Will You Make It 90?

This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to my grandmother’s 90th birthday. When asked how it felt to be 90. She said she felt like James Brown. She felt good.  How about you do you feel? Do feel tired or achy ALL THE TIME.

Stop your behavior today and listen to some of my 90 year old grandmother’s 7 tips for exercise and diet.

  1. Exercise daily — she walks 1 mile each day
  2. Get fresh air — she lives on a farm and make sure she sits outside for at least 1 hour
  3. Stay Active — when we went to pick her up for her party she was mopping the floor (she’s 90 and still cleaning her own house)
  4. Eat oatmeal daily — maybe that’s where I get it =)
  5. Eat fresh fruit, veggies and sweet potatoes — she grows most of her own food
  6. Drink plenty of water
  7. Eat healthy meals

A pretty simple way to live, huh. She’s one of the healthiest people I know. Just this week she’s got her 1st hearing aid — ps. I think its hearing issue is selective.

What steps can you make today to reach 90?


What’s Your Burning Desire?

From some of my clients I hear, I want to make changes to my body or eating, do you have any suggestions that will help get me motivated? Well yes I do ….
What’s YOUR motivation? What is YOUR reason for even attempting the goal? Do you have a burning desire to reach your goals?

What’s your vision for yourself? Do you have a clear picture of what you want? Is it so clear that you feel like you can reach out a touch it? What I mean by burning desire is that if its’ 2 degrees outside and you need to shovel out your car, will you still go to the gym?

You will reach your goals if it’s your true desire. So I ask you to sit and down and get really clear about what YOU want. No one else can tell you what your motivation is, only you get find your motivation. Trust me, there are times that I wish that a burning bush would appear on my front lawn. It’s not going to happen, that burning burn is internal! You need to tap into what is going to motivate you on the inside — it’s your internal voice cheering you on and your internal kick in the pants all wrapped in one.

Yes — external motivation can help bolster your internal motivation, but external motivation can’t be your only source. Your internal burning bush must be ignited if you are going to reach your goals.

Care to share your internal burning bush — what’s your motivation?


Three Simple Lifestyle Secrets to Boost Weight Loss

You might be surprised to know that there are simple lifestyle changes you can make to lose weight.

Sleep More!
Did you know that people who regularly get a good night’s sleep, we’re talking about 7-9 uninterrupted hours each night, weigh less than those who don’t get good sleep.  How do you get good sleep? Set a bed time. Count back from when you need to wake up and that will be your bed time.  For years my bedtime ritual has been in bed by 9pm – 9:30pm at the latest. Lights out 10pm. When I do that, my 5:30 AM wake up aren’t that bad. [Read more…]


Are You Sitting in Dream Land?

What I mean by that is, are you one of those people who sit around and say “Someday I will __________.” “I’ll meet my fitness goals if________________.” If I only had__________, I’d be able to_______.”

Does that sound like you? Are you waiting for someday? I have a question for you, how long have you been waiting for someday to come? Do you think it will ever come? Guess what if you don’t TAKE ACTION!! Your someday will never come in.  You won’t achieve your goals or dreams by wishing and hoping. You’ll achieve them by setting goals.

The best goals are WRITTEN. You can’t just think them or say them. You need to write down your goals and put them someplace visible. A place that you see them EACH AND EVERYDAY.

I have dry erase boards that I stick to my office door. Every morning I walk in my office and I look at my board and review my goals.  I have 4 of these dry erase boards on my door. Here is how I’ve broken down my goals.

  1. My goals for 2011
  2. My goals for the next 3 months
  3. My goals for the next 30 days
  4. My weekly goals

Every day I look at them and decide what am I going to do today and is that going to push me toward one of my goals.  My challenge to you is take 30 minutes and sit down and write out what is it that you want to achieve by the end of 2011. You have 120 days, what can you achieve so that you have more to celebrate than the end of the year and the start of the new?

If you are looking for a challenge, I encourage you to try my skinny jeans challenge.

Leave me some comments below to let me know what you plan to achieve in your 120 days.