Can you get up off the floor easily? I was with a friend this weekend that set up a birthday party for a 63 year old woman. They planned fun games from their past like Twister. The problem was most of the women could not get up off the floor. Please don’t assume this is part of aging. You need to work on staying strong and flexible!
Get down on the floor and see how easy or difficult it is to get up. Let me know!
I have been working on my flexibility. I want to improve my squat and I am running again! Going slow in my new NB Minimus but I am going. I am running on soft surfaces, the grass or on the dirt path in the woods. Something I had given up on because of my back. I have been diligently working on strengthening my back with Foundation Training. Since I have discovered Katy Bowman I am also working on my feet. I have been able to get rid of my orthotics and I am wearing a cute minimalism sneaker!! So Far, So Good.
Here is a short video of a movement that I am including in OutdoorFit and in my daily life. It is another great inspiration from Katy Bowman. #HappyHealthyJoints
What are you doing to feel better this summer? Having Fun? Paddle boarding? Reading?
Here is my summer reading list.
Take Action! Come try OutdoorFit. You will leave feeling so much better!
Summer Time. I have been working on lessening the load. I have spent the past two months decluttering, donating, and throwing out. (More donating than throwing out. )
I have been doing exercises to strengthen my feet, hips and back. As you know if you have been following my blog. I love Foundation Training by Dr. Eric Goodman and recently found Nutritious Movement by Katy Bowman. I am going slow. I did buy a new pair of sneakers from Dorian Meyer at Shore Footed NJ. New Balance Minimus which I love how light they are and so cute! This is a huge step for me. No more puffy shoes or orthotics. I am using my body to support itself. Very interesting at 62. It is so important not to limit your self.
Run Faster Jump Higher:)
After OutdoorFit today, I decided to try running in the Minimus.. I was a competitive runner and I miss it. I know I will not be running 5 miles in 30 minutes. The competitive fast running was the past. I am working on running a few miles in the woods. Today, I ran 1/4 mile on the grass at the fields. Intermediately afterwards, I did Foundation Training. The amazing exercises to put you back in place. So far so good!
I have also lighten up with my food. More vegetables, more vegetables, more vegetables. I have cut back on my fruit. I was eating more fruit and I was starting to crave sugar again. Interesting. Everyone is different. It is important to pay attention to your body. I am also vegetarian most days until dinner. I am embracing the egg. I am drinking more tea and less coffee. Baby Steps.
I am keeping my SHMEC in checked.
SHMEC…Sleep, Hunger, Mood, Energy, Cravings How is your SHMEC?
I have been spending time in my garden. Weeding -Weeding-Weeding. Gardening is also tough on my body. Here is a quick video of my Post Garden Founder. So Helpful! Give it a try.
Elaine Milner, 79 came to my outdoor workouts about 3 months ago. She felt she was beginning to lose her balance and flexibility. Her daughter Jennifer encouraged Elaine to try my program. The first day I was concerned because her balance was off. Elaine kept at it and within 2 weeks she was so much better!
You don’t want to move like an old person. WORK ON YOUR BALANCE!
Here is LOVELY ELAINE…
She also joined my 7 Days…Feel Fabulous Program. I designed the program to help get your hormones in balance so you feel your best. You lose your sugar cravings, sleep through the night and you might just lose the nagging aches and pains. “I felt so much better within a couple of days. The gas and bloat were gone. ”
It is time to Lighten up in so many ways. It is springtime. Fit and Fabulous Lovely Elaine shows that it is possible and FUN at any age! I am so grateful that she is part of my Program.
I have had issues with my back for a long time. I remember hearing about degenerative L4 and L5 in my twenties. I was a competitive runner and I know years of running wasn’t good for my back. I would walk around with ice packs in my pants to reduce the pain and inflammation.
Fast forward to three years ago. I did something to my SI joint doing nothing of course. It created numbness around my left knee. I was in PAIN, I went to my MD, she gave me drugs. I had chiropractic care, massages, acupuncture, physical therapy. I did it all! I had x-rays at that time and was told that I needed to reduce my workouts. I didn’t want to accept that answer. I kept searching.
I found Foundation Training by Dr. Eric Goodman. I started to do the exercises. I went to see Dr. Phil Pritting at Integrative Wellness Group in Belmar because he was a certified foundation training instructor. I really started to improve and I was so happy take control of my own back problems. Of course, I started to include these amazing simple exercises into my classes.
I have been doing well. I am able to do my workouts. I still have issues with numbness around my knee. I wanted to make sure that my back wasn’t getting worse. So I decided to go back to Integrative Wellness for a tune up to see Dr. Kyle Klim. I had another set of x-rays taken. I am happy toreport no significant changes in my spine 3 years later.
“In order to live an extraordinary life, you need Extraordinary Healthy!!! ” Kate Northrup
I was on a Facebook Live business training last Saturday when Kate said the above quote. It really stuck with me. I came down with the flu which lingered on for two weeks. I haven’t been sick like that for years. I take really good care of myself. Many people around me have had high fevers. I didn’t have that. It pays to take eat well, take your supplements, exercise and sleep!
You really appreciate having good health when you are sick.
I am back! How is your health?
Would you like to have more energy? Are you tired of feeling bloated and achy? Suffering from Hot flashes? Are you craving sugar, salty carbs or caffeine in the afternoon?
A Beautiful Organic Salad
I have put together a 7 Day ..Feel Fabulous Program which will put you on the path to Extraordinary Health. Your next step is up to you.
I am on the journey right along with you!
Check out the program and see if it is right for you. I hope you will join us. It is so important for your health to be part of a supportive community.
“I feel really good. I haven’t eaten so many vegetables in a long time. Your jump start is exactly what I needed. I feel so much better!”
” I feel great. I lost two pounds and the bloat!”
“The Program has been amazing. My aches and pains are gone!”
Do you have aches and pains that you think you just have to live with? Watch our video, Joyce turned things around quickly. “It is Miraculous!”
Joyce Plaza, 65 started working out with me during the summer. She was reluctant at the time because she had issues with her back. I told her about Foundation Training and how I finish every workout with Foundation Training. She also had aches and pains that she thought she would just need to deal with the rest of her life.
Joyce always considered herself a healthy eater. When she heard about the 7 Day program, she was all in. She wanted to raise the bar for herself.
Joyce just finished the 7 Day…Feel Fabulous Program. She is going to continue on for 30 days! Joyce’s SHMEC is in check! By the way, Joyce takes the best supplements on the planet!
Did you see the video from yesterday about our 7 Day Program to feeling Fabulous? LOOK at my face! Yikes!
It was a little concerning and hard to post. I am 62 and can do kick ass Burpees. I feel great and I have tons of energy. When I saw my face in the video yesterday, to be honest it set me back a bit.
I am in a great time of my life. I created this blog a few years ago and I have people who don’t know me following me. I have women who are between 40 and 79 that get up on a Saturday morning, 23 degrees and windy to workout with me. I have people who join my nutritional program and give up grains, sugar and alcohol to feel better. I recommend the best supplements and they take them.
I have a wonderful supportive family.
I am very grateful for all of it. So what are a few wrinkles and aged spots? Embrace where you are in your life! I tell myself I am a natural beauty. I am going with that.
Would you like to join our 7 Day Program… FEEL FABULOUS?
I have a new client and every time I say burpee she leaves for a walk around the building. This is fine with me. Elaine is easing into the workouts! By the way, she is 79! Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional!
I have a low impact burpee that she can do. It is an alternative to the high impact burpee that we all Love! It is also great to use as a warm up to your workout.
Exercise is very important to your health.
Nutrition is even more critical. 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. Being mindful of a balanced diet is key. Eat organic when possible, watch your portions, enjoy your meals, focus on proteins, healthy fats and vegetables.
Do you need a reset or perhaps a jump start?
I have put together a 7 day program of No grains, sugar and alcohol with my friend Holistic Chef Ivone of Healthy Sage.
You will be amazed at how much better you can feel in a short period of time. Are you ready to look and feel your best?
I am here to tell you that you can start to feel a difference your first week. Contact me if you would like more info.