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Old 10-22-2016, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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sage advice -couldn't rep you...thanks for taking the time
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:14 AM
 
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I'm retiring in a couple months and am really looking forward to having time to focus on getting in some kinda shape. Doubt I'll ever have rock hard abs, cause I never had them even at 20! But that's ok...I'd just like to get healthy and lose about 30 pounds! We're moving to an active adult type community and bought a house that came with a pool perfect for swimming laps. Never been much of a gym rat, but love the water and doing stuff outdoors. I think our new place has so many fun activities to get involved in like hiking trails and a hiking club, kayaking, golf, pickle ball that getting in shape will seem more like play and not a chore. It probably is an excuse, but part of my problem has been that I'm tired when I get off work, bored with our surroundings and just not very motivated to do the same old exercise routines anymore. We'll see if the change helps, but right now I can't wait to give this new lifestyle a go!!
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Old 10-22-2016, 11:11 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Default Anyone here go from pot belly to rock hard abs after retirement?

I retired at 62 and at 63 we moved from a city on the left coast to a rural environment in the Ozarks. I promptly lost 60 pounds from hard work in and around the house and watching what I ate. No rock hard abs nor did I really care or want them. After a neurological disorder that limited my activity level I gained back 45 of those pounds and recently lost them as well. Gonna do my best to keep them off.
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Old 10-22-2016, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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No, i did that in my 60s. I semi-retired at 73.
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:56 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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What will be your lifestyle / exercise options? I love swimming and ice cream . Ice cream is more accessible, (grocery store 5 miles away). Swimming is tough (50 mile drive to a 50m pool).

Keep it DOWN now!
Firm it up NOW.


Rock Hard Pot Belly Balloon is real tough to 'downsize'

reducing calories to match activities is key, taxing exercise essential.

Walking is great for maintaining, so the sooner you get to 'maintenance' shape the easier it will be.

Thanksgiving and Christmas and Valentine's Day are rough on your physique. Get physical
Ok I'm not retired but I'd like to add that a great trick during the holidays is to have taste substitutes. I make smoothies that taste like the naughty dish I like and it cuts down on calorie intake while allowing you to feel part of things. Top 10 Healthy Holiday Smoothie Recipes - Incredible Smoothies Those are my go to splurges! I also enjoy making sweet potato crustless pie in glass desert cups! The crust is the worst in terms of calories so ditch it and you can eat without guilt. You can pile on your plate at the holidays by going for the low cal veggies first! Not potatoes but green beans, carrots! NOT candied yams but brussel sprouts and a bit of cranberry sauce. To work off holiday stress, go out in the crisp part of the morning and do a walk or jog at the prettiest park or beach or trail near you. Take in the majesty, greet your fellow joggers, and you'll be filled with the milk of human kindness and NOT want to eat crazy to feel that bonding. Good luck OP! It took me 2-3 yrs to cultivate better habits and whittle my jelly belly down. My goal is to be like Ernie someday. 79 years young!!!! MEET ERNESTINE | Ernestine Shepherd
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Most people aren't going to get rock hard abs in their 60s,especially if they've never trained
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Old 10-23-2016, 06:04 PM
 
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I tried to go from pot belly to rock hard abs once...
She told me to go away.
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Old 10-23-2016, 09:32 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I tried to go from pot belly to rock hard abs once...
She told me to go away.
Very clever, and funny too.
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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At almost 68 I've lost 25 lb since last January from adopting a plant based, low glycemic diet (really tough for a sweeta-holic). I also eliminated 95% of gluten sources, gluten can mess up digestion and absorption in some people. Eliminated all wheat, breads, wheat pasta, anything baked with flour. Belly nearly flat. A moderate walk several times a week and some home stationery biking and mini trampoline is it for me. The gym put more parts of me out of place that were in place before, and yes I had a trainer. For others the gym works wonders.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:05 AM
 
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Do Spanx count?

Those things don't work - it's lipo or nothing, I've concluded !
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