Kudos to Jane Fonda

The Huffington Post had an article yesterday about Jane Fonda’s facelift complete with before and after photos, and a few weeks ago it reported that she was going to release an exercise DVD for the boomer generation next year.

Well, Jane and I go way back. When we returned from Kwajalein, a Marshall Island, in the late 1970s I was used to exercising regularly  I had played tennis every day and had begun a running program, but I hadn’t yet started doing aerobics. I started that with the advent of the Jane Fonda tapes. I played tennis and I did aerobics with Jane. And that became a habit. Then once we joined the Manhattan Country Club in the early 1980s I began taking aerobics classes there and working out in the weight room and of course the rest is history. I work out every day now. I don’t even want to think about which days I work out and which days I don’t. I just work out every day. Of course I don’t take aerobics anymore not even step aerobics but like today, I did 35 minutes of cardio and 25 minutes of Yoga stretches, and tomorrow I’ll do some cardio before my Pilates class. For someone almost 70 that’s quite enough.

And, I give Jane the credit. She was my exercise muse, role model, and guru. And, she hasn’t quit either. I love that she’s going to put out an exercise DVD for us old folks. That was one of my dreams a while ago to become a trainer specializing in old folks like me. But I decided I had much too much on my plate for that. I’ll just have to be content with using the products Jane produces.

By the way I had a facelift too but not as recently as Jane. I was 50. She just had one at age 72. And, why not? She wants to marry husband number 4, so she needs to look her best not that she looked so bad before.

By the way, Jane, I got a short haircut right after my facelift too to take people’s attention to my hair rather than my new face. Did you get that idea from me?

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