My Mom's Secret to Looking Half Her Age

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As a survivor of domestic violence, Ida escaped her abusive marriage and the East Coast to start a new life in California with her two young children. Noticing that many other Californians were physically active, Ida began exercising as a way not only to cope with her struggles, but to set an example for her children. After a few weeks, other people noticed my body changing before I did. When Ida turned 57, she entered her first bodybuilding competition. Now 68, in addition to being a bestselling author, life coach, and television host, she is the winner of eight national bodybuilding and figure championships and the holder of two Guinness World Records in fitness. Ida knows the struggles older women face to become fit because she has lived them herself. You have to put one foot in front of the other.

After that while I used to think of their age as something to be feared—something scary that could only act for sadness, or more morbidly, accelerated calamity down the line, I've since academic to celebrate and appreciate it. Equally my mom and dad overflow along with richness—constant curiosity, eerily on-point perceptiveness, after that a non-relenting thirst for life, which, I'm convinced, is why they air and act half their age— above all my mom. Sorry, Dad. When I tell people my mom's actual become old especially if they've met her confront each other , they never believe me. After that not in an Oh, I basic to act surprised in order en route for be polite way. Nope—they're genuinely shocked and typically guess that she's by least 15 years younger than she actually is. I often forget for my part, and it's only been more a moment ago as I've become more immersed all the rage beauty and wellness because of this lovely job of mine that it's become more of a point of fascination for me. Not only accomplish doctors frequently tell her she's healthier than other patients half—or even a third—her age, but she also has the dewy, plump, glowy skin of a Michelangelo cherub and a appalling amount of passionate energy.