Too young to be old

by Sandi
(Frederick, Maryland)

After 25 years in the same industry and a less than perfect boss, at 64, I decided to leave with no job, no prospects and only a hand full of savings. But with a little faith I found the answer.

One of my lifelong goals has always been to live to be 90 and healthy. The only way to do that is to eat right, think right and exercise. So I did.

Funny thought on the way to the gym one day. Why not be a personal trainer so that you can help other people live to be 90 also. After all, I don't want to be 90 all alone.

I signed up for a certified personal training program and will take my certification exam at the end of April. I specifically want to work with mature women who need a helping hand. Hopefully, there will be a lot of us around in 35-40 years.

The great life has only just begun.

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Great news!
by: Caroline

Congratulations! You breathed life into yourself and gained so much more! Wish I lived near you -- I want to live to be 100, especially if I can do so being strong, healthy, and vibrant.

Sounds as though you are on your way to a great new chapter in your life. Yay!

Proud of yourself
by: Anonymous

What a great resolution: good luck in your new career, you can be very proud of yourself and your responsibility for your future!


Active and helpful
by: Anonymous

I like your attitude. My husband did not become a personal trainer but became an active volunteer helping others and did his own exercise, especially walking.

He is now about to turn 101. He still likes to help others and moves better than anyone I have ever known over 90.

You Go Girl!
by: Dean

Sandi, I love your positive attitude. My next door neighbor became a personal trainer at the Y and she is loving it. She gets to stay fit and knowing she is helping others is such a rush!

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