Honolulu model works hard to stay fit
By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer
|Honolulu model Susie Fried combines aerobic exercise with weights workouts.
Deborah Booker The Honolulu Advertiser
Age: It's a secret, but she looks at least 10 years younger than she is.
Height/Weight: 5 feet 7 inches/117 pounds.
Workout habits: Aerobic exercise five or six days a week, either running Diamond Head, spinning class or tennis. Weight room six days a week with machines and free weights using as much resistance as possible.
When and why I started working out: I was a flight attendant traveling to Europe six to eight times a month and found that I had put on a few pounds. On my days off, I began going to aerobics classes at the Y in Boston.
My good foods/bad foods: I am very disciplined. ... I avoid sugars altogether and limit carbohydrates. My diet consists primarily of fruits, vegetables and protein. Everything they tell you to do is true and works.
Biggest motivator: The compliments I receive encourage me to maintain my weight and physical activity. In addition, I know that my commitment to exercise over the years has contributed to my overall health and well being.
Biggest roadblock to fitness: None. I see myself maintaining a high level of activity for the rest of my life.
Next challenge: To maintain my strength and stamina as long as I can (I don't aspire to any Ironmans, for sure) by continuing my commitment to exercise.
Advice for those in the same boat: First, find something you truly enjoy, be it running or swimming or paddling or bicycling or whatever, so that you stick with it. Second, find a workout partner so that you can motivate each other.