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4 Great Weight Loss Tips For Fabulous Women Over 40!

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I know that weight loss is always a topic of discussion but it is especially a hot topic during this time of year. We all want to look great during the summer!  I too have been working on dropping a few pounds and have discovered 4 things that have really worked for me and I wanted to share them with you.
It's About Inches Not Pounds - this is so true.  I may be 10 lbs over weight and can still fit into my favorite pairs of jeans.  BUT if my thighs are rubbing together in the process...time to start looking at reducing inches. There are many exercises I do for reducing inches. I have found that one of the best involved 30 day challenges for hips and thighs is this one.  I lost two to three inches 

Get Strong - Strength training is more important than most women over 40 realize. We need to make sure incorporate strength training because it can kick start your metabolism into high gear! Strength training is also effective in burning fat. Studies form the University of …

Don't Forget To Do These 5 Things When Making Smoothies (If You Want To Get Healthy and Loose Pounds)

When I first started making smoothies I was only into the fruity smoothies. You know the ones with the peaches, berries, bananas...all yummy and all with a lot of sugar!  Okay...since my goal was to drop a couple of pounds and get healthy I looked into other smoothies that were healthy, tasted good, and helped me to drop unwanted pounds. 

I have learned quite a bit over the last three years about making smoothies.  What to do and what not to do depending on what your goals are.   In my case because I am in the middle of menopause I am always looking for ways to reduce calories, get more energy, and replace nutrients that may be depleted as a result of stress.  

Here are the five things you want to do when making smoothies if you want to drop some pounds and stay healthy!

FIRST - I know fruit is good for you but watch the sugar content.  Be careful of all those great banana and berry smoothies.  Bananas mangoes, and cherries are high in sugar and while they contain many vitamins and nutri…

Favorite Smoothie For Great Skin

You know I love smoothies!  I have lately been on a quest for smoothies that will help with my skin and hair.  I have been experiencing some dryness and this smoothie along with lots of water seems to have done the trick.  I drink it in the afternoon as a filling snack and energizer!

Beautiful Berry Skin Smoothie Ingredients ¼ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 orange, peeled and pits removed
1 ripe banana
½ cup fat-free plain yogurt
½ cup extra firm Silken tofu
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1 teaspoon agave nectar (optional for less sugar)
sprig of mint (for that extra kick!)

* Note This smoothie is really full of great nutrients. Ti contains chia seeds, as well as yogurt and tofu, which provide calcium, iron and protein to protect and maintain cell membranes, reduce inflammation and possibly protect against sun damage and it is is good source of Omega 3 for your heart health and brain health. 
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My 7 Top "Anti-Aging" Tips To Increase Your Vitality, Wellness and Energy

57 years young and counting

 The day arrived not too long ago that I turned 57 years young!  It is hard to believe that I have actually been on this earth for 57 years and that I am 3 years from 60. Where has the time gone? 

Many people have asked me how have I managed to stay looking so young.  I think that is funny because in my minds eye, I don't feel I look that young.  But I do know that I feel great, and have endless energy. Perhaps it is my attitude and approach to life that makes me "look" young. I don't know can be the judge (but not to harshly - lol)

Here are the tips I have used especially over the last few years (see it is never too late!)

Take a Trip - Visualization has become a part of my daily routine.  Not just day dreaming but actually visualizing myself as healthy, vital, and whole.  I always visualize myself working out, eating the freshest of foods, relaxing near a quiet stream, and taking a moonlight walk.  I basically visualize the wellness…