86 y/o nurse body builder!

  1. At 86, great-grandmother Morjorie Newlin keeps pumping iron.

    Fourteen years ago, when Morjorie Newlin was 72, her neighborhood supermarke had 50-pound bags of kitty litter on sale. Without anyone to help her carry the bag back to her house, she struggled mightily under the load. Never a particularl athletic woman, but staunchly independent, she decided that she had to do somethin about her deteriorating physical capabilities
    Though osteoporosis was also on her mind, the septuagenarian began lifting weights-for her cat.

    "I want to be as independent as I can be, for as long as I can," says Newlin, a great-grandmother and retired nurse who turns 86 tomorrow. "I just want to do things for myself."

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  3. by   leslie :-D
    nothing more to add except
  4. by   gonzo1
    There is a fabulous book called Growing Old is Not For Sissies, don't remember who it is by. Several people just like her. It is my favorite book and whenever I start to feel old and haggard (50) I dig it up and look at it. These people are my heroes.
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    She is amazing.
    We should all be inspired!
  6. by   gizelda196
    blows my mind ! some one else already said this .... WOW!
  7. by   RNsRWe
    Ok, GREAT! I really needed ANOTHER piece of pavement added to smooth the way for my Guilt Trip about letting my body go to h*ll!

    I swear, that woman looks WAY better at 86 than I did at 36....and I'm spiraling downward still!!:imbar