If you think you are too old, too out of shape, or too far gone… you’ll soon have to change your mind!!!
IRV IS MY HERO!
He can also be yours!
Here’s his story:
When I met Steve I had just undergone my 8th coronary by-pass, had high blood pressure and was a diabetic with my sugars barely under control!
I couldn’t ride my bike or even walk up a flight of stairs without holding onto the rail. I could do no pushups or pullups and needed to hold onto the arms of a chair to sit down. That was barely 1 year ago.
Today I am 12 lbs lighter, 4 inches slimmer, can bounce up long flights of stairs, do full (on my haunches) squats, do almost 3 consecutive pullups (I’m real close to 3) almost unlimited numbers of sets of 5 pushups, and actually run on a treadmill (5.5 mph at a bit of a slope) flat out for a full minute – and not throw up afterwards.
My blood sugars have stabilized, my HDLs, LDLs and Triglicerides are in a normal range (they never were before) and my blood pressure is in the 118/68 range (previously was 165/135).
I’m not a great swimmer, but my strength increases have allowed me to more than double my distance (I’m now at the swimming level of an average 12 year old boy) – but it’s a serious improvement for me. As soon as the weather improves a bit, I’m going to take up roller blading, and while I used to bowl occasionally, I’m now thinking that tennis might be more fun.
I now have a spring in my step, my posture has improved dramatically, and my chiropractor probably thinks that I’ve moved away or died (I should send him a card).
In case you’re wondering, I’ll be 64 shortly, although I feel like I’m in my mid to late 40’s, and that’s only after 1 year (almost)!
Irvin S F – Spring 2009
*Irv continues to improve and has since semi-retired with his lovely wife to my Ontario hometown, of all places : ) I miss him!