Being Fit Over 50

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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The Farmers Market is the Best!

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This last weekend I was able to get out the Eastern Farmers Market. It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit and somewhere I have never been before. I had heard so much about it and how great the flowers, produce, and herbs are that I have been wanting to go there for quite some time. Not only was I surprised by the number of people that were there, but I was also surprised at how much produce there was to pick from and at the number of street performers…read more

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

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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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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 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

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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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Menopause – Will exercise help?

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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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When does your Metabolism slow down?

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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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What helps you when you’re sore?

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I seem to be waking up everyday with more aches and pains than ever before. How can that be I ask myself? I am eating right, getting enough sleep and exercising and stretching like I should. Then why is it I don’t wake up with a renewed energy and feeling great? I guess I am not thirty anymore. Or even forty for that matter. I hate to say it but I think my age has something to do with it. Yes it is just a number but it also means…read more

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Get Moving! It’s really just that simple

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As I’m sitting in my office looking out that window at the snow falling and the squirrel perched up on the tree eating nuts, I think about how easy it would be to just stay in my pajamas and sip my hot coffee and just work on the computer all day. A luxury I might add that I could have since I work out of the house. It’s cold out and grey out and very uninviting. I know I’ve said it before. But the truth is sometimes it just takes…read more

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