Being Fit Over 50

Should you train differently after turning 50?

Posted by in Fitness, Fun, Happiness, Harmony, Health, Motivation

Well one word, absolutely! It wasn’t easy for me, but I have learned to modify my training. People ask me this all the time and yes of course I train differently. It’s not that I don’t train as hard as I used to, but I just train differently. This isn’t my first blog about training and I’m sure it won’t be my last. One thing I do is stretch. When I was in my 30’s and 40’s I just didn’t take the time or know how to really stretch. After…read more

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Why I love my breakfast on the Weekends

Posted by in Food, Fun, Happiness, Health, Love

I have to say I love my breakfast on the weekends. Why? Because my husband cooks breakfast for me every weekend. Yes you heard that right. We get up together and enjoy a cup of coffee as we talk about what he should create and what the day will bring. I might take a few minutes to play a game of words with friends on the phone and he might take 10 minutes to scroll through boats on his phone (yes we do those things too). It’s not a perfect…read more

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Comfort foods with a Healthy twist

Posted by in Food, Fun, Happiness, Health

Since I mentioned in my last blog that I have been making comfort foods with a healthy twist I thought I might share with you what that means. I am using recipes I have had for quite some time but changed some of the ingredients out. I am substituting sugar with the Stevia baking sugar (and then not even using the required amount). I am using Coconut flour instead of regular flour (this can be tricky as you don’t need to use nearly as much). Then for my dinners if…read more

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Why am I feeling this way?

Posted by in Happiness, Harmony, Health, Motivation

So I’m not really sure how to start this, other than what the hell is going on with me? And I say that to you as I am not a complainer and I hate wearing my heart on my sleeve (something I very rarely do). But for some reason in the last few months I am not feeling super motivated, or for that matter I am just bored. How can that be I ask myself? I am very very busy with jobs, training, cooking and simply living. But yet I…read more

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It’s called Healthy! NOT skinny

Posted by in Fitness, Food, Fun, Health, Motivation

I have to write about this as my husband and I have encountered this numerous times in the past few years. We are on a path of eating healthy and staying fit. With that comes an added bonus like dropping pounds or in terms most women will understand, dropping dress sizes. That however is not the intent when we started this journey to being healthier. Back in 2009 we did a transformation contest and everyone’s goals were different. Mine was to simply get my body more sculpted. I had no…read more

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Menopause – Will exercise help?

Posted by in Fitness, Happiness, Harmony, Health, Motivation

Well I’m not even sure if I know what I am talking about. I’m sure that really makes you want to read this blog too. Well I say that because I have been without my period for about 10 months now. So I guess I am going through menopause. I have heard all the horror stories about mood swings, depression, bed sweats or just sweats in general. And then of course the dreaded lack of sexual desire (sex being painful) and weight gain. So with all that said I am…read more

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Is Bison really better for you?

Posted by in Fitness, Food, Health

Lately we’ve been trying to add some different proteins into our meals at our house. I always make the same assortment of things like Chicken, Fish, Steak, etc. We’ve also been using the grass fed beef for burgers as well. So now we decided to try Bison. I asked my husband the other night? What is Bison? He said “Buffalo”. Then I said “Why don’t they just call it buffalo?” That got me to thinking so I started to research it and this is what I found. Apparently the two…read more

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Eating Healthy is not Brain Surgery

Posted by in Food, Happiness, Health

I know with so many different things on the market and so many different opinions out there as to what to eat, it can seem like an overwhelming task. One of the first things I do with my clients is have them track their food. Keep a food log! You can use a tablet (a bit old school but some prefer that). Or you can use apps like My Fitness Pal. You simply input your food and it calculates all of your calories and keeps track of protein, carbs, fats,…read more

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Food does not have to be boring!

Posted by in Food, Fun, Health

I have said it before and I’ll say it again. You can really eat Healthy and have it tasty and fun. Everyone for some reason is under the assumption that healthy has to be boring. Well after years of cooking almost every meal at home and experimenting with many different flavors and trying many different things, I have found some really great flavorful healthy options. So with today’s blog I am going to make it short and sweet and put on one of my all-time favorite recipes that is easy…read more

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When does your Metabolism slow down?

Posted by in Fitness, Fun, Health, Motivation

I think it varies with each individual. For me I have to say my metabolism seemed to sit at a high pace for a long long time. It was not until my later 30’s or even my early 40’s that I found I could no longer eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and not gain a pound. Those were the good old days. I read an interesting article that actually explained your metabolism and compared it to a furnace. It said that the faster your metabolism is the better…read more

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