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Join co-hosts Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown on the Fit Women Over 50 podcast for the Becoming Elli Community where women inspire each other to become fit and strong.

Becoming Elli is a group of women who are focused on healthy living and getting fit. We discuss fitness, nutrition, and ways to age gracefully.

Jill and Chris interview experts and share their insights about losing weight, keeping it off, working out and becoming fit and strong. Hear from others who are making it work, become inspired and motivated.

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Feb 9, 2021

In episode 76, Jill and Chris talk with Tammy White about her transformational story.

In her 40’s Tammy White was busy teaching high school and she felt she was too busy to make self-care a priority… As a result, her health took a nose dive. She was told by her doctors that if she didn’t find a way to make a change to her lifestyle, she would die early.

She found a way to change her mindset, build consistency, and improve -- both her health and her confidence! Tammy went on to compete as a body builder at age 50 and continued competing 5 times by the time she was 55. In 2018, she retired from teaching high school.

Now Tammy combines her teaching experience with what she has learned as an older athlete to help her peers create their own health transformation story.

In this podcast we discuss:

  • Why changing your body composition makes the difference
  • The importance of a trainer
  • Having a "no date" mindset"
  • Setting goals and little decisions along the way
  • Using baby steps to move forward
  • Fat loss versus muscle gain
  • Why a bodybuilder physical is NOT the most health

Her e-book: Lifting My Spirits: A Lifelong Dream Deferred No Longer - Transformation from a Fat Chick to a Body Builder after Age 50

Lifting My Spirits website