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Who is that old man in the mirror

Who is that old man in the mirror?

I had a bad sinus headache last night, and took some NyQuil (just one tablet) so that I could get some rest. When I woke up, I did my usual thing, washed my face, contacts, then looked in the mirror. When I stared sleepy eyed, I asked myself, “who is that old man in the mirror”? Who is that? Now, I can’t say that I am really that old. I think that you would agree that 50 plus is not old these days. Its just that I looked in the mirror, and I saw a man that I did not recognize. Or perhaps I did not want to recognize. How did I become by Father? Actually my Dad is still a very active guy. Actually more active than his son on most days. He plays golf, mows his own lawn most weeks, shovels snow, etc. Well, maybe the snow part not so much since he and Mom now get to Florida for the coldest months. Yet, as I stared in the mirror this morning, I didn’t want to recognize myself. Sure it was the same guy that stared at himself yesterday. And thinking back to yesterday, I probably said the same thing. “Who is that”? Yet, today was different. I am thinking that the reason that it took me back may have as much to do with writing this blog. It’s an awakening of sorts. My realizing that I am in a place that I didn’t know that I could or would want to find, and I am not too happy about it. So, what’s next? What do I do after I saw that guy in the mirror. Well, for starts, this blog. That is the first step. In time, we will see if this is a nurturing of sorts,

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Gym bottle for The Mature Man day one

Video – At 50, Can I Build My Body?

Can I build my body when I am man of a more mature age? When I decided to start on this website, I did a bit of research, trying to decide what I was even going to write about. I know at 50 plus, I am struggling with my health a LOT these days, so I thought that maybe I would go in that direction. As I searched the internet, trying to drill down on what I was planning to write about, or maybe just even figure out what was on my mind, I stumbled on this video question by Lee Hayward. I don’t know who Lee Hayward is, perhaps I am supposed to, but I did like that he was taking a question from a guy just like me, and answering it honestly. Maybe a bit too much so for some! The question is pretty telling about why it’s so much more challenging at 50 plus to get to the gym, survive a workout, and see results. I guess that I knew these things, but maybe I just hadn’t thought them all the way through. He points out, that in your 50’s your body doesn’t react to the gym as it did in your twenties. Well, that is assuming if you even went to the gym in your twenties, which I know that I did not. No time, with all the partying, etc. I needed to do first. Anyway, watch the video, and let me know what you think. Does it apply to you too, has Lee figured it out?  

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Vegetables - How to Stick to a Nutrition Plan

How to Stick to a Nutrition Plan

How to Not Fall into the Diet Trap Knowing how to stick to a nutrition plan, especially for men over a certain age is a big challenge. Once you decide to make a change in your life, knowing what to eat, how much of it, and what NOT to eat, it’s a huge dilemma. Also, if you are like me, you are also challenged by not being able to eat like you used to. I know that right now I am very near the highest weight that I have ever weighed. I look in the mirror, and think to myself that I am not really eating that much differently than I did in my 20’s. Just this week I told my doctor during a routine physical, I don’t know why I continue to gain wight like I have been in the past four (4)  plus years? I know that I watch what I eat, very few processed foods, etc., yet I continue to gain weight. I don’t sit around very often eating bon bon’s, pizza, or go out to eat and eat a whole steak with a baked-potato with all the fixings. Yet, I am gaining weight like I have been eating all those things and more! What my doctor suggested is that as well as watching what I eat, I should also add exercise, even a little to my routine. I used to be very good at that, but with the demands of a career, it is very easy to get sidetracked. I find it very easy to say, “I will do it later”, and later never comes. Anyway, a bit of a rant on the topic of loosing weight, or rather not being able to lose it as easy as I once could. The video below got me

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