LYL PODCAST EPISODE 160: It’s Never Too Late: Tips from a World-Class Athlete

SUBSCRIBE: Omny | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Play | Youtube | Facebook | RSS

Everybody feels like an imposter at first until we decide to push through in order to get to the next side.

When I got back into exercise in 2014 I had to fight with myself to do it because I had this mindset that exercise was punishment.

I don’t know where that came from.

But I had to change my mindset and it became something more along the lines of “What can I do with this body?”

I had to get really curious about it in order to make myself do things.

It’s really hard to grow if we’re always comfortable. But we need to get out of our comfort zone to improve.

I always like to tell people that the best exercise is one you’ll do with consistency.

Because consistency wins the game for everything.

In today’s episode of The Launch Your Life Podcast, I’m with Madonna Hanna who is a competitive sprinter in the 50 meter and 100 meter dash, motivational speaker, freelance writer, and actress.

During the podcast, we talk about what it’s like to be an athlete in midlife and how to get started PLUS:

How a download from the universe can change the trajectory of your life
How coaching in anything closes the gap

Tune in today and get motivation to get started on whatever your dream is.


Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones ( with me on Instagram (@drmichellegordon)
Follow me on Facebook (
Check out my LinkedIn posts (
Madonna’s website:

Books mentioned in this episode:

A Beautiful Work In Progress by Mirna Valerio

Amazon pays me a small fee when you buy using these links.

For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to The Launch Your Life Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

Thank you for tuning in!

What’s Discussed in This Episode:

00:00 Intro
How Madonna started as an athlete
Madonna’s story of winning her team a bronze medal
Madonna’s mindset shift that led her to become a world-class athlete
How coaching closes the gap
The biggest challenge for women
Becoming a midlife athlete
The best exercise to do
How to get out of burnout
Madonna’s record
Moving forward with excellence

About the Guest:

Madonna Hanna had a successful career in the fashion industry at the corporate level. She retired as an award winning fashion marketing educator. Presently, she is a motivational speaker, freelance writer, actress, amateur competitive athlete, and she writes a monthly article for the Senior Scene publication chronicling her journey to the 2022 National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Madonna was selected as the January 2020 National Senior Games Association Athlete of the Month.

Dr. Michelle Gordon

Surgeon, TV Host, Author, Speaker.
Fall in love with your life, one habit at a time. 
No fluff.
Action Based.

Let's Get Social

Sign up for the best f*ckn newsletter for midlife professionals