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
Going to the gym, especially for the first time, can be an intimidating experience for anyone. But women over fifty usually feel more overwhelmed and uncomfortable than most. There are many ways to reduce your uneasiness in this environment. Here are 10 brilliant ways to feel comfortable in the gym when you’re over fifty.Read More
Just say the word “cardio” to most middle-aged women and watch their expression change. So many of us hate it but I’m going to show you how to take the dread out of cardio. Now I didn’t say that I’m going to make you fall in love with cardio but I do have some ideas on how to make sure you get out of bed and do it!Read More
Exercising in hot weather can be a challenge but with a little thought it can be done safely. Many women over fifty walk or jog as their main form of cardio so it’s important to be able to maintain this activity when the temperature soars. It’s always better to be safe than sorry so here are some general rules for you to follow.Read More
HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY & SUCCEED!
Are you guilty of self sabotage? Are you one of those women who want to improve their health, set goals and then fail miserably at keeping on track? Do you wonder what’s wrong with you that you can’t seem to meet any goal you set? The reasons for self sabotage could fill a book but let’s concentrate instead on actions that can improve success.Read More
Over the last forty years I have spent A LOT of time at the gym and in fitness classes. I have periodically turned to fitness pros like trainers, other fitness enthusiasts I admire, physical therapists and orthopedic doctors for advice. I also get tons of unwanted advice from fellow gym goers. The truth is, good and bad suggestions can come from many sources so I always listen with an open mind.Read More