The OlderBeast fitness philosophy for the second half of a guy’s life is about spreading our focus across endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. You can work on all those things in your gym, and do exercise classes that cover those bases, too. So no disrespect intended to the great gyms and classes out there (nor the teachers and trainers who work there).
Fitness Planning & Gear
Eating well for life is partly about having a sound and practical plan, and (even more) about following that plan. We shouldn’t discount the importance of the “plan” part. So many “diets” or “programs” are harder to stick to than they need to be (or have a cost level few can sustain for the 10-20,000 days of living and eating we OlderBeasts have in front of us).
But this post is about the second challenge – following the plan. Let’s start with two premises:
1. We are all going to “cheat” vs. any plan sometimes (for me, that’s pizza and ice cream)
No doubt, man – maintaining endurance, strength, flexibility, balance and exercise-supported peace-of-mind in the second half of our lives takes meaningful time. Four or more days per week.
Major challenge: “We never have enough time” is a truism that is nonetheless true. But if you’re determined to feel great, look good, be happy and live long…exercise needs to be a non-negotiable part of who you are.
So, what should you do?
Are you a 40+ guy like me, striving for a long-term blend of balanced fitness, practical good nutrition, and lifelong happiness? If so, bodyweight is a key thing to track.
People hold strong and diverging views on how often to weigh yourself, but my friendly suggestion is simple: weigh every day!
Three reasons why…
OlderBeast seeks fitness, wellness, and feeling “whole” for the 2nd half of life. We want to feel great, look pretty good for our age, keep getting happier, and live long. But everybody wants that. The question is, who makes and follows a plan to get there?
I seek a sustainable plan for fitness, nutrition, and feeling “whole” for the 2nd half of my life. I want to feel great, look (at least) pretty good for my age, keep getting happier, and live long.
Of course. But how to really do it? We all face—and can powerfully answer—the same questions…