The Way This 73-Year-Old Woman Transformed Her Body Is Inspirational

By Mayukh Saha

When one door closes, several others open up. Joan MacDonald, a septuagenarian from Ontario knows all about it. She believes that age is no impediment to how you live your life. Just because you are old doesn’t mean that you have to give up on life – or simply waste away during the years left. After her general physician mentioned prescription drugs for her old age, she decided that it was time for her to make big changes. This is when she got into the fitness industry.


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Here is my first 10 months of transformation, and two more recent photos, just to share with you the reality of this long, slow process that I’m still on..😅😅 The year I started was 2017. The first number is the date. Second number is my weight. Third number is my waist. Fourth number is my hips at the widest. 😅 Last number is my upper right thigh at the widest. . 🙏 That first crucial year was full of all kinds of challenges and heartbreak, but somehow I kept plugging along. I lost my mom who I still miss very, very much. I had to learn to be content with each step forward, and with each stage of my transformation. I had to really fall in love with my habits and learn to take pride in my meal planning and food prep (I’m still working on that one, trust me!). I’m sharing this with you so that those of you starting out will see what a big transformation actually looks like over the months. I get to enjoy great health and a size small body now because the woman in the photos worked her booty off to change her ways. Now I enjoy meditation, learning Spanish, using apps, and I’m medication free, and I owe it all to her! I also owe it to my future self to KEEP ON GOING and to never again take my health or my habits for granted . 💕 You can catch more of my story at 1 pm EDT at @thesocialctv today! Keep on spreading the message that deep, lasting change is possible AT ANY AGE! 🏆🏆🏆 . #transformation #fitover70.

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Now, she poses for magazine covers.


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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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Needless to say, this woman is an inspiration to everyone around her. Joan is quite a celebrity on Instagram, with over 400K followers.

She keeps uploading her workout videos, and motivational quotes which serve as an inspiration for people to defy age and its boundaries.


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42 vs 72. Who did it better? 😅😅😅 I had to dig up some old photos of myself for an upcoming interview and boy oh boy was I shocked! I just don’t remember myself being that big for that long. I thought it was just for a short period of time. I thought it was just old age creeping in, but when I look back through decades of photos, I see a different story. I wish I knew then what I know now. I now eat more food more often! I have more energy! I have more balance! I have a more positive outlook on life! Wishing you all a terrific week of growth, self-love and success! 🌸🌸🌸 . . #grandma #masterathlete #athlete #inspo #fitspo #health #age #agingbackwards #fitover70 #olderwomen #oldermodel #silverhair #bodybuilding #girlswholift #strongwomen #yhhwomen #tscathlete #makeover #transformation #weightloss

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This septuagenarian from Canada is truly a wonder to behold!

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Hey! Message me. I am Mayukh. I help people and websites with content, videos, design, and social media management. I am an avid traveler and I started living as a digital nomad in Europe since 2019. I am currently working on – a creative media company. You can reach out to me anytime: [email protected]com Love, Mayukh Read More stories by Mayukh Saha

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