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

Feeling Good in Your Body.

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.

Happy Healthy Calves

Of course, I take what I learn to the workouts. Click here  for the  OutdoorFit Schedule.

Have a great day! I am off to walk barefoot on the beach. So good for your feet and your sunny disposition!

Love,

Mary

Are your pants getting tighter?

I just had to share I think these pants will be an all time favorite. It is the best feeling to get dressed in the morning and love what you put on and how you feel in your clothes!

 

Today is the last day to sign up for the 7 day JumpStart which begins on October 17th. Contact me today or click here to sign up if you are interested in resetting your blood sugar, releasing fat, feeling balanced and sleeping better!  You will feel fabulous in your clothes AND your pants will FIT! GREAT GIVE AWAY IF YOU ARE LOCAL! Watch the video till the end.

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!

A Fit and Fabulous Workout!

Here is an example of one one of my Fit and Fabulous workouts. Do this two to three times a week. These workouts are very effective, fat burning, boost your metabolism , strengthens your core. Your low back will thank you.  You will feel long and lean when you are finished.

Warm -up…move around before starting the  workout, walk your dog around the block first , do a few hips circles, pick your knees up. You get the picture.

1. 4 minutes of mountain climbers

one minute rest

2. Strength training repeat three times.

one minute rest

3. Foundation Training

Exercise, take your vitamins, and eat a low-glycemic diet and you will be on your way to Fit and Fabulous! I am offering a free health coaching session to get you started. Contact me if you are ready to be Fit and Fabulous.

Looking at a life in a different way:)

Looking at  life in a different way:)

 

4 minutes of Fat Burning Mountain Climbers!!!

HIT…have you heard of it? High Intensity Training! This is what you need to do if you want to Boost your Metabolism and burn Fat. Skip the details, bottom line… Just do it!

Do it with me you don’t need a timer, I timed it for you.

George the dog makes an appearance!

A Jump Start to Fit and Fabulous!!!

My intention for 2015~

My intention  for 2105 is to empower as many people as possible to become Fat Burners! It takes 5 days to change from being a chubby sugar burner to a vibrant healthy fat burner. I use the 5 day Reset program to do this.  January has been a great month. I have many people on their fat burning journey.

I am very excited because my 2 sisters and my neice are starting Reset tomorrow. I created a special video for them to really jump start their program. It will work for you too!

You need to set aside 2 minutes in the morning to do this. You can do it in your pajamas if you want to. It will get your metabolism going for the next 24 hours and you will feel fabulous.

So here goes, do it with me!

#fitandfabulous

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

Healthy Bones

Everyone wants to look good. In order to look good you need to take care of the inside as well. Today’s post is about STRONG HEALTHY BONES.

Postmenopausal can experience a significant amount of bone loss the first ten years after menopause. It is so important to eat well, take high quality supplements and do weight bearing exercises.

DIET

  • Eat a low-glycemic diet to avoid spiking your blood sugar. It is important to eat some protein and some fat with all meals to maintain normal blood sugar.
  • Gluten sensitivity might be a problem, I would avoid grains as well.
  • Eat plenty of vegetables and some fruit, (I love berries in my morning smoothies.)
  • Eat calcium-rich foods, nuts, organic or raw cheeses, salmon, dark green vegetables are wonderful. (Sardines with bones are great but personally I don’t enjoy them.)

Supplements

  • Multi-vitamin/Mineral Supplement
  • Calcium/Magnesium
  • Vitamin D (good to get you levels checked)
  • Fish oil
  • Probiotics
  • Digestive Enzyme
  • Fiber (drink lots of water)

It is so important to buy the best pharmaceutical grade supplements that you can. These are what my family and I take.  I highly recommend them! Your bones will thank you:)

Exercise

I can’t leave you without a workout video for strong healthy bones. Have fun with this one!

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.

Love,

Mary

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?

HWF