Sharon: Age is Just a Number, Strong is How You Stay Young!

I’ll never forget the first day I visited with Sharon and she asked if she could participate in my Senior fitness program.  I told her she was too young and would have to do boot camp. Since that day she’s done an amazing job increasing her strength, improving movement and losing weight.  Over the course of her transformation, she’s even convinced her husband to improve his strength as well. 

So Sharon what specifically made you decide to improve your strength and get fit?  
I had high blood pressure and wanted to get off my blood pressure pills so I needed to lose weight and start exercising. I also wanted to be able to stay active with my three young grandchildren, and to overall just feel better physically.

So what did you feel like prior to beginning your fitness journey?
Like a couch potato and a slug! Slow moving, body aches, weak upper body and no energy.

How do you feel a year later?
I feel great! I have energy, I can get up and down from the floor so much better, I am off my blood pressure meds, and I have increased in muscle tone and strength, especially in my upper body.

What have you learned about yourself?
I’ve learned that age is just a number and exercise is a big key in how I can maintain my health and overall wellness.  It’s how you stay young!

What grade would you give your diet?
Probably a C.  Diet is something I need to work on.  It needs to be more important to me and I know I would see an even bigger difference in my weight and overall health if I buckled down and eliminated all the foods that contained the bad carbs.  I have good weeks, and then some bad weeks.

What kind of support system do you have?
The best ever, my husband Bob, who is controlling his diabetes with his diet and exercise! He is constantly trying to motivate me to eat the right way.

Can you physically do thing now that you couldn’t a year ago?
Yes, I can get up and down from the floor so much better, I can carry heavier items, including grandchildren and my endurance is so much better.

Do you have a favorite exercise and/or a least favorite?
No, not one favorite. I pretty much enjoy all of them and the diversity of them with the daily workouts.  Mountain climbers should be banned!

Do you have advice for someone who might be contemplating beginning and exercise journey?
Yes! Jump right in and start! Don’t be afraid that you can’t do it.

Special thanks to Sharon for sharing with us.  She is an incredible woman who epitomizes the fact you can do anything you want when you set your mind to it to include getting off your hypertension medication.  Whether you train with us at Boot Camp or train somewhere else I encourage everyone no matter your age, health or weight to begin or continue to strength train.  Your physical strength is the most important asset you have. Lose your strength and lose your quality of life.  Hope I see all of you moving weight and gaining muscle,

Inspiring You To Accept the Challenge,

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