There’s nothing I love more than the summer months! Warm weather means time spent outdoors with family and friends. It also means a season jam-packed with tempting barbecues and cocktails. But don’t fret – the sunshine also provides us with unique opportunities to shake up our fitness routines!Read More
Summer is just around the corner and now is the time to kick it into high gear to look and feel your best this season! While maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine is crucial to losing weight, there are dozens of outlying factors that can affect your progress. If you find yourself at a weight loss plateau, don’t give up! As women age, weight comes off at a slower pace. Our hormones, our stress levels, and our sleep patterns in addition to our diet and exercise directly affect how we lose weight. It’s not enough to simply cut calories and hope for the best – we need to pay close attention to our bodies to overcome plateaus and continuously march towards our fitness goals.
When I hear the word “beauty” or “glamour,” my mind instantly goes to old Hollywood, when women were curvaceous, bold and classy! This was a time when beauty wasn’t necessarily synonymous with skinny – the stars of this era took great pride in preserving their curves. Rather than focus on fitting into a size zero, these ladies focused on gaining strength and exuding power through one common activity: resistance training!Read More
Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, is just 2 weeks away. We’re all going to be showing a lot more skin so here is my 2 Week Memorial Day Weight Loss Plan guaranteed to make you slimmer and tighter before the big day. Most of us have been concentrating on cleaning up the patio furniture and barbecues but we need to also concentrate on cleaning up our nutrition and exercise routine. So forget about buying the hot dogs and beer and let’s get focused on us.Read More
Ladies, I am a firm believer in the notion that everyone’s fitness journey is unique and specific to their own needs and abilities. And while things such as my age, strength and drive have factored into the routine that I’ve cultivated for myself, there’s one type of exercise that has progressed with me throughout the years – walking!Read More
It’s a tale as old as time – you look around the gym and see the cardio section jam-packed with women. Men of all ages and sizes monopolize the weights and machines. Unfortunately, women often hesitate to venture over and participate in weight training. And while cardio is a fantastic workout, there are certain benefits that are specific to resistance training such as increased strength, muscle density, metabolism and sleep patterns.Read More
Over the past few years, there’s been a spotlight on gluten-free eating. What was once regarded as a dietary restriction for those who suffer from Celiac disease is now a mainstream diet of choice for women of all ages. And as more people have adopted a gluten-free lifestyle, the easier it has become to follow. Supermarkets stock their shelves with approved foods and snacks. The Internet is riddled with recipes and fun ideas to recreate favorite foods in a compliant way. Is it for you?
Throughout the years, I’ve tried it all – fad diets, crash diets, supplements, cleanses, calorie counting and more! The benefit of having tried everything is that I know what actually works for me and when I can expect results. One thing that has always helped me to jump start my metabolism and maintain a healthy lifestyle is timed fasting.Read More
I love versatile foods that can be cooked and served in various ways. One of my favorites is quiche. It’s an old standard and many people still chuckle about it but I love it. A traditional quiche starts with a buttery crust and a filling loaded with cream, lots of cheese, and typically ham. The beauty of a quiche is that you can vary the filling to make it much healthier. You can use lots of veggies which greatly increases the nutritional value and helps to fill you up. And let’s not forget how delicious a veggie quiche can be. You can use any vegetable — asparagus, broccoli, and zucchini are popular but I much prefer spinach. But the biggest calorie and carb saver is eliminating the crust which is typically made from white flour and lots of butter.Read More
Every night on my way to bed I would grab a big handful of gluten free crackers and stuff them in my face. If you read my New Year’s post on Making Changes you’ll see that I listed eliminating this practice as a 2018 goal (it was on the 2017 list too!) It seemed that no matter how hard I tried to resist this habit, nothing worked. I decided that the best way to stop was to make a plan. And I wanted a plan that would not only stop this one bad habit, but one that would also stop me from eating like an animal at night. Of everything I tried, here are the six most effective ways that helped me stop stuffing my face late in the day.Read More