The Dangers of Fad Diets, Starvation Diets, and Over-Exercising for Women Over 40

As we age, our bodies undergo various changes, and for women over 40, it becomes even more crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, the pressure to stay slim and fit often leads to the adoption of unhealthy practices, such as fad diets, starvation diets, and over-exercising. While these methods might offer quick results, they […]

The Silent Struggle: Why Losing Weight Is So Hard for Women Over 40

As we age, our bodies undergo a myriad of changes, and for women over 40, one of the most frustrating and emotional challenges can be losing weight. It’s a silent struggle that many face, often feeling alone and without support, as the world around them seems to focus on the beauty and fitness of youth. […]

Want Amazing Results? Include Strength Training!

Strength training, also known as resistance training, has long been associated with men and bodybuilders, but it is an essential component of a well-rounded fitness program for women as well, especially those over the age of 40. While cardiovascular exercise is important for heart health and weight management, strength training provides a multitude of benefits […]

Getting Fit Fast (Fitness Success After 40)

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered: How did I let myself go this far? That’s OK! Now is the perfect time to get back into shape, fast. Let’s change your in-front-of-the-mirror thought bubble to: Wow, I’m looking amazing! by reading on and taking the action steps below. Start with Motivation: Why do you want to get […]

Successful people all have this in common…

Can you guess the one surprising factor that separates West Point cadets who finish the grueling “Beast Barracks” initiation from those who don’t? It’s not strength… speed… or smarts. It’s GRIT — aka the passion and perseverance to reach your long-term goals — and it’s a huge component of mental toughness and taking personal responsibility […]

Look Your Best for Summer

With summer and beach days quickly approaching, most of us are now thinking about looking and feeling our best. Too bad that losing body fat is a slow and steady process, rather than an instantaneous fix. However…I do have an extremely effective 2-step method for losing belly fat faster than ever, and I’d like to […]

How to stop snacking on junk

Let’s talk about cravings for junk food – and what you can do to beat them.You know what I’m talking about… you’re sitting at your desk at 2 p.m. and suddenly ALL you can think about are chocolate chip cookies. Or you’re watching TV at night and feel the ice cream or chips in the […]

This lit a fire under me

The other day I was in the middle of a workout and listening to a podcast. A guest said something to the effect of: “Change is going to happen no matter what. It’s up to YOU to decide whether that change is progress.” This quote got me. I have a LOT I want to accomplish this […]

Recover from that Crazy Weekend

You know how it feels to wake up on Monday morning after a weekend of less-than-healthy eating… Your body is puffy and bloated. Your joints are achy. Your clothes feel tight. Maybe you are feeling that way right now. I’ve outlined the 5 steps below to get you back on the fitness fast track. Step […]

Why do “bad” foods taste so good?

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Have you ever noticed that foods that aren’t exactly “good” for you seem to taste amazing? It’s kind of like Mother Nature is playing a practical joke… but there are a few reasons this happens. Many “crave-worthy” foods are loaded with sugar, salt, fat, and empty calories. Our brains are hardwired to crave tasty, high-energy (aka high-calorie) foods […]