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.
This is Ingrid Rehwinkel! She is a 78 year old Tennis Pro! She is looking forward to her new age group and being able to compete against the 80 years old! She is part of my Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional Community! She brings an amazing attitude to every workout! Love her!
Jump around squats! Now, there is a good time! Here is a fabulous HIIT workout!
2o minutes and your are done! Make sure and warm up ahead of time. I took George the dog for a walk. I always like to finish my workouts with Eric Goodman’s Foundation Training.
Are you interested in trying the 0 grams of sugar protein shake? I have been making Thomas the plant based with the chocolate flavor packet. I throw in a banana for sweetness. Delicious and Nutritious!
Set your self up right in the morning… start your day off with a delicious protein shake, coconut oil in your coffee, take super high quality supplements and do your HIIT!
Here is an eight minute HIIT (high intensity interval workout for you). I watch these workouts online , mostly demonstrated by ripped young men. I think it is important for you to know that you can do this as well. It might not be as pretty at 60 something but I get it down and reap the benefits. I hope I inspire you to give it a try. (I messed up the squat jumps the first time around, just move for those 30 seconds, try jumping jacks:)
If you need help modifying please leave me a comment below.
I am trying something new. Have you heard of intermittent fasting? How about putting butter in your coffee?
I am getting up at 6 am and making an organic cup of french roast coffee in my french press pot and adding a TBS of my delicious ghee. I made ghee from the unsalted Kerry Gold Irish butter the last time. SO CREAMY AND DELICIOUS! I enjoy the coffee and walk George the dog a mile. I am getting some exercise without eating.
Coffee with ghee!
After taking Thomas to his program at 9 am, I come home and have breakfast. I haven’t eaten for 14 hours. It is a completely different thought process of having breakfast first thing in the morning. I know many wait until later but for now I am hungry at 9 and I feel like I better eat something!
This was my breakfast this morning. An organic granny smith apple, organic cottage cheese , almond butter and sprinkled with cinnamon.
Grain Free and delicious!
A three minute video. What do you think? Have you tried this? It is a process.
From my friend and mentor Penny Northrup Kirk…”Hooray! And a big YES to FAT!” A tweetable:)
Flexibility is so important for our health and well being! I am focused on height and not shrinking with age. Here is a 7 minute warm up that I have incorporated into my workouts. So important to be flexible and feeling fabulous! Give it a try and let me know how it works for you.
Are you local? Spring is a perfect time to start a fitness program.! Change things up…a new beginning! Here is the schedule to my workouts. Let me know ahead of time if you are coming. (Sometimes the schedule changes.)
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)