By Joe McFarlane
At the age of 70, a woman decided to get fit and healthy.
Three years later, at the age of 73, Joan MacDonald has become an inspiration to people all over the world.
At the age of 70, and after struggling with her weight throughout her life and becoming dependent on medication to help with her high blood pressure and cholesterol, Joan MacDonald of Ontario, Canada, decided to turn her life around and get into shape.
Three years and 55lbs later, 73-year-old Joan has now become medication free as her fitness posts, in which she pumps some serious iron, have become an inspiration to fans and supporters worldwide.
Joan puts her body transformation down to eating a well-balanced diet, along with supplements such as protein powder and amino acids.
Joan said: “Three years ago I began this long, slow journey and now I realise that there really isn’t any end to it. Each day I move in a direction based on my choices, each month is a new milestone.
“Each year I seem to have changed so completely I think I can’t change any more and yet I do. At this point, I truly realise that we are limitless. At any moment we can make a decision to change.
“No matter how difficult or challenging life is, we must remain steadfast in our aim and keep inching forward.
“When I got started I never imagined I’d be where I am today. I just wanted to get my health back and get off my medication.
“Each door we step through leads to another door and then another.”