Women Over Fifty—Our New Heroine
I know, I know—I do it, too! I get all fired up, decide to change my life, and commit to exercising every day. I’m going to finally say goodbye to my muffin top, tighten my posterior, and get rid of those extra fifteen pounds that seem to stick like glue.
Then, somehow, I get busy, or start a new project, or we go away for a couple of days. Whatever the excuse du jour, I get off track and return to my ways as a sedentary, senior coach spud. The muffin top remains and so do the fifteen pounds.
But, I’ve got some new inspiration: Dara Torres. She’s the American swimmer who, at 41, just became the oldest Olympic swimming medalist. I’m sure you’ve seen her ripped body and awesome abs. Although her physical presence is amazing, I’m more inspired by her spirit.
Torres has not let age or anything else stand in her way. She focused on her dream, worked hard for it, and came out a winner. And, she’s only in her early forties. Wait ‘till she hits fifty and really becomes feisty!
She’s inspiring women all across the country and I’m going to use her to inspire me, too. I’ll envision my head pasted on top her body—like the tabloids do with the heads of celebrities. And, just like the law of attraction and the promise of The Secret, I’m certain I can manifest this new look for myself.
Well, maybe not exactly. At any rate I’ll go back to huffing and puffing and pumping iron. Got to run—I’m headed for the hiking trail!