Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor
Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing in Women’s Health, for over 40 years. She is a popular National Speaker and Consultant, educating advanced practice clinicians and consumers around the country and the world. Her newest book, New You: Healthy and Fit at Any Age, is coming out soon.
From Dr. Mimi on recently achieving her dreams:
My lifelong dream was to become a doctor. At the age of 59, I returned to graduate school and earned my doctorate degree at age 61. I was the oldest in my class and not only was I honored to be chosen as the student speaker at our graduation, but I also received the Student Service Award for my contributions to the nurse practitioner profession.
Early in my doctorate program I was totally stressed out, not sleeping well, and overeating. My daughter, Kat, noticed and rightly called me out for not being a healthy role model as a nurse practitioner. Being an IFBB professional bodybuilder, trainer, and health coach, she offered to help me. She helped get me on a healthy track during the most stressful time of my life. But I did it, and excitedly I graduated not only with my doctorate but also lost 30 pounds and 12 inches from my waist. I was so proud of this double achievement.
One year later, I was in my first bodybuilding competition making my “Debut at age 62,” and placing 5th in the over 40 category. Not surprisingly, I was the oldest competitor. Since then, I have been in four more competitions and most recently placed second in the over 55 category.
My new passion is helping women, (especially nurse practitioners/nurses) who are struggling with their weight and health to become more fit and feel better overall. I acknowledge that while age can sometimes be a challenge and limiting factor, it should never be an excuse to give up or not try to achieve our dreams. My daughter (Coach Kat) and I now provide online programs to help busy, stressed-out women transform their lives so they, too, can be healthy, happy, more confident, and fulfilled. —Dr. Mimi
Dr. Mimi not only fulfilled her life-long dream to become a doctor but also took up bodybuilding—no easy task for someone in her early 60s! Dr. Mimi is a shining example that anyone, even people in their 60s and beyond, can accomplish big goals if they just have the willpower, plan, and action to fuel them.
Interview: Dr. Mimi Secor
Dr. Mimi Secor is a popular National Speaker and Consultant, educating advanced practice clinicians and consumers around the country and the world. She is the author of, Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life at Any Age, and her newest book, New You: Healthy and Fit At Any Age.
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