Hello Anon, and thank you!
I think, you should start by being impressed with your body. It’s an amazing piece of equipment.
Did you know that approximately 20-25 lbs of your body weight is actually the bacteria that live in your digestive tract that help you break down your food so you can absorb the nutrients?! Totally true!
1/4 of the cells in your body are red blood cells. Your blood circulates through your entire body every 20 seconds. Your body creates ~2 million blood cells EVERY SECOND!!!
The neurons in your brain are so numerous and fire SO FAST that you manage to produce 20 million billion (yes, million billion. That’s a 2 followed by 16 zero’s!!!) bits of information PER SECOND!!!! Holy shit dude!!!!
There are so so so SO many reasons to love your body. It does so much for you. Start by being impressed.
And give yourself a hug, you work hard for you. Get the inside happy and the outside will follow.
Thank YOU for being awesome!!!!
Likewise, you have become an irreplaceable part of MY day by taking the time to come here and send me this amazing message. Thank you so much for motivating ME to continue doing what I do.
These things don’t just pass, They stick with me. Kindness always does.
What is your goal for taking it? Like… what kind of magic are we hoping it to perform? What health benefits have you heard it offers?
Let me guess… detox? What IS detox? What are you detoxing?
I do NOT believe in “detoxing.” Do you have a liver? Both kidneys? A pancreas that has proper insulin function? Then your body can detox just fine.
The only POSITIVE thing that studies have shown from taking apple cider vinegar daily is that it helps lower blood glucose levels. And this is only positive if you have high blood sugar. The side effects are as follows:
- lowers potassium levels (which is already lacking in most people’s diets)
- can cause problems with the absorption of nutrients from food
- Osteoporosis (if taken long term)
All other claimed uses of vinegar have NO BASIS IN SCIENCE.
Not to mention… most store bought vinegar has very little actual apple cider vinegar in it. Some as low as 1%, with it simply containing the chemical product of acetic acid.
In conclusion… Don’t try to trick your body. It knows what it’s doing better than you do. Unless you have a certified medical/nutrition person tell you to do it… just eat healthy, drink water and let your “detoxing” organs do what they are already superior at.
I am so proud of you!!! You must be so excited!!!! Keep up the hard work and keep being proud of yourself.
Much love for you!!!!
Seriously… this message made my whole day.
I actually read it this morning, but only had my phone to respond with and I
wanted needed to include this gif, because it’s all I could picture in my head.
Who ever you are, I seriously love you.
And you should give lessons on how to NOT be creepy. This was perfect. You offered your body to me instead of asking for mine. Not to mention… very submissive of you.
I’m always available for coffee if you ever find yourself stuck in Boston.
All fitness submissions go into my queue. It may not have popped up yet. Patience my dear. ;)
You can also resubmit. I know sometimes I don’t get asks or submissions if they come in too many in a row. I sometimes will get the 2/2 message, but the 1/2 never comes through. Because as much as tumblr is superior for posts and reblogs, it definitely fails the message test.
That’s because you are asking a question that makes the assumption that every male over the age of 50 is exactly the same.
What does over 50 mean? 52? 60? 75? What’s your ethnic group? What’s your current health status? What’s your fitness level? Are you ectomorph, endomorph or mesomorph? Do you supplement? Do you workout with cardio? Weights? a combination? How often? How intense? What’s your family history? Genetically, what would you expect? Do you have majority visceral fat or subcutaneous fat? What’s your current diet? What’s your intended diet for the training program?
Does this help you to answer your own question? Instead of trying to figure out how long it takes to meet your ends, just start working towards that end. Better to do than to wonder. You’ll get there when you get there.
Seriously. I love you.
Thank you for feeling like you can come to me. It means a lot to know I have your trust.
First of all… we are almost exactly the same for height at weight. I am 5’0” and weight about 134 (down from the 180’s 2 years ago.)
To be honest, I very rarely receive negative comments from people, and usually when I do, it’s because I asked the “does this make my butt look big” type question. (Or the “does this outfit make me look wicked Portuguese?” question. Cat and Amy are my sources of honesty for that inquiry.)
But I used to catch A LOT of heat when I was in the Navy. My nick-name from my First Class (translation for civilians: my boss) was “Fat-Ass” and it became a running gag to come up with a big-butt insults to throw at me. I actually offered to award prizes to anything that was so original and out-there that I knew I would never hear its like again. (Winner of that one: my butt is so big, it looks like I tucked a 55 gallon drum in my coveralls.)
After a short time, I learned this was standard ribbing that everyone in the military does. It’s a strange sort of right of passage, if you will. But sometimes, people do it to truly be cruel. When they do, just know that they are empty. Everyone (and I mean everyone) will look at strangers and draw conclusions that are not true (sometimes maybe they are, but often times, they are just made up ideas in our own minds, stories we create about other peoples lives. People we don’t know, people we have only seen in passing. Inside our own heads, we are all storytellers…) but only a horribly empty person, a person without a life full of love and friends (true friends) would ever say those things out loud to that stranger.
So when someone makes up stories about who you are… You politely tell them to take a coarse grit sandpaper dildo and shove it so far up their own ass that they choke to death on it (or something equally unpleasant.) Make sure you smile sweetly while you make the suggestion. Feel free to add a Mr. Mackey style “Mmmmmmkay” to the end of it, if you like.
Consider doing something you would normally consider narcissistic and self-serving: make a scrapbook/diary of all the NICE things people say to you. Write down what they said, write who said it. Whatever it is, whoever said it. Even something like “Wow, your eyelashes are stupid long” or “You look awesome in green” just… write it down. Keep it for later. When some flaming douche canoe makes you feel bad, read from it.
Put on an outfit that makes you feel good and wear it. Even if it’s just around the house or to the super market.
Go for a run. GO FOR A RUN. It never actually solves any of my problems, but I always seem to come back from a run with significantly less emotional problems than I left with. I don’t think my problems (or my negative self-talk) can run fast enough to keep up with me. I’m certain yours can’t keep up with you either.
If you don’t have good roads to run (treadmills never do the trick for me personally) then just kill it in the gym. Pick up heavy things. Put them down. Repeat until your body hurts more than your pride.
Find an animal to love for a few minutes. Nothing like cuddling a fluffy critter to make you feel better. Maybe you can even find a stray to bring some food to.
Play an instrument. Write your own music. Draw. Express yourself in some way. Who cares how good it is? What are you comparing it to, anyway? Since when does emotional management have to be pretty? Pfff.
Learn to present yourself as a confident and dominant person. People don’t question or start issues with a personality that absolutely encompasses a room. Fill a room. Beam. Be radiant. Always. Always BE wherever you are. Don’t just exist, OWN the place you’re in. Classroom, office, work, store, party… OWN it. Make friends everywhere you go. I talk to everybody. I know the people who work at my supermarket and hardware store. I converse with them. I know their names. They are kind to me because I am kind to them. Sometimes all it takes is a smile to start everything off.
When you walk down a hall, meet everyone’s eye and smile. Not a big toothy grin, but a nice lip smile that tells people “Hi! I see you! I’m approachable!” You will be absolutely stunned by the number of people that smile back, or even that will part their lips to offer you a hello. Just try it. After that, you have “met” a person. You may not know them, but there is a strange sort of silent kinship after that. You are no longer a stranger, but you are now a person to them. Someone they recognize. “Yeah, I saw that girl in the hall/market/on the train…” There is now an opportunity to actually MEET these people.
Once you’ve done that… they will know you and they won’t be negative towards you. Or, they are far less likely to be.
I don’t think I improve faster than anyone else. As a matter of fact, I haven’t lost a pound in months. I just workout for 15-30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. I post my workouts, so you can follow them to the T if you want.
I also like to think I “dress for my figure.” I try to buy things that flatter my shape. I know my waist isn’t very well defined, so I buy clothes designed to flatter that figure type. I have short, stubby legs, so I wear flared pants instead of skinny style. Things like that make a big difference as to how my figure looks.
Another thing to keep in mind: we never see the changes in ourselves as quickly as we would like, so we tend to feel like no changes are happening at all. I take a picture every month and post it on my progress blog. And, month to month I may not see big changes, but over the course of time the changes come. Just keep at it.
I actually got into the deeper ideas of this with a friend of mine. I distinguish between “pretty” and “beautiful” but he does not. To him, they are perfect synonyms.
Which leads me to wonder… what people actually mean when they say things. I’m not exactly a poet or a wordsmith, but I try to speak well and I express my thoughts clearly. At least to those who are willing to sit and listen to my blathering.
But on the opposite end, how are my words received? Do the people hearing them distinguish a difference? Do they notice that I use one word in place of another? One that may be less common? That may have a stronger meaning?
I feel that, as a society, our vocabulary is suffering painfully and with it, our ability to eloquently, or even suitably, express ourselves. In a world that communicates largely by way of texts and tweets, a society that stunts its articulation with character and word limits; people are reducing themselves to a three-letter word vernacular.
How can we possibly convey how we feel, describe what we see, express what we think… when we put such limits on ourselves?
We can’t. So people say “hot” when they mean “stunning” “breath-taking” “lovely” “alluring” “graceful” “captivating” and other far more precise (and, dare I say: dulcet) representations of what they actually mean.
While not everyone chooses to carry their words with thought and care, you can. And when you do… you will find people are more apt to listen.
I’m 5 ft or 60 in or 152,4 cm
I get asked this pretty often. I’m pocket sized.
I don’t feel that my height detracts from my figure at all though. If anything, I feel it allows me to look strong easier than someone who is tall. My quads aren’t as fat free as I’d like them to be, but they are beast as hell. I pity the wo/man who knows what s/he’s doing between them, because… Ooooh boy. Strong legs.
Work to make YOUR figure the best that it can be. You can’t change your genetic predisposition, so you should learn to work with it. I used to really hate my short legs. It was a source of frustration. I can’t wear anything off the shelf. I need to hem everything. Jeans with cute little designs on the cuff? HA! Forget it. It would get chopped off or folded up. I felt like I looked like a tree trunk.
But then… the more people I was around, especially when I was in the Navy… (talk about being around a broad range of people, from all over the world. I saw and worked with thousands of people monthly, never mind over the course of my 4 years) I found that my small stature was admired and adored. People like little things. And I am a little thing.
Everything in our culture adores the small. The tiny. The miniature. THAT’S MEEEEE!!!!!! I’M THAT!!!!! :D
Besides, people always think you’re younger than you are because you’re short. It’s like the fountain of youth. Enjoy it.
Unfortunate, because the clavicle is such a stunning part of the body, but I’ll take it down.
But… I am pretty proud of my abs.
Or maybe I should put up my arms again. Then again, no one ever believes my arms are mine. I like to pretend it’s because they are so swol. ;)
I have never seen (or even heard of) the EM: WLE so I cannot comment on it.
If you have a ROKU computer you can go through their “channel store” and they have a massive LIST of fitness, health, food and exercise channels available for surfing through. Best thing ever invented, I swear.
But, to be perfectly honest with you, I am an awful person to ask about television shows. I have 3 big screen TVs in my house and not a single one of them is hooked up to cable. We don’t even get local channels. They are each hooked up to a ROKU and PS3, XBox 360 and Wii (that rarely get used) as well as hooked up to our server computer. So, suffice it to say that if it’s on TV I know nothing to maybe very little about it. I always felt like television wasn’t interactive enough to hold my attention. I do love my TED Talks channel though. :D