Staying Fit After 50 Is Easier With These Simple Tips

This post about staying fit after 50 has been sponsored. All opinions expressed here are my own.When I was in my 20s, staying fit was easy. I had a supercharged metabolism and plenty of time to exercise. In my 30s, I had small kids to chase around all day and not as much time to work out but staying fit seemed to still be in my reach. Now that I am in my 40s, things are a bit more challenging. My metabolism is slowing down and between work and kids, finding time to work out isn't always easy.I am going to be 50 in a couple of … [Read more...]

Read These At Home Workout Tips and Stop Procrastinating Now!

These at home workout tips are sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Horizon Fitness. All opinions are my own.Over the years, I have tried a lot of different methods to get in better shape. Running, yoga, gym workouts, and a wide variety of other exercise regimes all have their pluses and minuses, depending on your personal preferences. While I belong to a gym now, the hardest part of a gym workout is actually finding time to get there. Driving time tacks on another 30 minutes or more to my workout and some days I just don't have that kind … [Read more...]

Easy Workout Tips and Nutrition Advice to Fit into a Daily Workout

This discussion about easy workout tips is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clif Bar & Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Between my ongoing battle with middle aged metabolism and my love of cheese, I have to exercise pretty regularly. And by pretty regularly I mean just about every day. Between the exercise and watching what I eat, I was doing pretty good at fitting into my pants and hitting a number on the scale that I didn't hate up until about a year ago. Maybe my metabolism figured out my strategy and revolted. … [Read more...]

Support the Athlete Within You with These Must Have Products!

This post about how to support the athlete within you has been sponsored by BabbleBoxx  on behalf of Single Edition Media but all opinions expressed here are my own.The Summer Olympics begin in just a few days and I'm sure the athletes involved are training intensely for their upcoming competitions. I can't imagine how intense their training regimens are to get them to where they are today. I have trouble just making it a mile or two on the treadmill at the gym! Products to Support the Athlete Within YouWith all this excitement about … [Read more...]

Tips for Trail Running in Barefoot Shoes

This post about trail running in barefoot shoes is part of a paid Megan Media and Vivobarefoot blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. #DiscoverVivobarefootMy husband and I are both passionate about fitness and exercise, however we go about it in very different ways. I have been trying to get him to the gym for a year and he has been encouraging me to go running for twice as long as that. While I do run occasionally, it's usually on a treadmill and not in the great outdoors. Barefoot running has been a passion of … [Read more...]

Locker Room Etiquette: Basic Tips for Gym Newbies!

For the last month I have been going to the gym nearly every day. Am I losing weight? No. Thank you, middle aged metabolism. But, I will keep going anyhow in the hope that I am still improving overall health. If you have spent any time at the gym, I'm sure you have become familiar with the locker room. You really can't avoid it, unfortunately. If you want to store your workout bag, take a shower, or use the scale you will have to venture into the locker room from time to time. Ever wonder about proper locker room etiquette? What locker room … [Read more...]

Healthy Weight Loss Tips for Long Term Success

These healthy weight loss tips have been sponsored by Kiqplan but all opinions expressed here are my own.It seems like everyone you talk to lately wants to lose weight. There are high school reunions to impress people at, pretty party dresses to fit into, and scales that insist on lying to us about how much we actually weigh. No matter what the reason, everyone seems to be looking for diet tips to help them shed a few pounds. I see friends talking about cabbage soup diets, juice cleanses and 'magic pills' that will help you lose weight and … [Read more...]

Workout Tips for People Who Hate Exercise!

Some people love working out and look forward to it daily. This post is probably not for you! I am sharing workout tips for people who HATE exercise. Need to psych yourself up for a workout? If you need exercise motivation, this article may help!When I make up my to do list every day I always put 'go to the gym' or 'go for a walk' right at the top. And then it progressively gets pushed farther and farther down the list as my day gets busy. OH...I need to clean the toilets? Can't go to the gym right now! Hey, I haven't called mom … [Read more...]

How To Find The Right Exercise For Your Teen

I am sharing these these tips on how to find the right exercise for your teen as part of a Playtex® Sport®  sponsored campaign for Socialstars #PlaytexSportSquad.When my son was little, we struggled to figure out how to find the right exercise for him. We were surrounded by parents who were putting their children in 'Mommy and Me' exercise programs before they could walk. The kids in his playgroups were already on sports teams by the time they were toddlers. And yes, we felt the pressure to get our kid into that same type of lifestyle. We … [Read more...]

Learn What to Pack in Your Gym Bag Along with V8 Protein!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of V8 Protein for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.Like many people, I made a pledge to myself that this year I would be eating healthier and getting more exercise. The eating healthier has been pretty easy but making myself exercise more has been a hard sell. Oh, I spend 20 minutes or so in the morning on the rowing machine and try to go for a walk several nights a week but I really need to start pushing myself more. A good, hard workout a few times a week needs to become more of a priority. … [Read more...]

Fitness Confidential Book Review

Getting in shape seems like a goal that I never actually achieve. I work at it a lot. I eat healthy..most of the time and exercise...sometimes. Okay, I exercise when I start to feel guilty and my pants are starting to not fit any more. It isn't that I don't WANT to get in shape. I just seem to lack the motivation. I am slowly working at it, though, and if you want to get in shape, too, than Fitness Confidential might be a good resource to help guide, motivate and amuse you along your journey to healthier living! Keep reading for my review and … [Read more...]

Workout Tips for Beginners from a #ReebokMom #sponsored

This post on workout tips for beginners is part of a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Reebok. I received a Famous Footwear gift card to purchase a pair of Reebok shoes to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.For years, my husband has been an avid runner. He runs in the rain, at 6 AM on a Saturday morning, and in 100 degree temperatures. Working out is vitally important to him and something he always finds time for. Personally, I struggle with finding the time and motivation to get out and exercise but I do … [Read more...]

Light Up Your Workout Routine With Panther Vision

Have you ever tried walking a hyper dog at night with your hands full of leash, flashlight, and a bag of something that said dog decided to leave in your neighbor's yard? Ever try running at night while gripping a flashlight in your sweaty hand? How about camping in the middle of nowhere and trying to pee on a tree at night while holding on to a flashlight and a roll of biodegradable toilet paper? I have done all of these things and can tell you, an extra hand would have really come in...well...handy! While walking, running and hiking in the … [Read more...]

Heath Benefits of Coconut Water in Your Diet

In the last couple of years, my husband has started running marathons and the training can be rather brutal at times. While I don't mind the occasional jog of a mile or two, he regularly runs 10 or 15 miles (or even more) and actually enjoys it. Yes, I think he is a little crazy, too, but he is certainly staying healthy! When he runs, he sweats. And I don't mean he sweats just a LITTLE bit. I mean it looks like he jumped in a pool by the time he has finished his run. Because of this, he really has trouble trying to stay hydrated during his … [Read more...]

My Fitness Pal App Makes Fitness Goals Achievable

When I was younger, staying thin and healthy was fairly easy for me. I ate whatever I wanted and had plenty of free time (and energy!) to exercise. Then I had 2 kids....and turned 40...and I started noticing a few extra pounds sneaking on. I found myself skipping dessert for the first time ever and had to force myself to get up and get some exercise now and then. And those sneaky pounds still haven't come off. YET! My New Year's resolution is to pay more attention to what I eat and to increase the amount of exercise that I get so I can drop the … [Read more...]

Sport Earphones: Yurbuds Inspire for Women #INSPIREFORWOMEN

No matter what room of the house you are in or what time of day it is there is almost always music playing in my house. There is a docking station in several rooms and both floors of the house have a full stereo system. Needless to say, we spend a lot of money on iTunes! When we leave the house, we take our music with us on our iPad, iPod, or cell phone depending on which member of the family it is. I have gone through a lot of ear buds looking for ones that fit comfortably. There have been some hard plastic ones that I really think would fit … [Read more...]