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
Hell hath no fury like a woman not seeing results from her workouts! There’s nothing more frustrating than spending hours exercising and getting nothing in return. The reality is that there are multiple factors that can greatly impact the overall experience and effectiveness of your workout. To get the best results possible, there is work to be done both inside and outside of the gym.Read More
It’s time to go outside into this crisp, autumn air and have some fall fitness fun with Phyllis! Let’s use the season’s bounty instead of traditional weights to exercise. My big pumpkin weighs about fifteen pounds, the small acorns are about four pounds, and the goose neck squashes are about ten pounds each. I take my exercise routine seriously but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to have fun. It’s good to mix things up and what better way then to go outside and workout. This fall fitness routine engages your entire body so even though it may look a little silly it will get the job done!Read More
How often are you getting cardio activity in? Better yet, are you engaging and activating as many areas and muscles as you possibly can? While cardio is a necessary component to any workout routine, few know how to make the most of the intense exercise.
Ladies, don’t fall into a cardio rut! Here are three sure ways to get an efficient, full-body workout in during your cardio sessions:
Belonging to a gym can be a great thing! I love the social aspect of it and there’s nothing quite like being inspired by the woman next to you who’s rocking her workout. But I have my days where I love nothing more than to work out in the comfort of my own home! Having a designated space in my house helps keep me accountable when I don’t feel up to getting myself to the gym. It also enables me to get a quick workout in when I’m crunched for time.Read More
Regardless of what the numbers on the scale or the label of your pants say, beginning an exercise program can be daunting. If you’re reading this post, it’s because you’re interested in taking control of your life and embarking on your own wellness journey – and that, ladies, is 75 percent of the battle!
Accountability, coupled with the right exercise routine, can transform your life. If you allow yourself to overcome the fear that many of us feel at the beginning of this long road, you will reap the rewards – mentally, physically and emotionally.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
Summer is just around the corner and now is the time to kick it into high gear to look and feel your best this season! While maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine is crucial to losing weight, there are dozens of outlying factors that can affect your progress. If you find yourself at a weight loss plateau, don’t give up! As women age, weight comes off at a slower pace. Our hormones, our stress levels, and our sleep patterns in addition to our diet and exercise directly affect how we lose weight. It’s not enough to simply cut calories and hope for the best – we need to pay close attention to our bodies to overcome plateaus and continuously march towards our fitness goals.
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