Like many people—or at least those showing up on my Facebook feed—I began a quest to be healthier this year. It’s not a “New Year’s Resolution” for me, though; I’ve gone through many a new year with no intention of being healthier.
I just figured if I was going to completely uproot my career and daily routine, I might as well slip in some healthier practices.
And I thought I was doing just about everything I can to hopefully shed a pound or two.
Deadline-free mornings mean I can fit in a 30-minute workout before work.
Competitive campus parking means I stay here over lunch and opt for a protein bar or trip to the Stephens salad bar instead of snacking for an hour at home.
Afternoon Diet Cokes have been replaced by an all-day glass of ice water.
And, of course, I have to take 56 stairs to get to my office.
After nearly a month of doing this, I was feeling pretty good about myself until I saw this.
This is Libby Aubrey, who graduated from Stephens in 1968.
Yes. That means she is … 63 years old.
Easy Reader News out of California featured Aubrey over the weekend, asking her the secret to staying young & looking at least 20 years younger than her age (I personally thinks she looks younger than a certain 37 year old).
She credits drinking a lot of water and a positive attitude, but mostly dancing.
Aubrey was performing as a teenager in Pennsylvania when scouts offered her scholarships to attend Stephens. She pursued acting, which included dance during her time at Stephens.
Aubrey has done a little bit of everything during her career. Commercials, sitcom pilots, working with screenwriters, guest starring on hits such as Mary Tyler Moore.
And she’s always game for a new challenge, the newspaper wrote. She does aerial acrobatics, for instance, if you couldn’t tell that from the photo.
Check out the story here.
Then, the next time you find yourself home alone, turn on some music and take a few minutes to dance. I know I will.