Weight loss story on Transformation Tuesday with Robert Durbin
by Dani Stevens
You know that saying, age is nothing but a number. This next story will blow your mind. He is one very inspirational man. He is living proof that you can start to live a healthy lifestyle no matter what your age.
Amazing Robert Durbin 64 with a six pack
How old are you and please can you share your health and fitness journey to date?
I’m 64 years young. Back in 1987 I had a fall and broke both my ankles, which put me in a wheelchair and then through a series of operations they told me I would be in a wheel chair by the time I was 57. I was already over weight at 208lbs with bad lungs from smoking, My youngest daughter and boyfriend got me interested in body building and I decided to do that. So I joined the Y with braces on and workout boots. Boy wasn’t I the talk of the gym. I almost quit because I gained 6 more pounds. As soon as I started seeing changes, whilst having a couple of set backs with tumors in my left ear, I quit smoking in 2003. I really started feeling good and have been ever since. With help from family and good friends I hope to compete in body over 60 years of age and I have started body weight and bar exercise. Just keeps getting better
What types of foods did you used to eat as a kid and young adult? What's changed since then?
As a kid I ate country style every thing cooked in lard or bacon grease and same as my adulthood, I just ate more of it. Since body building the hardest part of eating was smaller portions, now for me I have the perfect diet.
Do you play any sports or what sports do you like watching?
I don’t play sports but enjoy pro football and college basketball. I love doing Cross fit and watching the cross fit games.
What are your interests, passion and what makes you smile?
Exercise of any kind and hearing people admiring me for what I’ve done so far.
What was the catalyst that sparked your lifestyle change?
What are some of your dreams/goals you hope to achieve over the next 12 months?
To complete in NPC body building masters. Go to NYC and train with Barstarzz and to go to California. To train with Frank Medrano he is the best.
What tips would you like to share with my readers about your transformation?
To get in the gym it’s not to late I’m 64 years young and doing it ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ To follow Robert's journey please connect with him on his Facebook and Instagram pages. If you too would like to appear on my #transformationtuesday posts simply click here. Much love & friendship, Dani