Yes, it may be true that it’s more difficult to lose weight after 40 but before you nod your head with that “I told you so” look, my reasons may surprise and annoy you. You see, after helping hundreds of people lose hundreds of pounds over the last 21 years (many who were 40 and older) I’ve found that the only reasons we may struggle with weight loss over 40 is because of some habits, behaviors and thinking that’s been holding us back. Once we change them, you’ll be amazed at how well your body begins to respond. Ready? Here they are:
As someone who has been there and who teaches women to eradicate their negative body talk, I am keenly aware how often women actually bash themselves without even batting an eyelash. This negative self-talk has become so ingrained in their being that they are no longer aware it even comes out of their mouth. Negative body talk also known as “fat speak” is prevalent everywhere. You don't have to walk far to hear this kind of personal ridicule.
Flirting is an art so I have been told. For some people it comes naturally and for others it is like speaking Mandarin as if it is a foreign language! My best friend says I am a flirt and that I should teach flirting! Really? I don’t consider that I am flirting expert and I am not conscious that I do it. I guess it does come naturally for me! For dating, what is important about flirting? And why flirt?
The way to get your lean and toned body is not as far off as you might think. Be consistent with your fat loss and weight loss program and you will get and stay lean and toned—in time.
July 4th is a 10K tradition for me and I set out with 57,753 of my running buddies. The Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta is the biggest 10K in the world, and I got to run it. I know, I know; I can hear the groans. Running's not for everyone, but the excitement was palpable. There was some kind of transcendent experience going on. I felt happiness all around me. Allow me to explain.
Every member of your family has a right to have his or her opinions respected. You don’t have to agree or go along with what your child wants, but you should at least know what it is, and your child should know why you're overriding his or her preferences. Regular family meetings, where everyone including the children expresses feelings, negative and positive, and all of you work together to solve problems, can help a lot.
So I was doing my usual Wednesday, kids, Huffington Post reading, video search when I came across a video that I was not prepared for. I know you can learn something new every day, but it is very rare that my lesson is given to me by a very articulate young woman named Astrorice, who I feel is wise beyond her years.
The term “friends with benefits” seems to be popping up on dating sites, in conversations and even on television as “no strings attached relationship.” If you don’t already know the meaning to it, I will tell you in so many words, sex without commitment, emotion, or respect for one another. I find this term used quite often with people in their twenties looking to explore their sexuality without having to be responsible for any other person’s feelings.
If you are single and dating, you might understand what it's like to kiss a few frogs. If you're looking for love sometimes, you've got to kiss more than a few. I understand; I've kissed more than my share of men who didn't kiss like real men. They kissed like lizards and bologna sandwiches, metaphorically speaking. So, lets hop to it and get this bad kissing party started. Then we need to get our dating calendar and fill it will men who are great kissers!
Are you concerned because trying to communicate and connect with your kids is hard? You are competing with video games, friends, school, sports, hormones, growing pains and lack of interest on their part. Please believe me as a parent educator, mom, gram, auntie, neighbor and friend that being pro-active in getting and staying connected is worth it. A solid foundation of loving adults and caring family is a strong leg up in life.