Achieving Your Dreams in Your Golden Years

Interview Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi Secor has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, is a Nurse Practitioner and serves the Boston, MA area. She travels extensively and is available for live or remote interviews. 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 will power, plan, and action to fuel them.

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 a IFBB professional body builder, 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

Available for Interviews: 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 the book, Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life at Any Age.

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