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
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
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!