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బామ్మ ఫిట్‌నెస్‌కు నెటిజన్ల ఫిదా..

టొరంటో: 73 ఏళ్ల మహిళ అంటే శక్తి ఉడిగిన స్ధితిలో మనవళ్లు, మనవరాళ్లతో కాలక్షేపం చేస్తుంటారనుకునే వారిని ఈ బామ్మ షాక్‌కు గురిచేస్తుందనే చెప్పాలి. కెనడాలోని ఒంటెరియాకు చెందిన 73 ఏళ్ల వృద్ధురాలు జాన్‌ మెక్‌డొనాల్డ్‌ కండలు తీరిన దేహంతో ఔరా అనిపిస్తున్నారు. గతంలో అధిక బరువున్న జాన్‌ హైబీపీ, కొలెస్ర్టాల్‌, యాసిడ్‌ రిఫ్లక్స్‌ వంటి సమస్యలతో బాధపడుతూ చికిత్స తీసుకునేవారు. 198 పౌండ్ల బరువుండే జాన్‌ మెక్‌డొనాల్డ్‌ నిత్యం కసరత్తులు, వ్యాయామాలతో ఏకంగా 50 పౌండ్లు తగ్గి కండలు తిరిగిన దేహాన్ని సొంతం చేసుకున్నారు. బరువులు ఎత్తడంతో పాటు తాను జిమ్‌ చేస్తున్న ఫోటోలతో ఆమె ఫిట్‌నెస్‌పై ఏకంగా ఇన్‌స్టాగ్రాం పేజ్‌ను నిర్వహిస్తున్నారు. తాను సమతుల ఆహారం తీసుకోవడంతో పాటు అమినో యాసిడ్స్‌, ప్రొటీన్‌ షేక్స్‌ వంటి సప్లిమెంట్స్‌ను తీసుకుంటానని ఆమె చెబుతున్నారు. ఈ బామ్మ ఇన్‌స్టా పేజీకి ఇప్పుడు 5,00,000 మంది ఫాలోయర్లు ఉండటంతో ఈ సీనియర్‌ బాడీబిల్డర్‌ సోషల్‌ మీడియా సెలబ్రిటీ అయ్యారు.

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3 years ago I began this long, slow journey and now I realize that there really isn’t any end to it. Each day I move in a direction based on my choices. Each month is a new milestone. Each year I seem to have changed so completely I think I can’t change any more and yet I do.💕💕 At this point, I truly realize that we are limitless. At any moment we can make a decision to change. No matter how difficult or challenging life is, we must remain steadfast in our aim and keep inching forward. When I got started I never imagined I’d be where I am today. I just wanted to get my health back and get off my medication. Each door we step through leads to another door and then another. I hope you all keep choosing to grow! To learn to love yourself, take the best care of yourself, and dare to dream and love with your whole heart again.🙏🙏 . Pink outfit by @womensbest . . #transformation #hope #justdoit.

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Transformation isn’t just about losing weight. Transformation can be about so much more! Certainly this has been my long, slow journey.💕💕 On the left I was visiting my own mother in a nursing home and seeing her health rapidly deteriorating. It absolutely broke my heart, and yet it was also frustrating to see her just accept her fate and refuse to fight to make things better. When my own daughter reached out to me and offered to help, it was like coming full circle. I was at a real cross roads. Do I follow in the footsteps of my mother, or do I try to break free of the cycle and create a different outcome for myself. I know so many of you want to know about the diet and the training, but what I can’t stress enough to you, is the importance of developing your mind. Throughout the past 3 years I have been deeply challenged, many times in tears 😭,and feeling like I was so slow to learn, BUT I did not give up. 👵🏼👵🏼. Since I started this journey 3 years ago I’ve learned to use an I-phone, I’ve learned to use apps (though they still seem complicated to me!) I’m even learning a new language (Spanish!). I’ve learned to be more confident in front of a camera and trust myself at interviews, and I’ve just gained so much more confidence and optimism about making my life better in general. Even my relationship with my husband has improved because I’m just a happier person. 🥰 That’s a pretty wonderful place to be this late in the game. 🙏 So, for those of you think more about losing weight, I am telling you, sometimes the weight we need to lose is more than the pounds on the scale. Sometimes we need to lose our negative self-talk, our feelings of failure, our lack of confidence in ourselves and in the world. Sometimes it’s the internal transformation that is its own best reward. I hope you learn to choose to be happy! With love Joan 💕

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Romanian Deadlifts! 😅😅 I do these to help strengthen my backside and really tone up my muscles. These are very hard, no doubt about it, and they aren’t easy to do right so I do recommend working with a professional. 🙏 I know I am very lucky to have a daughter and a son-in-law who are at the top of their fields. Every time I come down to Tulum to their gym I learn something new. 👵🏼 Here are my tips for mastering this exercise: 1) think of really tightening up your back and squeeze the back of your armpits, just like you are trying to stop someone from tickling you ☺️ 2) get a nice, tight tummy and fill it up with air before you begin. I hold my breath as I lift the weight and only take a quick sip when I’m at the top 3)keep that bar on your legs! @jeanjacquesbarrett and @yourhealthyhedonista are really strict on that. If the bar starts leaving my legs, I can start to feel it in my back. 😬 4) really keep the back from rounding. I am thinking of keeping a “proud chest”. I have a naturally rounded back from old age but I’m hoping that with this exercise and others I can prevent it from getting worse. My own mother had a real “dowagers” back so I guess it’s partly hereditary. I’m no expert. Like you guys I’m trying to keep learning and to keep getting better. I work with people who really know what they are doing and I trust them to have my health as a top priority. I recommend that you also work with professionals. I know it is so hard to find reliable help theses days but word of mouth is a wonderful thing. If you want to tag someone who you feel would be a good coach or trainer for people, please do so and list the area they work in and the gym they work at. A little community effort can go a long way. 💕💕 . My favorite @womensbest pink seamless outfit Knee sleeves are by @sbdapparel . #girlswholift #girlswhopowerlift #bodybuilding #fitover70

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