Hell hath no fury like a woman not seeing results from her workouts! There’s nothing more frustrating than spending hours exercising and getting nothing in return. The reality is that there are multiple factors that can greatly impact the overall experience and effectiveness of your workout. To get the best results possible, there is work to be done both inside and outside of the gym.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
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
How often are you getting cardio activity in? Better yet, are you engaging and activating as many areas and muscles as you possibly can? While cardio is a necessary component to any workout routine, few know how to make the most of the intense exercise.
Ladies, don’t fall into a cardio rut! Here are three sure ways to get an efficient, full-body workout in during your cardio sessions:
Belonging to a gym can be a great thing! I love the social aspect of it and there’s nothing quite like being inspired by the woman next to you who’s rocking her workout. But I have my days where I love nothing more than to work out in the comfort of my own home! Having a designated space in my house helps keep me accountable when I don’t feel up to getting myself to the gym. It also enables me to get a quick workout in when I’m crunched for time.Read More
Regardless of what the numbers on the scale or the label of your pants say, beginning an exercise program can be daunting. If you’re reading this post, it’s because you’re interested in taking control of your life and embarking on your own wellness journey – and that, ladies, is 75 percent of the battle!
Accountability, coupled with the right exercise routine, can transform your life. If you allow yourself to overcome the fear that many of us feel at the beginning of this long road, you will reap the rewards – mentally, physically and emotionally.Read More
The last three and half years have been extremely challenging for me. In this time span I have had three major surgeries: two hip replacements and a mouthful of serious oral surgery (and when I say “mouthful” I mean my entire mouth!) My first hip replacement occurred right before the launch of my website and although it did delay the start, it never deterred me from launching! Overcoming obstacles is not new to me — I’ve been doing it my entire life. How? By setting a firm goal and then creating a mental timeline of “carrots” to help me succeed.Read More
We’ve all been there before – you spend weeks pumping yourself up for the commitment you’re going to make towards a healthier diet and regular fitness routine. This time, things are going to be different. You WILL do what it takes to look and feel your best. You’re so motivated, you start off strong! You avoid carbs for three weeks straight. You partake in cardio at least four times a week. Nothing can stop you, you’re doing great! But then, you go out to lunch with a girlfriend and she gets french fries with her meal. You just peck on a few – after all, you deserve it! But those few french fries unlock a craving you aren’t necessarily prepared to deal with.Read More
One of my absolute favorite foods is summer rolls. Although originally from Vietnam they are readily available at most Thai restaurants. I eat them all year round but they are so refreshing they make a great summer food. So easy to make and very versatile. Use these two recipes as a jumping off point. If you’re vegan or vegetarian just leave out the protein. Grilled tofu is also a great substitute. And they are gluten free which is important to me!Read More
It’s without a doubt that food greatly impacts our bodies and overall health. As we grow older, our bodies and nutritional needs change. It only stands to reason that our eating habits will evolve as well! We look to food to keep our metabolisms moving and assist our bodies in fighting disease and illness. So, what items should always be on your weekly shopping list?Read More