A Long Real Estate Career Plus Good Health To Enjoy The Future | Lucky

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There are many people to whom I owe great thanks and they deserve to receive kudos for all they’ve contributed to the quality of my life. I could go back many years to builders I represented for decades, but that was then and this is now. Those kudos would work both ways, for sure!!!

However, at my age, thinking about health and fitness is a prime thought every day. It needs to be in the forefront of how I think and act every day.  Without good health, nothing else matters, and most of us in the real estate business do not realize this until we hit a certain age.

Having prefaced this post with those thoughts, my kudos go out to my trainer, Jenn Miller, from the YMCA.  She single-handedly brought me from a state of rather poor muscle tone to my present condition of being in excellent shape.

Training for a month at a time in order to lift twice during that month was carved in stone. The training was intense, consistent and progressive. The lifts began with just the bar that weighs 45 pounds and progressed to a 1RM of 200 pounds. At my age, it took me 2 years to accomplish it.

This is a story that many have already heard and is now boring to read again. It’s become a factor in my life that is deeply embedded to the point of my continual desire to give back to others, and that’s what I focus on now.

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This is an entry for Margaret Rome’s contest of giving kudos…I don’t expect to receive points for this because it is not real estate related.  I have been retired from listing property for 13 years. I semi-retired at 59 and only market for the team….at a certain point, health trumps everything, and I was fortunate enough to have reached that point before it was too late!! 

Just sayin’  

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Michael Eisenberg
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Real Estate Guy

What an amazing story. Good health is certainly a blessing. Keep up the good work.

Jan 29, 2019 06:13 PM #31
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Anne Edwards Johnson
JP and Associates - Austin, TX
Austin Realtor | HookemhomesATX (512)917-5260

I love following your journey. Such an inspiration. But how do I duplicate the process? 

Jan 29, 2019 09:07 PM #32
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Thanks, Michael Eisenberg 

Anne Edwards Johnson join a QUALITY gym and hire a trainer.... a professional in strength training.....learn to lift weights and the proper training in between lifts to strengthen for the next lift with an additional 5 pounds on the bar.... it takes time...but it's worth devoting that time to this task....it's your health and most women do not take the time to strengthen....they focus on that damn treadmill which is useless... you will get aerobic exercise from lifting...your heart will race....

Jan 30, 2019 02:28 AM #33
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John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Admire your energy and will power.  Truly amazing.  You are a model for the rest of us couch potatoes to go out and improve ourselves.

 "A healthy person has a thousand wishes but a sick person only has one." Indian proverb"

Jan 30, 2019 04:42 AM #34
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Barbara, your are inspiring and your story will never be boring. Your trainer guided you and you continue to work your butt off. Without our health, the rest really doesn't matter and you are proof that we can all improve. I admire you. 

Jan 30, 2019 05:46 AM #35
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

You humble me, Barbara Todaro ... and provide inspiration.  Kudos to you on your journey towards improved health ...

Gene

Jan 30, 2019 07:53 AM #36
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

John Henry thank you so much.... and that's a proverb to remember, especially if one is not fit...

Jan 30, 2019 09:17 AM #37
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Amanda S. Davidson I work on improving it every day...

Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi and I've learned that it's a never ending journey until both eyes are closed...

Jan 30, 2019 09:19 AM #38
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

You are a true inspiration! Nothing short of Amazing! I admire your tenacity and inner strength in everything you do!

Jan 30, 2019 10:11 PM #39
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Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

You are an inspiration.  I know I should be using the gym membership I pay for...maybe this is the year!!

Jan 31, 2019 05:37 AM #40
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Debra Leisek if one is determined to accomplish a task, it really does not take much inner strength.... it's the strong desire...

Shirley Coomer OMG.. yes, use the gym that you pay for.... the most difficult part of using a gym is GETTING THERE.... and I hear that from many members who put an effort into getting there....but once they are there, they're very happy they did....

Jan 31, 2019 05:43 AM #41
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Barbara Todaro, I will never tire or get bored reading this/your story.  I shared this post with two of my children, Owner/Brokers of our realty firm.  I always try to remember the 4 or 5 things you had on your dinner plate one Thanksgiving Day dinner a couple years ago.  All I can remember is 4 nuts, an apple, and ????????????? Amazing story~

Jan 31, 2019 09:26 AM #42
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

LOL Jane Chaulklin-Schott I DID eat turkey.... 3 ounces of white meat turkey plus an apple and 12 almonds.... that was protein, fat and carbs.... very balanced...and I was the only one who was comfortable.

Jan 31, 2019 09:59 AM #43
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

"It’s become a factor in my life that is deeply embedded to the point of my continual desire to give back to others, and that’s what I focus on now."  

Barbara Todaro - Thank you for always being a source of encouragement and inspiration.  I have always been blessed with good health, energy and a palette for healthy food - yet I have never been a 'gym person' - until recently - and I am really enjoying it.  I go every day (twice a day when I can) and I feel great!  Keep sharing your story Barbara...It is powerful!!  

Feb 01, 2019 12:47 PM #44
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Maria Sapio I hope you're doing strength training on the resisitance machines.... and if you have a trainer, learn to lift with the trap bar...it has handles on it....  and thank you for your kind words....

Feb 01, 2019 12:56 PM #45
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

you still have to take longer views sometimes figure out where you want to go in life, you know?

Barbara Todaro

Feb 01, 2019 09:49 PM #46
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Barbra, I think those machines can work pretty well!I’ve seen people get real results these days.

Feb 01, 2019 09:51 PM #47
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I love your post!  I can so relate.  I started lifting in 1991 after a serious car accident.  I had a few trainers get me started but I built on my past history in fitness.  Making my neck strong to overcome pain and then ensuing sports injuries was so important. Beating those odds and your odds of feeling stronger is so empowering!

  And I get when you you're a "certain age."  The older we get, the more important it is to feel strong and keep our immunities above board.  You go girl! 

Feb 04, 2019 01:28 PM #48
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

thank you Jan Green I appreciate everyone's comment, but I'm so happy to read yours saying that you lift and you can relate to the importance of strength training.... and lifting....there is life beyond the treadmill and most women do not understand that.... they are afraid of getting bulky.... neither you nor I look bulky!!!! that's a testosterone thing.... or steroids....

Feb 04, 2019 01:38 PM #49
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Lifting weights is all about form and posture.  Using good form and low weights, high reps, is the key to building strong, lean muscles.  There are different muscle types and some are gifted with nice looking calves and strong quads - so they don't want to bulk up - great - make sure to do plenty of stretches of the right form and type to keep cellulose away!

I could teach a class on stretching!  I'm switching up my workout as soon as I heal from this ugly flu bug.  I'm considering Piyo (pilates and yoga combined.) It looks amazing. 

Also, cardio like treadmills isn't what it once was as most don't use good posture when they walk and their mid-sections pooch.  Cardio over 40 is over-rated!  Combining the right exercises you can eliminate cardio entirely.  

All of this I'm sure you already know - this was meant for anyone else!

Feb 04, 2019 02:28 PM #50
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