It’s Fashion Flash Monday

Fashion Flash logoThis week  Shawna of Female Fat Loss Over 40 is hosting Fashion Flash.  Exercise is important all  year round, but I  think   March  is when excercise needs meet a critical mass.  Cold weather  and  hearty  comfort  foods  make winter weight gain almost inevitable.  But March means that  its soon going to be time to  peel off those  weight conceling  layers of clothing.  What I  love best about Shawna is that  she shares  fitness success stories of real women.  If they can, do it so can I .  Female Fitness After 40 is   such a relief from the celebrity fitness concpet   eg Gweneth Paltrow whose 2% body weight and highly restrictive  diet is  much more entertainment than  advice. 

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Healthy Holidays

handweights  Calorie packed  holiday foods and  more alcohol than you drink all year can  seem to add pounds and inches overnight.

I clicked through a story on the high calorie  holiday foods and it was as though they were describing  the content of my  fridge.  My Christmas Day dinner was a roast goose, filledGOOSE with dried cherry and pecan stuffing with a pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.     A four ounce serving of goose  clocks in at 340 calories, 18 grams of fat and  137 mg of cholesterol. Scary.  I decided that next year  I will  stick with turkey  that is not only delicious it was the protein of choice  for Yale  … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This week  Shawna of Female Fat Loss Over 40 is the host of Fashion Flash.   I have to admit that I am intimidated  by descriptions of  celebrity fitness programs. The intensity, the  pit crew of specialists to assist them,  the amount of  time and energy is overwhelming– and way above my pay scale.  What I love about Shawna’s  blog and DVD’s  is  that not only  are  the exercise programs  so doable, but  she shares real time success stories.  When a fifty something   schoolteacher works  diligently to lose weight  for a wedding, now that is something that  inspires  me.  I can relate to  the  people  who have worked her method and if they can do it, then   I can too. 

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Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This week Shawna of Female Fat Loss Over Forty is hosting Fashion Flash. If there  ever is a time of year to think about fitness it  is right now.  Blue skies and  warmer weather  inspire me to go outisde and  shed   winter weight gain.  If you haven’t yet  tred out Shawna’s fit camp routines this  is definately the moment.  I know that  swimsuit weather is right around the corner.   

And along with a fitness program, spring makes me think about upping  my nutrional profile. I’m always struggling  to get in those 5-7 servings of vegetables and fruits a day.   The farmer’s markets are brimming with  piles of veggies and I  found a new cookbook to turn these beauties into a meal.   The Inspired Vegan by Bryant Terry is a vibrant  celebration of  life, family and  good food. The first section provides cooking techniques and simple  recipes … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This week the host of Fashion Flash is Shawna of Female Fat Loss Over 40. Like  many New Yorkers, I rely on walking  for  my daily exercise.  Twenty city blocks is equal to  one mile and I leave extra time  so that I can  walk to my appointments and get in some exercise.  But when icy winter weather  arrives,  I have to go indoors and   and Shawna has some of the best fitness programs I’ve ever tried.   She is especially good at motivating reluctant athletes ( like me) and  I feel better rather than achy after one of her workouts. Be sure to check her out as well as the rest of the wonderful Fashion Flash sites.

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Fashion Flash Monday!

Its Fashion Flash Monday and  this week   the host is Shawna  of Fat Loss Over  Forty. After almost six months  of huddling in the heaviest sweaters I  could find its now  sleeveless dress time.  My guns are pretty white and flabby and Shawna   has great advice  for getting gorgeous arms. 

 And  with fitness on my mind, I  took another look at  Enter the Zone.   This is a hugely popular low-carb, low saturated diet book.  The author, Barry Sears  holds a PHd in biochemistry and is a former MIT researcher.  His interest in weight control stems from his focus on heart disease and the science behind The Zone diet is actually based on research that won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1982.  Impressive!  The Zone Diet is certainly backed up by a boatload of science and as a former lab rat, I value that.  

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