Let’s be honest: losing weight is hard, especially for women over fifty. But there are some things you can do to speed things along. I have four tips to burn calories with no effort using NEAT — Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. Basically, this is about turning up your body’s thermostat to make it burn fat faster. And it honestly requires no effort on your part!Read More
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT! These are five of the most powerful weight loss words that need to be part of your vocabulary! After the new year I need a reset to downsize my middle and figured many of you would too! That’s why I’m so excited to announce this weight loss challenge! Many women over fifty believe the secret to a slimmer body is exercise. While it is extremely important to move, your nutrition is paramount. Instead of giving you the exact foods to eat, I’ve laid out a simple nutrition philosophy for you to follow. The emphasis is on eating real food in moderate amounts when you’re hungry.Read More
WOW, what an exciting 2017! Over 33,000 of you have decided to followPhyllis and I’m grateful for every one of you! Many of you have reached out requesting more interaction with me. I will be adding many new features that will allow us to communicate on a more personal level in the coming year. And after so many requests, my Full Body Video Workout will be available soon! Make sure to keep an eye open for it’s launch!
And I’ll be doing a WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE right after the new year and I urge you all to join in!
If you are truly committed to making changes, here is a simple plan on how women over fifty can meet goals in the new year. Every January 1 it seems like the same old story: a new year means new resolutions. The problem is that making changes needs an action plan, not just end goals. “I want to lose weight,” “I want to stop smoking,” and “I want to get fit” are three of the most popular resolutions made by women over fifty. The question becomes: how do you plan on achieving these goals? Instead of making resolutions, I make a “to do” list that will aide me in achieving a desired result.Read More
When I was asked to do a product review of the DynaPro exercise ball and resistance band I thought to myself, “okay, this will be easy” as I was already familiar with this equipment from my time spent in physical therapy. After first working with exercise balls fifteen years ago I have always incorporated them into my warm up before exercising. The ball is excellent for both stretching and stabilizing my back. I used resistance bands in physical therapy for a shoulder injury but never really considered them an alternative to weight lifting because I didn’t think they could provide me with a tough, challenging workout.Read More
The natural inclination is to stay holed up inside at this time of year but exercising in the cold can be invigorating! If you’re a woman over fifty who has never exercised I don’t recommend starting outside but for those with a current fitness program it can be energizing. Exercising in the cold can burn more calories and also helps to increase your fitness level. But it’s important to be wise because winter weather can be dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken.Read More
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love all the food but hate that bowling ball belly bloat so I try to lighten up the food. To me the bird is a secondary character and I make plenty of go alongs as the sides are my faves. There are so many to choose from and I usually make five or six (or seven or eight)! These four recipes are the ones I make every year without fail. I’m sure if I ever eliminated one of them there would be a price to pay!Read More
This time of year is all about parties and having fun and unfortunately, weight gain, but I am going to explain how not to get fat over the holidays. Here are strategies I have used for many years to get through this time of year without going up a size. There’s no reason not to have a great time but there are a few things to keep in mind that will really help keep your weight in check.Read More
I’ve had the majority of my clothing for many years. I tend to buy basics in neutral colors so every year as the seasons change I buy a few fresh pieces to stay current. As there are always so many new trends (colors, lines, patterns) I choose the style that best suits my taste. This year I’m super excited with all the different types of sweaters available. I wasn’t much into the loose, super long, open dusters from last year. These three sweater looks are my favorite and I think you need them NOW!Read More
It’s time to go outside into this crisp, autumn air and have some fall fitness fun with Phyllis! Let’s use the season’s bounty instead of traditional weights to exercise. My big pumpkin weighs about fifteen pounds, the small acorns are about four pounds, and the goose neck squashes are about ten pounds each. I take my exercise routine seriously but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to have fun. It’s good to mix things up and what better way then to go outside and workout. This fall fitness routine engages your entire body so even though it may look a little silly it will get the job done!Read More