How many ab movements can you show me? I bet you know a lot. All us over fifty women have been working our abs forever and yet we still have that roll. This video has some classic movements that will get the job done if you work it. We call things “classic” when they’ve been around forever and are of good quality. Like us classic ladies. It’s important to do these exercise with an engaged core — that means you want to pull everything in tight and make your belly button feel like it’s reaching for the spine.Read More
When I suggest doing push ups to an over fifty girlfriend or a middle aged woman I talk to in the gym I usually get the same response: “no way I can do those”. Well it turns out that not only is there a “way” but it’s not difficult at all if you start simply and slowly. Push ups are one of the all time great exercises — they are fabulous at toning and sculpting your upper body, and they also engage your core and improve your endurance and stamina.Read More
It seems as if most women, especially those over fifty, concentrate on just three body parts: abs, butt and thighs. While these are definitely important, the truth is that to really look more youthful and to achieve true fitness ALL body parts must be engaged. In my opinion shoulders are so important that I train them 2 to 3 times a week. I think all us baby boomers should.
I get hungry a lot even though I do eat throughout the day. Sometimes I just need a “little something” to satisfy that gnawing I feel in my tummy. Being as busy as I am, I needed to find a treat that would satisfy that sweet and salty and creamy and crunchy taste that I craved. So instead of having some chips and cookies and ice cream, I’ve come up with a solution that I call “Spoon Situation”, because if I don’t immediately shove something in my mouth I’m going to have a real bad situation by eating everything in sight.Read More
I was trying to come up with a clever title for this post but I realized that nobody cares about the name of the workout, they only care about the results. This workout may look simple, but I guarantee if you run through the routine 3 or 4 times and do it 2 or 3 days a week, you will definitely see results in your lower half. When you’re over 50 it seems like the bottom part of your body could almost touch the floor and we need to change that!Read More
I absolutely love pizza. I could eat it everyday and not get tired of it. The problem is all the carbs from the crust. Even gluten free pizza is carb heavy. I have found that being over 50 means that I really need to keep my carbohydrates low in order to keep my mid section from being bloated. I think most of us really want the “taste” of a food, so I have come up with a “pizza” snack that has no crust, is super easy to make, and gives me the taste I’m looking for.Read More
I usually avoid sugar but when my sweet tooth kicks into overdrive I eat my Bananas Delicious. This little treat really satisfies my sugar craving without packing on the pounds of this over 50 body. It only takes a minute to make but leaves a smile on my face for hours!Read More
Our bellies are full and going to get fuller so it’s a good time of year to show our over 50 tummies a little love. Here is a short but effective routine that engages your entire core — that’s your stomach, back and all the little muscles that support them. You turn your body around in a circle to target the whole area.Read More