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 …

Am I Worth It? A Story of Confidence and Self-Love

Young me was timid. Growing up in a modest family of Italian descent, we rarely went to restaurants. We were told that it was too expensive. I had tremendous anxiety about eating out, and when I got involved in travel synchronized swimming it was a problem. The first time I went to a swim meet without my mother, I was …

Fitness Over 40: It is Not a Hobby

Let me ask you a question: Is investing in your retirement a hobby? Of course not. Yet when someone says they are not into fitness, they are failing to invest in their retirement. Having a comfortable financial nest egg is a great goal, but if we don’t have health, and quality of life it’s useless. Quality of life has slightly different …

8 Reasons to Prioritize Glute Exercises for Fitness Over 40

Glutes! As a kid, I would spend summer afternoons looking for four-leaf clovers to wish on. Four-leaf clovers were pretty rare in my yard, so I had to spend my wishes wisely. When I was about 10, I wished I could wear a maxi dress to school every day. Strange I know, but hey, it was the early seventies. When …

Fitness Over 40: How to Avoid Burnout

Beware of this motivation zapper.Most people see it as an honorable trait. But the truth is, this particular mindset is responsible for ruining countless good intentions, especially for women working on fitness over 40.The problem is that many people don’t identify this as a negative. In fact, this error is often viewed as an asset.What is it, you ask? It …

Planks: The Best Core Exercise for Women Over 40

Planks are a gem of an exercise for a stronger core, especially after age 40. It is not uncommon for women over 40 with weak core muscles to have back and posture problems, which can, in turn, lead to digestion problems. Performing planks correctly requires multiple muscle groups. One of our most important exercise goals over age 40 is to …

Attacking Back Fat… Over 40 Workout

Nature can have a wicked sense of humor, especially when it comes to fat distribution over age 40. Throughout the childbearing years, women are saddled with preferential fat storage around our thighs. (Aka saddlebags) Then when menopause sets in, the fat storage distribution shifts more towards the midsection front and back (due to declining estrogen) I’m all for love handles, …