Fit & Fabulous: Fitness Inspiration from an 86 year old Nun


Inspiration the Iron Nun


It was a Monday afternoon and I had just finished a PT session.  I was feeling tired!  I sat down and flicked through the latest on Facebook – as you do – and I came across this video on the Popsugar Fitness Facebook page.

Next time you DON’T feel like doing something to help your health and happiness WATCH THIS VIDEO.

Short on inspiration?  WATCH THIS VIDEO!

Sister Madonna Buder or ‘The Iron Nun’ as she is known, certainly is inspiring!  She didn’t start running until she was 48 years old and at 86 is now competing in more than 40 Iron man triathalons.

I can only hope and pray that I have half of her energy when I’m her age.

Watching this video also proved that consistency, which is our April Challenge is the key to keeping in shape or achieving anything we want in life.

Meet the 86-Year-Old Nun Who Takes On Triathlons After Church …

"The only failure is not to try" — Sister Madonna Buder

Posted by PopSugar Fitness on Saturday, April 1, 2017

Part of Positive Aging is realising that we are capable of reaching any goal as long as we want it badly enough.

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I’m not saying we all need to be triatheletes BUT I AM SAYING that there is no reason why we can’t continue to exercise and take care of ourselves and our health.

Inspiration from the 'Iron Nun'

Enjoy the video and remember –

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Inspiration the Iron Nun


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27 thoughts on “Fit & Fabulous: Fitness Inspiration from an 86 year old Nun

  1. Leslie

    Well said. And we skipped the gym today. But…BUT I do have on my gym clothes and I promise I am going to run on the treadmill in the guest room.

  2. Grammy Dee

    Older people like her are truly inspirational. Thank you Sue for linking up and co-hosting at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

  3. Joyce

    I find the most intense workouts come when the grandkids are here. Running back and forth to empty their paint jars, bending over to pick up toys, scurrying around to locate my cats after the kids have left…..whew! When these kids grow up, then I’ll join a gym!
    I love your blog – so full of energy!

    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Oh yes Joyce I definitely agree! My grandson keeps me on my toes each Wednesday when I mind him but I love being with him so much! Thanks for the compliment re the blog and I’m so pleased you enjoyed reading the post. Have a fabulous week!


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