When Your Sugar-Free Diet Fails

If you’re like me, sugar-free diets can be super difficult. Are you one of those people who could skip a meal and just eat dessert? That’s me. I love my indulgent foods. Chocolate is on top of the list – next is ice cream and cookies. I have had numerous New Years’ resolutions in the distant past, where I decided …

How to Set Up Your Home Gym for Success

As a young mother,  joining a gym was not an option, and working out was my stress reliever.  I became fascinated with what weight training, kettlebell workouts and TRX training did for my physique. That gave birth to my passion for learning as much as I could about women’s fitness. The natural progression was my in-person and online fitness business. Through the years, …

4 More Healthy Foods that are Sabotaging Your Weight Loss (Part 2)

This is the second of two posts on healthy eating pitfalls. If you missed part 1, you can read it here: healthy foods you may be eating too much of. One would have to be living under a rock to not notice the propaganda about nutrition power foods or superfoods. The problem comes from us looking at these “superfoods” as …

Healthy Foods that are Sabotaging Your Weight Loss (Part 1)

Are you tired of eating a healthy diet and frustrated with not having your clothes fit better? It can be so discouraging to make good choices and have nothing to show for it. The fact is that many of us eat more healthy foods because we think it won’t hurt us. That’s a critical mistake. More is not always better. Even if …

The Truth About Your “Happy Weight”

The expression, “Happy Weight”, surfaces quite regularly in conversations among women when discussing weight loss goals. Some people insist that happiness can not be determined by size. On the other hand, there are those who absolutely insist they are happy or at least happier at their goal weight. [note: This conversation is not intended to address or treat eating disorders …

5 Reasons Why ‘Looking on the Bright Side’ is the new Health food

Our own thoughts (positive and negative) may be even more important than we once believed when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight and physical fitness in midlife. Weird question: Do you ever talk to yourself? Who hasn’t thought out loud from time to time? With that in mind, it is super important to recognize that quantum physicists believe our …

How to Workout Without Pain: 8 Tips for Staying Pain-Free in Midlife

Trendy entertaining workouts are tempting and entertaining. But the fact is, they can lead to an increased risk for injuries for those of us in midlife. The whole reason we workout is to improve our quality of life. If we are repeatedly on the injured reserve roster, then we have defeated the purpose of working out. Careful age-specific programming is …

5 Tips for staying consistent: Is 80/20 good enough?

If your current goal is to look and feel better by leaning out, then being in a net calorie deficit is necessary. Naturally, the idea of an 80/20 rule seems like a good idea for people who aspire to enjoy indulgent food, eat healthily and stay in a slight deficit. 80/20, in this case, means eating according to your effective …

How to Age Gracefully

When it’s not the weekend yet, yet your brain wants to skip a day… This is a clear sign of a mental block. This reminds me of my dog Caymus and our invisible fence. Once trained, he would not cross the line even if he didn’t have his collar on. We even had to put him in the car to …

How Defining Your Core Values Can make your Best Life a Reality

Successful companies are very clear in defining their core values. For example, Apple believes they are on this earth to make great simple products. Wegmans, a grocery store chain that is ranked #3 on FORTUNE magazine’s 2019 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For has the following core values: “To care about the well-being and success of every person. High …