Instagram fitness guru who didn’t get into exercise until her 40s shares her tips

Reported by the dailystar online

If you’re in your 40s, LOATHE exercise and are dreading ‘bikini season’– then there might be some good news for you.

An Instagram fitness guru who only started strength training at 42, says she she’s fitter and happier than ever.

Shelley Beaty, now 46, ‘absolutely hated’ exercising in her 20s, but now attributes her sculpted arms and shredded abs to a straightforward regime of ‘flexibly dieting’ and strength training.

The 5’4, 9 stone 2lb Texan says : “If I can turn things around, anyone can,.”

Explaining how her transformation came about, she said: “‘I fell in love with competitive sport, so I went on to train for and complete my first Ironman Triathlon in 2007.”There was no stopping Shelley from there: “In 2010 I completed four more Ironman races, and in 2013 I raced my very first Spartan.”

Spartan is an internationally syndicated fitness event featuring running races and obstacle courses.

However Shelley started to notice problems when she hit her 40s – and it seemed like her streak was coming to an end.

“My body was getting slower and I started to gain more fat.So Shelley pivoted towards weight training – and went from strength to strength.

“I was very weak, with no upper body strength. I started training with dumbbells in my bedroom, and that evolved into a love and passion for strength training.”

It wasn’t long before the benefits of strength training began seeping into other areas of her life.

“For the first time in my life, I had a good self body image and growing self confidence.”After noticing solid gains from those early weights sessions, Shelley decided to build on her success and started paying attention to nutrition.

“I practice flexibly dieting.

“It allows me to eat things, once in a while, that would have one time caused me so much guilt.”

 

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