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 …

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 …