WHY I SHARE
I love fitness! I’ve worked out and eaten healthy for years. Now I’m in my fifties and it’s a little different for me. Though I’m now limited because of flexibility or the possibility of an injury, I now excel in exercise wisdom and a more laid back approach. You don’t have to go nuts in the gym and be neurotic about your diet to stay fit. You just need to learn the basics and stick with simple rules. I’ve had years and year of experience I want to share with you, for you to get fit or stay fit, which ever you need.
LITTLE HISTORY ON ME
I started running first…in the ’70’s. Then I started riding a ten-speed bike, all over town. Then the big craze of aerobics hit in the ’80’s, so yeah, I did that, too. All the while I ate absolutely anything I wanted , rested very little and remained fairly thin. Then the next fitness fad hit….weight-lifitng! Or in my case, to be precise, bodybuilding.
I did my first bodybuilding meet in 1986 and won! I was hooked. I learned everything possible about diet and because of my youth (28 years old) I improved very fast. Weight lifting changes your body composition very fast, too. I went on to win the Miss Heavyweight Oklahoma in 1991 (at a whopping 130 pounds at 5′ 8″) and then competed nationally in ’93 where I was told I was way too small and needed to gain some mass. I didn’t want to do that.
My husband and I met in a gym and we’ll be married 26 years this August. We still go to the gym together and now I have the honor of watching him prepare for his first meet in 20 years.
Over the years my metabolism has decreased significantly and I definitely need my rest these days. There are adjustments to be made with age, for sure!
I’ve written diets and workout programs for all kinds. I’ve gone on mission trips to Africa and taught nutrition to remote tribes in the bush. And one more thing, I’ve been in the beauty business for more than 36 years. I have hundreds of clients in all shapes and sizes. I know we all struggle with fitness as we age. I counsel constantly about how to eat right and exercise correctly. I learn more everyday.
What I’ve learned through it all is that being fit is awesome. I can run with my grandkids, fit into seats on airplanes and at sporting events, be comfortable wearing whatever I choose, and enjoy life, whether it’s walking all over New York City or biking around town.
I’ve decided on my own what I want my body to look like, not what someone else thinks it should be. I think that’s what every person should pursue. What do you want to look like? What would make you happy? How fit do you want to be? Answering these questions is the place to start. Then sign up to follow my blog. Don’t miss out on living a full life!