Macadamia Nuts

We have had a great first week at my new workouts! It feels great to be back at it with my friends! We are all on the journey to being Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional except for Kate because she is pregnant and is having a beautiful Thanksgiving BABY!  She showed up this morning to workout with us!

Health Tip of the week!

EAT MORE FAT! Instead of reaching for the pretzels  have a few raw macadamia nuts. My dad traveled a lot when I was growing up. He would bring home little containers of macadamia nuts from the airlines, such a treat for me!

If you are having a piece of fruit have a few nuts along with it. Nuts lower the glycemic load of the fruit. It is so important to keep your blood sugar balanced so you can release the FAT!

Raw macadamia nuts are high in the same healthy fatty acid found in olive oil. They are full of essential minerals, vitamins and HEALTHY FATS! They are also delicious and loaded with calories. 203 calories in 10-12 nuts. I put a serving size in a pretty dish and try to limit myself to that.



Rethinking Retirement!

This blog post has been in my draft file for a few months. I thought this week would be the perfect time to post it. The old is falling away and it is time to look at life in a new way.

I was on my monthly Team Northrup telegathering this week. It is an international call with Dr. Christiane Northrup, her daughter Kate and her sister Penny.It was an interesting talk about retirement . We are all living longer than the retirement age of 65 and why not continue on and do what you love. I got involved with Team Northrup because I am interested in building residual income  by helping myself and inspiring  others to be healthy. It is very important to have a subculture that supports and I have found this with Team Northrup.

I wanted to share this with My OutdoorFit ladies. You are a subculture of phenomenal ladies who aren’t afraid of doing something just a little different from your peers in almost any kind of weather. I wanted to Thank you for that!  I was listening to the call when Dr. Northrup starts talking about Mary. (ME!!!) A woman who is in her “inner circle” and one of her leaders in Team Northrup. Here is the recording of the Telegathering…Rethinking Retirement. I am at minute 11:23!

Click here to access the recording.

I like to listen while ironing:)

Thank you for allowing me to share.



Why not continue on doing what you love and make money until the day you die? Instead of wondering whether you are going to run out of money before you die? What do you love to do?



Time For A Change!

I have been working on creating a new program for the fall and I am excited about it. It will be a new beginning! September is a good time for a new program, back to school time, turning 60 (WOW) etc. I have been looking at  my fitness and well being in a different way the past 6 months.

Here are some of the ideas and thoughts that I have been working with. Creativity and ideas have been flowing. I feel like I am on the right path and hope to inspire you as well!

  • Easy, Peasy
  • Rid of aches and pains or at least reduced.
  • Healthy Weight
  • Minimum amount of exercise that you need to stay in shape.
  • Can’t exercise your way out of a BAD DIET!
  • Laugh everyday!
  • A lovely cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening…just because:)

More Details to come!

If you are local please check out the Fit and Fabulous event page. Join me for a organic cup of coffee or organic wine depending on the time of day. Wear your sneakers  we will be having a mini workout to start the event!  Please RSVP!



Ease, Grace, Simplicity!

Ease, Grace, Simplicity!


“This Changes Everything!”

I love the work of Dr. Christiane Northrup.

Her words of wisdom  helped me through Menopause.

The Hormone -Balancing Food Program. (from THE WISDOM OF MENOPAUSE)

  • Eat at least three meals a day. ( I eat 5…my snacks are important to me.)
  • Focus on Portion size not calories.
  • Eat Protein at each meal.
  • Eliminate the high-glycemic foods as much as possible. ( I still enjoy a glass of wine with dinner.)
  • Reduce grain products.
  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. (Mainly vegetables)
  • Enjoy healthy fats. (avocado, coconut oil, olive oil, and BUTTER!)
  • Drink lots of water. (2 cups before each meal)

Take  high quality supplements… A great multi-vitamin and fish oil.

I do all that , full disclosure here, I have been on bio-identical hormones for 6 years. I feel good on them but I would love to get off of them. I received an email today from Dr. Christiane Northrup that I wanted to share with all of you. She has created her own product line to support women through menopause and beyond. THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING! I am going to slowly wean myself off the bio-identical hormones with A-ma-ta! I will let you know.  I hope this is helpful for all of you too!






Jane Sullivan is one of the reasons I am running OutdoorFit in the wind, rain, snow, frigid temperatures and  FOG!

My good friend Jane is a seasoned OutdoorFit athlete who had a birthday yesterday! She is the shining example of FIT AND FABULOUS…AGING OPTIONAL.

Jane has been a part of OutdoorFit since the beginning. She has embraced the exercise, a low-glycemic lifestyle with a few glasses of wine thrown in, and she takes the same supplements as many of the Olympic athletes!

This is what Jane has to say about aging!

One last thing…we have created a strong sense of community at OutdoorFit. Do you want to live a long happy healthy life? Hang with others that know how to do it!

Happy Birthday Jane!!!

Do you want to hear more from Jane? Click here

How to get Fit in Four weeks?

Health and Fitness is a life long process. 80% of your health is dependent on lifestyle choices. I think that is great NEWS! The key is to get up and start moving!

(Of course, diet and great supplements are equally as important…more on that in later posts.)

Here is the second week video in a series of 4, to get you started on an exercise program. So many commented that they watched last week’s  video.  FYI, you need to do more than watch if you want results. Is that mean or inspiring?

We have many women in their fifties, sixties and seventies at OutdoorFit that have transformed their bodies. They are healthy, strong and empowered. I tell people at OutdoorFit to give it two weeks and you will start to feel a difference.

Please let me know how you are doing! I love hearing from you!