Showing posts with label Diet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Diet. Show all posts

January 21, 2017

Fitness | 10 Benefits of Lifting Weights for Women Over 50

10 Benefits of Lifting Weights | Free Weights | Machines | Dumbbells

After the age of 40 we can lose 1 to 2% of muscle mass per year unless we do something about it!   Lifting weights is a must. Cardiovascular exercise alone such as running or swimming will not increase muscle mass! Here are ten reasons why I feel you should include weightlifting in your daily exercise regimen:

March 8, 2016

Fitness | Getting Bikini Ready for Summer is No Easy Feat

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I don't know about you but i'm anticipating summer and being in a bikini. I've been working very hard on the nutrition portion of my fitness regimen which makes up 70% of my entire journey.  Even when i'm eating healthy and watching my sugar intake, it's still hard to move fat off my body and build muscle. It's not a matter of weight lifting and doing cardio, i'm in the gym lifting weights & doing cardio 5 days a week, I'm in menopause and my body just responds slowly to exercising..... so it's really all about nutrition for me. I have (for the most part) given up sugar, I eat very healthy and wholesome foods that I have to actually prepare everyday. I realize that this is my life now and I love it! I still feel that I have a ways to go, I want to look slightly more muscular (or toned) for those of you that are scared of that word.  I want to feel more stronger to keep doing the things that I love... playing golf with my husband, playing tennis with my grandchildren, going swimming in the summer and skiing in the winter!

January 19, 2016

Fitness | Fit-spiration Gluteus Maxumus Hamstring Workout Day #gymselfie #gymlife

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Today was Hamstring/Glutes day in the gym. I included a photo for you of my routine that I keep in my notes section. I have routines for each body part and I alternate between them. If I see something else I like, I will add it and implement it into my workout.  Usually I pick 3 out of the exercises listed and do about 3 or 4 sets of each.... then I finish up with abs and 30 minutes of cardio. I do cardio everyday so that I won't get bulky.

January 9, 2016

Fitness | Over The Holidays This Happened But I'm Back On Track + Video

Fitness Over 50, Over 50, Fitness, Weightloss, Weightlifting
When they say even the best of us gain during the holidays they weren't kidding. Unless you're single with no kids, grandkids or a mate to cook for then you probably stuck to your fabulous diet, but if you're like me with all of the above, then this probably happened to you as well. The funny thing is... I didn't even know that I was gaining weight until the very end of December. The scale remained at 140.0 and it wasn't until January 1st that the scale changed to 145.0 and boy was I shocked! Why does 5lbs make such a difference on me? 

December 22, 2015

Fitness | Exiting 2015 With Great Intentions for 2016 | Fitness Over 50

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Taking cell phone pics at the gym is never fun but I must say that I'm exiting 2015 in the best shape that I've been in all year.  I feel great, I'm stronger than ever (though sore as hell) and I'm actually squeezing back into my size 4 jeans.  My fitness journey hasn't been easy but I have a program that I've adapted to and I actually look forward to working out.  I'm in the gym 5 days a week for about 2 hrs at a time.  Tues and Thurs are cardio & upper body days, while Mon, Wed & Fri are lower body days. If you look closely right above my boobs, you might see a little plastic peeping out.... yep on cardio days i'm wrapped with Albolene and Saran Wrap and i'm wearing my waist trainer.  If you want to read more on how I wrap my body... just look to the right of this Blog in the "Popular Post" list and you'll see that little pic with the albolene and waist trainer... it's my #1 post with more than 25K views in counting.  I also have a YT video in the post showing you exactly how I wrap my body.... it too has over 100K views.

December 7, 2015

Fitness | My 15 Minute Warm-up Gym Exercise Routine + Video Demo

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For me... warming up my body before I do any kind of weightlifting is very important because I don't want to pull or tear any muscles.  Prior to this, I used to do a light yoga stretch when I first arrived at the gym.  That proved not to be enough warm up for my body because I actually pulled a muscle in my upper shoulder that still hasn't healed.  Now, I do what I call a Cardio Warm-up that actually targets every muscle in my body.  At the same time, I warm up my abs by lying on a mat and working them in-between my step-ups, I included this in the video also. I give you a really short 3min video demo but my entire warm-up routine is about 30 minutes. I do this every time I arrive at the gym for now.

November 20, 2015

Fitness | How To Get Past a Plateau when you're Stuck

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I'm really late posting these pics here on my Blog but never late than never! So as you can see i've been moving a little fat from my upper body and not as much as I would like from my lower.  I am pleased with the weight loss so far, but remember that I am weight lifting so what I'm trying to do is build muscle and burn fat at the same time.  Some people do it the opposite way, they lose about 25lbs first then start the weightlifting process. 

November 4, 2015

Fitness | Weightlifting / Strength Training / Muscle Toning / Nutrition + Video

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Hi everyone and welcome back to my November Fitness Vlog.  I will be updating you regularly with my progress and throughout my journey into weightlifting and muscle toning.  I don't really like the phrase bodybuilding because it really sounds very masculine.  I definitely want to lose a lot of the unnecessary fat that my body has been harboring and replace it with very sexy muscle but I know it will take time and patience.  My personal trainer @fitqueenofhearts said it will take up to 6 months to see the kind of results that I'm looking for and this is only by putting in dedicated exercising five days a week which I am relentlessly doing.

December 17, 2014

Fitness | De-Carb GCX Coffee Bean & Green Tea Extracts for Ultimate Weight Loss

 De-Carb GCX Coffee Bean & Green Tea Extracts

I was in my local Sams Club when I saw a huge display with towers of these bottles everywhere and tasting cups for us to try this product.  I have to say that anything that has to do with weightloss will grab my attention no matter what store i'm in.  So I ventured over and picked up a cup and gave it a try.  It was very tasty and all I could really taste was the green tea flavor. 

October 14, 2014

Fitness | Keeping Weight Loss Under Control with Albolene, Walking, Cycling & Healthy Eating

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When I first started wrapping and walking with Albolene I wrote a very in-depth Blog Post  about my experience, you can read about it HERE.  Ever since then, I've been trying out so many different things but i've always come back to the wrapping and walking.

July 23, 2014

Fitness | Waist Corset Training For a Slimmer Waist + Video

Waist Corset Training For a Slimmer Waist

Well I have joined the band wagon on the waist corset training.  I've been following some of my favorite ladies on Instagram and they're all doing the waist corset training. Some of their results were down right amazing and I was convinced enough to give it a try.

October 18, 2013

Fitness | How I Maintain my Weight Through Cardio & Weightlifting

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I was inspired to take these photos and write this post as a result of the backlash from all the haters who tore into Maria Kang for the photo she posted of herself and her boys on her Facebook page.  I think she's beautiful, toned and fit and has a tremendous amount of self love and respect for herself. Haters will never understand that kind of self-love because they have never leaned it.  I'm 54 years old and I absolutely love my body and staying healthy and fit.  I will never be a size 0 nor will I be a size 16, but I will always be healthy and fit as long as I am in this body.

October 8, 2013

Lifestyle ~ All Day Energy Greens Dietary Drink Supplement

All Day Energy Greens Dietary Supplement Drink
I was very excited for the opportunity to review the All Day Energy Greens Dietary Supplement Drink from the Institute for Vibrant Living (IVL) because I am partial vegetarian and my nutritional program includes a daily smoothie.  While i'm no stranger to blended or frozen smoothies, I very seldom use raw vegetables because I just don't like the taste.  I prefer using all kinds of fruits and adding my greens in the form of protein powders.

The All Day Energy Greens arrived at the right time and I couldn't be more happier to share my thoughts and opinion on this product.

Product Information
Serving Size:  One Scoop
Servings Per Container:  30
Net Wt: 11.36ozs (322 grams)
Cost: $39.99
Available online at Institute for Vibrant Living

August 12, 2013

Fitness | Why I'm a Firm Believer in Walking and Wrapping with Abolene

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Okay guys, here's this weeks motivational pictures. I have declined to give you the exact amount of my weight simply because I don't have to but just know i've reached my size 2 goal.... holla!!!  In any weight.... I mean rate, I hope you're off the couch and wrapping and walking! If you're new to the walking bandwagon and want to know what i'm talking about, read the posts below and watch the video included in the post.

July 16, 2013

Fitness | Lose Unwanted Inches Walking and Wrapping with Albolene

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I'm truly a firm believer of wrapping my body with Albolene and saran wrap for weight lost and burning fat.  I spoke in-depth about it in several blog posts HERE and HERE with more photos when I first started my weight loss journey.  My body stores fat because i've reached a certain age where i'm supposed to have a cushion if you will.  My body doesn't know any better so every little morsel of food I eat stores as fat.

June 21, 2013

Fitness | Is Albolene Really Effective for Weight Loss and Removing Cellulite?

Albolene for Weight Loss & Removing Cellulite

I've been using Albolene for removing unwanted cellulite. It all started when I vaguely heard someone mentioning in my Yoga class that Albolene had helped them shed unwanted cellulite on their thighs and waist after using it for a period of time.  Well, i'm one of those people that can't take anyone's word, I have to try everything for myself.  So I placed my orders from Amazon for the Waist Belt which cost about $8 and for the Abolene which cost about $11.69 so I thought why not.  FYI, you can also find Albolene at Walgreens and CVS.