Beginner HIIT Workout For Women Over 40 – All Levels

Beginner HIIT Workout For Women Over 40 – All Levels

Beginner HIIT Workout for Women Over 40

Burn fat, see results fast with my Beginner HIIT Workout For Women Over 40 – which is actually great for all levels.

If you are NOT a beginner, don’t let the title of this workout fool ya.

On every exercise, I show you have you can intensify the move by either getting rid of the chair or adding a jump. I promise you if you follow these instructions this workout will kick you in the a**.

And… if you are a beginner, or maybe you’re just not feeling the workout vibes today, this workout also delivers!

Have fun and be sure to leave a comment below. I would love to know what you thought.

TOOLS NEEDED

a sturdy chair

THE WORKOUT

1. Squat on chair (intensify: squat jumps)
2. Squat thrust with the chair (intensify: hands on ground)
3 x 30sec

3. Alt lunges ((intensify: lunge jumps)
4. Mountain climber with hands on chair (intensify: hands on ground)
3 x 30sec

5. Side to side squat walks ((intensify: add squat jump at the ends)
6. Plank thrusts with hands on chair (intensify: hands on ground)
3 x 30sec

7. Toe taps on chair with shoulder presses (intensify: alt step ups on chair)
8. Plank jacks or tap outs with hands on chair (intensify: hands on ground)
3 x 30sec

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How to Lose Weight When You’re Over 40

How to Lose Weight When You’re Over 40

How To Lose Weight When You’re Over 40

Below are my show notes:

DIETING IS THE WORST THING TO DO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PERMANENT WEIGHT LOSS. FIND OUT WHAT DOES WORK, AND WORKS AMAZINGLY FOR ANY WOMAN, OF ANY AGE.

I RECEIVED AN OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF EMAILS AND MESSAGES FROM WOMEN WHO WANT ADVICE ON THE BEST WAY TO LOSE FAT AS WE GET OLDER.

THESE ARE PAIN POINTS THAT A LOT OF WOMEN HAVE I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU ABOUT HOW I’VE SHIFTED AWAY FROM WEIGHT LOSS, AND MORE TOWARDS HOW I FEEL BECAUSE THAT’S A FAR MORE IMPORTANT INDICATOR TO A LIFE WELL LIVED. I WILL ALSO GIVE YOU 1 SIMPLE TIP TO HELP YOU GET OFF THE DIET ROLLER COASTER.

WHEN I WAS 45 I ENTERED A FITNESS COMPETITION AND WAS, WHAT LOOKED LIKE ON THE OUTSIDE, THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE. INSIDE I WAS HOT MESS.

I HAD ZERO ENERGY, ZERO FRIENDS (THEY DON’T CALL IT CARB-RAGE FOR NOTHING), AND ZERO ZEST FOR LIFE. ALL I HAD THE ENERGY TO DO ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS WAS FOOD PREP, COUNT MY MACROS, DO MY JOB, DO MY TWICE A DAY WORKOUTS, FANTASIZE ABOUT WHEN I COULD EAT AGAIN, ALL WHILE SITTING THERE IN A CALORIE-DEFICIT DAZE.

AFTER THE COMPETITION I QUICKLY GAINED THE WEIGHT BACK PLUS MORE WHICH HAD ME SINK INTO A FUNK AND A DEPRESSION – BECAUSE I COULD NOT MAINTAIN THE PJ THAT HAD LOST THE WEIGHT. MAYBE YOU UNDERSTAND ME? IF YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON A DIET AND “FELL OFF IT” THEN YOU KNOW EXACTLY HOW I FELT.

I WAS FEELING DEFEATED, AND WHEN YOU REALLY PULL THE LAYERS BACK A LOT OF WOMEN, MYSELF INCLUDED AT THE TIME, FEEL WE AREN’T GOOD ENOUGH UNLESS WE ARE AT A CERTAIN SIZE.

WE WILL EVEN BELIEVE THAT WE ARE DOING OURSELVES GOOD BY “REWARDING” OURSELVES FOR LOSING WEIGHT. A LOT OF WEIGHT LOSS ADVICE ADVISES THAT. HIT YOUR TARGET AND TREAT YOURSELF TO [INSERT ANYTHING HERE… DRESS, SCARF, EARRINGS, SPA TREATMENT]. 

BUT INSTEAD, THIS IS REPEATEDLY TELLING OURSELVES THAT HOW WE LOOK NOW IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. YOU DON’T DESERVE THAT FACIAL, YOU’VE GOT TO LOSE 10LB FIRST.

THANKFULLY I GAVE MY HEAD A GOOD SHAKE AND THIS IS WHEN MY MINDSET STARTED TO SHIFT.

I REALIZED THAT I WAS AT MY UNHEALTHIEST WHEN I WAS STANDING ON THAT STAGE IN A FITNESS COMPETITION.

YOU SEE THE LIFESTYLE NEEDED TO MAINTAIN WHAT I HAD ACHIEVED WAS FAR TOO RESTRICTIVE TO CONTINUE. AND THAT’S NOT HEALTHY.

WHAT IS HEALTHY? HEALTHY IS NOURISHING YOUR BODY SO IT HAS THE ENERGY TO DO WHAT YOU WANT IT TO DO.

HEALTHY IS MOVING YOUR BODY BECAUSE YOU WANT TO, NOT BECAUSE YOU ARE TRYING TO BURN CALORIES OR PUNISH IT FOR EATING TOO MUCH.

HEALTHY IS ACCEPTING WHO YOU ARE NO MATTER WHAT YOUR PANT SIZE IS TELLING US.

HEALTHY IS ALSO NOT FEELING GUILTY WHEN YOU EAT PASTA, DRINK TOO MUCH WINE, SIT ON THE COUCH… OR DO ALL OF THE ABOVE. BECAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE A HEALTHY MINDSET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU DO DO THOSE THINGS, THEN THE NEXT DAY YOU BALANCE THAT SHIT OUT AND HAVE A SALAD AND DRINK LOTS OF WATER.

IN THE 25 YEARS OF BEING A TRAINER, WORKING WITH THOUSANDS OF WOMEN, I HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT HEALTHY, AND THIS INCLUDES WEIGHT LOSS AND WEIGHT MAINTENANCE, IS ACHIEVED WITH AN 80/20 APPROACH TO LIFE. 80% WE NOURISH, 80% WE MOVE, EVERYDAY WE APPRECIATE.

WHEN YOU APPLY THIS ONE SIMPLE RULE TO YOUR LIFE,80/20, YOU WILL FREE YOURSELF FROM THE BS THAT COMES FROM BEING ON A DIET.

YOU WILL FIND THAT YOU EAT MORE SENSIBLY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT RESTRICTING YOURSELF OR TELLING YOURSELF THAT YOU CAN NEVER HAVE CANDY, WINE, OR PIZZA AGAIN. YOU MAY FIND YOU EAT LESS OF THOSE BAD FOODS TOO. BECAUSE IF WE GIVE OURSELVES PERMISSION TO EAT ANY FOOD WE WANT, WE LOSE THAT INTENSE CRAVING FOR THAT FOOD – WHICH DURING A DIET WILL QUITE OFTEN LEAD TO BINGING.

YOU MOST LIKELY WILL FIND THAT YOU LOSE WEIGHT TOO, AND I HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF WOMEN TELL ME THAT THE WEIGHT THEY LOSE WHEN THEY START THIS APPROACH TO THEIR LIFE COMES OFF FROM THE ABDOMEN SECTION.

AND THIS IS BECAUSE YOU ARE ALSO LOWERING YOUR STRESS LEVELS, DUE TO EATING PROPERLY, AND THERE IS A DIRECT CORRELATION TO CORTISOL AND BELLY FAT.

THE 80/20 RULE IS ALSO A FANTASTIC WAY TO MAINTAIN YOUR CURRENT WEIGHT. AND IT’S SOMETHING YOU CAN TRAVEL WITH. 

IF THIS SEEMS TOO EASY FOR YOU, ADAPTING AN 80/20 RULE TO YOUR DIET AND FITNESS PROGRAM THEN I WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU IF YOU ARE OPEN TO TRYING THIS TECHNIQUE FOR ONE MONTH. TRY IT AND SEE HOW YOU FEEL.

TRY 5 DAYS A WEEK EATING A DIET THAT CONSISTS OF HEALTHY FATS AND CARBS, ACCOMPANIED WITH CLEAN PROTEIN SOURCES, AND 1-3 LITRES OF WATER A DAY.

AIM FOR NO REFINED CARBS AND LITTLE TO NO SUGAR.

TWO DAYS A WEEK EAT WHAT YOU WANT. 

THIS WORKS AND YOU CAN MAINTAIN IT.

WHY DON’T YOU HEAR MORE ABOUT THIS? BECAUSE IT DOES NOT HAVE QUICK RESULTS. AND THIS IS A WORLD OF FAST RESULTS.

BUT IF YOU ARE TIRED OF BEING ON THE DIET ROLLER COASTER, THIS WILL HELP YOU STEP OFF. AND FOR GOOD. 

 

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Reach Your Weight Loss With This

Reach Your Weight Loss With This

Reach your goals, whether it’s weight loss or better fitness with this one tip…
and it’s specific for women over 40.

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Low Impact Cardio Workout

Low Impact Cardio Workout

30-Minute Low Impact Cardio

This 30-minute low impact cardio workout is perfect if you have sensitive knees, or your bladder can’t handle the jumping, or you are simply tired of your boobs bouncing around when you do.

I pee when I jump

Leaking when you exercise is actually very common, and can happen to everyone from casual weekend warriors to serious athletes.

This “leaking” is known medically as stress continence, and happens especially during workouts that included a lot of jumping.

With stress incontinence, the sphincter pelvic muscles, which support the bladder and urethra, are weakened and the sphincter is not able to prevent urine from flowing when pressure is placed on the abdomen . such as when you cough, laugh, lift something heavy, or during certain forms of exercise such as running and jumping.

To avoid this you need to strengthen the deep core muscles, as well as the diaphragm and the pelvic floor .

So, strengthening these three is critical to decreasing or eliminating the severity of the stress continence.

For ideas, and more on this topic check out this blog by SheKnows.

 

The Workout

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A Trainer’s Weekly Menu – Week 12

A Trainer’s Weekly Menu – Week 12

A Trainer’s Weekly Menu – Week 12

 

This was a great week for meals. Even loving husband has been tolerating the less-meat-more-veggies-bender that I am currently on.

 

With the exception of Monday night.

 

Last Monday I made the most awesome maple bean dish (from my fave blog Oh She Glows), and when we both sat down to eat it loving husband immediately went on a mission.

 

He pushed the beans around investigating every square inch of his of the bowl. Like he was searching for something. Something he just could not believe would NOT be there.

 

When he didn’t find what he was looking for he looked up and asked me “Where’s the rest of the dinner?”.

 

I told him the “rest” of the dinner was my love. He said he would have preferred some beef or bacon instead.

 

Nice guy, that loving husband.

 

Healthy Meal Plan

 

If you need to get yourself back-on-track I urge you to join me with my meal plans. All of the recipes that I choose are low in sh*t and high in nutrients.

 

I also plan my healthy meals so that they fit in into my busy life. My prep is basic and there are no long-winded recipes that only Martha Stewart would love.

 

Just basic meals, using whole-foods.

 

What a trainer eats - week 12

 

Catch Up On Previous Week’s Menus

 

 

FIT TIP: As we age one of the reasons our tendons and muscles get stiffer is due to the lower water levels in the tissue. This makes it even more important that we drink enough water throughout the day. Aim for 2-3 litres a day – and sorry, that does not include coffee, tea or wine.

 

Week 11 Healthy Meal Plan

 

SUNDAY PREP

 

  • Protein pancakes made for the week
  • 3 lemons, cut in half for my daily detox drink
  • Cucumber, peppers, carrots, snap peas cut for side dish munchies for lunches
  • Pumpkin Maple Baked Beans made, ready to re-heat for Monday night dinner
  • One Pot Quinoa Veggie Dish made for lunches Mon-Thurs (Friday is leftover day)

 

BREAKFAST

 

  • My daily detox drink. Click here to get the recipe.
  • Protein pancakes. I made 5 (to last Mon-Fri) and froze them.
  • Each night I grab one from the freezer, thaw it overnight and then re-heat it in the AM by toasting it.
  • For toppings I spread a little almond butter or P&B on top, depending on my mood, and then drizzle some heated raspberry jam on top of the nut butter. Y.U.M.
  • This is the recipe I use, however I wanted to add some super seeds to it this time so I also be added 1 tbsp of ground flax seed and 1 tbsp of chia seeds to the batter.

 

LUNCH

 

  • One Pot Quinoa Veggie Dish, without the chicken. Instead I added a can of black beans for my protein.
  • Cut up veggies (carrot sticks, peppers, cucumber slices, snap peas and grape tomatoes) as my side dish.

 

PREP TIP: When making quinoa, double the batch and freeze the leftovers in single serving ziplock baggies. That way when you need a quick side dish you got one ready to go.

 

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DINNER

 

Monday

 

  • Pumpkin Maple Baked Beans Cornbread Casserole. This recipe rocked, even loving husband wanted more (he knows nothing of the pumpkin in it though so shhhh…), however as mentioned above he was perplexed that there was no meat accompanying it.
  • I didn’t make the cornbread topping, as per recipe. Instead, I went the lazy gal’s route and bought Bob’s Red Mill GF Cornbread mix. The mix is pretty good, but next time I make the beans I think I will go even lazier and just forgo the cornbread altogether.

 

Tuesday

 

  • Salmon Caesar salad. Instead of croutons I use roasted chickpeas. I love this brand.

 

Wednesday

 

  • Fried egg sandwich with smashed avocado. I get home late on Wednesdays and I hate eating a meal that late.
  • BUT, with that said I am also starving when I get home, so I need something filling but yet won’t bloat the hell out of me. Hence a fried egg sandwich using Squirelly Bread, with half of an avocado smashed between the two slices.

 

FOOD TIP: Need to ripen an avocado ASAP. Food bloggers swear by this 10-minute hack: wrap your avocado tightly in tin foil so absolutely no air gets out. Set it inside a baking dish and pop it into the oven at 200°F. Check the fruit’s progress at 10 minutes (or even sooner depending on its current degree of ripeness), and keep it in the oven until it’s perfectly ripe. Together, the heat of the oven and the ethylene gas that is released when the avocado ripens will work to soften the fruit.

 

Thursday

 

Loving Husband and I filming a workout Loving Husband and I filming a recent YouTube workout.

Friday

 

  • Chicken Pesto Pitas and Kale Salad. This is a real easy recipe to make.
  • Buy a cooked BBQ chicken from the deli, some whole-grain pita bread, spinach, mozza cheese slices (or provolone is good too), roasted red peppers and pesto sauce.
  • Assemble the sandwich by spreading 1/4 of the pesto inside the bottom of one pita half, add cheese, then chicken slices and roasted pepper strips, top with baby spinach and enjoy!

 

FIT TIP: People with fitness goals succeed because they know where they are going.

 

Saturday

 

  • Pizza! Loving husband will be filming a long and hard workout with me so I need to show his stomach some love.
  • I also want to go hiking on Sunday and if he eats lots of pizza he will want to hike too so he can work on his bikini body (his words, not mine).
  • Of course, he could just NOT eat the pizza. But, he loves pizza and we have been happily married for over 21 years because we both know when to push and when to back off. Pizza, M&M’s and Coke are where I back off.
  • Cauliflower Crust Pizza for me. I am going to try this recipe, while also adding a few tablespoons of almond flour to help hold the crust together.
  • I will forgo the meat that’s in this recipe and add Roma tomatoes and fresh basil instead.
  • The recipe also claims it feeds four. I say NOT LIKELY. This whole pizza will be eaten by yours truly, in one sitting.

 

Funny pizza quote

 

Sunday

 

  • Slow Cooker Bison Stew. If we go hiking I want something that is hot and ready for us when we get home, and this recipe looks delish.
  • This recipe is also from a new food blogger I just started following, The Inspired RD, let’s see how her food tastes.

 

 

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