15 Benefits of Exercise to Get You Back in the Gym

15 Benefits of Exercise to Get You Back in the Gym

Turns out, one of the best decisions I ever made was to do a complete 180 on my health. I remember so well how sluggish and old I felt in my early 40s. It wasn't even on my radar to exercise to feel younger. I didn't realize the benefits of exercise at all, or I would...

Post Workout Meal: What You Should Know

So you've just worked out...now what? If you are just starting to workout, you should know how important your post workout meal is. It's one of the key elements to getting into shape. It's time for your post workout protein! Your muscles have worked hard and in need...

How I Used Meal Replacement Shakes for Weight Loss After 40

I often get asked how I used meal replacement shakes for weight loss after 40. It's a fact weight loss after 40 can be very difficult for so many reasons. At age 42, I decided not to be a stereotypical middle-aged woman who was overweight and couldn't keep up with...

Walking for Weight Loss: 5 Things Never to Leave Home Without

What comes to your mind when thinking about walking for weight loss? Do you procrastinate until it doesn't happen? Or do you look forward to it and never miss a day? If you make excuses NOT to walk, it could be because you aren't prepared with these 5 essential things...

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs Recipe

Spaghetti and meatballs have always been a favorite of mine. Now that my focus is on healthy foods, it doesn't mean I have to give up my favorites and neither should you or your family. So many of our favorite comfort foods have the potential to use alternative...

Carb Cycling for Women Who Love Carbs

Looking back at the beginning of my weight loss, I was carb cycling to lose weight and didn't even realize it. Prior to 2013, my normal daily diet was carbs, carbs, and more carbs. Problem was, after 40, that also meant pounds, pounds and more pounds. That was until I...

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash Perfectly 3 Different Ways

Spaghetti squash serves as a great side dish as a healthy alternative to pasta.  When you know how to cook spaghetti squash perfectly, chances are even picky teenagers will like it! If you are looking for a way to increase healthy nutrients into your diet and lose...

Instagram Inspiration!

  • Do you know it only takes 1 habit to jumpstart your healthy lifestyle? (Print this water challenge sheet for motivation - link is in profile.) It's better to tackle a few good habits at a time when transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. Slower changes helps to be more successful long term rather than being overwhelmed with drastic changes, failing and giving up. ⁣
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  • Heck no! I love my carbs too much to eat salads all the time. If you love carbs, carb cycling is a great way to balance foods and get the results you want! ⁣
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  • Change starts with a shift in mindset. When you begin to believe in yourself and in your worth, you start to realize you can make a difference. You can make a difference in your health. You can make a difference for others around you. Labels from ourselves hold us back. We put limits on ourselves without even realizing it. Stop hindering your potential and allow the greatness you were meant to achieve. ⁣
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  • The only reason I was able to lose weight, get fit and keep progressing was this. I had a reason and I didn't forget it. Hard workout? Yeah, many of them and each time I had an image in my mind of why I needed to get it done. It wasn't always perfect, energy is sometimes low, sugar cravings hit sometimes, vacations happen, celebrations come and go, but after it's all said and done, I have more days of workouts than without, more healthy meals than not. It's the long game that wins every time.
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  • Starting my day with an early walk, even if it's only a 15 min walk, makes me 10X more productive! Let's face it, when we feel productive, our confidence soars, we are happier, and everyone around us benefits too! We have a 30 Day Walking Day Challenge going on right now in our Facebook group (see link in profile to join the group). Of course, these 5 things (see post link also in profile) help me to look forward to my walks - I can't imagine walking without them. What do you do regularly that helps you be more productive? .
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  • How do you reset yourself in such a noisy world? Reseting yourself in a very busy world is the best self-care I practice. ❤️❤️ It's not always easy being a mom and we can serve our families better if we are serving ourselves a bit also. Best part of being 💪🏻 fit over 40...being able to do what I love, ride my horse. 🐎 Going to the barn takes me out of the world of busy schedules, never-ending to-do lists and totally resets me. When I ride alone, I put my earbuds in (loving these new 👍🏻 TOTALLY wireless Sudio earbuds that don't fall out while riding!) and listen to my "barn playlist". Get your favorite @Sudio Niva earbuds 15% off with FITFOUNDME code. 🎉
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  • Horses are safe and sound in their stalls. Windows were opened for a little while this morning to give them some fresh air. Prayers for all affected by the Hurricane Florence, especially at the coast. .
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  • Who remembers growing up with a daddy who taught you how to fish, how to mow the grass, how to grow a garden and the list goes on. Now, it warms my heart that my Daddy is teaching his 3rd generation to fish and one day will have them in his garden beside him pulling those weeds and picking the vegetables. .
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  • Perfect for a low carb, high tasting day. Don't give up on eating good tasting food because you are trying to lose weight. This spaghetti squash can be cooked different ways depending on time and preference (get recipes in profile). Go ahead...indulge in good food this weekend! Have you eaten spaghetti squash before? Leave an emoji on how you liked it!
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My journey began in 2012 when I made the choice not to relinquish my inner youthful feeling into the stereotypical average middle aged overweight woman. I strongly believe if you want to lose weight and keep it off, you have to discover your “why”. Your “why” will be the motivation it takes to stick with a new healthy way of living.

Stick around. Let’s do this together. Day by day. Meal by meal. Workout by workout…

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