Irena Wielocha became an influencer at the age of 65. Currently, we can watch her in advertising campaigns of the largest Polish brands, and her Instagram account is already watched by nearly 130,000 people. It is worth mentioning that a dozen or so years ago, Irena was doing something completely different – she was a wood technologist. Recently, her debut book “A Woman Always Young. How not to miss the chance to make your dreams come true” has been published.
“I was afraid of it”
Our interlocutor is aware of the fact that her current situation is radically different from that of the majority of retirees in Poland.
They live with a pencil in hand, with newspapers, they look for the cheapest things – the most available. I do not envy them. I was afraid of that when I retired myself
– she confessed in an interview with our editorial colleagues.
Then she felt it was time for a change
Mrs. Irena makes no secret that physical activity is a very important part of her life. She always cared about traffic, but when at the age of 57 she felt she was unable to run to the bus, she decided it was time for a change. Then she signed up for the gym. Thanks to this, she managed to lose 24 kg. The dressing room had to be replaced completely, because before that she was wearing an XL size and now an XS size. – “Even the shoes I had to buy new ones, because my foot decreased” – he laughs.
Our interviewee realizes that many people are blocked by concerns about financial issues before starting their adventure with sport. However, he reminds that there are currently many gyms that offer cheap subscriptions for seniors. In addition, with this age group in mind, special activities are often organized, during which the elderly do not feel embarrassed.
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