Over 40 and Sexy?

Over 40 and Sexy?

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Men Love Me Because of My… Shoe Size

No woman does NOT want to be found attractive by someone. Whether that’s by a man or a woman, I think I can safely say that most of us want to make someone’s heart flutter a bit when they see us.

This flutter can be because of our brains, or our beauty (or both), but we do want to have this effect on someone.

Some of us work on the exterior for this effect – makeup, hair, clothes. And some women couldn’t give a rat’s ass about those things. 

I have a friend who just rolls out of bed in the morning, brushes her teeth and away she goes. She doesn’t comb her hair, put on makeup, or hell even look in the mirror. She couldn’t care less and I, who took an eyelash curler with me when I backpacked for a week through the backcountry, am both horrified and envious of this attitude.

I also think that the exterior stuff starts to lose its power over us as we get older. We aren’t so hung up on good looks or trying to look a certain way anymore. While I’m not quite at the level my friend is at I am waaaaaaaay less maintenance now at 50 than I have ever been.

And what makes my heart flutter now compared to when I first met LH is a whole new ballgame too.

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Thirty years ago when we started dating I loved his rear end, his ability to make me laugh, and the fact he had his own car. (Side note: previous to LH I only dated men who fit this set criteria: tall, dark, handsome, no steady job, and 9 times out of 10 was an asshole.).  


Twenty-year-old PJ fell in love with LH due to physical attraction (and more), while 50-year-old PJ loves LH because of many reasons with the top five being: he can fix shit, he vacuums, he still makes me laugh, he still owns his own car (haha), and we can sit in comfortable silence – anytime, any day.


I don’t care anymore about how his butt looks, I care more about what his latest blood pressure reading is.


What he’s wearing doesn’t concern me either, and I’ve even stopped being horrified every time he goes to the store with his old man slippers on (you know the kind – plaid top, hard sole).


LH claims he loves me as a whole package, while I think it’s because I’m the only one who remembers the wifi password and knows how to troubleshoot his email when there’s a glitch.


But what he does not care about are my shoes or my shoe size… while other men, strangely, do.


There are scores of female fitness YouTubers who captivate men because of their bodies, their hair, their face… I seem to captivate men because of my shoe size.


A few years ago I had one sad soul who messaged me on Facebook for almost a full year asking me about the runners I was wearing in whatever latest workout I released. He wanted to know all about them and what size I wore.


Bravo to him for hanging in there for almost a year because I never messaged back or even acknowledged that I received his DM’s (rule #1 – never engage). 


And just recently a new one popped on the YouTube feed who wanted to know what size shoes I wore. I had to shake my head. 


I don’t get bent out of shape with these comments, you can’t when you’re online. I find them funny – and in this instance, I found it EXTREMELY funny that my sex appeal starts (and ends) in a pair of 9.5’s.


I just chuckle and I move on.

 

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Lower Body Strength Workout with Dumbbells

Lower Body Strength Workout with Dumbbells

Lower Body Strength Workout with Dumbbells for Women Over 40

A lower body strength workout, using one pair of dumbbells made for women over 40. Strengthen and tone every muscle in your lower body, from your quads to glutes – you’re gonna love this one!

I also have my assistant on set with me, however, it was close to his dinner time so he was pretty antsy throughout.

Cute and adorable, but also a bit of a PITA too.

Have fun with the workout and I look forward to hearing your thoughts after you’re done ❤️

TOOLS NEEDED

booty band (optional), a pair of heavy dumbbells and access to a chair or coffee table or a couch

THE WORKOUT

Glute Activation Sequence (with booty band if you own one)
1. Side to side walks x10 ea way
2. Side plank with leg abduction x10
3. Other side x10
4. Bridge + 3 frogs x10
5. Standing fire hydrants x10
6. Other side x10
7. Stationary farmer’s walk x10
8. DB in other hand farmer’s walk x10

Strength Work
9. Goblet squat
10. Wide leg deadlift
11. Elevated bridges
3 x 45sec

12. Stationary lunge
13. Other leg
14. Alternating side to side lunges
3 x 45sec

15. 1 leg staggered RDL
16. Other leg
17. Straight leg elevated bridges
3 x 45sec

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Workout Finisher with Dumbbells

Workout Finisher with Dumbbells

Workout Finisher with Dumbbells for Women Over 40

A total body workout finisher to help get you fit and strong with dumbbells – and as always… for women over 40.

Hey there! So, add this after a cardio workout, HIIT or Tabata workout, or as a quick strength training workout if you’re short on time.

It’s fast, it’s effective and it will blast a ton of calories.

HINT: stay to the last 20-seconds and I’ll attach a great stretch workout you can add afterwards.

TOOLS NEEDED

a pair of moderate dumbbells

THE WORKOUT

1. Hang clean
2. Shoulder presses (or bicep curls)
3. Front squat
4. Alternating reverse lunges (or bridges)
5. Goblet squat

5 reps x 5 rounds

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25 Minute Workout with Weights – Total Body

25 Minute Workout with Weights – Total Body

25 Minute Workout with Weights – Total Body for Women Over 40

Full total body workout in 25 minutes, using weights for women over 40. This is the most effective strength training workout for those times when you are short on time!

And FYI: while you may think that 20 different exercises, done for a minute each, will get you results – it won’t. Sorry!

Single set training is fine for once in a while, but for results (and results in a short amount of time), the research has proven over the years that multiple set training is the clear winner.

PS – let me know what you think about the new additions to the workout? Such as the fancy new timer and the exercise names 😉. I’m almost looking like a real YouTube fitness channel now.

 TOOLS NEEDED

a pair of moderate and heavy dumbbells, a chair and if you own a booty band – grab that too

THE WORKOUT

1. Squat
2. Chest press
3 x 40sec

3. Bulgarian lunge (or 1 leg squat)
4. Other leg
5. Renegade row (or standing alt rows)
3 x 40sec

6. Hip thrusts off chair
7. Push press
3 x 40sec

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Ab Finisher Workout

Ab Finisher Workout

Ab Finisher Workout for Women Over 40

Torch your core with this 6-minute ab finisher workout for women over 40. Great to do as a workout finisher, or as a quick ab workout when you’re short on time and just looking for a good ab burn.

And… if you want to get yourself some more exercise:

Do this fun 32-minute bodyweight only cardio workout beforehand.

And this yummy 13-minute total body stretch routine afterwards.

TOOLS NEEDED

nothing

THE WORKOUT

1. Bear shoulder taps
2. Reverse curl to leg drop
3. Iso hold oblique crunch
4. Same side oblique crossover
5. Other side iso hold
6. Other side crossover
2 x 30sec

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