The Anchored bridge has changed my life! Sometimes, I will demonstrate this on a concrete sidewalk. I just want to share. Try this before you pop that ibuprofen.
A powerful exercise!
Here is the story. 18 months I “blew out my back”. I wasn’t doing anything.You know how that goes. I was in PAIN. I had to brace myself to roll over in bed at night. I went to 2 chiropractors, a MD for drugs, a PT. I had massages and structural integration work. It all helped to some extent. I didn’t start to really heal until I found Dr. Phil Pritting. He is a certified Foundation Trainer. Foundation Training is the work of Dr. Eric Goodman.
I wanted to find a way to take care of myself instead of being in constant rehab. Dr. Pritting taught me the Anchored Bridge. It is incorporated into every one of my workouts. I feel it is so important for everyone to strengthen their posterior chain. (low back, glutes, hamstrings)
I am 61. I am telling you that because I don’t want you to limit yourself because of your age.
I have women tell me that they can’t do what I do. The truth is that you can if you want to. 10 years ago, I could not do a decent push-up. Today, I can do a phenomenal push-up, even off the ground. A previous post:)
Here is a video to get you started on your way to doing a push-up. A push-up is an incredible exercise when done properly. I include them in every workout. It is an excellent core exercise while working on your pectoral muscle and triceps. The muscles you need to look great in that little black dress. (if that is what motivates you) For me, push-ups are very empowering. I feel strong when I do them.
I am! I googled baby Boomer. If you were born between 1946 and 1964, you are considered a Baby Boomer.
Are you thinking about retirement? Are you wondering how you will spend your day? Are you concerned that your money will run out before you do? Have you ever thought of having your own business? It seems like a crazy time to start a business. Actually, I think it is the perfect time. I have had my own business for almost 9 years. I create my own hours. I do my business around my special need’s son schedule. I fit it in on my terms. Love that!
I have meet some amazing people along the way.
My family and I are healthier because of the business and I am making residual income.
This is Day 13 of the October Salad of the day Challenge. Andreea Fegan of Little Bites of Joy put the challenge together. I decided to do it to support Andreea. I eat well most of the time. Normally, I don’t eat a salad everyday. I have now for the past 13 days. Some interesting things have come up.
Confession of a Health Coach!
Last week was my son Tom’s birthday. Thursday, I made delicious brownie cookies for him to take to his program. Of course I had to taste them.
Fancy Brownie Cookies
On Friday, his birthday we had cupcakes. On Saturday, we went to a football game had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in a pita pocket along with another chocolate chip cookie and a few pretzels. This was all pretty indulgent for me. On Saturday, after the football game I came home and ate a kale salad because I was part of the Salad challenge! I felt much better.
“I am 26 today!”
Today, for lunch I was about to eat leftovers when I realized. No, I need to make a salad.
I have made it easy for myself. I make a big kale salad and it can last for a few days in the refrigerator. You can clean and wash your lettuce ahead of time. The ingredients are all ready to go.
This all works so well with THE PROGRAM. I always add protein to my salad if it is a meal. I have a rotisserie chicken in the refrigerator…chop it up throw it into your salad. It makes it easy! I have noticed that I am really full because I am eating big salads.
Here is the wonderful testimonial. “thanks so much Mary! Yes, I feel really good since I’ve been very diligent about taking my supplements and I find that having the prepacked supplements for the AM and PM helps keep me on track, I know I wasn’t taking the recommended dosages before. I work in special ed as you know and it can be so physically and mentally draining and I’ve been finding that my energy levels have been great, instead of collapsing when I get home I take a healthy,long walk with my dog and do push ups on a bench in the woods and some free weight work when I get home, even though I haven’t weighed myself I don’t feel as bloated and the menopausal “muffin top”, isn’t as overflowing as it was before and things are fitting better. I also believe that keeping up with this vitamin regiment has really helped decrease all the other menopausal symptoms that I’ve been plagued with like fatigue, thinning hair and nails, weight gain and hot flashes..I’m in a much better place then I was a year ago and I thank you.”
I don’t think there is much more to say. THE PROGRAM works! Would you like to join us? Muffin top…BE GONE!
Here is the October Salad of the Day Challenge (click on hashtag to connect with Andreea and the challenge) #littlebitesofjoy
Add protein to your salad for the perfect meal!
It is fun to be healthy together. It makes it so much easier.