FIT LIFE: You're Never Too Old - (Stacia Naquin)

By: Stacia Naquin
By: Stacia Naquin

Admittedly, there are days that I just don’t feel like working out. But then I met Viola. And if she can make working out a priority at 99, then none of us have any excuses! Here's how she's living a FIT LIFE:

I don’t often think of whether or not I’ll live to be 99.

I’m pretty caught up in the day-to-day. And sometimes that means I skip a workout, because I just don’t feel like packing it in to my schedule.
But this week, I met Viola Butkovich. She turned 99 on Sunday and then marked the first day of her 100th year by going to the gym.

And that’s not strange for Viola. She does strength training and cardio three times a week. She never misses a workout. And if she does, she’s ready to get back to it ASAP.
“When I miss it or we have a long weekend with a holiday on Monday or Friday, I’m miserable,” she said. “My body too!”
Viola also serves as a great inspiration for the other people in her group. AND she doesn’t mind calling them out if they start missing workouts. We should ALL be so lucky to have a friend like that!
I asked her for some advice on those days when you don’t feel like going to the gym.
“Well all I can say it, just keep putting one foot in front of the other.”
She’s right. And for those out there who feel they’re too old to start working out…
“You’re never too old.”

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