At age 49, Louellen, having never set foot in a gym, decided it was time. She had gained over 35 pounds through the years and she felt frumpy. Finally, she took control. After finding a personal trainer she changed her diet and in seven months transformed from a size 10/12 to a fit 2/4. I’ll let her tell you what happened next.
While working out with my trainer in the gym one day, another trainer
who works with figure competitors noticed m
e and asked if I would be
interested in doing a fitness show called the Fitness America Pageant.
The shows are held all over the US. So, I trained with him ultimately
doing five competitions all over the country. The younger women often
said I was their role mode. This gives me great motivation to keep
setting an example that it is possible to be fit and have a good shape
at any age.
Today at 58, Louellen waltzes in
to the salon in sleek jeans, sexy fitted
tops and kitten heels. The woman she was has been replaced by the woman
Since then she has also co-authored three books and, though
she has been asked out by much younger men, she prefers those at least
within her own decade. Louellen’s glass is more than half full in her
We have been programmed to believe that something outside of our
control is responsible for how we look. Genetics, aging, time. But now
more than ever, we have the power to change
and improve what Mother
Nature handed us and continues to hand us.
Anyone can, look, feel, and
live better than ever before.
Opportunities for a new love, a new
career, and a new life are literally at our fingertips. Who would have
imagined Rachel Welch would become the face of MAC cosmetics at age
sixty-six or a first time mother would birth twins at sixty-seven? What
was once unheard of is now common and what was once accepted now seems
For women today anything is possible. By preparing yourself
for the part, you can create the scene however you want it played.
You’re the star in your own show.
It’s your turn.