Fit and Fabulous Lovely Elaine!

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.

Love,

Mary

Buy the good stuff!

Yesterday, I had a wonderful response to my giving up wine post. The support is very helpful. Thank you!

I have been searching for ways to stay balanced through out my day so I am not out of sorts and cranky at 5:30 when I need to start thinking about making dinner. Dinner making time is when I would pour myself a glass of wine. I have been looking for fun replacements and I came across.”The Good Girl Moonshine” on Pinterest.

I posted their apple recipe yesterday. This morning I made an Apple cider vinegar, strawberry, ginger drink. It is not chardonnay but it is a fun replacement and actually super healthy. Thomas had his drink for breakfast with an one minute muffin.

Apple Cider Vinegar :  Many health studies show the benefits of ACV. “In 400 BC Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used it for it’s amazing natural cleansing, healing and energizing health qualities.” Good enough for Hippocrates, good enough for me.

Buy the good stuff.

Buy the good stuff.

Ginger: Ginger has amazing health benefits as well. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory and so good for your digestion.  It has a fun kick as well.

Strawberry, ginger, apple cider vinegar creation.

Strawberry, ginger, apple cider vinegar creation.

2 TBS apple cider vinegar

1 TSP ginger powder

5 organic strawberries

Blend with ice and water.

A fat blasting strength program!

I am proud to say I have developed a high quality fitness program and it doesn’t take hours to get you fit! It takes 30 -45 minutes 2 to 3 days a week.

Here are the components

Warm-up: take a  5 – 10 minute walk or jog and perform a few functional movement exercises .

High Intensity Training : 8 minutes, 30 seconds on/ 30 seconds off. This morning we did BURPEES! Very effective and doable! You can jump rope, do mountain climbers, sprint, jumping jacks. etc. JUST GO HARD, ALL OUT FOR THOSE 30 SECONDS! You want to become breathless (anaerobic) , then you have 30 seconds to recover. Repeat 8 times.

Studies show that High Intensity training (I am happy to improve all of those points. How about you?)

  • Lowered  body fat
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Firmer skin and fewer wrinkles
  • Higher energy levels
  • Improved athletic speed and performance
  • Boosted sex drive

Strength Training: We usually do 3 sets of strength training in 30 second intervals, Push-ups, DB Rows, Lunges, Squats, Tricep Extension etc.

Core Training: This is the long and lean portion of my program. So effective! Your body has 29 core muscles located mostly in your back, abdomen, and pelvis. This group of muscles provides the foundation for movement throughout your body.  It is so important to keep these muscles strong to support your back and improve your balance. I love Foundation Training, created by Dr. Eric Goodman.  This training  strengthens and stretches your muscles…very time efficient!  Love it!

It is also so important to take the best supplements that you can. Take care of your self.

Holiday Nutrition Challenge starting soon. YOU CAN’T EXERCISE YOUR WAY OUT OF A BAD DIET!)

 

A quick effective intense workout! Love Burpees!

A quick effective intense workout!

I feel longer and leaner!

Last spring, I hurt my back actually my Sacroiliac joint. I didn’t do anything except overused the area. I had pain and kept pushing through. Can you relate to that? Of course, I started to think oh I am too old to be doing my workouts. A person my age shouldn’t be jumping around, doing burpees, sprinting…blah, blah, blah.

I went to the chiropractor had a month of physical therapy, took ibuprofen, a few muscle relaxants. I began to feel better but I still had lingering numbness around my left knee. Do I need to accept this numbness?

I started going to yoga again and kept up with my massages. I was better but still had the numbness around my knee.

I came across the work of Dr. Eric Goodman and Foundation training. I have been doing his workouts for a few weeks now and I feel so much better! I wake up feeling LONGER  AND LEANER! It is so empowering! Of course I have incorporated the training into my 7AM work outs.

I started my new class in September. It is now a 45 minute class. I love it! I have short intense effective workouts. This morning we jumped rope for 8 minutes, 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off. My ladies are great, jump with 2 feet fast with no pitter patter, very impressive. We did 2 rounds of weight training and then finished up with Foundation Training. Everyone goes home feeling LONGER ,LEANER and EMPOWERED!

I have also  strongly encouraged my ladies to take the best quality supplement like I do. You get amazing results, when you eat a low-glycemic diet, exercises and take your supplements! THAT IS HOW YOU BECOME FIT AND FABULOUS!!!

  FIT AND FABULOUS

FIT AND FABULOUS

12 minute fat burning workout!

I am creating a new program which starts next Thursday …check local workout page for more details!

What is the minimum You  need to do to stay in Fit and Fabulous shape?

Today’s workout  includes 30 push-ups and 30 burpees! I think that is enough.

First, I did  my PT back exercise to warm up, a mile run/ walk with George the dog , my 12 minute fat-burning workout and finished up with a few yoga stretches . A perfect workout!

30 seconds of jumping jacks

10 push ups with a T

30 seconds alternating rear lunge with a cute knee lift

10 burpees

30 second plank

Complete three rounds and don’t forget to stretch.

love,

Mary

6 pack abs, core strength, flat belly!

We would all like to have 6 pack abs and a flat belly.

Core Strength is what is important for our health and longevity. You abdominal muscles are a small part of your core. The core is actually many different muscles that run from your shoulders to your hips.

Good Core Strength

  • reduces back pain
  • improves posture.
  • enhances any type of athletic performance.
  • improves balance. (really important on the snow and ice)

The plank is excellent for core strength. I also love including the side plank.

20 second plank, 10 second side plank, 20 second plank, 10 second side plank

Build up to three minutes!

Have fun, do it during the commercials, challenge your family to join in. FAMILY FUN TIME:)