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
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
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
How many things are as easy as one, two, three? Not many but actually fitness can be. I’m sure you’re thinking I must be crazy to make this statement but I believe it to be true. For most women over fifty one of the biggest problems is all the fitness info that constantly bombards us. Just when you think you have it figured out, some new survey comes out and negates everything you’re doing. Low carb, low fat, burpees, yoga, resistance training . . . ENOUGH!Read More
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
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
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
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
When the days start getting shorter it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. Every middle-aged woman I know wants to look great when celebrating. To ensure you won’t wake up on the day of the party with nothing to wear, it’s a good idea to drop a few pounds now. I always pre-plan, whether for a special event or the holiday season. I decide on my end goal (firm up a particular body part, fit into a special dress, or lose five pounds). Then I make a plan.Read More