, many encouraged me (WELL MEANING) to move strictly into the Boomer world in terms of blogging & focus. It was an up and coming trend that was going to last. I got that. Yes, I could get an audience just doing that since I had been there & done that already.
My problem – it never felt quite right. Sure I could possibly make some money or be more visible doing just that but my heart could not get into it fully.
Where I am now & where I should have stayed – I LOVE HELPING ALL AGES! I WANT TO HELP & ENCOURAGE YOUNGER PEOPLE TO EITHER START OR MAINTAIN FOR LIFE BECAUSE I CAN SHOW THEM IT WORKS. I ALSO WANT TO ENCOURAGE ALL AGES MID TO LATER IN LIFE TO START, NOT GIVE UP AND/OR KEEP GOING.
What I am saying is that I am going back to where I was a few years back. The reason my posts have been different lately is that I want to go back to sharing some of my knowledge from my 35 years at this – the mistakes AND the learning – I don’t just want to focus on one age group. This is where my heart is – helping ALL ages so I am going back to that… even if does not get as much traction as just focusing on the Boomer & older crowd. I like speaking to everyone! 🙂
So – WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? I am getting good feedback from my posts lately so I hope you will stick with me!
WORKOUT TIP FOR TODAY: If you are working out in a gym, NEVER ask anyone a question while they are in the middle of a lifting set. Wait until they are done! Once they are done, ask them if it is OK to ask them a question or do they prefer to wait until the end of their workout.
Reason – first – you don’t want anyone to NOT focus on their lifting move. This is a sure way to injury especially if the person lifts heavier. Also, many have a set routine. For example – me – I like to keep moving & not stop so this would definitely interrupt my workout. Others time the rest in between their sets. It is important to respect that for a person that is working out & especially those that are obviously hard-core. If you are short of time, ask them if there is another time that they can help you out. I am always willing to help before or after OR even by email. I love to help & I love that they want to ask my advice!
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