25-Minute 20 Exercises Cardio Workout

25-Minute 20 Exercises Cardio Workout

25-Minute 20 Exercises Cardio Workout

With age comes wisdom, they say.

With age also comes the inability to fall asleep, or stay asleep, I say.

I have struggled with sleep, or more precisely, falling asleep since I was in my 20’s, and it’s gotten worse as I near menopause.

There have been tricks and much medical advice I have tried. And nothing really worked, until now.

Back in January I went to a private clinic, Healix Health, and to a doctor (Dr Janet Franiek) who specializes in female health.

And she has changed my life.

Through these last 6 months we have found the right magic formula to help me sleep, to manage my hot flashes, to improve my energy levels and increase my happiness in spades.

For sleep she has me on the following formula: progesterone (induces sleep promoting metabolites), magnesium glycinate (helps with fatigue and mood), L theanine (helps with mind chatter), seriphos (helps to decrease cortisol levels, which if elevated at night will keep you up), topped off with 2-3 sprays of liquid melatonin.

This little nighttime cocktail has helped!

Accompanied with my other sleep hygiene protocols (staying off computers and electronic devices after 9pm, stretching and doing some form of meditation before bed – and this is usually only 2-5 minutes of deep breathing, and getting up if I can’t fall asleep after 20 minutes), I am a new woman.

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 TOOLS NEEDED

Nothing!

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40-Minute Dumbbell HIIT Cardio

40-Minute Dumbbell HIIT Cardio

40-Minute Dumbbell HIIT Cardio Workout

I went to the new movie “Solo” last night (that’s the new Star Wars movie for those of you who aren’t geeks like me).

And, I gotta admit I was worried.

Being a HUGE Star Wars fan I was nervous they would screw this up, and Star Wars and the internet did nothing to calm my nerves.

First, Kathleen Kennedy (the head honcho of all things Star Wars) fired the first two directors. Creative differences were cited (I wonder what that really means?).

From there director Ron Howard took over.

An amazing director, but with absolutely no experience directing a film of this magnitude. But really, is there anyone (other than JJ Abrams) who has experience in this kind of movie??? Nope, there isn’t.

And then there were rumours that they had to bring in an acting coach for the guy who is playing Han Solo.

What?? An acting coach?? For one of movie-land’s most iconic and best loved characters. Oh boy, get me a drink people.

Top that off with tepid reviews from critics hitting the internet on Thursday meant I went in expecting to be disappointed and to have my soul crushed (yet again), but another Star Wars storyline, actor, plot screw-up.

BUT I WAS NOT CRUSHED. I LOVED IT!!!

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It was fun, entertaining, fast-paced and true to the Star Wars brand and universe.

I have no idea what these freaking critics were watching. Cause it sure as hell was not the movie I watched.

I totally recommend it, give it a big thumbs up and will be going to see it again real soon 🙂

TOOLS NEEDED

A pair of light & moderate dumbbells

A sturdy chair, or bench, to do tricep dips

The Workout

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30-Min Killer Cardio Workout

30-Min Killer Cardio Workout

30-Minute Killer Cardio Workout

Hope you had a great Easter!

Since loving husband is not eating processed sugar I made him healthy chocolate cookies as our Easter treat.

They were really good too!

Whereas with typical cookies I can eat until my stomach bursts, these healthier ones I was full after two.

WOW! Seriously, that never happens with me and cookies.

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Health(ier) Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Ingredients Directions
3 cups blanched almond flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil, melted
1.5 cups 70% or higher dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In medium sized bowl combine the dry ingredients.
3. In a smaller bowl beat the eggs, syrup and vanilla with a hand mixer.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and beat with a hand mixer until combined.
5. Pour coconut oil in blend.
6. Stir in chocolate chips.
7. Drop balls of dough on a parchment-lined cookie sheet
8. Bake for 15 minutes
Makes 24 cookies

TOOLS NEEDED

Nothing babycakes – just you 🙂

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Beginner Cardio + Strength Workout

Beginner Cardio + Strength Workout

Beginner Cardio + Strength Workout

Loving husband is back in the house!

I managed to talk him into working out with me again.

It’s been about a year since he joined me on a YouTube workout. Which, coincidentally, was the last time he worked out too.

I know! How did we ever fall in love?

In his defence he is old, his job is very physical and he eats a lot of crap.

Add all those together and you get a guy who has very little umph on his day’s off.

Good news, though, he recently cut out sugar from his diet and I am very proud of him.

No chocolate, no Coca Cola, no candy bars, no ketchup, no M&M’s, and as he likes to say “no to anything I actually like”.

I am also very proud that our relationship survived the first week on his new diet.

Yeah us!

 

Highlight Reel of Loving Husband’s Onset Antics

Tools needed

A pair of moderate & heavy dumbbells

Stupidest Looking Screen Shot… EverPJ-Wren-Larry-Bragg-Funny-Pic

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24-Min Bodyweight Cardio

24-Min Bodyweight Cardio

24-Minute Bodyweight Cardio

Sometimes I wonder where my head is.

I totally thought (when I started filming this workout) that it would be 16 minutes long.

That was what I wanted, that was what I had programmed beforehand, and that was what I believed it was through the entire workout.

In fact I believed until the bitter end, and then I got to editing the video.

And so you can imagine my amazement when I realized that I was editing a 24 minute workout.

Almost ten more minutes that what I thought??!

Thus proving, once again, that trainers can’t keep count, and more personally, that my math skills are about the level of a two-year old.

TOOLS NEEDED

Nada, just you 😄

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