Last week it was Jamie Lee Curtis’ take on life that had me looking towards the amazing women who came before us for advice on how to thrive in life now… I mean, who better to learn from than women already living their best lives? It’s always been said to respect and learn from our elders, and though I completely agree, somehow that term seems so offensive now! Why have we made aging into such a disgraceful thing when not only can no one escape it, but we ultimately should be embracing it for all the wonder it can be?!
I think having a bit of perspective can turn it all around, mentally anyway, and force us to look at our own habits (good and bad) and be a little kinder to ourselves, a little more disciplined as we age gracefully, to really live our best lives!
I watched this quick interview with Susan Lucci the other night and it literally GAVE ME LIFE!
First of all … LOOK AT HER!! SHE’S 71 YEARS OLD and looks AMAZING!!! I mean, her body is off the charts incredible, and I don’t just mean because she’s thin! She’s lean and toned and in amazing physical shape and could probably out-perform women half her age. I think that she is just the best inspiration for any woman who thinks that maybe “it’s too late” or has the “what’s the point” attitude towards life and fitness.
The point is, we are alive! And we should take care of the bodies we were given so as to live our best lives now and into the future! And I think Susan Lucci is an incredible example of what we all could be doing… if we make health and strength a priority, then the motivation to get up and put the effort in may be just a little bit easier.
In the video, Susan is using the Pilates PRO Chair Max with Sculpting Handles by Life’s A Beach (and I totally want one now!) I had no idea she’s been selling this fitness chair on QVC for years!
From Women’s Health Magazine Best known for her role in “All My Children,” and New York Times best-selling memoir, Susan can officially add fitness badass to her list of accomplishments.
At 71 years old, Susan works out six days a week. “I try to take one day off, because you’re supposed to take a day off,” she says. “But I’ll always do something, because I find my body craves it.”
Her secret to maintaining such a diligent workout schedule? “I like to work out first thing in the morning,” says Susan. “Because then I know, no matter what happens for the rest of the day, I’ve done something good for myself.”
Susan upped her workout game even more while prepping to appear on Dancing With The Stars two years ago. “I knew I’d have to step up my program, to get an even stronger core to be dancing on the show,” she says. Now, she says she’s very proud of her flat abs.
And to make sure she maintains those abs, Susan notes that she focuses on eating food that will fuel her body, not hurt it.
Susan does most of her workouts using a Pilates Pro Chair, which is a workout tool designed to help you target certain body parts like your abs, thighs, and butt—using Pilates moves. She does 10 moves a day on this machine, for 30 to 100 reps each, once through.
Her next fitness goal? “I want to be 5’8″,” she laughs. “And I’m hoping I can get there through stretching—right now I’m five foot two on a good day.”
I mean… That’s Inspiring!
* Photo via @therealsusanlucci on Instagram
* Original article : Susan Lucci Works Out 6 Times A Week—And She’s 71 Years Old