After a lot of thought, I’ve decided to compete again this year at age 72 in the INBA Pro-Am World Championships in Dubai on June 13! I wasn’t sure I’d compete again. However I’ve decided to continue to do my part in defying the age and gender stereotypes and continue show what is possible.
Unfortunately there are great many among us, often much younger than 70, who feel they are passed the age of being fit, healthy and proud of their bodies. For those who are physically able, nothing could be further from the truth. For the great many of us, it can be onwards and forwards in life.
You don’t know what you can do until you try. I’ve found that working on fitness and health can change your life, not just physically but also mentally. I’ve seen the glow, irrespective of age, that radiates from those who’ve worked on their health and fitness. They look confident and strong and happy with themselves. They give the message that life is worth living.
By competing this year, I’m hoping to push the pathway a little further forward for those who wish to explore the bounds of the possible. I believe that if we don’t know something is possible we are hardly likely to try and achieve it.