Discussion topics for the 35 and older crowd.
08-19-2013 12:01 PM
No it doesn't does it? Yes sir, I am very proud. Thank you!
09-03-2013 08:07 AM
I will admit I turn the big 59 this November. I found it is a time to reflect on who you are ! No longer do I wish to act like a beast in the gym but more about living a healthy very active life style. Old injurys now remind me of being stupid and things that didn't go the way I expected the out come to be. Live and learn, I am wondering when one of these supplement companys come up with a line of products for us old warriors.? I guess TRT is a right of passage...beats the hell out of ben gay and a rocking chair doesn't it. When your wife of 38 years can slip into her wedding dress and still zip it up...she eats, workouts and lives a healthy lifestyle, it has a way of driving you. She told me soon, when I get some downtime from taking care of dad that she wants me back in the gym, and back on my diet. " In every life a little rain must fall ", right now I'm just finding a way to out last the storm.
Older and Wiser, we just look at things different. Goals still need to be set and broken as we move forward. I'm just trying to figure out what is next...
09-14-2013 07:54 AM
David Dunn, have you ever thought about a career change. I am going thru that thought process right now. My wife and son with a group of his friends in LE wants me to try for an up coming position. Lets see...first there is a 4 part test and I haven't sat for a test for 35 years or so. Then if I pass...I get to strap on a 45 lb fireman air tank....run down a hallway, up two flights of stairs...take the tank off....run down the stairs and thru a set of cones and drag a 150 lb dummy 15 feet. The test will be the hard part...there is no way to study or prepair just sit down and go for it. I agreed to take it...what the hell why not. Infact my son texted me and said most of the guys on his department failed the old test, this new one and the physical standards are much harder. So if I get to the second step...their going to take up a pool on how long I take to run the course...and if I drag, carry or get pissed off and put the dummy over my shoulder and walk to the finish line. Oh yea, we forgot to tell you about the 6 week boot camp style training. I wonder what else they have left out....kids. It's time to get my head in the game...! It's the hardest dept in this area to get on with these new standards....infact...If I pass the test, I will be the oldest man to begin the process at 58. And that is a big if.! Maybe I am just looking for a new challenge...! I wonder how many of us are bored and just want to walk on the wild side and simply try something new.
09-16-2013 08:30 PM
Yes. I have thought of a career change. Thing is, in the right environment where opportunity for success is there, I enjoy what I do. My present employer is systemically and culturally dysfunctional and its "manage the chaos" rather than achieve excellence. But, yes, I have pondered it often.
Employment IMHO is simply a vehicle. I am not one of those ambitious performance and achievement driven guys. I am pretty simple, probably simple minded too, to some degree. As my late 40's are progressing and my out of state adult children age and my grandson is already 3, I am reconsidering where this vehicle is headed and re-evaluating my priorities in general and as a whole.
Thanks for sharing. I appreciate it.
09-16-2013 10:04 PM
I think is mostly lack of knowledge coupled with ads that show guys juiced to the gilts pushing some supplement which of course they have used to get in that shape.
Originally Posted by T-Bone
Nobody would make any money if they tell a lost soul in the gym to hit the supermarket and eat big to get big and lift within reason to make solid gains!
That would be too easy and boring
Life after 40 gives me a different perspective in life and one thing I wish I had is a person to guide me in the right direction back in my 20s so I didnt waste all those years doing so many things wrong. I guess we all live and learn.
09-21-2013 05:47 AM
There is a time in a mans life where you look back and wonder how did I get to this point. I could retire in 6 years and just ride it out. I changed my priorites, and why not, it's something I always wanted to do, but I was to busy taking care of my family. I stressed to my son, do what you want to do and do it well. At least he paid attention and is doing very well and enjoys his work. My newest grandbaby is 7 months, now once again Christmas will that special time, my other two grand children are both teenagers, give them a computer etc and they will be busy for hours...just give them gift cards and their good. Aw yes, babys get toys....can't wait for this ! 1st Christmas.
Originally Posted by David Dunn
Win, lose or draw, I have decided to just go for it.! Hell, I may not make it past the first phase in the process, but I will totally enjoy the effort. The first step is set up to basically take out the older men and go for the younger set. If they don't screw me on the first test as they did 3 years ago...they now have an outside " agency " giving the test. Then they added the test in my other post to toss in a road block. I guess I'm just in right now just to do it in spite of all the hidden BS. Round one starts next week, I am actually looking forward to trying...last time, you had to pass all 4 parts of the test. On the written section, they said I passed the first three, on the 4 question part, got two right and one wrong and on the last question I had 10 pts deducted. At 25 pts per question...funny how I ended up with a 65 pts just 5 pts short. If it is right or wrong, must have been the over 50 deduction that failed me. !
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