We hear and see a lot of stories of significant weight loss. But what about the inactive, thin women who aren't in shape or fit -- they're just thin with a poor diet?
Virginia turned 50 last year. She had always been small and never worked out. She lived on Twinkies, doughnuts, and whatever junk food was handy. She drank 6 to 8 regular Cokes a day and spent her time supporting her two active and athletic children. Her son played every sport, while her daughter was a collegiate gymnast.
Virginia was a typical mother who was completely caught up in her children's lives and activities. Once those came to an end, like so many moms, she found herself lost. She was introduced to bikini competitions and fortunately, with the support of her children, decided to give it a try. She competed in her first show in November of 2015 and placed 2nd.
She plans on continuing her newfound lifestyle and competing. Not only that, her daughter will be on the competition stage with her this month (April, 2016).
How lucky to have such support and encouragement from family. To compete with the daughter she supported all those years is reward enough.
She plans to continue competing and improving. Well done Virginia --- with your kids and yourself.
This campaign is titled "This is 50". This is not about being 50. This is a forum to show you can be fit and healthy at any age. 30, 40, 50, 60 - 100.
I'd like you to meet Debra. Debra is not 50. She is 59. Debra did her first competition in November 2015. She has fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. She is doing another competition in May or August of 2016. She is living proof that a fit, healthy lifestyle will keep you young and healthy. She is an inspiration for any age. She is proof that you can overcome your obstacles.
Well done Debra. Keep inspiring!