Unusual Tip To Help Your Pull Up

This drill will help whether you want to get your 1st, 5th or 10th pull up. In all movements, the strengthening phase is when muscles lengthen. This is the ECCENTRIC phase. So use a chair to stand on to bring yourself to the bar. Slowly lower yourself from the bar to a count of 4 … Continued

Tips for Finding Love After 40?

Are you a card carrying member of the lonely hearts club? I was too. Here’s how I found love after 40 (actually after 50)… I didn’t ‘date’ for 10 years after my divorce, I wasn’t interested in online dating and I wanted time to be the best version of myself. This probably didn’t need to … Continued

Your Weight Doesn’t Matter in Menopause

Here’s a case for daily weighing in menopause… As an analogy, imagine if you wanted to improve your finances, you’d have to look at the amount of money going in and out of your account. The same with body weight… You need to see the trends, not get too hyper focused on daily weight. What … Continued

Hip Replacement #2

Hip replacement number 2 is in the books! Once I decided to do this surgery, I also decided to enjoy the process. For a total joint replacement, it’s relatively quick & painless. It was a tough decision to get it done preemptively before hip pain became severe, but I know it was the right thing … Continued

Need Motivation? Try This…

Don’t wait to ‘feel’ motivated. Feelings come and go. You must take action first. Action, no matter how small, leads to motivation. As soon as you THINK of doing something that will bring you closer to your goals: Going for a walk Drinking more water Food prepping Getting to bed early Whatever! Do it within … Continued

Light Up Your Abs!

Want a sure fire way to target your abs? Put a small ball behind your lower back. Press your belly button into your spine as you press into the ball. Extend arms overhead, without lifting through the ribs. Be prepared for an ‘earthquake’ as arms extend. If you can’t keep your tummy tucked in, lower … Continued

Want to Rock Your Push Ups in Menopause?

Want to rock your push ups, even in menopause? Do an EMOM workout. EMOM stands for ‘every minute on the minute’. Set a timer for one minute intervals for 10 minutes. Do 3 push ups, then rest the remainder of every minute. In 10 minutes, you’ll get 30 perfect push ups when previously you may … Continued

The Scale: Friend or Foe in Menopause?

Want to avoid disappointment when you get on the bathroom scale? BEFORE getting on it, make a mental note of a few of the NON-SCALE VICTORIES you’re seeing from your healthy lifestyle. Maybe you’re feeling stronger or your clothes are fitting better, maybe you’re sleeping more soundly. When if you get on the scale and … Continued

20 Min AMRAP

What’s an AMRAP? It stands for ‘as many rounds as possible’. Here’s a fun workout geared for beginner through advanced, depending on your fitness level and access to equipment: 10 calorie row OR 5 burpees 5 pull ups OR 5 DB rows 5 HSPUs OR 5 push ups 5 Barbell squats OR 5 squats (any … Continued

Frustrating Weight Fluctuations?

Your weight is going to fluctuate, in menopause and otherwise. But don’t give up on daily weighing! It will help you connect the dots between your behaviors and results. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, maintain (or gain weight), weight fluctuations are NORMAL in menopause or any time. Instead, just use your weight as data, … Continued