At 50 years old, Sheila Liddle took the challenge and prepared to compete in a fitness competition for the first time on May 7th at UFE Revolution in Cobourg! The mother of two decided to challenge herself to something new and exciting for her 50th and found the perfect challenge to be a UFE competition. She realizes how important it is to stay fit. “I’ve been in health care for the past 27 years and I see on a daily basis what happens to the body when we don’t take care of it. Fitness not only strengthens the body, but the mind and spirit as well. I want to prevent, or at least delay, as many health issues as I can that come with aging.”
Signing up for a UFE fitness/bodybuilding competition challenged Sheila to constantly improve and to feed her body properly and at 50 years old, she got into the best shape of her life. “I’ve never felt so strong”. Her message to other women who are 40+ is to believe in themselves. “Believe you can do anything you set your mind to. With strength of spirit, comes strength of body. Anyone can do anything. You just have to want it. We may not be getting younger every day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get better every day.”
Sheila decided to compete in the Bikini category where she placed 1st among women her age (45+). Even more incredible was that she also placed 1st in the 35+ division and 3rd in the Open division with women as much as 30 years her junior!