I've been gone for about 8 years and it looks as there's some folks I recognize so hello old friends!
Not sure this is the place to reflect but as a Gen X that has been through so many different eating programs and fitness tortures, I find myself intuitively knowing that my body responds best with "x" and if I need to skip a few days that life will go on, and if I decide that I will eat not in accordance to any one plan or caloric allowance...all the better. I guess I am at the place of years of discipline of mind and body and now it seems I can trust myself. I bring up age by way of being a Gen X as many of my friends are close to my age or older and I notice their mental limitations or preset to their bodies as to what they can do is staggering. For example, I have friend who thinks I am insane because I work out hard with kettlebells and although I do not go fulll on competitive or combative Krav Maga, if I mention I will spar with a younger opponent, they think I am "taking chances at my age". I had one friend who thoiught me returning to my love for equestion sports was really crazy "at your age". My age? I just turned 56. Eevn if I were 76, if I were healthy and not in pain, why would I not be active - granted probably not sparring but it my age and level of fitness, I am not going to break and I am at a better fitness level now than when I was than when I was in college. I wondered if other members experienced this with friends or family as it made me very sad as I am from the school that if you limit yourself when you do not have any barriers, physically or otherwise, you may just set youself up for limitations. Many folks believe that after 50, you fall apart. Especially women. Thoughts?