- Joan MacDonald went from struggling to walk upstairs to being a fitness influencer on Instagram with a massive following
- Joan was fatigued with several health complications and she could barely walk up flight stairs before she began working out
- She then decided to make a change and get off her prescribed medicine, with her daughter's support, Joan turned into a fitness influencer
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At 75 years Joan MacDonald is doing weighted pull-ups.
Lossing over 27kg
Joan told abcnews that her transformation journey began five years ago when she was clinically obese with high blood pressure, acid reflux, and arthritis.
Joan MacDonald's breaking point, she said, came when she was told by a doctor that her blood pressure was rising and she would need to again increase her medication.
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Her daughter, Michelle MacDonald, a fitness coach, was visiting her at the time and challenged her to make changes to her diet and exercise to improve her quality of life.
"When Michelle gave me that ultimatum to do something about my life, I figured it's now or never. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. It was existing, not living," Joan MacDonald said.
In January 2017, she began to follow a diet program laid out by her daughter that was focused on making sure she got enough macronutrients.
She has completely transformed her health, is off her meds, and is inspiring her one million Instagram followers with her story.
Grandma with big muscles exercises in gym
As previously reported by YEN.com.gh, a video of a grandma working out and sweating at the gym recently stirred massive reactions on social media.
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The old woman in her athletic cloth pulled massive weight with such power that belied her age.
The woman had her phone stuck on her chest as she took different positions on the treadmill to build her arm and shoulder muscles.
Many people who reacted to the video were amazed by the woman's super strength, saying they could not do it even though they were not as old as her.
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