Take Action!

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

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.

I couldn’t do this 20 years ago.

 

I was a  runner 20 years ago. Pretty much on my way out. I had a strong lower body and a weak upper body.

Today at 62, I can do this.

It is possible for you too! You can start by doing push ups off the wall and then try off the counter and slowly make your way to the floor.

I don’t like them off the knees.

Here are the cues for a great push up.

  • Get into position.
  • Wrist lined up with your arm pits.
  • Back Flat
  • Squeeze your glutes and your quadriceps.
  • Suck in your belly button.

You will do a really strong push up. Push ups are great for your arms, chest and core! You can do them anytime and anywhere! There are so many fun and challenging variations if you get bored with the basics! For another post:)

Practice your Push ups!

Love,

Mary

My Pants Fit!

It is a rainy Friday September morning. I went into my closet and tried on a pair of jeans that I almost gave away last year because they were getting so tight especially around the middle! Is that an issue for you? It doesn’t have to be.

I am sharing this with you because I have a fabulous program that is easy doable and works!!! Eat Fat to lose Fat.

I have a 7 day program or a 28 day program. Here is the link.!

Become a part of my Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional community. You will be so glad you did.

Healthy, Vibrant, Fit.

FAT BURNING HIIT!

A workout for you !. HIIT, high intensity interval training. 30 seconds of all out followed by 30 seconds rest. 4 exercises, 3 rounds. Give it a try.

The push up and burpee mountain climber were out of camera range during the workout video. If you need a demo…

 

 

Burpee Mountain Climber

 

8 minute 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.

If you are local and want to workout with me. Here is my Spring Schedule!

 

Grain Free, Chocolate Peppermint Cookies!

Who doesn’t LOVE cookies? I was surprised how delicious these cookies are. I have been having fun using peppermint extract. It is refreshing in the summer time! There is a little bit of sugar in the dark chocolate bar but when divided up by 24. It doesn’t even count. These cookies will not spike your blood sugar but they are high in fat and calories. Sit down and enjoy one with a cup of tea.

Here is the basic recipe. (I added my own pet touches.)

Chocolate  Cookies
Makes: 24 cookies (I made 12 big cookies:)

Ingredients cookie ingredients

2 sticks organic butter, softened
2⁄3 cup powdered stevia
1 tsp. vanilla extract (I used peppermint extract.)
2 large organic eggs
1 cup almond flour (about ½ cup almonds ground in a coffee grinder) (I used cashew flour, you can also use coconut flour.)
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup  protein powder (I used nutrimeal free.)
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
4 oz. chopped dark chocolate
1 cup raw chopped walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

Beat together butter, stevia, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time.
Whisk together almond flour, cocoa powder, protein powder, baking powder, and salt in a separate
bowl. Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture. Stir in chopped walnuts and chocolate until
combined. (I put everything in a bowl and mixed it up with a wooden spoon. It worked. Easy,Peasy)

Spoon heaping teaspoons of batter 2″ apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to rack or counter to cool. I wrapped them individually and put them in the freezer. We like to eat them frozen out of the freezer. They are a wonderful treat and they won’t spike your blood sugar.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie on my Grandmother's plate!

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie on my Grandmother’s plate!

Enjoy!

Love,

Mary

Do you want to do this with me?

I just signed up for Dr. Northrup’s Ageless Goddesses 8 week online course! It will be a great 8 weeks for the Fit and Fabulous.

Dr. Northrup's book

“When you have the right information and guidance, youthful living can be yours and you can continue to thrive, create and engage in your life for years to come.  Dr. Northrup shows you how to embrace your ageless goddess and live more vibrantly. ” Dr. Christiane Northrup

Let’s do this together. Here is the link to sign up. There is an Early bird special this weekend!

Try New Things…

Try new things, change in direction…

I have been reading Goddesses Never Age by Christiane Northrup MD. which of course I highly recommend.  This was the first of I am sure many lines that I highlighted. “The anti-aging prescription is to love life, try new things, and savor your experiences.”

Dr. Northrup's book

 

I also attempt to sit on my meditation cushion everyday for ten minutes.  (don’t always do it but I think about it.) After my ten minutes are up, I pick an Angel card. Last week, I picked the same card twice! This is from Doreen Virtue, PH.D,  Change in Direction ” The changes you are experiencing are Divinely directed by your newborn willingness to open your heart to love and our guidance. You are protected now and in the future, so follow your path to the happy outcomes you desire.”

So this is what I did. A little scary but I did it. Dan, my husband coached me through it. ” Come on Mare, you have big strong legs, kick them up there!” And so I did! It is always great to have a cheerleader.

Looking at a life in a different way:)

Looking at a life in a different way:)

Learn more about joining Team Northrup with me here.

I have the inside scoop on amazing Ageless Goddess’ supplement pac. On your way to fabulous, vibrant and healthy! I can customize a energizing pac for you here.

Do you tell your age?

As many of you know I have been a member of Team Northrup for 8 years now. Following and being involved with the work of Dr. Northrup and Kate Northrup has been life changing! It is so wonderful to hang out with happy healthy people. You do that and you become one! It is amazing how that works.

Part of my work with Team Northrup and our product partner Usana Health science has been the inspiration behind my blog. My intention is to empower and inspire women to be Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional. I am here to pass on my own inspiration and what influences me.

Last week it was Boom Sticks by Cindy Joseph which I love and so does my Mom. This week, Dr. Northrup has come out with her new book. Goddesses Never Age. I just got it yesterday and can’t wait to dive right in.

Dr. Northrup's book

I am sharing Kate Northrup’s Glimpse TV with her Mom. Go make a cup of tea, come back and sit down and enjoy 20 minutes of Kate and Dr. Northrup.  See why Dr. Northrup says, never tell your age. We are all ageless. I am proud of my age but after watching,  I think now I am officially “ageless”! Tell me what you think, I would love to hear from you.

PS. I have the inside scoop on Dr. Northrup’s Ageless Goddess supplement pac. Contact me… I can set you up.

Love,

Mary