An 83-year-old grandmother decided to look younger by playing sports and shares her inspiring tips

Joan weighed over 200 pounds and suffered from high blood pressure, high cholesterol and acid reflux. She had also had a tumor removed from her abdomen and was also suffering from arthritis. She saw her health deteriorate and was prescribed medication that was slowly killing her. Complexed by her appearance, she didn’t let anyone take her photo and for good reason, she abhorred the image reflected to her by her mirror. “I never let people take photos of me because I couldn’t accept who I was and yet I couldn’t change either,” she confides in one of her messages.

And added “It was a very difficult place to live and I stayed in that place for a very long time.” Then one day, she decided to take charge by getting help from her daughter who boosted her mentally. “I knew I had to do something different,” she told SHAPE magazine. “My health was going down a slippery slope. I had lost control and it was not a good feeling. That had to change. I didn’t want to end up in a nursing home like my mother did,” she says.

Her daughter Michelle, who is a sports coach, decided to encourage her mother to play sports, especially when she noticed that she was having difficulty climbing stairs. “I was shocked to see how much she was deteriorating,” she says. joan-pull She taught her mother to follow a healthy and balanced diet and introduced her to bodybuilding exercises at the gym. Joan began attending the gym four mornings a week, alternating between cardio and strength training exercises. joan magazine She continued on this path and her training bore fruit.

In six months, she lost nearly 20 kilos. She lost fat and her muscles began to become defined. His body became firmer and his bones stronger. She now has 1.8 million subscribers on Instagram joan macdonald1

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