Motivation

5 Ways to stay positive when it seems impossible

I was banished from a Facebook group last week. Shunned, ostracized, voted off the island. That’s never happened to me, and I honestly still have no idea why. In fact, I assumed the group had dissolved, because why else would I not be able to sign in? Yup, color me naive. I’d just joined the…

Read More

5 Ways to add fun to your walking workout

To many people, fun and exercise go together like porcupines and balloons. In other words: they don’t. If I went outside right now and did a “woman on the street” interview with non-exercising passersby, and asked them for the first word that comes to mind when they hear “exercise,” what do you think most people…

Read More

3 Biggest fitness frustrations solved

I like to consider myself an optimist, even after going through a lot of seriously unfun crappola in my life. I’ve talked about much of it here: an eating disorder, abusive relationship, panic attacks so bad I was practically housebound, and a host of other less-than-wonderful situations.  Each time, I eventually came out better for it in…

Read More

4 Ways to think younger and live longer

After 58 years of life experience, 99% of the time I’m in public I am not intimidated by other people.  The remaining 1%, however, is enough to convince me I’ll never be a normally functioning human being. Case in point: yesterday. I started going to a new nail salon since we uprooted from our previous abode…

Read More

How an eating disorder taught me about body acceptance

I spent many years hating my body. It all began in my late teens. At that time a certain modeling school was all the rage. I won’t name names but let’s call it Carbizon. I decided to become a world famous model and marry a rockstar. Enrolling in this school would be my first step.…

Read More

How to flip a switch so you crave exercise (based on science!)

I am on a constant search for the truth. Not in a distant mountaintop, guru worshipping, Eat, Pray Love kind of way, just a quest for what lies beneath the things we hear about and accept as real.  I’m convinced most of what I read online is 99% BS. And I think that’s conservative. Although…

Read More

3 Ways to instantly improve your mood

It’s been about two months since we moved to our new digs. Within that time, one of the cats figured out how to open all the lever-handled doors, I’m finally able to use the electric stove without burning every meal to a crisp, and I’m settled down at my new gym.    The latter is…

Read More

5 Morning routines to help you seize the day

I admit, I am a morning person. I get up at 4:15 a.m., usually without an alarm clock.    I can already hear the splash of coffee getting thrown against computer screens in disgust. Let me explain. Actually, I can’t. When anyone questions my bizarre personality quirk I usually blame years of in-home personal training…

Read More

10 ways to get in shape when exercise bores you to tears

A couple years ago I started a Facebook group for women over 50 (Ageless After 50 Women). We share issues ranging from weight loss to hot flashes and anything relevant to health and fitness that’s frustrating enough to make you seek anger management treatments, book a flight on the next Mars mission, or start a…

Read More

Stop doing this ONE thing and boost motivation instantly

I don’t consider myself a complainer. As I typed that sentence I instantly flashed back to all the posts I wrote about my arthritic knee, being overwhelmed and stressed out, and all the general frustrations of life.  So let me start again: I would like to consider myself a non-complainer. But apparently, I still need…

Read More

Join the 7-Day Ageless Body Challenge!

Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Download my free eBook
10 Ways to Blast Belly Fat After 50

Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Subscribe to my free weekly newsletter

Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.