It is strange to write the title 2 Grandmas and a Microphone, and know that I am talking about myself. When I think about OutdoorFit, women over 50 are my target market. Most of the women in my group are in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s! It is all quite incredible. Not all of them are Grandmas but they are in the age range. My job is to inspire these women to be fit and healthy. I know being strong, healthy and fit energizes your life.
Last week, I had coffee with Vicky Perry who is a very wise Grandmother. We had such an interesting conversation, that Vicky encouraged me to write about it. I opened up about my feelings about voting, the presidential election, and why I couldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton in the last election. I learned a lot about myself from writing the post. I ended the post writing about the power of the Grandmother, which is something I hadn’t thought much about before.
I received so many wonderful emails and comments about the post that I wanted to continue. I decided to ask Vicky to do a video with me to take our conversation even deeper. Vicky brought up the importance of taking the time to know your own values and to think about which candidate best represents those values.
I could have just as easily titled the video The Wisdom of The Grandmothers.
“My Mother told me to be a lady. And for her that meant be your own person, be independent.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Blend everything in a food processor until dough is achieved. Dough will be wet, that’s good! (I use the vita mix and it works fine.)
Roll into bite sized balls then lay flat on a air-tight container and freeze. They last for months but they’re so delicious I bet they won’t.
Remove from freezer and let thaw 6 minutes before eating for optimal deliciousness!
From Lee From America
I like to top the ball with a little yogurt and or nut butter. So good! I made them for coffee hour at church and the kids loved them too. It makes me so happy when the kids like them! It is So much better than eating sugary cookies!
I have been drinking Bulletproof coffee! I add 1-2 scoops of Bulletproof Protein Powder, 1 TBS Brain Octane, 1 TBS Ghee to my Bulletproof coffee that I make in a French Press. It is amazing. I have a cup early morning before I workout. I am not hungry until late morning! It is very grounding and helps with over eating and cravings!
This was such a fun interview with my friend Dorian Meyer. We sat on Dorian’s beautiful porch overlooking Sandy Hook and the NYC skyline. I have been wanting to interview her because she has such amazing energy and spirit! I’ve known Dorian for a long time through running. She was an exceptional runner in her “day”!
During the interview, we talk about fashion, running. and her latest challenge, ultra marathoning. At the age of 57, Dorian is training for a 50 mile Ultra Marathon!
Dorian’s last race was the NYC marathon in 2004. She stopped racing because she needed to take care of her Mom and sister who both sadly had cancer. She describes how running saved her during that time. I had the same kind of experience when Thomas, my miracle kid was in the hospital for 13 months. I would get up, run and then drive to the hospital. It saved me too. You just put one foot in front of the other.
Enjoy the interview.
Go see Dorian for new sneakers at her beautiful blue store in Shrewsbury, NJ. Shore Footed.
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.
Take Action! Come try OutdoorFit. You will leave feeling so much better!
“In order to live an extraordinary life, you need Extraordinary Healthy!!! ” Kate Northrup
I was on a Facebook Live business training last Saturday when Kate said the above quote. It really stuck with me. I came down with the flu which lingered on for two weeks. I haven’t been sick like that for years. I take really good care of myself. Many people around me have had high fevers. I didn’t have that. It pays to take eat well, take your supplements, exercise and sleep!
You really appreciate having good health when you are sick.
I am back! How is your health?
Would you like to have more energy? Are you tired of feeling bloated and achy? Suffering from Hot flashes? Are you craving sugar, salty carbs or caffeine in the afternoon?
A Beautiful Organic Salad
I have put together a 7 Day ..Feel Fabulous Program which will put you on the path to Extraordinary Health. Your next step is up to you.
I am on the journey right along with you!
Check out the program and see if it is right for you. I hope you will join us. It is so important for your health to be part of a supportive community.
“I feel really good. I haven’t eaten so many vegetables in a long time. Your jump start is exactly what I needed. I feel so much better!”
” I feel great. I lost two pounds and the bloat!”
“The Program has been amazing. My aches and pains are gone!”
Did you see the video from yesterday about our 7 Day Program to feeling Fabulous? LOOK at my face! Yikes!
It was a little concerning and hard to post. I am 62 and can do kick ass Burpees. I feel great and I have tons of energy. When I saw my face in the video yesterday, to be honest it set me back a bit.
I am in a great time of my life. I created this blog a few years ago and I have people who don’t know me following me. I have women who are between 40 and 79 that get up on a Saturday morning, 23 degrees and windy to workout with me. I have people who join my nutritional program and give up grains, sugar and alcohol to feel better. I recommend the best supplements and they take them.
I have a wonderful supportive family.
I am very grateful for all of it. So what are a few wrinkles and aged spots? Embrace where you are in your life! I tell myself I am a natural beauty. I am going with that.
Would you like to join our 7 Day Program… FEEL FABULOUS?
I posted in the 7 Days…Feel Fabulous Group about the importance of drinking water. It is such a simple thing to do. It is easy, just set the intention.
Note to self. Drink half your body weight in water. If you weigh 140 lbs you need to be drinking 70 oz of water daily. I know when I drink that amount I feel better.
Amy who is in the group posted that she drinks 6- 12 oz glasses a day. She puts 6 pennies in a pile and every time she drinks 12 oz she moves a penny and creates another pile. Great idea Amy! Look what I did today. Of course, a straw always adds to the Fun!
2 down…4 to go!
Would you like to be part of the 7 Day Feel…Fabulous Program? Click here for more info. You can turn things around in 7 days!
I slept through the night last night. What a blessing!
Yesterday, I went out to lunch with my sisters, Mom and Dad. We are celebrating Mom’s birthday which is Saturday. We are having a dinner then. Yesterday was just a sneak preview. Coming off my 30 Days of no gluten, sugar, alcohol I have decided to be very mindful of what I am eating and drinking.
My family all had wine with lunch and dessert. I had a wonderful time. I had a club soda with lemon and lime and coffee with no dessert. It didn’t bother me at all. I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. It feels like a HUGE Break through!
Last night with dinner, I enjoyed my glass of wine. AND I slept through the night. I know keeping in Balance is Key!
Remember SHMEC, your medical markers?
Sleep, Hunger, Mood, Energy, Cravings
Do you feel off? Not sleeping, Cravings? Tired?
I have put together a 7 Day Jumpstart to feeling fabulous. NOW is the perfect time to start. You can change things around in a short period of time. I am here to help you along with Holistic Chef Ivone who will make sure you are eating delicious foods. It is So much more than Chicken breast and broccoli.
This morning Ivone and I got together to make Grain Free Rosemary Raisin Crackers. We are launching our 7 Day Happy Healthy Hormone Program of No Grains, Sugar, Alcohol. Ivone is working on the recipes. These cracker from Against All Grains are delicious and easy to make.
The video is a bit awkward. I need to figure out how to edit. It is worth watching Ivone make Crackers.
Here is the info for our 7 Day Happy Healthy Hormone Program!
No grains, sugar and alcohol.
I can feel your resistance…
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.
It is so much easier to do it in a group and with a friend.
We are getting together at my house to kick off the 7 days on February 25th.
We will give you recipes and tips to support you during the week. Delicious coffee will be served and scrumptious Rosemary Raisin Crackers!
We will have a secret facebook group. We will be providing daily support, guidance, recipes and tips. You will have lifetime access to the group.
I hope you will join us. More fun with friends! Your hormones will thank you. Happy Healthy Hormones!!
This is an online program so you can join without coming in person.