Written By: Judith K Gelman
I am 51 years old and in the best shape of my life, not only fitness wise, but spiritually and health wise. In the last couple of years, I have lost 20 pounds due to eating clean and weight training. I have always been physically active, but it wasn’t until I changed my eating habits and focused more on muscle building that things changed.
My father passed away in his sleep 4 years ago due to a heart attack and my mother passed away 1 year ago after battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). So, l have learned that we must take care of ourselves health wise and appreciate every daywe have. I believe in the motto, “Don’t sweat the small stuff”.
I grew up a military and civil service brat (dad was Air Force then FAA Air Traffic Controller) and moved about 13 times before graduating high school. This taught me the ability to adapt to new situations. I joined the FBI in 1989 (a few years after college) and was assigned to our New Orleans Division for 3 years and then transferred to the Los Angeles Division where I have been for the last 20 years.
I am also at a point in my life where I am settled in my career and relationship. I am married to a wonderful man and have been an FBI Special Agent for the past 23 years. I am a woman in the FBI where only about 20% of women make up the Special Agent population. When I joined, the population of women as Special Agent’s was only about 10%. I spent about 21 years working cases, and in the last two years I have been assigned to our recruiting department.
I feel that at this point in my career as well as my life in general, I can have a positive influence on those just starting out. I often hear that I am an inspiration, not only because of my fitness level and the fact that I look a lot younger than 51, but also because I am such a positive and passionate individual who believes in living life to its fullest.
I was so happy with my physique transformation that I created a profile on bodybuilding.com at bodyspace http://bodyspace. bodybuilding.com/FedLady/. Check it out!
I would love to tell all the women out there that they can do anything they put their mind to! It doesn’t matter what age you are to get fit and healthy! When there is a will,
threre is a way!