I love bite-size foods because they allow you to get the tastes you crave without needing to have a large portion of the foods you desire. If you watched my video, “Bagels, My #1 Guilty Pleasure” you’ll know that I’ve had a lifetime love affair with this magical creation. I do limit my consumption of bagels because most contain a lot of calories and carbs, but I have learned many ways to reduce these and those tips are contained in my video. But sometimes I want the taste, chew and mouth feel of a real New York bagel and when I do, I eat a Bantam Bagel.Read More
I know you’ve seen them and I’m sure some of you wonder what they are, so I’m going to explain the advantage of using a BOSU Ball, actually named a BOSU Balance Trainer. BOSU is an acronym for Both Sides Up (or “Utilized”) because this “half” ball can be used on either side. It is one of the most versatile pieces of fitness equipment and I love it so much I bought my own. The primary purpose of the BOSU Ball is balance training.Read More
I love shoes but I also love comfort, especially now that I am middle-aged. I always want to be fashionable but sometimes the pain I feel after wearing a pair of shoes is so unbearable I just won’t wear them again. The Banner Wedge Sandal from White Mountain is hands down the best summer shoe I ever bought. I purchased two pairs over two years ago from QVC.com — one pair is black and the other is a brushed gold. These shoes appear in lots of my posts because I wear them all the time.Read More
I really don’t like to stretch but for me it’s a must. I had back surgery about 15 years ago and a hip replacement last year. These surgeries coupled with my active workout schedule have made the lower half of my body very stiff. When possible I prefer to be stretched out by a trainer (referred to as partner stretching) but this is usually not an option.Read More
I love guacamole. I would love to sit in a tub of it surrounded by bowls of chips and dippers. I used to make my own because the packaged products either tasted off, were full of fillers or just way too fattening. If I wanted a good quality pre-made guacamole I needed to go to a specialty store that carried high end prepared foods.
I am so happy that I finally found the perfect polish for Summer 2016. It might sound silly but since I’m a creature of habit I usually choose a different color each season and then stick to it. Sometimes I get bored and change it up but 90% of the time I stay consistent.Read More
I am an over fifty woman who lives in workout clothing all day and I absolutely love Lululemon Pace Rival Crop leggings. I am a leggings fanatic and I have a list of criteria that must be met before I purchase new ones. My day revolves around fitness, both at the gym and at home on my computer blogging about it. I want to be comfortable but I also want to look good, not easy to accomplish when you’re a middle-aged woman.Read More
This week my featured fave is Suzie’s Corn, Quinoa and Sesame Thin Cakes, a gluten free, low calorie cracker that I use for every topping imaginable. They taste delicious plain but are subtle enough to use sweet or savory. What I love the most is that each cracker has only about 13 calories and that’s for a big cracker! When I need something to snack on these are my go to base for everything from peanut butter to grilled chicken to hummus. They are also extremely low sodium and fat free. There are so many women over fifty who have gone gluten free but unfortunately many gluten free products contain a lot of calories, salt, sugar or fat. Suzie’s Corn, Quinoa and Sesame Thin Cakes are about as pure as they come.Read More