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Surviving the Bloat: 5 Wacky Holiday Weight Loss Tips For The End Of The Year

Well, well, well, here we are, already heading into the holidays! Another year older, wiser, and maybe this year a few pounds lighter as we survive the holiday feasting frenzy. Fear not, for today, we are going to put on our smiles as we read these 5 Wacky Holiday Weight Loss Tips to help you stay on track.

Ready to get started? You’ll think you’ve stumbled into a comedy show. We can do it with these holiday weight loss tips.

1. The Veggie Before Everything Diet: Why just add veggies to your meals when you can make them the divas of the dining table? Make it your mission to eat a fruit or veggie FIRST at every meal. Breakfast? Chuck a fruit into your meal replacement shake. Lunch? Salad BEFORE your sandwich. Dinner? Salad or veggie appetizer (think roasted brussel sprouts) takes the spotlight.

Tip 1: Give veggies their 15 minutes of fame at every meal.

2. The Trifecta Meal Plan: Forget about those constant snacking alarms! As we end the year, we’re going back to basics with three square meals a day—breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s like a foodie’s version of time travel!

Tip 2: Embrace the power of the trio, three meals a day it is.

3. The H2O Overhaul: Hydration, my friends, is not to be taken lightly. The rule is simple: drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily. Forget excuses; this is non-negotiable.

Tip 3: Guzzle that water like it’s liquid gold.

4. The Quirky Workout Regimen: Bid farewell to dull workouts! As we end this year, we recommend three workouts a week. Mix it up with 2-3 high-intensity interval training sessions and a touch of gentle yoga. It’s like a workout rollercoaster, minus the nausea!

Tip 4: Get ready to sweat, laugh, and stretch your way to fitness.

5. The Daily Scale Showdown: Yes, you read that right. It’s time to face the music (or numbers) daily! Step on that scale; no hiding allowed. Do we have to? Yes but if daily seems daunting, weekly check-ins are the minimum. Believe it or not, when we weigh ourselves more often, we are more likely to skip the sweets and stay on track.

Tip 5: Keep your scale front and center, and let’s see what’s cooking (or shedding).

So there you have it, our wacky yet effective weight loss tips as we end the year. Remember, laughter is the best medicine, and celebrating every little victory is the secret sauce to success.

Let’s finish this year with a sense of humor and a healthy dose of determination to live happy and healthy next year. Here’s to a lighter, brighter, and downright hilarious Fall and Winter holiday season! 🎉🤣 And remember to smile.

The following will also help you stay on track:

Weight Loss After 50: Simple and Effective Strategies for Aging Bodies

Weight Loss After 50: Simple and Effective Strategies for Aging Bodies

Weight loss after 50? Is it possible? As I entered my 50s, I noticed that shedding those extra pounds became more challenging than ever before.

After 60? It became even more difficult. Is there a secret to weigh loss after 50 I don’t know about?

Despite trying out various diet plans and exercise routines, the scales didn’t seem to budge in my favor. I was determined though to find a solution to this issue, so I began researching weight loss after 50.

Upon conducting some research, I discovered that certain factors such as age-related hormonal changes and a slower metabolism tend to make it difficult to lose weight at this stage of life.

This doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to achieve our desired body goals. By making informed choices about nutrition and physical activity, we can successfully navigate the challenges presented by weight loss after 50.

In my quest to achieve a healthier lifestyle, I learned that it’s crucial to prioritize whole, nutrient-rich foods while limiting sugars and processed options.

Additionally, I incorporated strength training and cardio workouts into my routine to rebuild muscle mass and maintain a healthy heart. With persistence and commitment, plus a little help by visiting my doctor, I was able to lose and have also been able to keep the weight off.

Why Do We Gain Weight as We Age?

As I’ve gotten older, I noticed that my body started changing, and somehow, losing weight became more of a challenge. There are a few key reasons why we tend to gain weight as we age.

Firstly, our metabolism slows down. This means that my body burns calories at a slower rate than when I was younger, which can lead to weight gain if I don’t adjust my diet and exercise habits accordingly.

Muscle mass also decreases with age, and since muscles burn more calories than fat, having less muscle mass contributes to a slower metabolism as well.

Another factor to consider is hormonal changes. As we age, our hormone production changes, and this can affect our body’s ability to regulate weight. For women, one of the most significant hormonal changes occurs during menopause, which can lead to weight gain due to decreased estrogen levels and a shift in fat distribution.

Moreover, my lifestyle might have contributed to my weight gain as well. Long working hours, increased stress, and a more sedentary lifestyle are all common as we get older.

Yes, I am a fitness instructor, but I still spend a lot of time sitting and writing in my office. These factors can make it challenging to find the time and motivation to incorporate healthy habits into my daily life.

What Happens to a Woman’s Metabolism After Menopause or a Hysterectomy

I noticed that as I entered menopause, my metabolism seemed to slow down, making it more challenging to lose weight. This is not uncommon for women over 50, as hormonal changes can affect our bodies’ ability to burn calories efficiently.

During menopause, levels of estrogen begin to decline. This hormone plays a crucial role in regulating our metabolism. As estrogen diminishes, our bodies may start to store more fat, particularly in the abdominal area. Additionally, our muscle mass may decrease, further slowing down our metabolic rates.

A hysterectomy can also impact a woman’s metabolism. Like menopause, the surgical removal of the uterus often results in hormonal changes that can slow down metabolism. However, the extent of the impact may depend on the type of hysterectomy a woman has undergone.

The good news is that specific actions can be taken to boost metabolism after menopause or a hysterectomy:

  • Exercise: Regular physical activity, particularly resistance training, can help increase and maintain muscle mass, improving metabolism.
  • Diet: Eating a balanced diet rich in whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, will provide the essential nutrients to support a healthy metabolism.
  • Stay hydrated: Drinking adequate amounts of water is critical for proper metabolic function.
  • Get enough sleep: Poor sleep quality can negatively affect metabolism, so ensure you get enough restful sleep.

Small Nutritional Changes to Boost Your Metabolism

As I got older, I found that losing weight after 50 was more challenging than I expected. But with a few small nutritional changes, I managed to give my metabolism the boost it needed. Here’s what worked for me:

1. Increasing protein intake: I made sure to include a good amount of protein in every meal. This not only helped me feel fuller, but also increased my metabolic rate, as protein requires more energy to digest than carbohydrates or fat. Some of my go-to protein sources included:

  • Lean meats like chicken and turkey
  • Fish such as salmon and tuna
  • Legumes and beans
  • Greek yogurt and cottage cheese

2. Drinking green tea: I swapped out my usual coffee for a cup or two of green tea each day. Green tea contains catechins, which are known to enhance metabolism and fat oxidation. Plus, it’s a great source of antioxidants!

3. Staying hydrated: I made a conscious effort to drink at least 64 ounces of water daily. Proper hydration helps with digestion and can even slightly increase metabolic rate.

4. Spicing up meals: I added metabolism-boosting spices like ginger, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon to my meals whenever possible. Not only did they add flavor, but they helped to create a slight thermogenic effect, raising my metabolism temporarily.

5. Emphasizing whole foods: I focused on eating whole, unprocessed foods, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. These foods are nutrient-dense and often require more energy to digest than processed alternatives.

By incorporating these small nutritional changes, I found that my metabolism began to slowly pick up, making weight loss just a little bit easier after 50.

Foods That May Boost Your Energy and Metabolism

As I’ve been exploring weight loss options after turning 50, I’ve discovered some foods that may help boost my energy and metabolism. The following are foods that I’ve found helpful in my journey:

Whole Grains: I’ve noticed that whole grains, such as whole wheat, brown rice, and quinoa, provide longer-lasting energy and help me feel fuller. This is thanks to their high fiber content, which requires more energy to digest, boosting metabolism.

Lean Protein: I’ve started including lean protein like chicken, turkey, and fish, in my diet as it helps repair and build muscle while keeping me full and satisfied. Additionally, protein also requires more energy to digest, contributing to an increased metabolism rate.

Green Tea: I’ve found that drinking green tea not only acts as a calming ritual but also helps support my metabolism. Green tea contains catechins, antioxidants that may increase calorie-burning and help with weight loss.

Citrus Fruits: I’ve learned that citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and grapefruits are high in vitamin C and help improve fat oxidation. These fruits also provide a natural energy boost that can help me stay active during the day.

Spicy Foods: I’ve noticed that adding spice to my meals with ingredients like chili pepper, cayenne pepper or jalapeño can help increase metabolism. Research shows that capsaicin, the compound that gives chilies their heat, can slightly increase thermogenesis—the process by which your body burns calories for energy.

In my experience, incorporating these foods into my daily meals has helped me stay energized, increase my metabolism, and ultimately, support my weight loss journey after 50.

It’s important to remember that results may vary, and it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional before making any major changes to your diet.

5 Daily Tips to Help You Slowly Lose and Keep Weight Off

Losing weight after 50 may seem daunting, but it’s not impossible! Based on my experience, I have found that implementing these five daily tips can help you slowly lose and keep weight off:

1. Stay hydrated: I cannot stress enough the importance of drinking plenty of water throughout the day. It helps me curb my appetite, stay energized, and maintain a healthy metabolism. I aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep my body in top shape.

2. Keep it balanced: One of the most effective strategies for me is ensuring that I eat a balanced diet. This means including lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and plenty of fruits and vegetables on my plate.

3. Reduce portion sizes: I’ve found that portion control is essential for losing weight after 50. Eating smaller, more frequent meals (around 5 a day) helps me avoid overeating and keeps my metabolism revved up.

4. Get moving: Exercise is my best friend when trying to lose weight or maintain it. I aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise (like brisk walking) or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise (like running) per week.

5. Don’t skip meals: It might be tempting to neglect meals in an effort to cut calories, but it always ends up backfiring. Eating balanced meals and snacks throughout the day helps to keep my hunger levels under control, allowing me to make better food choices.

These daily tips have helped me lose with help from the doctor. More important though? They have helped me so far keep weight off. Hope they help you too.

5 Easy Things To Do To Lose Weight This Month

5 Easy Things To Do To Lose Weight This Month

5 Easy Things To Do To Lose Weight This Month

Are There Easy Things To Do To Lose Weight This Month?

Updated 3/29/2022

I originally wrote this article in 2020. Since that time so much has changed for me as far as nutrition and exercise so I wanted to update. Today at 60, many of these tips still apply but I have a few more to add which you will find at the bottom.

Losing weight. After 50, sometimes after 40, we women notice a shift in our bodies. I noticed this shift following my hysterectomy. Seemed like my metabolism had flown the coop – or my at least my body. Seriously? Why has it become so flipping hard to lose weight in my 50’s?

And therein lies the key to our lack of success. We obsess. We look at every morsel we put in our mouths. If the scale ticks up so much as 1/10 of a pound, we are depressed for the rest of the day.

But guess what happens when you tell yourself you will EASILY reach your weight goals instead of focusing on losing weight? That you will focus on making little changes that will push you toward reaching your goal? You shift the way your brain views things.

Your brain works toward REACHING your goals instead of focusing on what you perceive as failures. (Yes I am a firm believer in the Law of Attraction and keep a positive mindset on every facet of my life. Trust me. It’s even in the bible: “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” – Matthew 7:7)

I am a glass half full type of gal even when it comes to my health. Since my hysterectomy, I’ve looked for many quick fixes to shed my belly fat. I’ve tried fasting. I’ve tried counting points. I’ve tried pills. I’ve tried keto. Every lotion, potion or pill, I’ve tried it. Guess what happens EVERY SINGLE TIME? I lose a few pounds then end up gaining back MORE than what I lost.

What does work? Baby steps. Every single day. Focusing on 5 simple steps. When you stumble? Let it go and get back on track with your next meal and make sure you drink your water and move. That’s it. Ready? Let’s do this!

  1. Eat a fruit or vegetable FIRST at every meal.  For breakfast, I put a fruit in my meal replacement shake.  At lunch, I usually eat a salad before my soup or sandwich.  At dinner, again the first thing I eat is a salad or possibly a vegetable appetizer like roasted brussel sprouts.  Resolution 1 – eat a fruit or vegetable FIRST at ever meal.
  2. Eat 3 meals per day high in protein low in carbs. Be sure to read this next: Are Carbs Making Me Fat.  Okay this may be a tough one for many to wrap their brains around as we have been programmed lately to eat every 2 hours or so.  Yes that works for many, HOWEVER, it does not work for me or my lifestyle.  I have gone back to basics eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the scale is showing results. Resolution 2 – eat 3 meals per day.
  3. Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces in water.  If you weight 180 pounds, you MUST drink 90 ounces of water every day. There is NO EXCEPTION to this resolution. Resolution 3 – drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water every day.
  4. Exercise 3 times per week.  I recommend 2 – 3 high intensity interval training programs and 1 gentle flow yoga session. Resolution 4 – exercise 3 times per week.
  5. Weigh yourself.  You will not know how far you’ve come if you don’t know where you started. Resolution 5 – weigh yourself once or twice a week. Scales provide so much information. This is the one I use and love: Smart Digital Scale

Additional Easy Things To Do To Lose Weight This Month:

All of the tips above still apply but in the past two years, I’ve added these tips also

  • On days I’m home, I fast in the morning. I can’t do this on days I’m teaching my classes as one of my classes is intense. On the other days however, I won’t eat until noon. I have my coffee and get a jump start on my water.
  • Water. Again back to water. In addition to drinking water throughout the day, I drink a full glass before my meals.
  • Cut back on portions and meals. Again as mentioned above, I eat 3 meals per day BUT I’ve significanly cut back on portion sizes. Heavy on my plate is protein and vegetables.
  • No evening snacking. This was a bit tough for me as I like to have something to munch on when I’m unwinding from the day. If I do feel peckish, I turn to popcorn. It’s a snack I enjoy and it is just enough to take the edge off.

Today. Make the commitment to do one of the above. Just one. That’s where you start. You CAN do this.

how menopause changes your body

How menopause changes your body. What can you do about it?

Menopause. The word itself can put even the strongest woman on alert. We hear all these horror stories about menopause but really don’t know 100% until we experience it ourselves.

Menopause literally means pause in menses. Cessation of our menstrual cycles. That can be a good thing if like me your periods became increasingly more difficult to deal with. But what about how it affects our bodies? That’s a whole other ballgame isn’t it? (Be sure to check my Youtube Channel for many videos on menopause, hysterectomy, fitness, exercise, sex and more: How To Stay Fit Over 50 With Denise)

Some very lucky women cruise right on through menopause while others, like me, have to deal with a whole range of issues. From weight gain to insomnia to the pot belly, all symptoms are not the same for all women.

Symptoms of menopause.

The question becomes what can we do about it? To properly answer that question, we need to go back to the beginning. A woman is considered in menopause when she hasn’t had a period for 12 months. For me, I had surgically induced menopause through my hysterectomy. No 12 months wait for me.

If you still have your ovaries, estrogen production has significantly decreased. We also experience changes in our metabolism. If you feel you’re have a more difficult time losing weight since menopause, you’re probably right.

With reduced estrogen, you may find you tend to hold fat in certain areas. You may find an increase in appetite. We also experience a decrease in cortisol – the stress hormone.

Women in menopause and perimenopause have been found to have elevated night cortisol levels. What does this mean? Our bodies are constantly on alert and elevated cortisol levels leads to belly fat plain and simple.

With all the information we now have, are we fighting a losing battle? The simple answer is no but we are fighting a battle that’s for sure. So what can we do about it?

What can we do about menopause symptoms?

First breathe. There are some simple steps we can do to help alleviate the side effects of menopause:

  • Move. Can’t make it any plainer. Get up and get moving. Exercise has been proven to lower levels of body fat in menopausal women. Don’t like to go to the gym? It’s okay. Get outside and walk. If you struggle to motivate yourself, join me and my online fitness classes. You can join live or take a recorded fitness class when it’s convenient for you. Join me here: Online Fitness Classes with Denise All levels including beginner, Senior Fitness and Gentle Flow Yoga at your fingertips.
  • Strength training. Strength training increases muscle mass which increases metabolism. If you’ve been lifting weights for a while, it’s time to increase the amount of weight you lift. If you’ve never lifted weights before, consult with a trainer or contact me for private training virtually.
  • Watch what you eat. Don’t make this harder than it needs to be either. My goal is always to help you feel strong and sexy in the skin you’re in which is why I don’t promote dieting. Focus on eating clean by eating your food as close to it’s natural source as possible. Eat boneless, skinless chicken with grilled veggies or a salad over a chicken pot pie as an example. Not too difficult right?
  • Sleep. It’s important that you give your body the right amount of sleep. If like me you tend to deal with insomnia, you may need to turn the tv off 30 minutes earlier than normal to allow your body and mind to unwind and relax. Melatonin also has been helping me to get and stay asleep.

And most important? Think about menopause as a positive not a negative. No more periods! No more cramps! Those are by far the things I’m happy about since menopause. My life is my own again.

has my hysterectomy stopped me from losing weight

Has my hysterectomy stopped me from losing weight?

It never ceases to amaze me that many folks believe that having a hysterectomy will not affect the body in any way. Well let me rephrase that. That having a piece of you literally cut out won’t have any repercussions. I say bull. And I’ll tell you why.

Too many years I’ve been focused on losing weight since my hysterectomy. Almost obsessed to be honest with you. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of research and guess what I learned? If you had a complete hysterectomy which includes the removal of your ovaries, and are kicked into menopause, yes it will make it more difficult to lose weight.

Well imagine that. Why didn’t someone tell me that from the beginning instead of saying eat less. Exercise more. Hysterectomies won’t cause an issue with weight gain. Along with all the other bs we’re told.

This type of thing is exactly why I chose a women ob/gyn. The problem here though is that because she was much younger than I am, she didn’t have the experience of having a hysterectomy. Matter of fact? She was pregnant when she performed my surgery. She can only tell me what she knows and has learned.

It takes someone walking through the journey to understand what a woman’s body goes through. Whether it’s starting your period, having a baby, or going through menopause or hysterectomy, it takes the experience.

For me personally? It’s been a battle as far as weight loss and dealing with the weight in my midsection. Recent changes have made a difference. I follow a balanced, mainly vegetarian nutrition program combined with teaching my fitness classes. This is something that happened accidentally but which has resulted in 15 pounds lost so far. Without killing myself.

There simply are so many moving pieces to the puzzle after menopause no matter which way you’ve come through it – medically or naturally. DON’T let anyone try to guilt you into making you think it’s something you are or are not doing. My friends that didn’t have a hysterectomy, or if they did but still have their ovaries, are not dealing with the same issues I am.

It ticks me off big time when someone says to me “I had a hysterectomy but I don’t have a weight problem.” When you dig further, most times it’s because they didn’t have a complete hysterectomy and still have their ovaries. Yes it makes that much of a difference.

To get back on track, focus first on your nutrition by eating clean and drinking the water your body needs. If you do better following a set program, there are two programs that I personally recommend. The first one is PaleoGrubs and the 2nd one is Noom.

The Paleo Grubs Book is hands down the number one resource we use on a daily basis to not only make Paleo work, but to make it work more easily. Some key features of the book:

Over 470 Recipes – Sure, there are plenty of recipes online for free, but when you want consistent results, you have to trust your source. Detailed pictures and simple steps make all the difference.

Desserts are Included – We wouldn’t have lasted a week on Paleo without a steady stream of waistline friendly desserts. Don’t use willpower, satisfy your cravings for the sweet stuff.

Crock Pot Recipes Make Paleo Easy – Includes a separate recipe guide full of slow cooker Paleo dishes that puts your success on autopilot. Spend less time cooking and still lose weight and look great.

Hate following recipe instructions? It’s probably not your fault, but the recipe itself. The instructions in this book are easy to follow, so much so that even we were surprised. And the photos are professionally taken, so they’ll spur you on to create what you see.

In case you haven’t noticed yet, The Paleo Grubs Book gets our highest recommendation and if you want to try it out you get it instantly, so you can cook up your first recipe tonight while you’re still excited.

One thing we’ve found, this book has actually saved us a lot of money, not only in the form of time, but also because:

– You won’t waste money buying unneeded items at the grocery store.

– You’ll learn how to make your own food from scratch rather than buying pre-packaged items.

– You’ll save yourself from the head trip of having to plan out your meals every day or week.

It’s basically a lifestyle upgrade that takes the Paleo diet from being a confusing and stressful monkey on your back to a simple and easy-to-follow plan that you can use to create the body you’ve always wanted. Click here to get the PaleoGrubs book and get started: Paleo Grubs

Both Noom & Paleo are balanced, easy to follow programs but depending on which level you choose, there is a fee for Noom where Paleo Grubs is a one time purchase. Noom does provide you with a 2 week trial period though that you can try for a donation of your choice. You can get more info here: Noom I liked Noom but it was more involved on a day to day basis for me and I prefer simple which is why I think Paleo Grubs works better.

Again, don’t let ANYONE make you feel bad about yourself. Even those closest to us often say things that can be hurtful but they honestly don’t know any better. They’re not walking in your shoes.

What I learned by failing at losing weight after my hysterectomy.

What I learned by failing at losing weight after my hysterectomy.

A woman’s body is a beautiful thing. Truly incredible in everything it does with grace throughout our lifetimes. And like women themselves, a woman’s body is never just one thing. From childhood to “becoming” a woman to bearing children through menopause, the female body goes through many phases and transitions.

I personally think it’s a miracle the way a woman’s body goes through so many transitions and bounces back. Think about how the pelvis spreads open during childbirth before returning to its normal position.

One thing I don’t think a woman’s body is designed for, however, is the suddenness of having the uterus removed. My journey has been absolutely insane since I had my hysterectomy over five years ago and I believe the crazy journey will continue at least a few more years. And from the emails and messages I get, I know I’m not alone.

Think about it. Every piece of our body is there for a reason. There will be trying times when any of it is removed suddenly. Before my hysterectomy, all I kept hearing was you’re going to gain weight. You’re going to have mood swings. You’re going to have hot flashes and night flashes. For me, those things were true. Many of us deal with the same issues due to hysterectomy or menopause.

But all that aside, I was consumed with trying to keep the weight off. The more I allowed it to consume me, the worst it became. I needed to let it go and put my focus elsewhere to allow the healing to continue. That is what I eventually did.

What I learned by failing at losing weight after my hysterectomy.

It took one doctor’s visit to do that. When my doctor told me that my blood pressure was up over 30 points and with my family history of heart disease, I knew that’s where I needed to focus. Immediately.

I did try a few quick fix weight loss plans. One was keto that did work short term but not long term for me. One size does not fit all and you have to find what works for you. Keto works for many but not for me. Click here to read: Why I don’t do Keto anymore.

Completely taking the focus off weight loss and instead focusing on heart health is what I needed to do to push forward. The weight loss has been a side bonus and as of this morning, I’m down 14 pounds. 14 SLOW pounds but 14 pounds nonetheless.

How did I do it? With the following simple adjustments:

  • I stopped focusing on weight loss and focused instead of getting back to feeling like myself. My normal, happy optimistic self.
  • Somewhere along the line, my body decided it no longer liked beef or pork. Matter of fact, the last time I ate a burger, I was sick the rest of the day. I now follow what I call a Paleotarian type of nutrition program. I’m 80-85% vegetarian with eggs as my protein. When I do eat meat which is rarely, I’ve done a complete 180 and now prefer shrimp and fish. You can read more here: Good Food? Bad Food?
  • Drink the water my body needs. We need to make sure we drink half our body weight, in ounces, of water daily. I now use a 30 ounce stainless steel bottle to keep track of my water. This is the one I use: 30 ounces stainless steel water bottle.
  • Eat three balanced meals daily. I don’t think my body needs five meals per day but you should test it to see how it works for you. As an example, I have my protein shake in the morning which is a meal replacement shake (this is what I drink: Protein Powder I’ve switched to pea protein – no tummy issues and it keeps me FULL); tomato cucumber salad, 2 hard-boiled eggs with a piece of fruit for lunch and for dinner, generally chicken with a salad. Very simple. But this is important. I don’t tell myself I can’t have something. If I want shrimp and grits while out for lunch or dinner, I have it.
  • Exercise. By far I think that two exercise programs have clearly assisted with my weight loss. Tabata which is a HIIT workout with circuits that are 20 seconds high intensity work followed by 10 seconds rest. The second exercise? Yoga. I teach a Gentle Flow Yoga class three times a week. I do offer private online classes. Message me if you can’t find a location.

The hardest part to be honest? Getting started. What I tell my clients is to simply pick one of the five things above and start it tomorrow.

Doesn’t matter what day of the week it is. If you pick water, starting tomorrow you will make sure you drink half your body weight in ounces before you go to bed.

I’m here for you at any time. Reach out. You GOT this!

p.s. A simple change with huge benefits that literally costs pennies. Also be sure to read my product review on the supplement I’ve been taking about a month and seeing fantastic results in my belly. Thank goodness! You can read it here: Are carbs causing me to gain weight? or get more information on the supplement here:

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