Susan Filer Is Fabulous At 50+!

Susan Filer Is Fabulous At 50+!

Sixty-one-years-young IPL Bikini & Figure Athlete. And Evening Gown Masters Pro.

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“Follow your passion, even when it gets hard! Be happy and don’t ever give up. Be patient and work hard every day towards your dreams and goals.”

SEAM: Who are some of your inspirations in life or otherwise?

SUSAN FILER: My Mom and Dad! They never waiver from who they are. They taught and showed me to love God and others, be responsible and work hard.

SEAM: What’s the best life advice you’ve been given?

SF: I will never forget my Dad saying to me, “you learn from your mistakes.” I am always so hard on myself when I make a mistakes. I have learned that we fix them, continue on and grow!

SEAM: What life advice would you give to the younger generations?

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SF: Follow your passion, even when it gets hard! Be happy and don’t ever give up. Be patient and work hard every day towards your dreams and goals!

SEAM: How do you find work-life balance?

SF: Time management for sure! At the end of each day I prep for the next day. I have a tight schedule with the workouts I need to get done in the morning and still be at work by 8am.

SEAM: What does it mean to “age gracefully”?

SF: To me it means laughing at myself and accepting the little hints that we really can’t control…like wrinkles and not so perfect skin. I love the wisdom I have gained. I feel the most confident in my skin that I ever have. I am living my best life right now.

SEAM: Do you consider yourself stylish?

SF: Yes! I do love fashion and keep up with the styles. I love a more classic style with a little fun or color mixed in!

SEAM: How has your style changed over time?

SF: I do love change! Because I have become more confident with my body and weight loss transformation I feel I can wear most styles. I do try to not wear or shop too much in the juniors department. –smiles- I don’t want to look like I am trying to be 20 again.

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SEAM: Which trends do you think should come back and which ones should die?

SF: High waisted skirts and pants! I would love to see the high waisted bell bottoms come back! What should die is anything baggy, saggy or oversized!

SEAM: Do you have a lot of black in your closet?

SF: Yes, I am guilty of that! I do believe black makes me look slimmer. I do have a little black dress that I love!

SEAM: What are some of your favorite colors when it comes to clothing?

SF: Right now I am loving the plum colors. My other favorites are burgundy, blue and deep purple.

SEAM: In what sort of clothing do you feel most comfortable?

SF: Workout clothing! But I confess, as soon as I get home I put on my pajamas!

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SEAM: In what sort of clothing do you feel most elegant?

SF: OMG! I have to say in my evening gown when competing at IPL!

SEAM: You are in amazing shape! What is your secret?

SF: Being consistent with my diet and workouts. I always have a new goal! Usually it’s my next competition.

SEAM: What is next for you?

SF: Another IPL competition and getting my Pro Card in Figure!

SEAM: Any final thoughts?

SF: I love being over 50/60! I look at life different now focusing on my next chapter. I am having so much fun!

“I look at life different now focusing on my next chapter. I am having so much fun!”

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