Hello and welcome to Active Beyond 50. My name is Kelly Matheny and I started this business to support and encourage active lifestyles for those of us who are 50 and beyond.
When I was younger staying active, playing sports and overall movement was easy. As I got older I no longer enjoyed going to the gym, softball was no longer an option (hip replacement) and I found myself basically doing nothing for years! I put on 50 extra pounds, my knees became constantly sore under the pressure and now I am dealing with Osteoarthritis.
So I decided to do something about it. No more excuses. No more decisions based on fear of trying new things. No more worrying about being embarrassed. I decided that it was time TO MOVE!
I started small with a stationary bike that I bought on Facebook marketplace and a TV hooked up to YouTube. I rode my stationary bike for 25 minutes 5 days per week while watching the morning news. I followed that with a 30 minute FREE workout I would find on YouTube. I did it consistently 5 days per week. I also started watching what I was eating. This was the hardest part! So much misinformation out there. So many companies only wanting to make money off of people just like me. I had successfully lost weight when I was 40 doing KETO. But this time I wanted something different, something that I could sustain for the rest of MY life. Something that made sense for ME.
For me what worked was taking the fundamentals of KETO and then adding the “sustainability” component that made it work for me. I ate lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. I found lots of recipes on Pinterest for low carb and KETO and had fun cooking healthy meals that tasted great! I started all of this the day after my 53 birthday on February 26, 2020. Yep, right smack dab at the start of the PANDEMIC. Best thing that I have ever done for myself!
As of today, September 30, 2020, I have lost 25 pounds (my knees thank me daily) and more importantly I have become more active and I feel fantastic! I am trying new activities like stand up paddle boarding! So much FUN! I have not received delivery yet, but I bought myself an electric bike and I can’t wait to try that. I take my dog on hikes in our local mountains. I walk every day. I feel better today at 53 than I ever did in all of my 40’s.
You can do this too! I will introduce you to what I am doing through videos and blog posts. I will offer equipment that will support your new active lifestyle. I will even post embarrassing videos of me attempting new activities and falling over and over again! Because it is funny and because SO WHAT! I am happy, healthy and thriving at 53.
The products I offer will be high quality products that I use myself. I will research for the best and will strive to bring this all to you at affordable prices. Best part is, I am going to have a blast doing this research.
See you out there!