Sunday is my carb cheat day. I always have a bagel in the morning and pizza at night. The only changes I have made recently is that I hollow out the inside of the bagel and only eat half at a time. This way I can stretch my food and remain full enough. Also, I try to eat gluten free most of the time because gluten bloats me but on Sunday I allow myself the real thing. I also always do a cardio session at home before I eat. That’s not to say that there aren’t Sundays when I don’t exercise but I do try to make it the rule.Read More
Losing weight is hard, especially for women over fifty. I always hate when diet companies advertise that “losing the weight is not hard, it’s keeping it off that’s difficult”. I think both losing and maintaining are a struggle, especially for women during middle age. One major problem is that most of the time we eat without thinking — eating is more of a reflex than a controlled activity. For instance, if you work in an office and there’s a bowl of candy sitting on someone’s desk, most of us will just grab a handful and shove the food in our mouth. Nary a thought goes into it — the food is available and the reflex is just to eat it. And the worst part is that the action is usually not even remembered. That’s why it is so important to keep a food journal.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.Watch Video
“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.