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Unstoppable After 40: The Real Reason Why People Gain Weight After Marriage, The Best Desk Exercise For Shoulder Pain, And How To Master The Health And Fitness Game In 2024

If I offered to help you lose 20+ lbs of fat and look your best in your 40s & 50s


  • Triggering old injuries
  • Sacrificing your s0cial life
  • Spending more than 20 minutes in the gym

Would you be interested?

I’m launching a new “2024 Unstoppable After 40 Case Study” group for just 10 people. If you want to be the first to be notified…


My Jiujitsu professor in Lisbon told me:

“You know why I like teaching you? You will drill the same technique over and over again without complaining. Most guys will do a move 2-3 times and want to move on.”

I took that as a big compliment.

Do you know why?

Look at any high-level athlete or world-class performer and you’ll consistently find one trait in common:

They’re relentless at drilling the basics.

This also goes with getting your body into great shape after 40 years old.

It’s not about chasing quick fixes or the latest fitness fads.

It’s about steadfast commitment to the fundamentals of body transformation: monitoring total calories, ensuring adequate protein intake, keeping track of daily steps, consistently progressing in weekly workouts, prioritizing sleep and recovery, and managing stress effectively.

Your daily habits will determine if you achieve the health and body of your dreams or end up in the yo-yo trap that 90% of people stay stuck in.

If you want world-class results, you’ll need to be consistent with the basics.

The faster you accept this, the faster you’ll achieve the results you want.


Here is your Unstoppable After 40 Friday Digest:


1. Here’s why you gain weight after marriage (and it’s not what you think)!

In a fascinating 2013 study, researchers discovered a counterintuitive truth:

happily married individuals often gain weight.

This defies the usual narrative that weight gain post-marriage indicates unhappiness.

Instead, it reflects a comforting ease in the relationship, reducing the urgency to maintain an ‘ideal’ physique for the dating scene.

This insight carries two crucial messages:

  1. The narrative about gaining weight after getting married means that you must be unhappy and eating your feelings is false. It’s the opposite. You’re happy but perhaps have gotten a little too comfortable.
  2. Only taking care of yourself when you need a new partner is an unhealthy mindset.

My advice?

Don’t wait for your relationship to get rocky to take care of your health.

I’ve had numerous women share with me that they avoid having sex with their husband because they don’t feel confident about their body.

Don’t fall into this trap.

I believe that I owe it to my partner and to my (future) children to be the healthiest version of myself.

And lastly, never stop dating your partner!


2. My secret weapon training for people with joint issues or recovering injuries.

Do you have sore shoulders from being hunched over your computer for too many hours a day?

Let’s fix that! Try this shoulder exercise.

It’ll take you less than 2-minutes and you can do it right at your desk. How many reps? Try 10-20 in each position. How many sets? Do a set 1-3 times a day. Ready to relieve that pain?

Watch the video here:


3.  How to master the health and fitness game in 2024.

We overestimate what we can do in three months. But underestimate what we can do in twelve.

So many of us fall into this trap of setting these huge unattainable goals for the new year.

Then we (understandably) don’t hit the mark. (And beat ourselves up for never accomplishing what we set out to do.) So what’s the answer?

Habits. If your goal is to lose 30 lbs as an outcome, ask yourself: “What daily or weekly habits will get me there?”

Here are some examples:

• I will get 7000 steps in every day in 2024

• I will track my nutrition 7 days/week in 2024

• I will hit 3 workouts (of at least 20 minutes) per week in 2024

You want a daily or weekly goal that you can measure. Because “Losing 30 lbs” isn’t that actionable. Or you can achieve it with unsustainable approaches.

Instead, figure out some specific, measureable, and ACTIONABLE goals that you can use to build habits. This makes hitting your 30lb goal just a matter of time.


Podcast episode: The Simple (But Effective) 7-Step Framework To Build Healthy Habits for Life


Legendary Life Coaching Client Highlight: Scott R.

Meet Scott, a 49 y/o high performer who was training daily but sabotaging his fat loss over the weekends.

So after having a heart attack at age 46 and not being able to get sustainable results on his own, he decided to finally get serious about his health and joined my program.

In 4 months, Scott:

  • Shed a whopping 35 lbs, waving goodbye to that stubborn gut
  • Stopped “eating and drinking his emotions” on weekends.
  • Still enjoy fine dining and have an active social life
  • Went from burnout to waking up energized every single day
  • Improved his overall health, moving away from constant medical concerns.

Now, on the cusp of 50, Scott is more than just ‘fit’; he’s unstoppable!

If you’re an entrepreneur who wants to be confident in your body and increase energy in a way that fits your busy life, click here for a strategy call.

Question of the week:

Half your problems are just your mind making minor things seem like major things.
What are you over-emphasizing right now?


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Until next week,

Ted Ryce

Celebrity Trainer, Health & Wellness Coach & Longevity Expert



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Ted Ryce is a high-performance coach, celebrity trainer, and a longevity evangelist. A leading fitness professional for over 24 years in the Miami Beach area, who has worked with celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, Rick Martin, Robert Downey, Jr., and hundreads of CEOs of multimillion-dollar companies. In addition to his fitness career, Ryce is the host of the top-rated podcast called Legendary Life, which helps men and women reclaim their health, and create the body and life they deserve.

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