Eat Fruit!

 

I have cut back on fruit the past couple of years because of the sugar content. No longer! The key in all of this is to enjoy moderation.

I was on Instagram and came across Anthony William the Medical Medium’s post about grapes. Amazing how good there are for you! “Grapes have been called the “queen of fruits” due to being one of the most nutritious and medicinal foods available since ancient times.”

This morning I made a Mango Smoothie.

According to The Medical Medium, ‘Mangos are one of the most popular and nutritionally rich fruits in the world and are often referred to as “The King of the Fruits”. Mangos are an amazing source of vitamins A, C, E, and B-complex as well as health promoting flavonoids such as beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. Mangos are a powerful anti-cancer food and are specifically known to help prevent lung, breast, colon, prostate, blood, and oral cancers. ”

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Medical Medium and Mango.  

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Do you have a Morning ritual?

My morning starts with plugging in the coffee pot. I usually have it all set up the night before. I look at it like the oxygen mask on the airplane. Take care of myself first! I love my little Farberware pot because it makes the coffee very hot. (Sometimes, I use a French press.) I take out the vita-mix and blend up the hot organic coffee with the oils. I add a tablespoon of coconut oil and ghee combo to my coffee. I grab my Ipad, sit down on the sofa , check my email, Facebook and Instagram.  I have about 15 minutes before I need to get up and make smoothies and get Thomas’ breakfast.

Note to self…The experts say not to start that way, checking your email and social media because you will get sidetracked unto someone’s else agenda.

I send Tom off to his day program. I get myself ready to head out to my workouts. The one thing I do consistently which is very helpful. I say a prayer in my car on the way to the workout. I ask God to surround me in Divine Love and allow me to do the best I can to encourage and inspire the women at my  workouts. A nice morning ritual.

I am going to see if the Library have THE MORNING MIRACLE by Hal Elrod. I know I can do better!

How about you? Do you have a morning ritual?

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!”

Aging Optional?

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.

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Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional!

Love,

Mary

Fit and Fabulous Jane at 73!

Jane Sullivan 73 joined a gym and started working out 8 years ago. I met her  riding the stationery bike. “Come on Jane, join me outside , you can do so much better.” She did!

Sorry about the Wind Noise!

 I love her positive attitude and I am amazed at her fitness level.  She talks about how the outdoor fitness is spiritual for her. It is very empowering for her and all of us! Keep Going Jane!

Low impact Burpee!

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.

Balance Your Hormones Day 7!

7 days in…

I enjoy a glass of wine when I go to cook dinner.  Now that I am off alcohol, dinner time feels stressful to me. I am looking for ways to make this process easy.

My friend Ivone gave me her crock pot. (She updated her crock pot. A nice ALL-ClAD.) I am thrilled to have her old one. Ivone is an amazing cook. It is great karma to have her crock pot!

10 o’clock this morning I made slow-cooker beef chuck chili. Danielle Walker’s recipe from Against All Grains. (Page 96) It is a nice easy recipe. Our dinner will be all set! against-all-grain

I have also been blending up “GOOD GIRL MOONSHINE”.  I found it on Pinterest last year when I was looking for a wine replacement.

good-girl-moonshine

(Google good girl moonshine. I am not sure where the original recipe came from.)

Planning and Preparation are important component to Balance.

Happy Planning.

Love,

Mary

Fat Burning in the cold!

 

Do you stop working out because it is cold outside? Read on maybe I will change your mind.

I love this time of year and my outdoor workouts. I was a skier and it was fabulous!  My husband and I skied. We went on great winter vacations. It was so wonderful to ski all day and then go out for a delicious dinner including a decadent piece of mud pie. Once we had kids life got a bit complicated and we stopped.

I do miss skiing on some level.  I loved the freedom of going fast down a mountain. I don’t really want to do it anymore. I don’t miss all of the equipment and freezing on chair lifts.

I still love winter, snow and being outside. There are also great health benefits.

Did you know you burn more fat in the cold than the heat?  “There is clinical evidence that freezing temps can help you burn more fat. According to a 2014 study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, contending with the cold can help encourage your body to turn white fat — the kind lurking in trouble spots like your belly and thighs — into brown fat, which helps your body burn calories. When you have more brown fat, you’re more likely to burn extra calories rather than storing them as fat.Read more here.

My outdoor workouts  are great anytime of year but winter is my favorite.  We are finished within the hour. So Perfect!

I have  a wonderful community with  a twinge of craziness! The average age is 59 1/2!!!

Click here to learn how to join in on the fun! I can modify for any fitness level!

Squats

Everyone of my workouts include some form of squats. Squats are a wonderful functional exercise. They strengthen your glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps. Once you are able to perform a basic squat, you can start adding weights for even more benefit!

Sometimes it is good to go back to the basics.

Do your squat to a chair or bench.

  • Feet wide
  • Lead with your bottom
  • Butt back and down ,tap the chair with your bottom come back up
  • Chest up

 

Include squats into your workout!

Love,

Mary

A 68 year old Track Cyclist!

We were at the USA Cycling Master’s Track National Championships in Indianapolis this summer. Women are in the minority. Obviously, in the Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional category!

I reached out to Jo Johnson. Jo is a Multi time National Champion! She is 68 and began cycling in her early 50’s! She loves track racing. “Riding on banked tracks on a bike with NO Brakes is the thrill of track.” She takes her cycling very seriously and works with Coach Kim Geist. Jo has continued to improve each year and just LOVES IT! This year she has set new PR’s in all track events. Quite an accomplishment.

Bike with no brakes

Nutrition is very important to Jo’s success. She is focused on keeping her blood sugar balanced. So important for all of us! It is the sweet spot we need to stay in!

stronger faster

“Every year gets better and better!”

Keep it going Jo Johnson!

Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional