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:
January 21, 2017
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 5:57 AM Labels: Anti-Aging, brown skin, Diet, Dumbbells, Exercise, Fitness, Fitness Over 50, Fitness Wear, Free Weights, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Weight-lifting
June 7, 2016
May 23, 2016
Game Gear and I purchased it on Amazon for $15. I comes in 16 different colors so you have a variety to choose from. I ordered a size medium as I always do with sports bras and to my surprise it was too loose around the waist as you can see in the photos below. I decided to keep it and just pinch it in on the sides with my sewing machine, something that I have to do to all of my jeans.
May 16, 2016
90 Degrees by Reflex that I purchased on Amazon for $19.99 but I like them and that's all that matters! I'm on a mission to get all the colors that I like because the quality of these legging are so nice and they come all the way up to my navel which I love. My hat was also purchased on Amazon here, it comes in 17 different colors for $10.50/ea.
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.
May 13, 2016
Now you can see all of my favorite athleisure wear and workout equipment all in one place. I've created a new Pinterest Board called Athleisure Wear & Workout Equipment where I'll be pinning all of my favorite items that I purchased from Amazon with direct links to where you can find them. People always ask me where I got certain items and now I can just direct them to this board.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 9:58 PM Labels: #fitnessover50, Exercise, exercise equipment, Fitness Over 50, Fitness Wear, Free Weights, Lifestyle, Pinterest, Weight Loss, Weight-lifting
May 11, 2016
This is my first purchase from the 90 Degrees by Refles Power Flex Racerback Tank Top collection on Amazon. These tanks come in 40 different colors and the cost is $12.99/ea. I ordered only one in Heather Magenta because I wanted to see how well it fitted. Since I only wear these to the gym, I like then really snug around my small waist. I ordered a size X-small to fit my waist instead of my boobs, I'm a 34DD up top but when it comes to fitness/active wear, I have to go down a size to fit my waist. I really like the quality of this tank and to be honest, the quality and fabric is on the same level as my Nike tank tops.
May 9, 2016
When I saw these Vesi Star Capri pants on Amazon for the price of $16.99, I though no way, what are they made of! Of course my curiosity got the best of me so I decided to order two pairs (photo of the pink at the bottom), they also come in 5 different very bright colors. To my surprise they are fabulous! They are made of a very thick cotton/lycra and are very stretchable. The only come in two sizes S/M & L/XL. I ordered the S/M and when I first took them out of the package, I thought (no way) are these going to fit... they looked tiny!
May 5, 2016
These abstract leggings are similar to the other ones reviewed here, they are also from "90 Degrees by Reflex" bought on Amazon. I ordered these also in an X-small and they did not come all the way up on my waist, but they do fit really snug. My reasoning for ordering an X-small (even though I wear a small) is so they can sit really tight on my waist, but these sit low (even though they are sussposed to be high-waisted) because they are too small. So when ordering the pattern prints... order your true size! The solids seem to work for me in an X-small, I have 4 pairs in Black and 1 pair in Grey.... you can find my review of them here.
April 29, 2016
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.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 11:55 PM Labels: #fitnessover50, #gymlife, #womenofcolor, brown skin, Exercise, Fitness, Fitness Over 50, Fitness Wear, Free Weights, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Weight-lifting
March 28, 2016
One of my favorite pastimes is scrolling through all the beautiful photos of women in fitness on Instagram. One thing's for sure, they are totally inspirational and have the best gym outfits to flaunt all those sexy muscles. My goals hasn't been to become a fitness competitor but to become close as possible looking like one. It just seems like I workout harder when i'm looking cute although when I wear this to the gym, I'll wear a matching tank top over it. This outfit came from TLF Apparel and you can find some inspirational photos on their Instagram page here. They're mostly photos of fitness models and that's why i'm hear to review them for you!
March 20, 2016
I follow a lot (an extremely unhealthy amount) of fitness people on Instagram and a lot of them are quite younger than myself. I love everything about them from their toned abs right down to the food pics they post... its just sheer motivation for me if nothing else. But lately I've become obsessed with all the new fitness wear or active wear that these young ladies seem to be wearing.... I mean i'm crushing really hard because they look really good and I'm sure they feel really good wearing it.
February 23, 2016
Every girl needs a great pair of leggings that speak volumes, hugs every curve and turns heads without even trying. That's exactly what these High-Waisted Yoga Pants from Missfit Activewear did when I wore them to the gym. I knew I was looking cute and when i'm feeling cute i'm definitely feeling more confident and I lift heavier and work harder... which is my ultimate goals.
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.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 4:11 PM Labels: #anti-aging, #fitnessover50, Anti-Aging, Exercise, Fitness, Fitness Over 50, Fitness Wear, Free Weights, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Weight-lifting
February 6, 2016
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 here on Amazon for $22 a pair. The name of them is "90 Degrees by Reflex" and they are very comfortable and quite thick. I actually did a photo below bending over so you can see that you absolutely can not see through them.
January 27, 2016
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.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 11:37 AM Labels: #fitnessover50, Anti-Aging, brown skin, Diet, Exercise, Fitness, Fitness Over 50, Fitness Wear, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Weight-lifting
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.
Gym life is quickly becoming that #gymlife hashtag that I see many bodybuilders that I follow on Instagram using on their post. It's because everything about that person evolves around their #gymlife. My wardrobe is 75% fitness wear and 25% other. My fitness wear is very fashionable and it's what I wear daily (Monday - Friday) because I spend 2hrs in the gym everyday. I can go run all kinds of errands.... grocery shopping.... clothes shopping.., makeup shopping, etc. in my #gymlife clothes and not even miss a beat.