Yes, I'm 54 and yes, last year I joined a gym and started exercising regularly for the first time in my life. Please, no sniggering in the background!
Last year I wasn't particularly serious about the whole thing but when we got back from holidays in January I thought it's time to see if I can lose some weight. This had not been my goal, but I couldn't see how I was going to be healthier if I was carrying around excess weight. I tried really hard for 2 months but the scales didn't budge. I was feeling somewhat annoyed and then I heard about an 8 week challenge.
I can't even begin to explain the departure from comfort zone this presented, but hey if I wasn't seeing change, I would have to do something different. So eight weeks ago I signed up. In the first week I had to do the ‘before’ shots. Humiliation doesn't even begin to describe what I was feeling. My son took the photos and proceeded to tell me 'you don't look like that in real life' as I looked at the screen with, what I am sure, was an expression of complete and utter horror. And then ... that damned bio age! It came up at 57 when I was only 53. I can't afford to 'give up' 4 years! They're mine! I want them back!
So last weekend was the end of the challenge. On Sunday I fasted for the morning, and then went to get my scan done. I stood on the scan, did everything it told me and watched while it did it's thing. At the end, I dismounted, put on my shoes and then waited a moment for the print out.
Wait what? The printer ran out of paper? Note to self: next time I get a body scan, take paper for the printer!
Wait what now? Do I have the app? Who downloads apps for a store held device? Moving swiftly along ... so I download the app, play the whole game with forgot password and then I discovered my results... Yep, you guessed it - I've gained a year.
Now I'm not sure if that clever little device knows it was my birthday last week so adjusted my bio age accordingly, or I actually went backwards. I'm a little over this metric of success. All I know is that, technically, I'm still chasing that elusive 4 years.