Let’s be honest — many of us are not energetic in the morning. Trying to get out of bed can be difficult, but getting out of bed to exercise is impossible for many. Most of us think it’s just easier to hit the snooze button and tell yourself you’ll do your workout later. However, life happens and things come up and often times there goes your exercise for the day. That’s why wellness professionals advocate exercising early.Read More
As you all know, I follow a fairly regimented nutrition and exercise plan. That being said there are certain days of the year when I allow myself special treats. Notice I said treats and not cheats. When I have something I want to eat or drink I never think I’m cheating. I’m simply having something I want and it’s usually been built into my plan by doing a little pre-planning which I write about all the time. Valentine’s Day is one of those special days of the year and these yummy cocktails fit right in as they are all under 100 calories!Read More
Many women believe that to lose weight they basically need to starve. You do need to cut your calorie intake if your goal is to shed pounds and this can be difficult. But there are some simple swaps you can make to help cut calories while still enjoying the tastes you crave. The trick is to substitute current calorie laden food choices with healthier, lower calorie options.Read More
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