The Weekly Workout Plan: Do You Have One?

I feel my best self when I am on a weekly workout plan. I mean, I really feel great! Better than ever in my 30s, now I'm in my, ah-um...40s. Mentally and physically I have never felt better than when I am eating healthy and getting the exercise I need. Of course, it...

Prolonged Sitting is Killing You

One of our favorite leisure activities needs to be dramatically reduced...and for good reason. Prolonged sitting or physical inactivity is the 4th leading risk factor for death according to the World Health Organization.  Chronic prolonged sitting has the same...

3 Delicious Foods That Will Change Your Life

3 Delicious foods that will change your life? Absolutely! We take for granted the benefits of good food and often turn a blind eye to what poor choices of food do to our bodies. When we educate ourselves with what to eat and why, we can make more of a conscious effort...

100 Ways to Burn Calories Without Working Out

                    Push-ups??? Planks?? 20 min on the treadmill??? Noooooooooo!!!!! If this is how you have been feeling, this is for you! Sometimes we can get overwhelmed or demotivated to lose weight by thinking...

HIIT Treadmill Workout for Beginners to Start Losing Weight

Running for weight loss is a favorite activity for a lot of women over 40. This HIIT treadmill workout for beginners is a great way to get started and a great cardio workout for women!       Many women over 40 are losing weight learning how to run and...

Making the Most of Recovery Week

I explained a little about what recovery week is in a previous post. As promised, I am going give you some tips to help you make the most of your recovery week. Just to recap briefly, recovery week is taking time off from your workouts to allow your body, both...

1 Min to Recovery Week

Yay for recovery week! After 4 weeks of working out, this is a great time to give my body the gift of rest and recovery. It is perfect timing with my son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren visiting for a few days. What is Recovery Week? Recovery week is time off...

Holiday Meal Cheat: Avoid or Indulge

It's Labor Day and you've been invited to the neighborhood cookout or otherwise known as a potential meal cheat. Walking out the door, you can smell the grill as if it's in your own yard. You can already visualize what the tables will look like. Hot dogs,...

5 Healthy Travel Tips While on The Road

Today we will be driving 5 hours to pick up my oldest son and his family to drive them back to our house for a few days. Healthy Travel is important as it keeps momentum moving towards your goals. It is not always easy to stay true to healthy standards while being...

Saturday Workouts: How to Include the Family

Saturdays are great! But for me, they need a schedule of all their own. It is a fun day because we can include the family in an activity! I really enjoy the laid back mornings without the strict schedules to keep. But it is NOT a wasted workout day! There are other...

Sugar Addiction: How I Broke Free

If you are like me, you love sugar. I love doughnuts, chocolate, pies, cakes, ice cream - practically anything with a high amount of sugar. I had a sugar addiction. Everyone knows you can't really lose weight and eat the loads of sugar you've been eating, so here's...