I'm not a nutritionist. I'm not a fitness expert.

I am a 57 year old woman who has never felt more healthy and fit in my entire life. Five years ago, at 52, I weighed about 80 lbs. more than I do now. I felt much older, with stiff joints and back aches and no energy. And don't even ask about clothes!

My goal was not just weight loss, but to get healthier. I did not "go on a diet," I did not count calories or carbs. I made lifestyle changes, a little at a time. I tried to eat healthier and move more. You can do this, too. You can make changes to look, and more importantly, feel healthier and fit. You don't have to be overweight to be unfit. You will feel a difference in strength, energy, stamina and flexibility. I'm talking to you, men, too!

I can tell you how I did it. Not everything I do will be right for you. Through posts about my progress; tips and ideas about nutrition and exercise; links to sites I like and find helpful, I hope to inspire others to get fit and healthy and encourage a community of support and an exchange of ideas. And have a little fun on the way! Much of our information will be about local Cape Ann sites - walking and bike routes, gyms, types of exercise, yoga studios, good buys on healthy food - but Guests and commenters from anywhere are welcome as well.

Okay, I know you all want to know. Right now I'm wearing a pair of Levis - size 8. A comfortable size 8!

Twenty year old daughter:
"Mom, why are you wearing my clothes?"
Mom: "Because I can!"

Friday, October 30, 2009

Abs Diet Power - Spinach and Green Vegetables

Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's Not All About Calories

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Abs Diet Power - Beans and Other Legumes

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Abs Diet Power - Almonds and Other Nuts

Monday, October 26, 2009

So You Hate to Exercise

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Healthy Eating Does Not Run in the Family

Friday, October 23, 2009

Taste Buds Are Adjustable

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Walk for Mental and Physical Fitness

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Find Out What You Are Eating

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Where to Start - Diet and Nutrition

Monday, October 19, 2009

Where to Start - Move It!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Where to Start - Motivation