72 year old Ernestine tells it like it is in this video! At this writing I believe that she is now 73 years old and still going strong. This didn’t happen overnight for her. What it took was daily commitment to her health and fitness, and an inner faith that she could change her life for the better…and in turn change many other women’s lives as well.
A new friend and I had breakfast this morning and we were discussing the manner in which our generation is aging. Some of you may have read Busting Loose From The Money Game by Robert Scheinfeld. Well, my friend Lorraine came up with Busting Loose From the Aging Game. In other words, we get to choose and create how we play the aging game and what kind of “rules” we want to live by. What fun!!
For example, Ernestine started out when she was 56 years old. Going shopping for bathing suits with her sister for a pool party they were invited to, both of them realized that they definitely wanted to look a little bit different than what they saw in the mirror. They were taking on the aging game of their generation, and both decided to invent a new one!
Beginning with an aerobics class, they both started to feel better and look better. It wasn’t however, until Ernestine’s sister died suddenly of an brain aneurysm, that Ernestine decided to commit to much more than she had been doing to work through the grief over her sister’s passing. Now 17 years later, at age 73, she runs 80 miles a week, lifts weights most days, can bench press 150 pounds, has completed 8 marathons, and teaches other women how to believe in themselves, find health, vitality and empowerment, and create a different game for aging.
If we create our reality, and I believe that we do, then what kind of aging game would you like to create?? It will be uniquely your own…so ready, start, GO!!
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