Two Birthdays and A Wedding!

My weekends are usually pretty calm and restorative. I like to get in a good two hour nap.

This weekend was exceptional.  2 birthday parties and a wedding. Of course, it included lots of fun eating and drinking. Cake, ice cream, popcorn, red wine and the decadent list goes on. It is amazing how quickly you can get sucked back into all of the sugar in just 2 days!

Small changes can get you back on track. Last night, I skipped the glass of red wine and had lots of roasted vegetables and chicken sausage for dinner. This morning, I had my delicious morning smoothie and a cup of french pressed coffee. Instead of my usual second cup of coffee around ten I had a lovely cup of Earl Grey tea.

A lovely cup of Earl Grey tea.

A lovely cup of Earl Grey tea.

I watched my video on MY PROGRAM to get it back together. I would love for you to join us. This will be your last program because it works. As you can see you can have your cake and eat it too! Is that the saying?

I mentioned two supplements to support the health of your liver and the rest of your body. It is especially important during times of over  indulgences. These are the tools in my tool box.

You can make small changes good or bad. Your  choice.


“I am proud of every year and every wrinkle.”

“Ladies, look at this face and look at all of your faces, the face of leadership,” Fiorina says. “This is the face of a 61-year-old woman. I am proud of every year and every wrinkle.”

This is perfect. I don’t know anything about Carly Fiorina or her politics. My sister mention this quote to me Tuesday morning on my 61st birthday and I am so grateful for women in my life that have inspired me to embrace my time of life and all of its blessings.

It is such a great attitude to embrace your wrinkles and your age spots. Be proud of what you have accomplished and the wonderful adventures to come. I am inspired by the work of Christiane Northrup. Her book Goddesses Never Age is full of wonderful insights to live your life to the fullest. Dr. Northrup talks about not telling your age. I understand that.

Thank you!

Thank you!

Your health and vitality is so important at any age and especially as you get older. It is all about how you feel. My intention is to inspire women to  gain strength and flexibility at any age. You can feel strong, healthy, and full of energy.  Sometimes, it proves a point to tell my age.

This passed year I have also been inspired by Cindy Joseph, the model, founder of the Pro-Age revolution. She is  all about embracing your age and letting your silver hair shine. She has inspired me to grow out my blonde highlights and let the silver come through. I am halfway there and so far so good.  I love her make up skin care line Boom. I love the simplicity, one product, one color for lips, blush,and eye shadow. Here is my make-up demo  with Boom:)

I just got the latest JCREW catalog. Lauren Hutton looks amazing wrinkles and all~ I think I will buy what she is wearing:)



Who inspires you? I would love to know. Please post your comments. It is wonderful to support each other, we are in this together.



No Vegetables in Sight!

I am hoping to write this in a completely positive note.

We celebrated my Dad’s 85th birthday dinner in North Carolina this weekend. We had dinner under a tent. Good thing, because it was pouring rain in my sister’s back yard.  Most of my immediate family was there; no extra friends, aunts or uncles. It was an intimate party. My parents had 8 children, and there are 23 Grandkids plus 4 great Grandkids. It was the perfect  party with just “the family”.

My parents are great. They are in good health, and drive themselves, mostly Dad, wherever they need to go. They travel from New Jersey to Saint Louis, Colorado, Michigan, Texas,  North Carolina and beyond. They get interesting books on tape and off they go. I love that I don’t know where they are half of the time.

Back to the party. Dinner, was the result of an extended e-mail discussion among the siblings, of course. I stayed out of it the best I could. I have three sisters and a brother in North Carolina, so it was their deal. We had a delicious Southern dinner. Chicken breast with white rice and parmesan cheese sauce, shrimp and grits in a cream sauce, scalloped potatoes, some kind of cute little southern biscuit, and darling individual tomato cheese pie. We had sweet tea, of course, to drink, and Birthday Cake for dessert. It all was quite a treat and good quality creamy Southern Comfort food.  Halfway through dinner, I realized there was nothing green on my plate. Not a vegetable in sight. A kid’s dream come true!

The top of the cake. We are all pieces of candy:)

The top of the cake. We are all pieces of candy:)

Breakfast was another matter. We spent the night in a hotel with a free breakfast. There were powdered scrambled eggs, tasteless bacon, waffles with fake syrup and fake butter. There was nothing satisfying about the food. You wanted to add ketchup to your eggs, extra syrup to your waffle…etc. You get the picture.  You tend to eat more because nothing is satisfying.

I don’t want to be a food snob but what I realized is you eat a totally different way when the food is high quality organic fresh food. You come away feeling nourished. You can use a small amount of organic butter and the best maple syrup on your waffle for a treat with organic scrambled eggs and delicious no-nitrate bacon and you have quite the feast. You tend not to over do it. You step away feeling good.

Just to top off the trip, we stopped off at a rest area with vending machines. Pretzels and M&M’s for lunch! Last night, we had roasted vegetables for dinner and got back to normal.

Back on THE PROGRAM today!  I did my HIIT and Foundation Training. Feeling great, sometimes you just need to step off the path.



Mom and Dad enjoying a Southern dinner under a lantern lit tent. Beautiful~

Mom and Dad enjoying a Southern dinner under a lantern lit tent. Beautiful~


HIIT! High Intensity Interval Training

I didn’t feel in the flow of this workout. The ground is a bit uneven in my backyard, thanks to George the dog.  My hips could have been a bit lower in my jump squats. It doesn’t need to be perfect to do it. Just start. If you are a beginner try for 2 minutes and build up.

I have been adding more HIIT into my week. I include it in every Fit and Fab workout.  I love it. It takes 4 minutes and it is amazing how much better you feel when you are finished. Sometimes, I will turn a 4 minute song on and when the song is over, I am done! Here is a Fun Peppy Song unless you are over it. I would love your musical suggestions.

After my HIIT workout, I like to do Eric Goodman’s Foundation Training.  Some impact is important, helps build strong bones! I am looking for the right balance, too much impact is not a good thing.  Foundation Training, stretches and strengthens all at the same time. Give it a try. It is the perfect way to end a workout.

Are you looking to put it all together? Optimal Health = low-glycemic diet + exercise +supplements Check out THE PROGRAM and we can do this together.


20 seconds on 10 seconds rest

Jump squats


Alternating Rear lunge

Skater’s Hop

Mountain Climbers

Jump Squats



Coconut Balls

2 cups organic unsweetened coconut

1/3 cup melted coconut oil

2 tablespoon honey

1 cup nut flour…(today I used cashew, grind up raw nuts and there you go flour!)

1 scoop protein powder, I love Nutrimeal Free.

pinch salt

I added lemon zest to the recipe. Adds a nice refreshing flavor.

Place all ingredients into a food processor until well combined and sticky. Form small balls and store in refrigerator or freezer.

Makes 15-20 balls.

This is another easy recipe, have fun with it. The original recipe came from Dr. Libby Weaver.

“Coconuts are an excellent source of nutrition and have healthful meat, juice, and oil. The oil is arguably the most nutritious and has many health benefits. Coconut oil is over 90% saturated fat and has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.” Wellness Mama