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Cut And Cute: 73-Year-Old Fitness Is Inspiring People On Instagram With Her Wellness Journey

Some senior citizens are elated to have finally reached the stage of their life where they can stop giving a damn. Bust out that mumu and robe! Orthopedic shoes for the win! It’s time to relax and watch reruns of Midsomer Murders!

And then there’s Joan MacDonald. Three years ago, the 73-year-old decided to start a fitness program instead of lounging towards older age—and now the senior citizen is spreading the message that physical fitness isn’t just for young people.

 

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MacDonald, a resident of Ontario, Canada, started her fitness regimen when her doctors told her she would have to up her medication dosages if she continued living the lifestyle she was living. Now, she has an Instagram account with over 400k followers and has posed for fitness magazine covers.

MacDonald recently shared her wisdom on Instagram, explaining how she started her journey and what motivates her.

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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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“3 years ago I began this long, slow journey and now I realize that there really isn’t any end to it,” she wrote. “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.”

 

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“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.”

Keep it up, Joan! You’re an inspiration!

Patricia Grisafi

Written by Patricia Grisafi