Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Competing in Fitness at 54!

I can't help it; I have to share. This is the week for both mental preparation as well as the physical aspect of competing in fitness at 54. I don't have doubts any more; I am passed all that. If I don't know it by now, then I don't have it -- and I do have "it." I feel strong, confident, and ready to compete with some of the most incredible women that I know. I will enjoy it, because they are my friends first, and then they are my competition. All we can do with anything that we approach in life is PREPARE, and that I have done for months now. The feeling is like none that I have ever known -- really hard to describe. Makes me sweat just thinking about it. When I get on the stage to share and entertain, it is exhilarating. The applause (and please do) just revs me up to do more, jump higher, and smile more. Still have to worry about the small things -- eyelashes, spray tan, and will my chicken stay cold enough. All in all -- I love it. What can I say. I leave this coming Friday for Colorado Springs to compete with an incredible group -- Triple-A, and I am really looking forward to it. I pray first for safety and then for success. Then it's off for an incredible event -- Fitness America Pageant Weekend in Las Vegas. WhoHoo

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How do you achieve your goals and reward yourself?

"I studied the small wins strategy years ago in school. Basically, we will do a little something every single day to meet our goal. It could be something as small as looking something up on the Internet referencing a healthy food to see the amount of vitamin content. The effort involved is a step toward meeting your goal for nutrition and exercise. So we will reward you, in our theory of a small wins strategy. It is based on dividing up a larger problem into limited units that can be attacked individually. You will feel empowered when you celebrate small wins towards the larger goal."

This is an excerpt from my book "Triple F - Fifty Fit and Fabulous" in the chapter regarding Goal Setting - The Process. Do you want to learn more exactly how to set a goal, achieve the goal, and then stick to it? Find out more at 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Do you have "invisible abs?"

"The key to keeping your mind, body, and spirit healthy and fit is to EXERCISE. Everyone wants to think it is as simple as buying one of those crazy machines you see on TV. This reminds me of that movie where the guy picks up the hitchhiker, and the guy is really nuts. He is telling the driver about a new invention he has, "The 7-Minute Abs." The driver asks him why it isn't called the "5-Minute Abs" or the "2-Minute Abs" or even the "1-Minute Abs?" You get the picture. It is easy to sell these contraptions, because people want the easy way out. I had the famous "Invisible Abs" -- you know, the "No-See Um Abs."

I hate to break it to you, but there is no easy way out. In order to stay fit and healthy, you gotta MOVE IT! There is no such thing as "spot-conditioning." Just by lying down and doing five minutes of abs on a roller or by sitting in a metal chair raising your legs up and down will not get you a terrific set of abs, you have to perform all-over body conditioning for your entire core muscles and eat properly."

This is an excerpt taken directly from my book. If you would like to read more from "Triple F - Fifty Fit and Fabulous," check out