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This 93-year-old has a message for us: “A beach body at 90 is no longer a dream”

4 Apr

I created a strength building class format for 55 – 99 yr old Fitzees 3 years ago. Today, my classes are packed! I believe in the human mind and body! We are more capable than we think and my students at ANY age, LOVE to be pushed a little! This blog is so encouraging! EjnoyErnestine-Shepherd+74+year+old+body+builder

Ms. Ernestine…. 74 years Old!

TED Blog

Charles-Eugster

Charles Eugster may be 93, but he has no less spring in his step than he did as a young man. In this talk from TEDxZurich, he brings us a powerful statistic: 92% of Americans over the age of 65 have one or more chronic diseases. While many clearly cannot be avoided, Eugster points out that inactivity is to blame for many of the diseases those who have lived long lives endure.

During the golden years, people retire and tend to slow down  — and yet there is a connection between work and one’s physical and mental health. But life doesn’t need to finish after retirement, which Eugster calls “voluntary or involuntary unemployment for up to 30 years.” That’s why Eugster has taken up rowing. And weightlifting. Watch this TEDxTalk about the factors for successful aging from a formidable speaker, who urges us to “break off the shackles of convention!”

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Super Bowl XLVII Fun, Healthy and Gluten Free Party Food!

29 Jan

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Don't freak out at Super Bowl!

So, as Sunday, February 3rd approaches, you are dreading all the temptations that will be in front of you lurking at every table.  You are already hearing the voice in your head, “it’s okay to cheat one day… It’s the Super Bowl!”  You might even be fighting with yourself because you know that one day of temptation and failure could spiral out of control and leave you with a defeated attitude and of course, you don’t want this but you know that it may very well happen.  Am I right?  Take a deep breath, and don’t freak out, I have your solution!

Here is the plan.  I am going to create for you, a Super Bowl menu that your husband and guests won’t even know is healthy. On top of that, it will be portable so,  if you are not hosting you can simply take it with you as a special treat for the host of the party.  All I ask from you is that you ‘like’ my business Facebook page and I will PERSONALLY email you my Fun and Healthy Super menu.

First, my four tips for successfully making it through Super Bowl Sunday….

1.  write this on a piece of paper and put in your pocket….  ‘The average person will burn between 80 to 140 calories per mile walked’  on the back of the paper write, ‘There are 300-600 calories in 5 Buffalo Wings’  This is NOT worth it!

2.  Stay away from alcoholic beverages.  Does this sound like a big joke to you?  Then do this one tip and it will cut back on your calories and sugars…  *drink 16 ounces of water (regular,  flavored (no sugar) or sparkling water) between each glass of beer/wine/liquor.

3.  Don’t be afraid to say “no, thank you.”  You don’t need to give your host an excuse.  You simply say, “no, but thank you.” and then  change the subject. OR,  Flat out tell people, ” I’m committed to my resolution.”  when people hear that, they hone in on your emotion words, ‘commit and resolution’ and people respect that.  You might even strike up a New Year’s Resolution conversation and inspire them to keep on track!   Did you know it’s that easy to help people with out them even know you are helping them.  Our dedication and words have so much power.

4. Stuff your face with veggies and fruits.  All at one time… well one sitting, maybe even before the party starts.  The fiber will keep you feeling fuller for longer and more satisfied!

What’s next???  Get Your Party Menu!

  • like my blog because you think I’m cool and have great ideas
  • Share this blog on with your friends and social media sites so they have the opportunity to receive the free menu and tips to stay on track
  • ‘like’ my Facebook page..  www.facebook.com/yourfitnessgirl
  • Once you ‘like’ the page, simply message me your email and BOOM!  a fantastic and sneaky healthy Super Bowl Menu

Discipline – The Golden Rule for Change. Step 1

4 Sep

Discipline – The Golden Rule for Change. Step 1.

Sometimes kicking your own but is done in your mind. Check out the Golden Rule for making a change in your life… My newest blog. Thank you for reading! Be sure to follow for updates to all my future published blogs.

Discipline – The Golden Rule for Change. Step 1

4 Sep

I’ll have two please!

Since my decision to direct more discipline into my work life, I’ve succeeded!  For one week.  Okay, so Labor day doesn’t count because it’s a day where everyone is supposed to not labor that is exactly what I did.  However being lazy is very exhausting!  I was more tired after my day of swimming and watching TV than a work day!

Now, after my week of success in changes 1-3 (see first discipline post), I have made the decision to add #4 into the mix.  I am not going to drink for a while.  It will be interesting to see how much weight I will lose….if any.  I fear of being that girl that makes you feel uncomfortable in a social situation because I’m not drinking but gotta do what I gotta do.

The most important part about discipline is making the decision.  If you make the decision for the right reasons, you will find ways to succeed!  You will not allow excuses to get in your way.  Voice your decision to your friends and family so they understand why you are doing this.  Your counter part of a truly meaningful relationship will also hold you accountable and won’t tempt you with excuses that tear you away from your decision.

I’m in no way an expert in implementing discipline into your life but I do have discipline in many aspects of my life and I guide clients, readers and friends in reaching goals every day so I can tell you this with absolute truth…

The First and most important step to a change in your life is to make the decision to create a change.  Be titanium.  Nothing can stop you but YOU.  You may get knocked down a few times but the reason for  your change still resides in your heart and that will pick you back up and allow you the results you are after.  What change are you ready to make?  I mean, REALLY ready to make.
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