On the occasion of my 58th birthday, I took a picture while I was at the gym.
I’ve been working out on a regular basis for about 23 years. I started because dancing is fun and I enjoyed the choreography part of aerobics classes. Later I became an instructor because we were house-poor and it was the only way I could get a membership to a gym. But then a funny thing happened: I got into shape and discovered how good it feels to be strong. Since then I’ve been a dedicated exerciser, both cardio and strength. I’m not super-buff but when I looked in the mirror on my 58th birthday, I was kind of proud of myself. So I took this selfie.