51 yr old mom here with stenosis of the lumbar caused by arthritis. Oh what we do to our bodies huh.I have been taking care of my body since I was in my early 20's. Unfortunately working manual labor jobs have really done a job on my back. They tell me I have the arthritis of a 70 yr old and decimated disc. Sounds aweful but.... they also tell me if I had not worked out all my adult life I would not be able to move now.
My execise of choice has always been body weight because of being a working mom on limited income. I walk every day that my back allows. A family friend gave me a dog so now I walk even when I am hurting, just not as far.. because the dog needs her walk. Sometimes, following rigid plans you will get very bored but there is no reason you can not mix it up a bit. Do a search on the net, find new exercises to try out. You will always be challanging yourself, just remember to listen to your body. I have to modify pushups now, something I did not have to do 2 years ago, but that is not the point. The point is, I am still moving, and I can!
I love Freetrainers.com, the nutritional analyzer has became my new buddy lately. I top off the fat way too fast, its a challange to get all those calories in with only 22g of fat...lol
Good luck and heres to getting stronger everyday!!
I'm 51 and have gained more weight than I want over the years. I have been working out and eating right to lose about 2 pounds a month since March. I plan to continue at about that pace until I reach a weight where I am happy with my body - probably a total of 20 pounds - but who knows. I am going slowly on the weight loss this time because last time I used Atkins and dropped weight quickly but struggled to maintain when I started eating carbs again. The goal is to be able to maintain my new weight once I get there. I have found that weighing every day and putting it into my Fitbit app, then monitoring the weekly average rather than paying attention to the daily weight works for me. I joined Freetrainers to get workout accountability by using the log and to read what others are doing to lose/maintain weight.