An incredible powerful workout!

Here is the short version of the story. In March of 2014, I hurt the left side of my lower back doing nothing. We all know how that goes. I was in so much pain, I had to take drugs, pain killer, anti inflammatory and muscle relaxants.  I have put so much time and effort into getting myself back together. PT, acupuncture, massage, 3 different chiropractors and  structural integration work. It all helped to some extent. I wanted to learn how take care of myself.

I found Foundation training by Dr. Eric Goodman through Dr. Mercola. Dr. Goodman is a chiropractor who created a series of exercises to heal his own back issues. “Foundation Training activates your posterior muscle chain and teaches your body to take the burden of supporting the body out of your joints and put it where it belongs, in your muscles. ”

I have been doing some of his workouts and of course I added them to my Fit and Fabulous workouts. I am striving to find the balance between impact, strength and recovery. I do love the impact, running, jumping ropes, mountain climbers, burpees etc.

At times, the issue in my back creates tightness down my IT band and has caused numbness around my knee. I am able to manage it for the most part but I want to be 100%.   I found Dr. Phil Pritting, a chiropractor at Integrative Wellness in Belmar who worked with Dr. Goodman and is certified in Foundation Training. He took my training to a whole different level. Today was my last day with him because Phil is moving back to California. Too bad for me but I wish Phil the best. He is on to new experiences.

Here is a short video of one of the exercises that has been so helpful!

The point of all of this is don’t give up. Your body has an amazing capacity to heal itself. It is not easy but so important for your own well being!

I am driving myself crazy!

 (I was.)

I want to throw the scale out the window. Have you ever felt that way? I was becoming a crazy person, weighing myself everyday, bringing the phone into the bathroom with me incase I hit a good weight that day that I could post.

I have created a really good PROGRAM for the long haul. It is working BUT I know when I put too much pressure on myself it just doesn’t work. How can I sell my program if I am not perfect??? Truth is, it is not about perfection at all, it is about PROGRESS. I know the weight comes off when I give myself a break and I am not so stressed about it.

I have made progress, I can feel it. I have lost a few pounds, my stomach is flatter, I am eating less, drinking more water, sitting down and eating slower, and savoring my food. PROGRESS. I have been working with a chiropractor 2x a week with the Foundation training workouts. The exercises have been very helpful, CORE STRENGTH!!! (that will be another blog post).

Do you believe in signs? On Sunday at church, John the Pastor preached about letting go and letting the divine take the lead. Later that day, I opened Dr. Christiane Northrup’s Goddesses Never Age to “Happy Belly, Happy Body” . Page 258, that page alone is worth the price of the book!

“If you’re unhappy with the shape of your belly, know that cutting out the wheat will reduce it, but whatever your belly looks like you can make it happy. Balance your gut flora. Nourish yourself with good foods and clear out the junk, including the shame, perfectionism, and emotional stress that are affecting you.”

“Give up the goal of achieving what our culture calls a “perfect” or “ideal” body shape.”  Christiane Northrup,M.D.


Thank you!

I feel so much better, how about you? Are you ready to join me on your journey to OPTIMAL HEALTH? Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional?

“OK….the package arrived yesterday, I’m ready to go! Just LMK what I should be doing now, thanks. I’m ready to be fit and fabulous! “

 Are you ready? Here is the link to learn more and join the Fit and Fabulous.

Friday’s Food Journal

I don’t normally journal about my food. These past three weeks I have been, at least a few times a week. I wanted to record what I was eating so I would be able to share what worked for me on The Program. #burningmenopausalbellyfat

Why keep a Food Journal?

  • Proven method for weight loss.
  • Helps you understand your eating habits. (jot down how you are feeling.)
  • If I am writing it down, my diet is better, keeps me focused on the good food choices.
  • Measuring is important in the beginning. I no longer measure because I have a sense of what the portion should be. If I stop dropping the pounds I will go back and measure.
  • It is great to include your exercise for the day as well.
  • You will begin to understand what is working and what isn’t.
Love the Sharpie!

Love the Sharpie!

There are all sorts of apps  that will record for you. I enjoy my notebook and writing it down.

I love reading what other people eat and what their day looks like? Do you?

That is it for today!



My Magical Morning Shake!

My basic morning smoothie which is part of my Optimal Health Program is so easy and good for you.

Are you ready to feel great, get rid of the bloat and have a flatter stomach? Bonus: drop the excess weight.



Full of fiber and a home grown cucumber:)

Probiotics…”gut of your health” watch the video you will know what I am talking about it.

I add coconut oil to my morning smoothie.

“It’s been shown to support healthy metabolism, and contribute to satiety. There’s also evidence coconut oil is a heart-healthy food because it supports healthy triglyceride levels and maintains good cholesterol levels already in the normal range.” Dr. Brian Dixon
It  is so important to start your day off balanced. If you  are not quite ready to embrace my FITANDFABULOUS PROGRAM. Make one change this week and blend up a morning smoothie. Such an easy way to start your day off right. You can blend it the night before but don’t add the fibergy until you are ready to drink it. Thickens up if it sits too long.

I also love to add Nutrimeal Free to my energy bites. Have you tried the Grain free chocolate peppermint cookies with Nutrimeal Free? You can add it to your pancakes as well. Great way to up the protein!





Week two …3 pounds lighter.

It is Progress. Heading in the right direction. Half a pound this week according to the scale. It feels like more, my pants are definitely looser and my belly is flatter. Keep on going.

My Big News!

I have created THE PROGRAM! Are you ready to join me on the Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional Journey. It is so much easier when we are all in this together!

Watch this and see what you think.

I didn’t go into the food in the video. I have been eating well. One night, I had sirloin steak, roasted vegetables and red wine. So delicious!  Last night we had cod and scallops over pasta.   I have changed a few things in my diet. These small changes have made a difference. I can help you too!

Sirloin steak, roasted vegetables and a glass of red wine! Delicious!

Sirloin steak, roasted vegetables and a glass of red wine! Delicious!

Are you ready to be Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional?

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You have the Power!

How do you want to feel? It is not just about losing weight. It is about feeling great. I want to be lighter, stronger, flexible. (I feel like a giant in my kitchen, Film making 101! )

How about you?

10 days in..time for sabotage?

It has been ten day on the program. My usually tendency is to lose a few pounds and think okay good enough and slowly go back to my old habits. I haven’t changed much but it is enough to make a difference. I feel lighter, my energy is good but it is normally good. I so appreciate having you as my accountability partner. Amazing to put yourself out there!

This is my trail run and I am putting together a list of people who want to get started. I am keeping the program small the first time around because I want to give more personal attention and really support everyone in their Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional Journey.

If you are interested in being on the list. Please contact me.

one week…2.4 pounds lighter!

Tuesday morning check in. I am down 2.4 in a week! I measured my waist last week and it was a tight, suck it in 31 inches. Today it got there with ease. Whew~

This has been an easy process, cutting back on my eating and bumping up the exercise a little bit. I had a daily glass of organic red wine and Sunday night is always ice cream night at our house. A cup of vanilla with a spoonful of caramel sauce. AND I am 2.4 pounds lighter! No deprivation here.

I am putting this all together for a September program. Interested ? It is amazing what accountability can do. We will raise each other up! Let me know, I will put you on the list!

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Water with a Festive straw!

Day 5 #burning menopausal belly fat

Here is the tip of the day!

Drink more water. The word on the street is to drink 1/2 your body weight in water. So, if you weigh 140 lbs, drink 70 oz. I have been shooting for a gallon a day. I workout. It is August in NJ. I have bumped it up! Drinking water will help you lose weight, it is great for your skin and so important for healthy digestion.