After turning 50, I became dedicated to living a fit and healthy lifestyle. There had been times in my life when I had been active and in shape, and there were times when I was more involved with other things and allowed my fitness goals to take a back seat. I realized at 50, that if I wanted to look and feel my very best that I had to make it a priority and keep it a priority for the rest of my life. My first step was to lose the thirty pounds I had gradually gained over the years, and then educate myself in nutrition. I committed myself to exercising every day, even if it was just a twenty minute walk and stretching. I read every fitness magazine I could to stay inspired. By the time I was 56, I entered my first bikini competition and came in 1st Place! I’ve continued to compete and win more titles in bikini and sports model. Of course, everyone I knew wanted to know how I did it. I became certified as a personal trainer because I love feeling great and looking my best, and I want others to feel that way too!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I'm inspired every day by people everywhere. We are all on a path to learn and we learn about ourselves through others. Since fitness is a lifestyle for me, I'm surrounded at the gym, during outdoor activities and when I compete by very positive and motivated people. It's catching! When I'm just running errands and doing everyday things, people often comment that I seem so fit and healthy and I love being able to take that opportunity to encourage them! And of course my clients continue to inspire me! Seeing their progress and how happy they are when they see results motivates me too.
What is your writing process?
When I write, I first spend time thinking about the topic and then making sure of my facts. By the time I actually sit down to write, it just flows.
How to Be Fit and Ageless Over 50
The key to becoming fit and ageless at any age is an “inside - out” approach. A plan of action with consistent effort will get results. The makeover begins on the inside, as first you need to decide this is what you want, and are willing to do the work…day by day for the rest of your life.