Being Fit Over 50

What makes a Salad healthy?

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The reason I am writing about this is because there are so many people out there that are eating salads thinking they are healthy and really have no idea what’s in them and what nutritional value they hold, if any. I eat salads almost every day but now I know what should and should not be in them. Get rid of the Iceberg lettuce (pretty much worthless when it comes to nutritional value) and 90% water. I am not saying it has no vitamins but it sure doesn’t carry the…read more

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Blueberries are the Bomb!

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Anyone that knows me knows that I always have an abundant supply of blueberries on hand. I usually eat them as a snack right out of the freezer, or I thaw them and throw them in my greek yogurt with a little vanilla and some chia seeds. But when I first pick up my blueberries they are the best just eaten out of the container. Now it’s a yearly tradition to go out to the west side of the state in early August and go blueberry picking. If you don’t…read more

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Five Tips to keep you on Track!

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For those of you that don’t know me I am a bit of a perfectionist. I call it a curse sometimes, but it is what it is. I am almost 55 (yikes) but it’s true and I am finally in a place where I am just maintaining what I have. I am not looking to lose weight or gain weight. I just want to stay where I am at and be happy. I truly think it has to be a lifestyle you embrace to be a healthier you. Not that…read more

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Strength training at 40 and 50, or 60 for that matter!

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

So many people are under the misconception that you should not be strength training when you get older. That theory is absolutely ridiculous and I’m here to squash any of that so called thinking. In fact one of best examples out there is a women who didn’t even start training until well into her 50’s. She knows just as I do that age is just a number, and she is now in the best shape of her life. You are never too old to start getting stronger and healthier. I…read more

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Sweet Potato hash with a twist

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Well if you’re anything like me you love your breakfasts on the weekend. Maybe there’s a reason I like them so much? Maybe it’s because I’m not the one who usually cooks it? Or maybe it’s because I can take my time to cook and not be rushed. Or maybe it’s because it’s the time when you can enjoy a cup of coffee, and just chat about the important things in life or chat about absolutely nothing? (Now it kind of sounds like a Seinfeld episode to me). Regardless, this…read more

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Should you train differently after turning 50?

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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

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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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It’s called Healthy! NOT skinny

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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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Food does not have to be boring!

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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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