Do you close your eyes when you step on the doctor’s scale?

Do you dread clothes shopping because you practically live in elastic waist pants to avoid knowing your true size? If you’re over 50 and this sounds like you, I feel your pain — and I can help.

Losing weight likely wasn’t always hard. In your 20s you’d cut out that extra pat of butter and lose 10 pounds easy peasy. Your 30s required skipping the butter AND working out an extra hour on cardio. Your 40s meant skipping the butter, upping the cardio and adding strength training to stay tight and toned. Now, after 50, it seems impossible to shake it off no matter what you do, right?

And you’re right. It does SEEM impossible — but it’s totally doable.

Is it as easy as it was in your 20s? Not hardly. And it’s a heckuva lot harder than in your 30s and even your 40s, especially if you’ve spent years raising kids and putting yourself last on your mile long to-do list.

Here’s where I can help. As a personal trainer for over 15 years, I started in my 30s and heard firsthand the tales of woe from my over-50 clients: weight gain and belly fat that just won’t budge. Some women came to me in tears. Others were angry or depressed. At the time I couldn’t really relate. It seemed like nothing worked. Was weight gain and misery simply a natural, unstoppable consequence of menopause and aging?

If that’s the case, why even try?

Then I turned 50, the “magic age” where it all seemed destined to fall apart. Menopause hit me at age 49, right on schedule (the average age is 51), complete with hot flashes and a host of other issues. I was honestly freaked out over the weight gain issue. Would it happen to me and was it as uncontrollable as my clients told me?

It did not and it is not. I am 57 and have lost over 15 pounds SINCE I TURNED 50. I’m here to tell you:

You can do it, too!

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t have a magic formula or special, “secret” workout. It took work and it did not happen overnight. But I discovered little changes that made a big difference over time.

Yes, your body changes and you can’t control all of it. But you can control a LOT of it. You can’t control the hormonal shift that occurs but you can reign in the weight gain and belly fat. I know because I did it and am still doing it.

Here’s how you can do the same:

√ Sign up for my free weekly newsletter (see the top of this page). It’s chock full of great tips to help you target your specific concerns.

√ Check out my free videos included in some of the newsletters such as this one.

√ Grab my free eBook, 10 Ways to Blast Belly Fat After 50 here.

Want more? –Buy my 30-page eBook, Break Up with Your Fat After 50 here.

–Sign up to work with me! For example, If you want a more personalized workout plan, check out Total Body Firm-Up Plan. For just $129 you get a total body workout that takes into account your goals, needs, available equipment and fitness level. What’s not to love? You get a complete cardio and weight training program geared to your goals, access to equipment, likes, dislikes and so on. (Seriously, you can’t beat it!)

–Or, if you’re not sure how many calories you need to lose, how much protein, fat and carbs to include in your meals, check out the program I myself use (yes, I struggle with the same issues!) when I need to drop a few pounds.

Check it out here: Ageless Body Eating Plan.

What qualifies me? For starters, four fitness certifications including:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA – CSCS)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM)

+ A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Food and Nutrition

+ Over 15 years experience as a one-on-one personal trainer

+ Research and writing of hundreds of health and fitness articles for print and online publications ranging from AARP The Magazine to Glamour, Self, Prevention, Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle and many more (see my as seen in page for examples).

I’ve won three awards for my writing, too.

I am not only up on all the latest research, but I have the real-life experience and background to make it work for me – and now for YOU!

I’m here to tell you all those nasty rumors about uncontrollable weight gain, fatigue and migrating body parts are simply not true.

My mission is to share my discoveries with you, to help you be the best you can be at 50 and beyond—through menopause and at any age. Drop me a line at linda@lindamelone.com or leave a comment on one of my blog posts and I’ll be sure to answer.

Let me help you create an ageless body after 50, won’t you?

Your Ageless After 50 Coach,

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