Female, Fit and FiftyExercise is not optional: You don't have to run a marathon to be fit and healthy or suffer through a triathlon that includes a half-mile swim in the ocean. But you do need an exercise habit. Especially as we age, exercise is not optional. Yet unless we had been athletes as kids or young adults, and few of us were, we do not know how to find our edge. Learning how to carve out time to meet our fitness needs or to push ourselves physically and mentally is one of the greatest challenges to aging well.
Finding the inspiration to exercise: Inspired by her highly popular blog "Be the Dog", Carolee Belkin Walker's Getting My Bounce Back is a relatable story of what it's like to be a successful professional woman encountering all things fitness for the first time. Even if readers have never put on a pair of running shoes or tried again and again to get a fitness habit, they'll relate to the highs and lows of Walker's journey to the back of the pack and ultimately stumbling on a path to resilience and well-being.
Happier more confident woman: You could fit two of Walker inside what her body looked like in February 2014. But it is the powerful sense of confidence and resilience that's had the greatest impact on Walker and inspires others. This book is about Walker digging in, discovering who she is, and seeing how far she can push herself to be strong, fit, healthy, and most important, resilient. Her writing is full of humorous situations as she decides to be an active participant in life and not take the setbacks, or herself, too seriously.
Benefits of reading Getting My Bounce Back:
Learn how to make time for exercise
Get inspired to get fit
Learn how you can be more confident and happier
Publisher: Mango Media
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 203 x 127 mm
"You do need an exercise habit to keep yourself fit & happy and Carolee gives you the info you need to get fit, healthier & happier in her book. As we age, exercise is not optional. Learning how to carve out time to meet our fitness needs or to push ourselves physically and mentally is one of the greatest challenges to aging well."
- Lindsey Lu, Aging for the Rest of Us
"The lessons [Walker] learned from this lasting effort ... will inspire readers who seek better fitness and weight control but who may be older or have long despaired of seeing the types of routines that could either fit into their lifestyles or produce measurable results....Getting My Bounce Back is a powerful blend of memoir and fitness advice guide that will inspire and delight older women." - Donovan's Bookshelf
"Journalist and wellness blogger Walker recounts the unexpectedly severe blow it was to her self-image to approach a new job at the U.S. State Department in her mid-50s and find it to be too much for her physically. The failure to meet its increased physical demands was a blow to her confidence, and it motivated her to undertake the fitness journey that she chronicles in these pages. It likewise informs her upbeat tone; she assures her readers that it's never too late to take control of their own wellness, as illustrated by entries in her daily journal about how she got into running and healthy living. ...The narrative's overall tone is likewise encouraging. An upbeat, accessible account of one woman's decision to make her body stronger and her life healthier."- KIRKUS