“Monday, Monday”… What baby boomer doesn’t remember those lyrics? Or “Just Another Manic Monday”. Monday is so disliked that we actually write songs about it, and they become big hits! I think we need to change our long held negative attitude about Mondays. Instead of dreading them, we should embrace them as the new beginning to a good week.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.Watch Video
I hope that you all had a great holiday which hopefully included a little ME time. Wishing everybody a happy and healthy 2016 filled with joy, peace and love. I am so grateful for all the support you have given me as I embarked on my new website. I can’t wait to see what this year brings us all. Please connect with me; I love all the feedback and suggestions.
Now that this year is coming to an end and a new one is about to begin, many of us start thinking about changes we need to make. The problem with resolutions is that they really are end goals without an action plan: I want to lose weight; I want to stop smoking; I want to get fit. And 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
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.Watch Video
I could write a novel about the importance of women over fifty exercising. I would include all the scientific data, the success stories and so on. But instead of posting something you’ve read a million times before, I decided to write about what specifically motivates me to include exercise as part of my normal routine, like brushing my teeth. Engaging in a consistent workout program does so much more than just make me look good — but to be honest, it is the main reason.Read More
Okay. I admit it. I like black but I love grey. The different shades and textures of grey are softer than black and I think we look less tired with grey against our skin. But don’t get me wrong — black is an irreplaceable basic and works beautifully with grey. I always pair the two. I think black and grey have a youthful vibe. And you can add any color as an accessory, like a merlot scarf or some turquoise jewelry if you wish.Read More
If you read my short bio “Who is Phyllis?” you know that from personal tragedy came an unyielding promise to myself that I would always follow a healthy lifestyle. Having a mom who died at 53, I understood the importance of fitness and good nutrition especially for women over the age of 50. I have spent most of my adult life sticking to that promise, sometimes sidelined by a busy work schedule or an overload of mommy duties. But those distractions quickly passed and I continued on my path. Unfortunately, sometimes those bumps in the road were a little more major than having to work until ten every evening.Read More