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Changing Body Composition After 50

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

I don't necessarily consider myself to be a conventionally thinking kind of fellow. I've always wanted to challenge myself to be a better person-whether it was as a martial artist, a musician, or a husband. In all this endeavoring, however, I've learned that we're flawed individuals with so many "character deficiencies". If we learn to be gentle with ourselves, we can set more reasonable aspirations and goals to any aspect of our life. As many of you may or may not know, I struggled throughout most of my life, but never threw in the towel. The same can be said about my body. Getting past 50 I've come to understand that human biology changes, might I even say "mutates" from it's original design. Some call this "aging". I laugh often when I consider the fact that I'm no longer 29 going on 30. It doesn't sting anymore. I know everybody's bodies are going to change. The main point is to focus as much as possible to mitigate those deviations from vibrance and keep the body moving...

I recently had a conversation with one very regal and potent gentleman who was laying some brick on a sidewalk planter quite skillfully, I might add. He was working next to my car, so he broke the ice with, "are you going to move your car?" I mentioned how my wife had stated someone was working on the sidewalk near the car, but to not worry. He looked like he knew what he was doing. Anyway, after having a nice conversation with him, we got to the topic of male virility and aging. You see, this man wasn't just any man. This guy was 84 years old and still sharp as an axe. And I'm sure he was still able to swing that axe. He spoke of how the idea that cholesterol was not a bad thing. I was aware of the cell wall being over 60% cholesterol. It's what was necessary for cellular exchange. But my previous teachers were afraid, it seems to touch on the topic of how these fats were essential to us. Then he mentioned how 3 eggs, soft yolk, would help keep healthy testosterone levels.

Now, to be clear, this concept was touched upon with another seasoned pro who walked with the behemoths of the bodybuilding world. This guy, a major influence in my life, also mentioned how too much oatmeal will strip me of necessary cholesterol for healthy hormonal cellular exchange. I knew I was on the cusp of something huge. So, in passing, I also overheard someone speaking of how the idea of what the right number for cholesterol levels was only recently implemented. I also heard a non-conventional doctor mention how his healthiest patients were walking around with a 670 cholesterol level and not showing any signs of faltering. Was I being deceived by a megalomaniacal giant of an industry that wanted to keep me a flaccid, ineffective man.

You see, I've been having my oatmeal of late, but I've also been slathering two heaping tablespoons in it every serving. I've also been feeling a bit extra in terms of my desires. Very healthy desires, I might add. I've also been adding yogic postures with deep breathing. At the end of a deep routine, my muscles have been looking fuller. I'm walking with poise. I've also been wanting to work towards my favorite thing to do- the deep full leg split. At one point in my life, I was vegetarian, super mellow and strong, in more ways than one. I've been implementing these practices into my lifestyle again. I'm leaning more towards ovo-vegetarian. My wife isn't too please with that idea, being that I had borderline higher cholesterol levels. Those issues happened when I didn't take as good a care of myself during my Emergency Medical Technician days. It was McDonalds every day. I was a living example of "Super Size" me.

So keep posted while I fuse all the proper coefficients together and aim to manifest the right results of a more holistic fitness levels-body, mind and spirit. I hope to take my blood tests in the next month. I don't think the overall blood levels will be unfavorable, due to the fact that I haven't been eating animal proteins, outside of whey protein. I also expect a body composition shift in the next few months. Hormonal rebalancing takes time. But I'm going to make sure I'm going to make the most of it.

Stay tuned folks! I believe I've found the right cocktail for a healthy balanced physiology, psychology, and spirituality.

Keep on moving- because movement is life!!!

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