Meet Karen : The Unstoppable

Meet Karen: ONE OF THE MOST EMPOWERING AND INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN OF ALL TIMES

In a world with so much background noise on weight loss, fad diets, technology, social media clouding people’s judgement day in and day out, I am bringing you a breath of fresh air by introducing you to Karen, who in my opinion is one of the most inspirational and empowering woman of all times. As a health and fitness enthusiast myself who loves exercising, home-cooked meals and holistic way of living ,I am always on the look out for women like Karen who inspire the world around us .

A great Mom, wife, career woman, an epitome of health and fitness..read her story to maximize YOUR hidden power and use it to enjoy YOUR very own journey to great health and fitness.

 

Karen is a beautiful woman in her early sixties who has always been happy and healthy and has a fire that energizes others . She inspires all of us with her fitness, her passion for life, her caring nature and the love she has for all. Pursuing a lifestyle of health and fitness is not always easy. It takes commitment, motivation, passion and more…I have spent time with Karen and can say that she inspires me too and I take great pride in highlighting her through this blog post..

Read along to find out the incredible experiences our pioneer woman KAREN has to share….

“I AM IN MY SIXTIES AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ACTIVE . I LOVE THE OUTDOORS AND WHEN I COMBINE THE TWO I AM THE HAPPIEST !

 

I WORK LONG HOURS,4 DAYS A WEEK IN HEALTHCARE WHICH IS STRESSFUL SO IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ME TO MAKE TIME FOR STRESS-RELIEVING ACTIVITIES !

I EXERCISED THROUGH ALL MY PREGNANCIES AND STARTED TAP-DANCING WHEN PREGNANT WITH MY THIRD CHILD( Tap-dancing is a great low impact cardio ) . MY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE HELPED ME HAVE EASY DELIVERIES AND 2 OF MY KIDS WERE BORN WITHIN ONE HOUR OF MY ARRIVAL AT THE HOSPITAL.

I LIKE CHALLENGING MYSELF AND DOING THINGS FOR A GOOD CAUSE. I WALKED THE 3-DAY 60 MILE BREAST CANCER WALK WITH 3 FRIENDS IN THE YEAR 2000. TOGETHER WE RAISED OVER $10,000. IT DID INVOLVE LOT OF WALKING TO TRAIN FOR THAT !

 

HIKING IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO ! I HIKE ALL YEAR ROUND BUT ESPECIALLY LOVE IT IN FALL AND WINTER . I LIKE TO STAY CONNECTED WITH NATURE AND ENJOY THE CHANGES IN THE SEASONS.

 

WINTER IS MY FAVORITE TIME TO HIKE BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE FUTHUR IN THE WOODS WHEN THE LEAVES ARE DOWN AND YOU CAN SEE THE ANIMAL TRACKS IN THE SNOW. IF IT IS ICY, NO EXCUSE, I USE MICROSPIKES ON MY BOOTS .THEY ALLOW ME TO HIKE SAFELY UP AND DOWN SNOW AND ICE COVERED STEEP TRAILS AND WATERFALLS.

SPIKES ARE AMAZING AND MAKE ME FEEL LIKE I HAVE A SUPERPOWER ! THERE IS NO PLACE I CANNOT HIKE IN WINTER. MY NEXT BIG HIKING TRIP WITH FRIENDS IS COMING UP IN FEB AND IT IS IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. I AM VERY EXCITED FOR THAT AND AM ALL READY WITH SNOWSHOES, MICRO-SPIKES AND A FULL BACKPACK.

I SKI DOWNHILL AND CROSS-COUNTRY. I LOVE BOTH FOR DIFFERENT REASONS ! IF IT IS REALLY COLD AND WINDY I PICK CROSS-COUNTRY AND IF IT IS LESS WINDY I CHOOSE DOWNHILL SKIING. BURNING A LOT OF CALORIES ENJOYING WHAT I DO IS A BONUS BY-PRODUCT.

 

I ALSO ENJOY INDOOR ACTIVITIES LIKE BARRE, PILATES AND YOGA ! I AM FINISHING UP MY 200HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE AND CAN’T WAIT TO GUIDE OTHERS IN THEIR YOGA PRACTICE …TOTALLY LOVE IT …WOO..HOO….

I USED TO SWIM LAPS INDOORS BUT THE CHLORINE WAS VERY DRYING AND IT WAS HARD TO WASH IT OFF MY SKIN. SO, NOW I SWIM ONLY IN LAKES, OCEANS AND FRIEND’S POOL WHERE CHLORINE IS NOT USED .

I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR LIFE , AN AWESOME FAMILY , GREAT FRIENDS AND VERY FORTUNATE TO LIVE IN THE WOODS OF NH. I HAVE 40 ACRES RIGHT OUTSIDE MY DOOR SO IT IS EASY TO HAVE FUN AT A MOMEN’T NOTICE ALL YEAR LONG. MY DOG AND I JUST GO. IT IS OUR HAPPY PLACE. “

LOVE,
KAREN

Friends, I feel so energized just writing about her….I have known Karen for quite sometime . She has always supported me in my dreams and goals of positively influencing people all over the world through holistic nutrition, exercise and self-love.

Environments are breeding grounds for success. Some have the right environment, some have to create it for themselves . Establish your health now, do what makes you happy. Lifting heavy and gymming makes me happy, I am not a cross-country skier, ( ha ha I do indoor ski ) and it is okay…make good lifestyle choices , it could be just going for a walk for you or for some of you it could be resistance training….

 

We are all in this world at the same time, does not mean we are taking the same journey…Build your itinerary around your desires, draw inspiration from Karen , use that power and energy as your one true source of inspiration to become the person you want to be.

Cheers,

14 Comments

  1. Hey Dini,
    I love reading inspirational stories and this one made my day. It just goes to show you how life does not have to stop after 60. In Karen’s case, it seems like she’s just getting started. Good for her!

    I agree completely that your environment defines how you’ll manage in life. I am so glad you found someone like Karen who provides a supportive environment for you. That’s awesome.

    Best Regards,
    Jim

  2. I love this article, Karen sounds like an amazing woman! I would love to follow her journey a little more. Does she have a page or social media outlet I could follow along?
    Thank you

    • Hi Cherise! Thank you for your kind comments! I’m not a prolific social media person but I do sometimes throw up a photo on Instagram. You can find me @ Khopkinso. I hope you are well and have a great day! 😊 Karen

  3. This is a great article, thank you for sharing this, Dini! I also love the outdoors! She really sounds so inspiring. It’s amazing to hear about someone who doesn’t let anything stop her from doing what she loves. What a trooper! It gives me an energy boost to just read about it.

    And what a good quote, “environments are breeding grounds for success”. Thanks again for the reminder and inspiration to stay fit and active, and do what I love doing. I love taking walks in the forest every day and it’s so nice to have the encouragement to keep doing it. I needed that!

    • Hi Danny!
      Thanks for the kind words! I loved reading that you too love to walk in the woods. It really is my happy place as it’s right out my door. Fresh air and walking…..can’t beat that! Have a great day!

      Karen 🙂

  4. Very inspirational, and such an important message to balance our lives with outdoors, exercise and doing what we love. I also love seeing the picture of Karen’s dog, he/she looks like they are in their element!

    • Hi Zak!
      Thanks for the reply! Yes, life is all about balance!
      The yellow lab is 13 (14 in April) and her name is Reese. Sweetest girl on the planet. 💕 Have a wonderful day!
      Enjoy…..Karen 🙂

  5. Hi Dini,

    Great and inspirational post. Karen’s fitness and passion for life are contagious. We ourselves have realized the need to pursue fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Fully agree that it take commitment and motivation. We hope we can have the necessary resolve.

  6. Hi Dini,

    Thanks for the inspiration post. Karen definitely sounds like someone who realizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle and it sounds like it’s benefited her quite a bit! I always love hearing stories like this about people who have taken charge of their own health. Awesome.

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