I bought this latex vest waist trainer from Amazon quite sometime ago to help shed some of the fat on my back. The latex vest waist trainer has the latex in the inside and has a smooth fabric on the outside. For many people, this latex vest would be very comfortable (I think), but for me it's extremely uncomfortable. This latex vest is made to fit the waist, when you purchase it, and read some of the comments, you'll find that if you're really busty, it won't close underneath the bust. So when you're wearing it, it tends to rise up from the bottom and bunch up around the top. If I were able to fasten it underneath the bust, it probably would stay in place around my waist, instead it rides up in the front and I have to keep pulling it down.
March 13, 2017
March 4, 2017
February 16, 2017
Trying to color coordinate gym outfits can sometimes be a daunting task. I myself sometimes gets frustrated when I can't find the right top to match my capri's or leggings. We want to look fashionable while working out because it does boost our self esteem, even if we haven't reached our fitness goals. I love shopping for exercise clothes and finding items on sale or at a very reasonable price. I put together some tips to help you color coordinate your gym outfits and save a lot of time in the process.
February 15, 2017
Before I went back to my simple "Back to Basics" eating plan I had such a hard time losing the weight. I kept trying different recipes and different seasonings all to no avail. Then it hit me, I used to be very slim when I was just cooking just the basics... just simple plain foods that didn't require a long list of ingredients. I lost 10 lbs in about 5 months just by cooking the basics and I didn't diet at all. The left is me before the weightloss, the right is after the weightloss.
February 8, 2017
I have been seeing quite a few of the younger ladies in my gym wearing these high-waisted leggings and I always wondered where they found them. I started doing a little of my own research and low and behold I found them for $22 a pair here. The name of them is 90 Degrees by Reflex and they are very comfortable and quite thick and you absolutely can not see through them.
January 21, 2017
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 10 Benefits of Lifting Weights for Women Over 50 that I feel you should include weightlifting in your daily exercise regimen:
August 1, 2016
May 14, 2016
I have been searching for ways to conquer the cellulite on my upper thighs and buttock to no avail. I came across an infomercial one night showing this Ashley Black Fascia Blaster and I thought that I would order it. I have been using it religiously and have saw some tremendous results which are in the 3min video below. This product was quite expensive, $89 to be exact so I choose not to endorse it but I have listed similar items below which I found on Amazon that I feel can do the exact same thing.
April 6, 2016
I happened to ask a friend how she got so many full profile great selfies on her IG page and she said she props her cell phone upright on a stand and sets the timer on her camera for 10secs. How did I not know this! This is a game changer for me now because I have always taken the time to set up my Sony on a tripod and take photos in my backyard. Besides the fact that my iPhone 6 takes lousy photos, I will still be able to capture the moments when I come home from the gym and want to do some fitness checks.
March 15, 2016
I the last time I posted a side by side photo was back in January, I had fell off my diet over the holidays and I wasn't too happy with myself. So I picked up where I left off and continued on the same nutritional program that I was on prior to the holidays arriving. Pretty much all I was doing was limiting my sugar intake. I am literally avoiding products that contains sugar.... it is the only way that my body will move fat.
March 8, 2016
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!
February 16, 2016
I started my fitness journey during my birthday month in August 2015. The photos in the pink sports bra shows me at 34% bodyfat and weighing 151.5. Through a series of sugar detox, weight lifting and cardio, I got my bodyfat down to 25%. I don't weigh myself much but the last time I weigh myself I was 144.0 and i'm a whole lotta muscle now.
January 19, 2016
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 15, 2016
I had a good leg workout today but i'm sore as hell! I have to tell you that except for some Shredz protein powder and fat burner made especially for women.... i'm all natural. I tried the BCAA (branch chain amino acids), the pre-workout powder & the whey powder but none of it took the soreness away so I figured why am I buying this expensive stuff? I was at Costco's looking at the bone and joint stuff and I picked up some Osteo Bi-Flex for joint health. I figured with all the vitamins and minerals it contained it should work wonders on the muscles as well. But until it kicks in.... it's hot baths and Epson salt for now.
January 9, 2016
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
December 7, 2015
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
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
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.