Fabulously Fit Over 40’s Interview with Lifestyle Magazine

FF Over 40 was incredibly honored to have been interviewed by Lifestyle Magazine.

Here are some excerpts from the article.

Both of you are fitness models and competitors. Is it easier to relate to each other when having similar interests?

Definitely. Our lives are highly detailed and meticulous. We are on very similar schedules especially regarding eating and training. Obviously we work together and pretty much do everything together. Both coming from previous relationships where we just did not have much in common…we thoroughly enjoy the ability to be with a mate who shares so much in relationship to the other. We know right away what the other might be feeling. Typically when one of us might be having an off day…the stronger one knows exactly what to do to help the other get back on track. We are one of the most synergistically aligned couples I have ever been exposed to. We both feel extremely grateful.

As parents to your children and having multiple careers, how do you make time to juggle everything and also workout? Where does your motivation come from to stay consistent with your fitness and careers and strive to assist others with theirs? 

It is honestly just something we’re genetically hardwired with. We schedule everything. Motivation and drive is definitely innate. To have a sense of purpose while continually bettering ourselves, and the lives of the people we influence. It is not easy. You have to make time. Neither of us sleeps more than 6 hours a night very often. We both live our lives with a rule of paying it forward. We both try and live in a state of acceptance and gratitude as much as possible. Accepting others for who and what they are and being genuinely grateful for every waking moment we spend on this earth able to walk-talk, eat and breathe. We are on this earth for a short period, we want each day to be filled with experiences we can grow and improve from. Contrast is a part of our life, due to wearing many hats. We look at the contrast as a learning experience and realize it is part of the process. Our kids are a true joy for us. These young men and women are light in our days and we are so grateful we get the opportunity to have each and everyone of them in our lives. – See more at: http://nmlifestylemag.com/2014/01/interview-fabulously-fit-40-couple-jay-campbell-monica-diaz/#sthash.fjXSDq5R.dpuf

You can read the interview in its entirety here.

Over 40 Sexy Fitness Model Monica Diaz

Over 40 Sexy Fitness Model Monica Diaz

  • Russ Anderson

    My name is Russ Anderson. I’m a strength and speed coach, supplement formulator, business owner, husband, father of 6 and a competitive STRONGMAN. I’m 44 years old, 45 in August and I not only still compete in my sport(perhaps the worlds hardest) I compete open against 20 and 30 something’s and I win. I’ve won two of my last 3 Strongman shows and I placed second in the other one. The MAX MUSCLE 2013 TRIPLE CROWN, THE COWBOY STATE NAS STRONGMAN and The HARLEY Davidson Triple CROWN STRENGTH CHAMPIONSHIP. I’m competing for SALT LAKE’S STRONGEST MAN 2014 FRIDAY JAN 24 & JAN 25 in UTAH and plan on winning that one too. Life not only continues after 40 but because our genetics actually anticipate atrophy and catabolism, if we don’t lose muscle and actually put it on through proper training, eating, supplementation, hydration and rest. We can have our best days as it were!

    • Jay

      Hi Russ! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our site. Thank you even more for your honest and candid opinion about 40+ year old competitive athletes.
      We started this blog to truly extoll the virtues of people just like you. Life definitely doesn’t end in our 40’s. In fact as you clearly indicate-it GETS MUCH BETTER! Props to you for your accomplishments and we wish you continued success. If you’d like us to do a feature on you-email me at fabandfitover40@gmail.com.