- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 3:47PM
At the age of 70-years-old, Joan MacDonald found herself at her doctor's office, where she was told that her health was deteriorating rapidly.
Weighing 90kg, she was on multiple medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and acid reflux - she needed to make a drastic lifestyle change.
"I knew I had to do something different," she told Shape magazine. "I had watched my mum go through the same thing, taking medication after medication, and I didn't want that life for myself."
The thought of not being around for her daughter, Michelle, gave MacDonald the motivation she needed to overhaul her unhealthy lifestyle.
"I made up my mind that I could do it and I refused to quit no matter how daunting it was," she said.
Soon, the now 74-year-old began going on walks as her form of cardio, practising yoga, and she even started weight lifting.
"I remember picking up a 10-pound weight and thinking it felt really heavy. I was really starting from scratch."
Today, MacDonald has lost an incredible 28kg and her doctors have given her a clean bill of health ... which means she no longer needs to take all those medications.
What an inspiration - we think she looks incredible!
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