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91 year old bodybuilder

2011-04-07 23:00:02.702845+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

The Guardian: Experience: I am a 91-year-old bodybuilder:

Then at 85 I had a crisis. I looked at myself in the mirror one day, and saw an old man. I was overweight, my posture was terrible and there was skin hanging off me where muscle used to be. I looked like a wreck. I started to consider the fact that I was probably going to die soon. I knew I was supposed to slow down, but I'm vain. I missed my old body and wanted to be able to strut across the beach, turning heads.

Via Rebecca's Pocket.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-04-08 13:05:24.496483+00 by: Larry Burton

I had to share this. While not nearly as advanced in age as Mr. Eugster I had a similar epiphany a couple of years ago. I stepped on the scales and panicked. I was 130lbs heavier than I was when I graduated high school. Now granted, I was probably underweight at eighteen but still, this is not how I ever imagined myself being. It went a long way toward explaining why my knees and ankles would no longer work they way they use to and why my blood pressure was way out of hand.

It isn't vanity so much as it is understanding that my family has a history of being long lived and not necessarily long lived in good health. I was looking at the probability of living another forty years and not having the good health to enjoy it.