When Oleg sent me this photo, for a moment I was startled: “Are those my arms? Damn, that ain’t bad!”

One of the things about losing as much weight as I did is that your body “loses” shape. You have skin hanging and even though you do feel better, you are still out of shape and get winded easily or feel weak. About a year and a half ago, I decided to join a gym and see if a bit of exercise would help me “sculpt” my body (Laugh track goes here) into something that did not look like an oversized trench coat hanging in a rack. I go about 4 days a week and do treadmill and some machines. I do not pick up and toss Chevy small blocks as some others do, mostly because my back and my recent hernia surgery would sue me into submission. I have seen fellow bloggers and twitterers deadlifting 300-400+ pounds and I go “God bless them but nopers.” I’ll stay with my lower weights, incrementing slowly and doing repetitions till I get the results I want….or feel pain and cry. I also know one day I will hit the limit of what and going past that will get me injured. I just hope I am smart enough to recognize that point and not allow ego to mess me up.

I am feeling better in my early 60s than I felt in my 40s, that is for sure.  Not a whole lot of skin hanging from my arms, some left in my chest and sides, and the damnable second belly is still driving me insane, but from what I found out, short of cosmetic surgery, there is not much I can do to get rid of it.

So, don’t allow the “I’m too old to get in shape” keep you from improve your health. Plus the “Sexy Buff Grandpa” look makes a girl’s heart flutter. Or so I heard.



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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

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