WEIGHT 129 lbs
BODY FAT 24%
WEIGHT 115 lbs
BODY FAT 14%
Why I Got Started
I had run marathons and distance cycled in my 20's-30's. Due to stress fractures I decided my marathon days were over. I didn't know what to replace my cardio with so the weight started adding on.
Around my 39th birthday in 2010 we had planned a beach vacation for my 40th. I knew I wouldn't be comfortable on the beach in a bathing suit. I started researching weight gain and age. Everything led to weightlifting.
I joined the local gym and hired a trainer. I lost weight and started seeing changes that distance running had never done. I was hooked!
Not only did I reach my goal for my 40th birthday. I also found a new sport to compete in. I entered my first NPC bikini competition in May 2011 and placed 3rd in Masters.
How I Did It
Weight training was new to me, so I hired a trainer. My first assessment he told me my core strength was weak and we needed to strengthen and work on flexibility before lifting heavy.
I listened, learned and got results.
Suggestions For Others
Do not let age be your excuse. It's never to late to start. Everything is hard in the beginning because it's new and different but once you see results you'll find your motivation to continue.