I’m 34 years old, I only started doing some DB weight lifting for the last 6 months or so, basically still trying to figure out different lifts, my diet, combination with cardio and all that.
My main question is, whether at this age I’m asking too much of myself thinking I can at some point - the sooner the better - feel and look much, much better. Like the guys you see on the covers of the magazines, or web sites like the one here.
Ok, maybe that’s too much, but basically having a nicely built body I can be proud of and that would make me feel happy about the effort it took.
Now, I haven’t done much for exercise in the last 15 years. Got an office job, kids, family. I also smoked for all those years, just quit as my new year’s resolution for this year and since then started caring bit more about my health. I’ve been rather skinny all my life, but in the last few years I developed a bit of a belly, I weigh at around 195lb, 5’ 11" height.
I guess I’m about 15lb overweight with pretty much all of it in my belly. The good thing is that the last few months of workout did improve my overall appearance, my belly did shrink a bit, I started to notice more muscle around my upper body, my legs have always been rather well built - played a lot of soccer in my teen years. So, even though I haven’t lost weight, maybe even gained few pounds, the weight did shift more from the belly into the muscles.
Anyway, am I too late to develop a really good body at my age, or can this still be a good realistic goal within a year or two ?