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40+ Fit and Fabulous Woman #4 – Debbie C

on November 28, 2012

**Part 4 of a series I am doing on women who are 40+ fit and fabulous….

Meet todays 40+ Fit and Fabulous Woman

Debbie C from FitTactics.DebC

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RFYHP:  What got you into “fitness”?

Debbie:  When I was growing up, my dad lifted weights with my brothers & their friends. But back then it was very uncommon for a girl to lift weights. So I played sports. When I had my daughter at 21 I wanted to lose the baby weight, so I started doing Jane Fonda tapes. Eventually I transitioned to weight lifting and light running.

RFYHP:  Working through health issues and getting fit….

Debbie:  I was diagnosed with asthma as an adult and slowed down a bit as I had to take meds to control it. At age 38 I was found to have slightly high blood pressure & my doctor said to me he knew I couldn’t run so I should try to walk. I was afraid if I couldn’t run then what would happen in 10 or 20 years so I forced myself to run.

RFYHP:  What are you most proud of (achievement/ moment)?  

Debbie C:  What I am most proud of is a year and a half after the doctor told me I couldn’t run, I ran my first full marathon.  (RFYHP:  marathon girl in the house!)
RFYHP:  Give a great piece of advice that you have learned which younger women can benefit from.

Debbie:  A good thing about being an older active woman, aside from the fact people think I’m younger, is I’m healthy and strong at a tome people my age are being diagnosed with high blood pressure , high cholesterol ect… I work in a doctor’s office and patients are always asking me what do I do and or eat to stay in shape.  We recently got a bone density machine in our office so we all got tested. I am the oldest woman there and my bone density was the best , better than 20 something year olds.  My advice to young women is lift weights and exercise when you are younger so it can protect your bones when you’re older.  RFYHP:  That’s some really good advice!


5 Responses to “40+ Fit and Fabulous Woman #4 – Debbie C”

  1. Wow, Debbie! Inspiring! Go you! 🙂

  2. Jenna says:

    Everytime you do one of these I am so inspired! As I say, I’m only in my 20s but seeing these fabulous women makes me embrace and welcome age not fear it! You all rock!!! Spa <3

  3. CultFit says:

    +1 For the Yankees hat!

  4. Cassie says:

    Woot woot! My mom is so inspiring and the most influential person in my life! And she’s definitely Fit & Fabulous!!

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