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About Us

Who are Slowpoke Divas?

Slowpoke Divas are women primarily over 40, out of shape or over weight who want to fully enjoy being active, playing sports, living healthy, and not giving a rat’s tail about what other people think.

Meet Bonnie Parrish-Kell, Chief Blogger & Motivational Diva

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Bonnie Parrish-Kell, founder and publisher of SlowpokeDivas.com

I started Slowpoke Divas as a way to share my experiences of being what author John J. Bingham  describes an “adult onset athlete” and my opinions about fitness, sports, healthy living, self-image, and self-care for women.

Most of us women put others first, put ourselves down, feel put upon by the demands of other, or put aside the things we really want to do or experience.

That puts us in a bad place where we are susceptible to depression, isolation, weight gain, or health conditions that can make life miserable.

As we approach, experience or live beyond menopause, our bodies change. Then, it seems to me, one of two things happen. First (and too often), women think they’re now “too old” to run, dance, even play. That’s baloney!

The other is that we expect our maturing bodies to perform and recover as well as in one’s teens or twenties. I admit it: I wasn’t happy being dead last in every triathlon or 5K race I competed it. It was ego-busting to be not only dead last in my age group but overall! I can’t tell you how many times I questioned if I was ever an athlete. It wasn’t until I gave up “performance” and embraced “enjoyment” did I get any better!

It doesn’t help one bit when we see, hear and experience mixed messages from social, cultural, religious, and political sources about what we can and can’t do, should or shouldn’t do, etc.

I believe that by sharing my experiences, successes, disappointments, doubts, surprises, musings and opinions about living a healthy, active lifestyle, then we can help each other find and keep the motivation and inspiration to get moving, get healthy, and get strong mentally, physically and spiritually.

Yours in health and fitness,

Bonnie Parrish-Kell

Founder, Publisher & Diva-in-Chief
SlowpokeDivas.com