Friday, April 9, 2010

Is loseing weight harder as you age or is it not??????

While working out at the gym today a thought came into my head. Is it really harder to lose weight as we get older? I was looking around at some of the older people working out and noticed that the people who were in really good shape were happy and smiling and chatting with other members. Then there was others who were okay, walking slow and looking sad down or angry.

Could it be all in how we think. Really we have been hearing a lot about that and the more I learn about it and how the body works the more it makes sense. Maybe it harder only because as we go through life we typically go through lots of stuff that hurt us, bring us down or ticks us off and then we hang onto that. maybe hanging on to that stuff is what is keeping the weight on. All the stress and fear and worrying is keeping all the stuff in as our body is in panic mode.

It's proven in studies that stress sucks everything out of us, all the vitamins and good things. No wonder we have so much cancer and sickness health problems in the world. We are all hanging on to, to much stuff. We need to learn to let things go.

After spending time reading Louise L. Hay book on You Can Heal You Life. I have been taking the examples and doing the affirmations several times a day. I have noticed a big difference in how I go through my day and things do not bother me as much. Since I been at the gym 4 days this week (which has been a while) I noticed how quick my clothes were loosening up and I felt lighter I believe it's from staying positive and calm and doing the affirmations daily.

So I am going to do a study for the next 30 days. I am going to bring my affirmations with me to the gym and as I am doing my cardio I am going to read them over and over as well as through out my day and practice the art of Letting go and see if that makes a big difference in weight loss.

Check back for the updates.

Love always
Julie Elliott


  1. Hi Julie,

    Great post! I don't know if you have ever read my transformation story, but I give a lot of credit to affirmations that I use.

    I can't wait to follow your study and see what happens. Awesome job!

    Debbie Stevens

  2. Hi Julie! I think you are on to something here. Physiologically, I think it's harder to lose weight as we age partly because we have lost muscle. Many years ago, I read that after a certain age (I think it was as young as late 20's) we lose an average of one pound of muscle per year. We've all watched as our husbands or guy friends lose weight more easily than us, and a big part of that is because of muscle. So, when you are in the gym, don't forget that strength training! Don't be afraid of muscles! :-)

    On the other hand, there's the emotional side, and I think you are right! That's a big part of it! You're attitude determines what you will and won't do in life. Let's face it, most of us don't enjoy exercise very much and have at least 100 things we'd rather be doing. I like the feeling AFTER I exercise, but getting myself to do it takes a serious attitude adjustment sometimes!