It’s amusing how some people choose to respond to my articles about age, especially when I say that I look and feel far younger than I am.
The purpose of these statements is not to toot my horn. I write these stories to motivate others (men and women) to get off the sofa and on “their bikes” to rebuild optimal metabolic and mental health.
I did just that when I was 46, a physical and mental wreck. I didn’t have much left to live for — I felt horrible and didn’t look much better.
My mind was all over the place with zero focus, but only stress, anxiety, and a sense of hopelessness.
And that’s why I do what I do today — help, educate, guide, motivate, and inspire folks to lose weight, sustainably rebuilding their strength of body and mind naturally and efficiently.
My stories and advice about weight loss, food, fitness, self-improvement, or life lessons are not about me or my ego.
I do this in person, live online, and with my videos and articles. As a result, I’ve guided hundreds, if not thousands, back on the right track and in good health.
The sad apples
There are always some poor souls who misinterpret my stories. They can’t help but say silly things, trying to insult me and possibly dent my self-confidence.
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” Rick Warren.
I don’t think much about myself anymore. Instead, I focus on getting my work done and publishing helpful information daily for my readers and followers to learn.
The only thing I care about when it comes to myself is eating right and moving my body a lot daily.
I’ve often mentioned that most people who know me in person never guess me as older than 40. That’s not me saying that — it’s them, men and women together.
I also see myself in the mirror and in my photos and videos. At times I look back and compare the images to 7 or 8 years ago.
Despite being 46 back then, I look fresher and more vibrant today. My skin is tight, I have fewer wrinkles, and I’m lean all over — most importantly, I feel great!
And by the way, I’m not blind!
Back to the childish comments: I’m sorry to say — these come exclusively from middle-aged women, not 1 single man!
“Nah, you look your age, well over 50. Stop kidding yourself.”
“You’re dreaming. Snap back into reality, old man; you look at least 60!”
You can judge for yourself, but it’s pretty clear these ladies want to take me down a notch. But take me down from what?
They only make me smile, so I politely reply — “cheers,” and move on.
My mind is so strong these days — nothing gets to me, and nobody can anger or upset me.
The reality about your age and health as you grow older
Again, I never boast or shout aloud, “look at me — I’m 53, but I look so much younger, and I’m so handsome.”
Not at all. Thankfully, my ego took a hike along with my stress, anxiety, and anger 7 years ago as well.
The only message I strive to convey is that everyone, regardless of age, can reverse what’s known as “metabolic syndrome,” — which means your body, health, and mind are in a terrible mess.
I had metabolic syndrome, leaky gut, depression, insomnia, hypertension, migraines, acid reflux, and more. It wasn’t pretty!
So please, believe me, I know how it feels to be metabolically sick and mentally exhausted.
It’s a very lonely, sad, and dead-end place to be!
“You should never think about your chronological age — just don’t do it.” Rob Hourmont
If you do, you’re triggering your mind and setting a trap to anxiety and negativity.
Instead, judge how you look and feel and how you wish to be. Then, make your action plan, and execute it as if your life depends on it.
And that, folks, is because your life really does depend on it.
Turn yourself upside down and around
I turned my health and life around by looking deeply at myself and figuring out the root causes of my demise.
After I completed the self-reflection, honesty, and research process, I started my fully focused and determined actions to fix my self-inflicted mess. And I succeeded!
Age is a number that doesn’t matter if you have the right attitude and a positive approach to life and yourself.
Look at it this way: The older you get, the wiser you become.
If you have an open mind, keep learning, and work on yourself, physically and mentally, soon you’ll be in a special and unique position.
You’ll understand age doesn’t matter — you’ll look and feel younger by applying a “growth mindset,” eating well, and exercising sensibly.
Next, you’ll begin to share your deep knowledge and experience while mentoring and helping others lead a healthier, more productive, and above all, fulfilled life!
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