My guest this week recently posted a before and after transformation picture on Instagram, and wrote this in the caption: “From day one I skipped over feelings of disgust with my body, lack of self-love, negative self-talk, and went straight to being the Queenager in my heart and soul. I loved myself, I was healthy, vibrant, disciplined, committed, and had already shapeshifted inside. The outside had to catch up. It would take time. Years! I accepted the way reality manifests, slowly. Waiting for the chess pieces on my life board to be strategically placed by Universal Laws that exist whether I saw them or not. On Day One, I radically altered my thoughts. I am healthy, strong, and lean no matter what my before picture showed. My reality inside mattered. Mindset. Spiritset. Bodyset. Be patient.”
Attention Queen-agers and King-agers, shapeshifters and team universe, we’re in for a treat today. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Julia Olson. Julia is a 64 year old childhood diabetic, double organ transplant and triple cardiac transplant survivor with an amazing transformation story. If you’re a fan of how the human spirit and body can triumph over adversity, of how it’s never too late to reinvent ourselves, then you’re in for a real treat today.
Julia has had to overcome quite a bit in her life. As a child she lost her little sister to cancer, and then at age 11 was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic -which eventually led to her giving herself 4-6 injections daily. When she hit her thirties, she was told her kidneys were failing, and she opted for a still experimental double organ transplant. In her forties she had triple cardiac bypass surgery, and then in her fifties she had a thyroidectomy. Then in her sixties she came up on her 30 year organ transplant anniversary and decided she wanted to honor the gift of life she’d been given, which resulted in a first place finish in masters bikini bodybuilding show at age 64.
You can connect with Julia on Instagram @dolphinine
We discussed the following resources on this episode:
Wonder Women Coaching Group – www.thewonderwomen.com
Wonder Women Instagram – thewonderwomenofficial
Michelle MacDonald Instagram – @yourhealthyhedonista
Talum Strength Club Website – www.tulumstrengthclub.com
Joan MacDonald Instagram – @trainwithJoan
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