Are you looking for a quick effective workout?

Sometimes it is hard to motivate myself to exercise on vacation. I like to exercise with people. I thought I would create a few videos while I am in Vermont.It feels like you are working out with me! George the dog and I ran/walk a mile as our warm up. I would run  the hills and then walked down them. There is less impact running up hills and lots of pounding going down. That is the game plan for now!

This is a 10 minute  workout…Fast, Fun and Effective! Please don’t forget to stretch when you are done! Let me know how you do.

Low-glycemic diet+ exercise +high quality supplements=OPTIMAL HEALTH!

Jump start your morning walk!

We are streamlining OutdoorFit into 2 amazing workouts a week during the summer months. Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30 AM.

I have been working on what I need to do to keep in shape without doing too much. I want my body to be strong, vibrant and healthy. I don’t want to deal with overuse issues.

Yesterday morning, I dropped Thomas off at Dorbrook park for camp. Dorbrook has a beautiful 2 mile trail that George the dog and I like to walk. I decided to up my walk with a run/walk. I run until my body feels like I have had enough and then I walk. This is something new for me. I was a competitive runner and I know how to train hard. I am learning how to pay attention to my body. Long Runs no longer serve me. I am writing that out so hopefully I am listening!

My morning run/walk also included a 9 minute strength, cardio full body workout. Yes, only 9 minutes! I stopped at a picnic bench on the trail for George to lay down  in the shade.

Here is my workout:

30 second rounds.

Total Body Extensions

Push-ups

Squats

Jumping Jacks

Knee to elbow

Alt. reverse lunge

Rest one minute and complete 2 more rounds.

BONUS ROUND…after final set 10 burpees just to make it a great day!

I did a total of 45 push-ups, 45 squats etc. within the 9 minute workout! You can achieve a lot in a short period of time. Try it!

George the dog and I completed the 2 mile trail with a run/walk. People do like to stop us because George is so handsome.

Optimal Health= A low-glycemic diet, exercise and high quality supplements!

George sleeping after his morning run at the park!  :)

George sleeping after his morning run at the park!
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Roasted Chicken on Mixed Greens, Cashews, Bacon and Orange Dressing!

Low-glycemic eating keeps your blood sugar stable, your hormones happy and promotes great health!I  follow a low-glycemic diet with very little grains.

Here is a typical lunch, bacon is an added bonus. I usually have left-over dinner on a bed of greens. I have been making different dressings to keep the salad interesting!

Salad dressing:

Juice of one orange

Juice 1/2 Lime

2 tsp maple syrup

1/4 cup olive oil

salt and pepper

Whisk it together and serve!

Roasted Chicken on mixed greens with cashews and no-nitrate bacon!

Roasted Chicken on mixed greens with cashews, no-nitrate bacon topped with a orange lime dressing!

I posted last week that I started on A-MA-TA, Dr. Northrup’s new product to help with Menopause symptoms. I am slowly weaning off my bio-identical hormones and so far so good. I am also doing the healthy gut protocol to help with the process.

Health Coach Tip!

Low Glycemic Diet +Exercise + High Quality Supplements = Optimal Health!

Plant your lettuce and make a salad!

People say organic is expensive, you can buy a packet of seeds and grow heads of lettuce!

I invited myself over to Rosanne Monroe’s Organic garden on Sunday because I wanted to be inspired! I love creative passionate people and Rosanne is one of them. She loves to garden, grow her own food and make delicious meals from it. You never leave her home empty handed.

Eating organic healthy food is so important and to love the process is even better.

Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional!

Here is a short video of Rosanne in her garden…the birds singing in the background and the church bells ringing are the perfect background sounds!

“I put the seeds in the ground and ten days later MIRACLES HAPPEN.” Rosanne Monroe

If you are inspired to plant please share and post your comments.

(Special thanks to RED our camera guy!)

Thank you!

Love,

Mary

PS. Grow your lettuce, make a salad, eat a salad and take your vitamins🙂

Organic Green Salad with Bacon tossed withPeanut butter dressing!

I made a salad with organic greens from my garden this weekend. I added roasted chicken, bacon, avocado and sun dried tomatoes! I tossed it with Organic Chunky Peanut Butter dressing inspired by Elizabeth Rider!

The perfect Fit and Fabulous Lunch! (Your hormones will appreciate it too!)

Here is the dressing recipe:

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon Bragg’s Liquid Aminos

2 tablespoon local honey

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

2 tablespoon chunky organic peanut butter

1 inch fresh ginger peeled and chopped.

1 sliced cooked bacon (optional and delicious)

Throw everything in your vitamix and give it a whirl. I loved the ginger in the dressing!

peanut butter dressing