Turning the big 50 did not feel like we thought it would. Joanna and I both turned 50 within 3 months of one another and just lacked the energy, drive and self esteem we had in our earlier years. The 40’s was a rough decade for me. I had to battle back from three back surgeries in my early 40’s and then began feeling the effects of undiagnosed hereditary hemochromatosis. Unknown to me, iron had slowly built up in my system and was beginning to have a severe negative impact on my body, health and both of our lives. Fortunately once diagnosed, they were able to manage the iron by drawing a pint of blood every two weeks. This went on for roughly six months which further added to my fatigue and weakness and Joanna and I fell into a normal routine of dinner, TV and sleep with virtually no exercise.
Thankfully, Joanna decided a healthy change for the better was needed. We were not interested in trying another fad yo-yo diet or pre-made dinners. We had tried that before and knew if we were going to do this, it had to be a realistic lifestyle change with realistic goals. Finding Theo and Kelly at GETAGEFIT was the best 50th birthday present we could have gotten each other. We are getting our energy and drive back and are not just being physically stronger, but emotionally and mentally stronger as well. We’re having fun with it and love helping and encouraging each other as we transform our bodies and lives. This is just the beginning and we can’t wait to see our continued progress and transformation a year from now.
See you on the zip line Kelly!