Aging with Grace

TERRI WALKER, 60, has been active her entire life. However, as she ages, health and wellness have become even more of a priority for this wife, mom, and professional auctioneer. Terri and her husband, Lance, have three children ages 31, 22, and 20.

For 30 years, Terri and her husband have worked as auctioneers and own their company, Walker Auctions. Terri works around the clock and is often moving furniture, standing for hours, and traveling. During her year as the 2009 International Female Champion Auctioneer, she realized just how important it is to stay on top of her health and feel good. “I had to do so much traveling and speaking that I realized if I don’t take care of myself, I can’t do this,” says Terri.

Her day typically begins at 6 am and can last until the late evening hours with a gala or function to attend. “Many of my clients are dealing with a move or other difficult circumstances,” she says. “I want to make the process as easy as possible for them. If my health was poor, I wouldn’t be able to help people make these life transitions.” In order to maintain her stamina as well as her physical appearance, Terri’s wellness routine has a holistic approach that works with her busy schedule.

“I want my visual aging to happen so slowly that people can’t notice I’ve had anything done,”

Terri starts each morning with an hour of exercise. She rotates between cycling, lifting weights, and swimming, all of which she does in her own home. Her lifelong workout routine has helped keep health issues at bay and her at a healthy weight. “Exercise year after year has helped me to stay active so that I can fudge on my diet occasionally and keep my weight in check,” Terri says. She also rarely drinks alcohol, takes regular supplements, and proactively keeps routine checkups with her doctors.

To keep her appearance fresh and healthy, Terri is also a loyal client of Valerie Monismith at Ashtoria Aesthetics & Wellness. Always honest with her clients about different skin procedures and regimens, Valerie helps Terri look and feel her best with Botox, medical facial treatments, Bellafill, laser treatments for rejuvenation, and more. “I want my visual aging to happen so slowly that people can’t notice I’ve had anything done,” says Terri.

Thanks to Terri’s exercise and skin care routine, she continues to be active, vibrant, and full of energy, which she hopes to continue over the years. With her well-rounded approach to health and wellness, she is able to defy the effects of aging and maintain her youthful energy and appearance, which she says is vital to continuing her career as an auctioneer. “There’s no way I could do my job without having the energy and stamina that I’m thankful to have,” she says. “This is an around-the-clock job that requires me to give everything I have, and luckily, I’m able to put in the work and manpower needed to be successful in my career.”

By Christin Yates. Photo by Tindall Stephens.

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