About Me

About Me:

I just turned  48 years old and am a mother of 2 beautiful children.  Boy does the time fly!

I am currently enrolled at the California Healing Arts College in West Los Angeles, to become an NASM Certified Personal Trainer. I want to take my passion for fitness and life and work with others my age to help them realize their health and fitness potential. It is never too late to look Fabulous & Fit Over 40!

I have always been interested in fitness, working out and eating well.  Up until I hit my late 30's I never had much of a problem with my weight.  I gained a lot of weight with my pregnancies, but I was always able to bounce back.  Then I started noticing that I was falling into a pattern:
  • Gaining weight steadily until Christmas or the end of the year.
  • Making a New Year's resolution to lose the weight.
  • Working out until Summer when I would reach my goal
  • Stop working out and slowly fall back into gaining weight until the end of the year!
     It was a vicious cycle and I found that each year not only was I gaining back the weight, but I was also gaining extra weight each time.  Not only that I found that each time I tried to lose the weight it would get harder and harder to get it off and keep it off!

      My mother always preached to me that muscle was bad, I would look bulky and what the scale read was "the most important thing".  Well, boy was she ever wrong!

     While I had been interested in working out, eating healthy and trying to take care of myself all those years, the problem was that I didn't have all of the tools I needed to be successful!  I would eat right but perhaps not work out properly.  I was of the mindset that muscle was my enemy, so I would eat very few calories lose a bunch of "weight" and then gain it all back and then some.  I never realized that each time I did this I was also losing muscle that was so important to being healthy! 

     I have learned over the years that while the scale can be a very useful tool in helping to keep a person on track, it can also wreak havoc on your plan and ruin your best intentions.  You see, I have always been a slave to the scale.  If the weight reading on it goes up...my self esteem goes down!  Not a good thing!  So many variables can cause a fluctuation in the numbers.  So...use the scale weekly as a guideline only and let your clothes and weekly photos of yourself be your guide!