Yes, it does get easier. Consistency is the key and I'm with waterone -- doing a small amount every day at home is a lot easier for me than trekking off to the gym a couple of times a week. If you do work out every day, just make sure you switch things up so that you're working upper one day, lower the next day and so on.
And we need to be ready; we never know what's around the corner. I started doing strength training last August and in December we bought a house that needs a lot of work. I've been carrying boxes of floor tile, helping my husband remove kitchen cabinets, working with a wallpaper steamer up on a ladder and doing all sorts of things that I couldn't POSSIBLY have done five months ago. I'm kind of sore and tired right now but in a good way. (Although if I had seen that house in my crystal ball, I would have done more back strengthening exercises.)
P.S. I'm 68, so don't let me hear any of you young whippersnappers complaining about how you're so old.
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