Granny has Good Reasons (So it keeps her going!)

Persistence pays off…..its easier to stay persistent through the tough times with a strong reason

Pushing through those tired and challenging days is worth it when you start to notice the increase strength and progress in muscle development.  In only 6 weeks, I progressed from 20 lb ea hand dumbbells doing a lat row to 30 lb in ea hand!   ..and it felt difficult but amazing afterwards!   My back was feeling so pumped up, it was time to capture that in a pic 😁💪🏻. Gotta love progress!!😁

 

Persistence certainly pays off and when it comes to health…it’s worth the work!  My goal is to be an active and healthy Granny for my grandkids and not get prematurely old and out of shape…my reasons to be healthy are what pull me along even on the most challenging and tired days!  Let’s GO!

Its time to work on your health, lose excess weight and get stronger!!  The time is NOW!

To get started, CONTACT ME now!

#thefitgrandma #puthealth1st #liftandhiit #nursepractitioner #athleticgrandma #grandson #healthygranny #persistence #consistency #nevergiveup💪 

Choose your Hard (Smile and Say Cheese!)

I pick the “hard” of working on my health.. Its tough, but absolutely worth the effort. 🙂 cheese! 🙂

A picture speaks a thousand words…. And can really help you to see that you’re making progress in the work that you’re doing to improve your health… And… When you do see progress… It jacks up the motivation and keeps you moving forward with a smile…😁

This morning… The triceps and the chest really got a butt kicking… The triceps were really pumped up after that and had an impressive look which  made me smile 😃 💪🏻. After that, I put in a 15 minute HIIT workout to burn some extra fat since I kind of overdid it yesterday on the mixed nuts LOL

Working on your health some days is really hard… and it takes constant work and attention.   But remember that feeling tired, miserable, overweight, and just generally depressed is also very hard (I used to be there and I would rather take this hard!!).  … I say… Pick your hard and decide what’s worth it for you.   

For the long term, I’d rather put in the work and be healthy and have good energy and feel positive and motivated for each day.  How about you?  What “hard” are you going to choose?

I would say pick the healthy hard and… As you make progress, take pictures and notice how well you’re doing… And just know that it’s so worth it!  …Say “cheese!” 🙂

#Health #PickYourHard #liftandhiit #nursepractitioner #athleticgrandma #puthealth1st #Happy #Positive #ChooseHealth #Triceps #Hiit

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Too Busy is NOT a Valid Excuse

Training week to strengthen and perfect form and build cardio…. perfect program for us busy folks!

The countdown is on to our upcoming 8-week fitness and nutrition challenge…  6 more days until we start!   It’s the perfect program that is great for people who do not have much time, who are busy professionals and often have a hard time fitting workouts and nutrition in to their busy lives (like me!). This workout incorporates muscle building, fat burning, and core work all in 4 short workouts per week.

There really is no excuse not to get into the best shape of your life by using a program such as this.  Nutrition plan is very easy to follow.…   And if you have a coach, it makes it even better… I know this from experience!   Just a little extra support accountability makes all the difference to help a person stay on track!

The other thing that makes a difference is working on personal development at the same time.  A large part of our success is working on mindset, thinking positive, being happy now, and feeling good about yourself.  Part of this will be to work on mindset, which will create success even beyond the 8-week challenge!

Our pre-program training segment is underway and we are all learning proper form and getting our muscles and heart ready for for the real thing starting July 16!   Just this little bit of physical training and mental preparation will make all the difference and build up the momentum to drive us successfully through the 8-week challenge!   

If you want to have a piece of this and get connected with a coach to keep you on point and accountable, let me know!   I am at the point where I can only accept 1 or 2 more clients for this program so don’t miss out!

Contact me if you have any questions!!

#hiitandlift #getready #preparation #training #chestandback #getacoach #thefitgrandma #nursepractitioner #weightloss #muscles #abs #puthealth1st 

I became a Grandma 👵 (holy crap I am getting OLD!)

THIS GRANNY HAS GOT TO GET PREPARED!

I remember just over three years ago when I became a grandmother for the first time… Just how that felt (…omg, I am a grandma?) 

It was at this moment that I took a look at myself and realized that I needed to work on my health and fitness!   Having the new label of grandma was shocking and made me feel like I was getting “old”!   The worst part was, that I was almost 50 pounds overweight and when I tried to go onto my lawn to play around with my daughter to do some gymnastics and some cart wheels like I used to… I literally suffered for weeks in pain after that… Which reinforced how old and awful I was feeling!   I felt sore, tired, achy, miserable and downright fat and out of shape!

It was at that moment I made the determined decision to get myself back into shape! “Seriously!”, I had asked myself…”what happened to your body?”  Eugh!!!

I took action at this point!   I got myself a fitness coach, allowed myself to be “coachable”, joined my coach’s exercise recommended program, started superfood and other supplements to boost my energy and I totally transformed my body in a matter of a few months!   I dropped 35 pounds, regained my energy and was even able to run, jump and do gymnastics without pain!    Over those few months, my determination and my physiotherapist helped me  to overcome my chronic knee and back pain and now I have NO MORE suffering!  

WOW!  Who knew this was possible?

In fact, I was so impressed with the coach and the program that I became a coach myself.  I was totally inspired and wanted to help others to achieve their health and fitness goals like I did!  I learned that anything is possible if you put your mind to it and LISTEN to your coach!

So  …fast forward to today… here is me (in photo above) preparing to be the best coach that I can be for my clients… Here I am training to become proficient with the form and the moves for the new upcoming lift and HIIT program starting July 16 to be the best coach possible to support my clients.

A question I get asked… “Can I join your coaching program to become a fit grandma like you?”    

The answer is YES!   …For the upcoming program, I can only take 5 more clients and entry to my program is by application only.   If you are a person who is determined and coachable, and want to achieve great things in your health and fitness in 8 weeks, you may want to consider application to this special program.

APPLY NOW to see if you qualify to join the upcoming 8 week program!  We start July 16 and will need a week priming time to get ready, so I need to receive your application TODAY!  Don’t wait!   You are worth it!

HIIT and Lift your Way to Health (…with me!)

The beauty of HIIT workouts is that you can do a very short workout and burn a tonne of fat!   In today’s world, things are so busy and it feels like were all so short on time… So, we need a workout that’s going to give us maximum benefit in the shortest amount of time!!    

Ideally, a workout program would include some weights and some HIIT to maximize muscle building as well as fat burning all in one short and sweet workout!!  Now wouldn’t that be awesome?

It was like a dream come true when I heard about a new program coming out that is exactly that!!   Just what I was looking for!!  …

A program that provides structured workouts involving weights and HIIT all in one and… In a short workout only four days a week!   No seriously… That sounds so doable and awesome!   Don’t you think?

Starting in mid July, I have made the decision to lead a small group of motivated busy people through this new program by setting up a private accountability group.  As a very busy grandma and professional, (and business owner), it is ultra important to maintain energy and health not only for myself and my patients… But also for my little grandson who is full of energy at three years old and who wants a grandma that he can go play with outside who won’t get tired out after only a couple minutes LOL 😂 

In order to be effective at coaching and leading you through this program (including nutrition), I am going to limit the participants to 10 to 12.  Those interested in joining this exclusive coaching program will need to apply to join and show that they are truly committed before getting accepted.   

As a bonus for being part of this special program, you will learn to develop a success mindset, learn the benefits of keto as well as how to maximize the power of momentum in your life.  (not to mention prizes for completion and participation as well!)

For questions about this program, comment in comments for this post or send me a private message!   The time is ticking, so we need to have our group set up within the next week!   Deadline for applications is June 30 and we need to have time to order in our supplies for a July 16th start date!

APPLY HERE to join this exclusive group… PLEASE NOTE!   Only apply if you are truly committed to transforming your life!

 

Why Exercise Every Day? (Very Good Reasons!)

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Why do I push myself to exercise every single day even when I don’t feel like it you may ask? Why work out intensely and get my face red and the sweat 😅flowing?

I will tell you why…
1. Exercising keeps you looking and feeling younger!
2. Exercise helps keep blood pressure healthy and the arteries clean by boosting HDL (good cholesterol)!
3. Exercise helps keep muscles conditioned, strong and pain-free!
4. Exercise boosts mood, positivity and helps you enjoy each and every day to the max!
5. Exercise keeps your body functioning with its optimal abilities and boosts metabolism and hormone balance.
6. Exercise helps me keep up with my 2 year old grandson and I want to be around (and in great health) for my grandchildren for many years yet!!

7.   By pushing myself and doing new challenges, I stay motivated, am never bored and continually make progress in building my fitness level and strength.  As a result I can always do more much easier than I did the day or week before… Seriously, pushing yourself outside your comfort zone really  accomplishes a lot more than you might think!

Remember our body is made to move and be physical, not to sit around or lay on the couch! If you push your body to exercise every day, it will reward you with much better health in the long run!

Do something active today!💪🏻

#athleticgrandma #neverquit #exerciseiscritical #cleaneating #longevity #reducerisk #beatcholesterol #killdiabetes #preventioniskeytoahealthylife

Build on Mistakes and Challenges (and Get Stronger)

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Mistakes or challenges in life and then learning from them has a way of building our strength by giving us better skills, resilience, self-confidence and power.

We face these difficulties for a reason even though that may be hard to see initially while we are in the midst of them. This has been true for me in many ways and I am still learning new lessons all the time.

Speaking of lessons, I have had some shoulder issues in the past, so wanted to share a tip with you.

A strong upper back is vital to minimize shoulder joint and shoulder girdle injuries. Many people who lift weights love the pressing and pushing exercises: bench press, incline press, decline press, dips, and overhead press which was what I used to focus on. …However, to counter balance those movements and give shoulder joint stability, pulling-type exercises need to be incorporated (see picture for example). If these moves are not done, the risk of injury is increased especially to shoulders!

So, to strengthen the upper-back/shoulder area, minimize injury potential, and boost your ability to optimize upper-body capacity, posterior upper-body pulling exercises need to be incorporated to give balance to the anterior pushing exercises most people do so much of.

This is where a professionally designed body building program comes in handy since it takes the guesswork out of the proper way to work out to keep the body and joints balanced and avoid injury. If you would like some guidance on this, be sure to contact me. I have learned so many valuable tips by training with professionals. It’s so worth it!

Day 54 of my current 91 day fighting and resistance training is complete!✅

Legs are the Foundation (Balance Those Hormones Too!)

Lifting heavy with those legs is HARD, but totally worth it!
Lifting heavy with those legs is HARD, but totally worth it!

Working the legs is HARD!! OMG…huffing and puffing and dripping sweat during my 40 min leg blaster workout this morning! The legs/buttocks are very big and strong muscles and are the foundation of our body.

They burn a tonne of calories all day, aid in balance, promote speed and agility in all of our other sports activities, and most of all, strong buttocks and legs protect our lower back during regular day-to-day activities including lifting.

Moving weights as part of a regular workout routine makes such a difference in the capacity of our body to do regular activities, minimize pain, helps to maintain healthy weight and promotes a sense of well-being and hormone balance. It is definitely worth the work!

Have a happy and a weight lifting kind of day! 😁💪🏻
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#legs #foundationalstrength #enjoylifenow #liftlikeabeast #hormonebalance #besttherapy #nothingbeatsit #athleticgrandma

Round Shoulders, Small Waist (it’s all relative)


There is something about working on developing strong round shoulders that has a way of making the waist look smaller…hmm what a novel idea!! In the video above is a 6 way move I did while working Shoulders this morning that definitely got my shoulders burning!

Muscles give our body nice shape and tone and pumps up our metabolism all day as well…bonus! Don’t wait.. get started now!

Have an awesome and active Friday!

#muscles #shape #tone #weightloss #health #relative
#athleticgrandma

 

IMPORTANT!!!

To have success in health and fitness, achieving a healthy weight sometimes takes doing something NEW and that we have never done!   If you have never tried superfood and professionally designed fitness to change your life, my gosh, contact me now and I will help you get started and to succeed!

Lift and Sip Your Way Young (I am Proof it Works)

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Would you lift weights if you knew it could make you look younger? Well it can!! Lifting combined with superfood nutrition to give you a healthy glow is a magical youth potion!

As we get older, we lose the support of collagen in our skin and tissue leading to loose skin and wrinkles. By lifting weights, those areas tighten and fill out with muscle looking much younger!!  I am pushing 50 and have lost over 40 pounds, so you can imagine it that some areas of loose skin can happen in this situation.

Keep it safe!

Weight lifting using a professional program is advised to ensure you lift in a balanced manner to keep joints balanced and to use proper form to avoid injury.

Seriously take some time to consider starting superfood and a lifting program to work your way to youth!! The professionally designed program I am using is amazing!!  Please let me know if you want to hear more about it😁👍

#weights #liftyourwayyoung #secrettoyouth #magicalcombination #superfood #potion

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