Getting old is never easy. Some will notice that you’re losing hair. You may kid around and say that you are just gaining face but surely, this fact is hurting.
The term “over the hill” is a very powerful phrase because it implies deterioration. Now, this is so depressing. The term middle age crisis refers to those who are on the verge of stepping over the hill and the struggle to keep yourself from deteriorating, but the lines on your forehead are visible. Your eyes are tired as well as the rest of your body. Thus, you are stooped and moving very cautiously.
While some might say that all these are just in the mind of a worrier. True but, the body has something to do with it as well. The only solution is to reverse the deterioration process and improve yourself. Get into bodybuilding.
When Arnold Schwarzenegger advised an elderly person to go to the gym and lift weights, the man asked him if he was too old to do such a thing. Arnold simply told the guy that he was too old not to do bodybuilding.
Socrates, one of the world’s greatest intellects said, “No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable of.”
If something is broken, fix it. If something is deteriorating, improve it. The best way to deal with middle age depression is to keep yourself going on an uphill. Go to the gym and be the best you could ever be, stronger, healthier and looking your best ever.
How to Start
The first course of action is to go to Planet Fitness Gym and commit yourself to a membership. Forget about daily sessions. You are in for lifetime activity. Be decisive. Be committed. Go to the gym today or first thing tomorrow morning. There is no better time than now.
Planet Fitness or any other gym will have a professional fitness trainer who can plan out a weekly exercise program that will best suit your condition and deliver the results that you want.
Though you can do your training at home, it is always best to do it in a gym where there is professional supervision. The worst thing that could happen is an injury that will further dampen your spirits. Besides, being with people who are also trying to improve themselves provides good motivation. You will be surprised to see so many other people your age or even older pumping out in the gym.
Take you initial vital statistics like weight, chest size, waist size, arm size and others so will be able to monitor your improvements. There is nothing more motivating than to see actual and objective improvements on your physique. The gym personnel will probably do this for you before your fingers touch any of their irons.
What to Expect
No need to worry. These are good signs that tell you that your muscles have been stimulated for growth. All you need now is good rest and recovery.
Getting on a high protein diet will provide you with amino acids that will be the building blocks for your muscles. Giving yourself enough rest and sleep will allow your nervous system to work this whole thing out.
Don’t take your measurements just yet. You’ll be disappointed. Get on the weighing scale and take out that measuring tape after a month when the initial results are already there. Just follow the weekly program and the results will happen.
Though improvements are visible on the mirror, they won’t be as impressive especially if you check yourself every day. Chances are you won’t even notice any change at all because you are with yourself 24/7.
It is more likely that someone else will take notice of your improvements. And, it will not just be on your improved physique, but by the way you carry yourself, your facial and overall expression.
In the gym, find a training buddy who can help you sustain that motivation and drive for physical excellence. There are only two ways to go; on the downhill or the uphill. Committing yourself to a gym and a bodybuilding routine is the best way to push yourself towards the right direction.
Getting older should always mean getting better not only in the mind but in the body as well. Now, that you are established financially and have more spare time, invest on yourself and work on your body. You are in the best position to be the best you can be. Go to the gym and start sculpting that perfect physique.