Hello and welcome to weightliftinginyour40s.com. My name is Sonny Clayton and I am a 56 year old Skilled Operator at General Mills in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After not going to a gym for 15 years, I was overweight in my early 40s. In December of 2007 I went on my first diet and lost 47 lbs. in 3 weeks. In January of 2008 I joined a gym and 12 years later I’m still training. I competed in my first Natural Bodybuilding competition in October of 2010 at the age of 45. I have competed 4 more times, as well as twice in Natural Powerlifting competitions.