Post by summerof48 on Jun 30, 2008 11:45:25 GMT -8
I'm a 48 yr old that used to be heavy and I made some changes in my lifestyle simply because I wanted to be around for my kids and grand kids, whenever that happens.
I've never been the athletic type not even when I was in school. I was too girly. However, now that I am in my late 40's I'm doing things that I never thought I could.
This fall I plan on entering my first competition. Winning is not a big factor for me simply because just coming this far is a big step for me. I want to be able to say, "Hey, at my age just entering is a challenge in itself. As a young girl, I was scrawny and when the kids came I ballooned. Now my girls are practically grown and I am starting the beginning of the rest of my life. I don't consider myself over the hill. You have to be old for that.
I been working out for a couple of yrs but nothing serious until last year. I got myself a personal trainer and he has been kickin my hunny buns. I love it. My body is so different. I look better now than when I was a young girl. However, I have no clue as to how to go about finding, entering, preparing, for a competition. My trainer says not to worry, but I want to practice. Heck, I don't know how to pose.... Do I need to develop a fancy acrobatic routine? I'm not that agile.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Last Edit: Jun 30, 2008 11:48:08 GMT -8 by summerof48
You are not alone. There are quite a few older competitors these days. Fitness is for everybody regardless of age. Over the hill? Whats that? Grandma Moses didn't start her painting career until she was 78 years old. Before I give you any type of advice on training, I need to know what type of competition are you planning on entering.