Musings of an EX-Serial Dieter

As a matured 40 something, I have seen some pretty crazy fitness/diet fads over the years. People have been obsessed with getting the “PERFECT” body for decades. I remember an magazine article I read in my pre-teens – a Q&A interview with a super model; she was asked what she did to stay so thin.Continue reading “Musings of an EX-Serial Dieter”

Importance of Exercise – Now More Than Ever

If diet and exercise are part of your New Years resolutions, you aren’t alone. I’ve been in the fitness industry of over 20 years, and I see it every year. January and February are the months people pledge to get active and lose weight. This is the busiest time of year for fitness professionals, andContinue reading “Importance of Exercise – Now More Than Ever”


Christmas in 2020 is going to be different for many of us. Currently in my Province (Canada), we have a no visitor mandate in place due to high COVID19 cases. It’s hard to imagine a Christmas spend without big family dinners and parties with friends. But our creativity has led to innovative ways to connectContinue reading “KKX FITMAS CHALLENGE”

YouTube Fitness in Lockdown

Last night, I dreamt I saved a dog from the pound. He was timid and not accustom to humans, but I instantly loved him. When I brought him into the pet store with me to pick out a new leash, I realized I had forgotten my FACE MASK. I was instantly terror-struck. That is myContinue reading “YouTube Fitness in Lockdown”

My Efforts to Stay Strong

2020 has been a test of resilience for me. Since March, I can’t count the amount of emotional ups and downs I’ve experienced. With winter approaching, I worry about the mental health and wellbeing of not only myself, but that of my family, friends, coworkers, and community members. It’s only October, and we are alreadyContinue reading “My Efforts to Stay Strong”

Winter Fitness Prep 2020

With cooler temperatures fast approaching, it’s time to get prepared for winter fitness. Depending on where you live and what your comfort level is, the gym may not be an option for you this year. Exercise, however, is important for both our physical and mental health. Not to mention the health & safety of theContinue reading “Winter Fitness Prep 2020”

Mental Fitness: 10 Tips for Managing Anxiety

There’s no doubt we are living in challenging times. A global pandemic, societal divide, political unrest, environmental concerns etc. — It’s becoming more and more difficult to simply “keep our ….. together.” There was a story on this morning’s news that caught my attention. The headline was “What has been the most “Googled” topic sinceContinue reading “Mental Fitness: 10 Tips for Managing Anxiety”

Weight Loss Progress – Fit After 45!

Disclaimer: The daily caloric intake described in this post is based on my personal requirement (age 45, height 5’4″).   Caloric needs are based on several factors such as, age, gender, height, and activity level.  For guidance on your daily caloric requirement, speak to a medical professional (doctor/dietitian). Aging is bitter-sweet: mostly bitter with a hintContinue reading “Weight Loss Progress – Fit After 45!”

Intermittent Fasting – 16/8 Method for Mid-life Weight Loss

Disclosure: I am not a doctor nor a dietitian, so I recommend consulting a physician before trying any type of diet.  This is especially important for people with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, an eating disorder, or if you are pregnant or breast feeding.  The information in the Blog has been collected from severalContinue reading “Intermittent Fasting – 16/8 Method for Mid-life Weight Loss”

Fit After 40 – 7 Tips for Mid-life Weight Loss

Hello my fellow mid-lifers.  If you are reading this, it’s likely you’ve noticed some unwanted changes to your body after the age of 40.  A loss of muscle mass and weight gain are common for people as they enter middle-age.  It happened to me, and I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 16 years. Continue reading “Fit After 40 – 7 Tips for Mid-life Weight Loss”