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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Summer!

Take Action! Come try OutdoorFit. You will leave feeling so much better!

Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional! 

Your Choice.

Love,

Mary

Feeling Good in Your Body.

Feeling strong and healthy is a major goal for me.

I have had back issues all of my life. I had orthopedic shoes as a kid. I have worn orthotics since college. I wore puffy shoes!  I was a competitive runner so I placed a lot of stress and impact on my body over the years.

I have been researching and studying natural functional movement. I have incorporated Foundation Training by Dr. Eric Goodman into my daily routine . I have a new best friend Katy Bowman of Nutritious Movement. She talks about the importance of incorporating movement into your day. I have taken  their exercises to create strength and  mobility into my body. I  have been focused on my feet, hips and back. I am so excited at 62 because I no longer need my orthotics. The nagging back and pain is gone. If it starts to creep back in I know what to do about it.

Bonus Round… I am able to walk barefoot in my house pain free.

 Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional.

Here is a short video where I demonstrate some of the exercises that I include while working at my kitchen sink.

 

I forgot to mention the half foam roller to stretch your calves.

Happy Healthy Calves

Of course, I take what I learn to the workouts. Click here  for the  OutdoorFit Schedule.

Have a great day! I am off to walk barefoot on the beach. So good for your feet and your sunny disposition!

Love,

Mary

Wine, Ice Cream, Hot Flash!

It is in your control.

I have been doing well since I started the No gluten, No sugar, No alcohol in January. Full Disclosure…I now have small amounts of grain during the week and it doesn’t effect me. I have a small glass of wine with my dinner.  I am off the sugar most of the time.

Sunday was our Pastor’s 60 the birthday. My Fit and Fabulous friend Ivone and I organized coffee hour. We kept it mainly grain free. Ivone made her delicious grain free rosemary raisin crackers topped with goat cheese and fig butter. She also topped them with goat cheese and smoked salmon. The crackers are from AGAINST ALL GRAINS, Danielle Walker’s cookbook.

I made Andouille Chicken Sausage and sweet potato hash from Dr. Nicole Rivera’s EAT FOR YOUR GUT COOKBOOK.

Grain free Coffee Hour

Rosanne the minister’s wife made an amazing cheesecake with low sugar and a delicious crust which wasn’t gluten free. A very impressive healthy coffee birthday celebration for a bunch of Presbyterians that like their goodies!

On to the wine, ice cream and hot flash…

Before I did my program in January every Sunday was a cheat day and always an ice cream sundae for dessert. I have found healthy alternatives for ice cream . I have been blending canned coconut milk with frozen fruit with a little stevia. It hits the spot! This Sunday, I had a little extra wine, a bowl of organic chocolate chip ice cream topped with caramel sauce. I am sitting on the sofa and I had a HOT FLASH.

My hot flashes had gone away. I am sleeping really soundly. All signs that my hormones are in balance.

It is possible and I am back on track!

Do you need help getting off the sugar, grains and alcohol? Are you tired of sleepless nights? Night Sweats? Tired all of the time?

Let me help jump start you with my 7 Days…Feel Fabulous Program.

Love,

Mary

HAPPY CLIENTS…

“So true Mary!!! Helped me in so many ways!! Bloating, hot flashes and very disturbed sleep…. Gone! Thank you so much!”

“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!”

Joyce is feeling fabulous!

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!

Listen to her story! “It is Miraculous!”

Interested in feeling your best? Check out the 7 DAY…Feel Fabulous Program.

Balance Your Hormones Day 8!

I always feel better after a workout especially one of my outdoor workouts with other people.

Do you want Happy Healthy Hormones? Hang out with happy healthy people! Do more than hangout, workout together. THE BEST!

This video is from our Saturday Morning workout. I wasn’t holding the camera horizontally. Sorry.

It was a wonderful early morning workout with friends… Cold and sunny too!

“Made the whole day better,more focused and more energy.” Gail

Click here to learn more about my outdoor workouts.

Love,

Mary

Balance Your Hormones Day 3!

For now during the 30 days of No gluten, sugar, alcohol it is important to eat 4-5 times a day to keep your blood sugar balanced and your hormones. After the 30 days, I will see how it feels to take it down to three meals a day. I want to keep everything steady especially in the afternoon. My meals are higher in protein and healthy fats so I think the transition to 3 meals will be fine. Just not right now. The point is pay attention to how you are feeling. Everyone is different.

The difficult time for me is when I go to make dinner and I am not having a glass of wine. The afternoon snack helps and I try and lay down on the floor for 20 minutes in the afternoon. Balance is the key.

Here is my recipe for Nut Fudge. It is so easy to make. Nut Fudge is a wonderful go to snack. It is very dense and lots of calories so please consider portion size.

Enjoy!

It is not too late to join in …  Gluten, sugar and alcohol free for 30 days! So much easier with friends! Dr. Northrup says we will feel changes quickly. Balanced hormones are key to fabulous health!

All you need to do is follow me on facebook or instagram. I will be posting and I hope you will be too!

Love,

Mary

I had a delicious lunch today at Kitch Organic in Red Bank, NJ!

The Super Salad!

The Super Salad!

I Love Mountain Climbers!

 

I love Mountain Climbers!

Do you? They can be done anytime anywhere. I love incorporating them into my HIIT.

Join me, do your mountain climbers! Bump up your fitness routine.

Benefits

  • Great for muscular and cardiovascular Fitness
  • Work your arms, core and legs
  • Boost your metabolism
  • Low impact

 

What would be even better is doing Mountain climbers with friends. Join us at Fair Haven Fields. Here is the schedule.

I love my Fit and Fabulous Community!

I love exercising with people. I have formed wonderful connections with women. We are outside working out in all kinds of weather.

This is where my friendships have been created. I am not much of a party person. I don’t do very well with celebrations. I would much rather go for a hike in the woods! Years, back I would run road races with my family. Some of the best times!

This was a few years back. Jogging in place in a parking lot! Magic!

This was a few years back. Jogging in place in a parking lot!

I always enjoy a little bit of craziness. While others were inside the gym running on treadmills. We were outside doing our high knees! To me, this is so much better!

I am still outside with my friends working out. I especially love that these women are between the ages of 40 and 78! Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional!

Burpees, Mountain Climbers and so much more. Want to join in? Here is the link to the schedule!

I am on a Mission!

I am taking my message on the trail! I have decided I need to be brave and reach out to more people. In person! It is easy to sit behind a desk and post things but to actually go out and meet new people AND present my message is a bit terrifying.  It is important what I have to share.

I am 62 and I can do burpees, mountain climbers and push-ups. Maybe you are not quite there but you can start somewhere. You can always get stronger and do things to feel better. I am here to tell you that it is possible and to start making some small changes that will make a difference!

I am also here to tell you that middle age does not need to be about putting on weight. I have lost 4 % points of body fat in the past 6 months with ease and grace! I can help you too!

This Sunday, I will be at Fair Haven Fields. Let’s get together for a walk and a talk! We will end with a few exercises to strengthen and stretch your low back. (Foundation Training) LIFE CHANGING! Meet me by the tennis courts off Dartmouth Ave. 8 AM. If you are not local and want to reach out please contact me and let’s talk!

I will bring George on Sunday. He is always up for a walk!

I will bring George on Sunday. He is always up for a walk!