We often come across stories that inspire us to become the best versions of ourselves. These inspiring stories come from common people and give hope to others.

In this world, there are a lot of blessings that a person can be thankful for. From nature to nutritious foods, from exotic animals to the beautiful places around, the list is endless.

However, one thing that humans should also be aware of is that their body and their health is a blessing. Many people have started to realize this and they are working hard to keep themselves fit and healthy.

Truly life itself is a miracle and a healthy life is of crucial importance for everyone on Earth. For those who think it is too late to begin, there is yet another story that will prove them wrong.

It is indeed never late to make fitness your top priority. 74-years old Joan is an excellent example for this statement who is now an Instagram celebrity.

Joan decided to work on her well-being and fitness merely two years ago when she was above 70 years of age. Two years of her workout journey at this age led her to fame with more than 800,000 followers on Instagram.

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Let’s talk about gym style, something I never would have considered to be important even just two years ago… When I first started out on my transformation journey, I hated trying on clothes, and in fact most of my clothes barely fit me any more so I had just a few bottoms and tops to choose from. Baggy shorts and over-sized t-shirts in boring colors were my go-to. I didn’t love myself back then and that’s how I dressed myself. I used to think 1) I didn’t deserve beautiful clothes and 2) nothing nice would fit me anyway, especially at my age. It wasn’t until my daughter insisted that I buy some new workout clothes and took me shopping at @forever21 that I understood that that mindset wasn’t working for me. When I saw myself in flattering clothes in cute colors, I could see that my inner dialogue had to go. I actually had muscles! I actually had a good shape taking form! I felt so good inside to see that in those new clothes. ????Even though it might seem like something superficial like clothing can’t have a big impact on how we see ourselves it absolutely can my dears! If I can learn that lesson in my seventies you can too. Now you won’t catch me heading to the gym (or my living room as the case may be ????) without taking the time to chose a favorite outfit. My daughter tells her clients, “you have to invest the same love and compassion for yourself at the START of your transformation that would to your own daughter if she was in your shoes. You would encourage her, compliment her on her successes no matter how small, and you would treat her to some workout clothes that were flattering, wouldn’t you? So learn to do that for yourself, and replace that negative inner dialogue with a positive one”. Now I’m sharing this with you. ???? Please don’t wait til you’re “perfect” to take pride in yourself. You have to already see your perfection, your effort and your courage today. Love yourself enough to change, and show yourself that love daily. On the right I’m wearing one of my favorite outfits by @womensbest . If you have any questions please ask below, and share your favorite gym-wear brands with each other! With Love Joan ???? . #womenbest #womensbestwear

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Joan believes that a person might not be able to turn the time back, but they can certainly wind the clock. Joan has a daughter who is a professional trainer and she is coaching her mother too.

All this began when Michelle, her daughter, started posting videos of her mother doing all kinds of exercises. Hip thrusts and bicep curls are not a big deal for her to do at all.

Joan claims that she has learned quite numerous important lessons about life during her training. In a recent post, she talked about how beautiful she felt when she could wear form-fitting clothes and look great in them.

She believes that everyone should select a workout clothing style as it helps build self-worth. It is like a psychological trick that when we wear beautiful clothes, we automatically start self-care.