Like many older people, after I had reached a certain age, I thought it was too late for me to consider getting healthy or fit every again. I made the classic mistake of confusing health and youth, incorrectly equating youth with health. To be honest, when I began my own journey to get healthier and fit, I was incredulous yet hopeful. I had hoped for the sort of results I eventually got, but I held out little real expectations of success. Little did I know I would be one day be looking back at what I’ve accomplished for having stuck to Whole30 and Paleo.
I know how you feel. I was there. I was the fat guy sitting in the chair wondering how life had passed him by and how he would never feel healthy or fit again.
Don’t make the same mistake I made. It doesn’t matter what your age is: you can do this. My neighbor who is well into his late 60’s recently started the Paleo lifestyle, and he’s down over 30 lbs in the past six months and is feeling great. He says his standard of living has improved immensely since starting. I write about how much more I can do now and how much richer my life is as a result of me losing the weight and getting fit, so I won’t belabor the point.
It’s in your power to make the changes necessary to get healthy. You just have to want it badly enough. The keys are in your hands. The switch inside you can only be flipped by you.