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Exercising on the beach! Fun in the sun!

We are at the beach for the week! I will admit that I will not be doing my regular workouts but that doesn’t mean I will not be getting a workout in! Chasing two grandchildren on the beach is a workout in itself! That said, the beach is a great place not only  to relax […]

I have decided I needed to make a Shift.  I have felt like I have been in a rut lately… Have you ever felt like that? I needed to get back on track, back in my groove. I needed to re-energize my workout and recommit to a healthy nutrition plan. I have been maintaining but […]

Excercise Excuses and Myths: Debunked

I used to play sports, field hockey and lacrosse, back in high school and college.  At age 55 I embarked on a mission to improve my health and fitness.   I had just entered the obese range and was scared and depressed.  I was shocked that I had let myself get in this condition.  I was […]

I am determined to tone my arms and help those bat wings be less of a wind force! They may never be completely jiggle free but I am determined to feel good in sleeveless shirts, dresses and in a bathing suit! And in doing so to improve my health and fitness by becoming stronger!

Summer is coming, I have been eating pretty well, reaching my weight goals, exercising regularly, but when I was trying on summer clothes and looked in the mirror I definitely saw a menopausal “bat woman”. No cape needed…my arms wiggled and jiggled and flapped enough that I probably could have taken off in flight!    As […]

Laughter is actually a good cardio workout. It gets your heart pumping and according to the Centers for Disease Control, laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn 10 to 40 calories.

I recently attended a conference for orientation and mobility instructors. It was a great conference made even better by the offering of Yoga sessions. I happily marched off to start my days with yoga (I had never been to a yoga class before). In addition there was a Laughter Yoga Session listed in the conference […]

This bloating feeling is just one more symptom of menopause. It is closely related to an increase in intestinal gas and fluid retention caused by, you guessed it, those pesky fluctuating hormones.

Are there days when you just feel fat or fluffy?  Or you start out feeling fine but by the end of the day feel 9 months pregnant?  Or your pants fit fine in the beginning of the day but by the time night rolls around it seems like they shrunk? And let’s not forget being […]

Ugh! When the Scale Won't Budge! Tips to get the scale moving in the right direction.

Do you ever feel like smashing your scale to bits or throwing it in the trash? That might not be a bad idea! Stepping on the scale and weighing more than you expected or seeing no weight loss is so disappointing! Especially when you have been working hard to eat healthy and get regular exercise. […]

21 Day Fix Tips

I keep saying it but I will tell you again how much I love the 21 Day Fix Program! However I won’t pretend that it is a quick fix program because it is not. It is a life style change but in a good way. It does take commitment. And a little patience. For me […]

Fitness programs for everyone

It is recommended to exercise 5 times per week for at least 30 mins to keep your heart healthy. Sometimes getting to the gym is impossible but that is what is GREAT about these programs. You don’t have to go anywhere, just pop in the DVD and go! You can work out first thing in […]

  • September 26, 2015
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weight loss after 50

Why Oh, Why? Why is it so Hard to Lose Weight after 50? When I turned 50 I noticed that I started gaining weight,  becoming fluffier…quickly.  The pounds kept sneaking on and on until my muffin top became a bakery shelf!  I “tried” to lose weight but no success. At 55 I was in a panic, […]