What age did you get serious?

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Voices: scout200, LosingAmy, Juvel, Matilda444, ThriveFit, lingo10, sewblue, paradoxlc, Lindz86, jadam70, jbevans, snowd0gg, mina625, and lbjwes6

Jul 1, 2011 1:27pm

scout200 scout200
65 posts

It’s never too late! At what age did you get serious about working out?

Jul 1, 2011 4:39pm

LosingAmy LosingAmy
12 posts

I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs!

22! I had done weight training classes in high school, and thought it was fun, but never got serious about pairing my nutrition with the workouts until I was 22 and very unhappy with my appearance.

Jul 2, 2011 4:18am

Juvel Juvel
18 posts

At the age of 18 when I was in high school also I started got serious in weight training I always go for any activities we have…in order for me loss weight…

Jul 2, 2011 2:16pm

Matilda444 Matilda444
132 posts

I Lost 5 Lbs! I Burned 50K Calories! I Burned 25K Calories! I Walked 100 Miles! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

I’ve always been active. Dance from the age of 6-30. Biking, hiking, etc. It was a way of life. I’ve never been more than 20# over weight. I began to be mindful and take my exercise and nutrition seriously when I turned 40. While still active and fit, at the age of 55 I remain mindful because not only do I need to fight unwanted scale creep, but I see how exercise and nutrition affect my health and how that is going to affect the aging process. My financial plan has me living to 110. Good health is what will make the coming years enjoyable. Exercise and good nutrition are the basis of good health!

Jul 2, 2011 3:33pm

ThriveFit ThriveFit
1015 posts

I Ran 100 Miles! I Walked 100 Miles! I Did 1,000 Pushups! I Lost 5 Lbs! Conqueror I Burned 50K Calories! Queen of upper body fitness! Elliptiqueen I Burned 25K Calories! Conqueror I Biked 100 Miles! Got Fit W/Adrianna!!! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

I was about 23. I was tired of breaking zippers and feeling depressed. I just said enough. I’ve never looked back.

Jul 2, 2011 9:05pm

lingo10 lingo10
40 posts

Beach Babe I Biked 100 Miles! THE PUSHER I Lost 5 Lbs! I Walked the AT! Gold Medalist Top Contender 1975 Flab eliminator Vanquisher releasing what does not serve you award POWER WALKER Fit Princess Gold Medalist Super Walker Super-Ripped You are a Fire Machine Walk through March 2011 Winner Walk through February 2011 Winner Captain Crunch Commendation Top Contender ...

well im currently 18. So I would say 15 when I played Tennis and Badminton hard (Student Athlete). Getting back into them now and training even harder.

When I was 13 I took up yoga and did that for years til now.

Jul 2, 2011 10:44pm

sewblue sewblue
201 posts

Conqueror Squat Star Most Miles In July Champion Champion Vanquisher Most miles in January Champion! Champion Top Contender Top Mile-Eater 2012 2012 surviver RoadRunner Crazy Person Squatter Extraordinare Gold Medalist 5000 Miler Medalist I did Le Tour de France! Run the Edge Top Dog Running Champ Top Dog OptimalHealth ...

I was very active up to about age 30, then I quit karate and started a food business and slowly put on a lot of weight. At age 48, I got serious about my health after a series of health problems. I get up everyday just wanting to workout. If I don’t get to workout, I get very restless.

Jul 5, 2011 8:45pm

paradoxlc paradoxlc
25 posts

19. I was 5’8" and 115 lbs and hadn’t worked out in years. Now I’m 5’8" and 155 lbs and still workout every week.

Jul 6, 2011 12:49pm

Lindz86 Lindz86
3 posts

I had run Cross Country and Track in high school and have slowly put on weight over the years. I’m 25 now and very unhappy with my appearance and how I feel. Although I don’t plan on ever being a competitive runner again, I look forward to being able to find a nice pace for about 3 mi. My goal is 120lbs.

Jul 8, 2011 6:20pm

jadam70 jadam70
3 posts

I got serious this year at age 34. Been big all my life and got tired of people calling me “Big Joe”. Since February I have lost 25 lbs and I feel great. My goal is to lose 100 lbs. total.

Jul 9, 2011 7:47pm

jbevans jbevans
1 post

I got serious this year when I turned 50. I see so many people in their 50’s and 60’s who can barely walk. It pains me to see them trying to get through a store. I am not going to suffer like that. Now, I have been “serious” before but this feels different. I am more realistic and have certain goals that are reachable.

Jul 10, 2011 6:10pm

snowd0gg snowd0gg
14 posts

I like jbevans post: seeing people my age who can barely move around reminds me how much I do NOT want to be like that. I’m 58 and I just played a tough hockey game last night and ran around moving bags of mulch today. I love to snow ski when I get the chance. Still, I’m not where I want to be in terms of getting back in shape, but at least I’m not having a hard time just getting around. It’s quite motivating to see how much you can do and hear people say things like “Wow! You do pretty good for an old guy!” LOL

Jul 11, 2011 11:37pm

mina625 mina625
2 posts

I Lost 10 Lbs! I Burned 25K Calories! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

I had been working out on and off for a few years but I got serious about working out last year at 26yrs. I am proud to say that I have stayed serious for once and it has been a year now.

Jul 13, 2011 11:13am

lbjwes6 lbjwes6
12 posts

I hated running growing up but have fell in love with it since I turned 25. The difference for me was treadmill running. I could never run outside very well. But since having a Sole F80 I have enjoyed running long distance.

Jul 15, 2011 3:20pm

scout200 scout200
65 posts

@Matilda444, Awesome perspective!
@jadam70, congratulations man!!

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