Female Fat Loss Over 40

Are you interested in female fat loss? I know what it’s like to feel great in my own skin and I want you to feel your best too. This won’t happen unless you make it happen. I’m all about being pro-active to take control of your body and your life.


Female Fat Loss Over 40 is where you’re going to find all the answers to your questions regarding fitness and fat loss. I’ll show you how to shape your lifestyle so that your fitness journey is one that’s enjoyable and livable. Let’s create a positive spin, a snowball headed in the right direction to help you reach your goals.



You’ve come to the right place. I’m thrilled that you’ve decided to visit my blog. I hope that you stay, get informed and start living the life you want and deserve. I hope you find the answers you’re looking for and that you’re inspired to not only read, but to apply the information I’m so happy to provide.

And if you have a pressing issue that you can’t find answers to, please let me know. I’m here for you. Let’s build our community of readers to support and celebrate with each other. Female fat loss isn’t a mystery, let me help you navigate the issues.


Here are my top women’s fat loss tips to get you started:


Women’s Fat Loss Tip #1 – Get intense! Read the rest of Female Fat Loss Over 40

The Health Risks to Being Overweight


New research out of Sydney University shows that women aged 30-59 who are obese have a 19 times  greater chance of getting diabetes, four times the chance of getting high blood pressure and three times the risk of coronary artery disease compared to normal weight women. Read the rest of The Health Risks to Being Overweight

Hot flashes? There’s a better way to work up a sweat

New research suggests daily exercise could be the best way way to combat distressing symptoms of the menopause


Laura Donnelly, Health Editor of The Telegraph in the UK, writes that hot flushes (flushes in the UK, flashes in the US) can be among the most distressing symptoms of menopause.   No surprises there ladies!


Here’s that article reprinted for your interest: Read the rest of Hot flashes? There’s a better way to work up a sweat

10 Foods that fight stress (and belly fat)

Women should be issued with a button “in times of stress, release chocolate”!


The problem with most typical “comfort” foods that we turn to in times of stress is that the gratification is often short term, leaving us weighing heavier and feeling bad about ourselves and more stressed than when we started.


Apart from many hormonal consequences from increased cortisol levels that come with chronic levels of stress (and that’s most of us!), one of the most common is increased food cravings and those cravings tend to be for sweet foods.  However, the more sweet foods we eat, the worse our mood tends to get.

It’s a vicious cycle.


Here are 10 foods that will actually decrease cortisol levels and assist you in reducing the dreaded belly fat. Read the rest of 10 Foods that fight stress (and belly fat)

Top Tips to Rescue Your Broken Metabolism

Shawna recently took part in an anti-aging fitness summit in Arizona and took the opportunity to meet up with Fat Loss expert Dawn Sylvester.  Dawn works with women who have tried for years to lose weight the “wrong” way resulting in low energy, a feeling of helplessness, and a broken metabolism.


Dawn’s plan Final Fat Meltdown can show you exactly how she eats and trains to look and feel YEARS younger than she actually is.  In this short interview Dawn gives her top tips for rescuing your broken metabolism. Read the rest of Top Tips to Rescue Your Broken Metabolism

Sorry if this offends you…

The weather forecast is for blizzard conditions and severe cold in the southern hemisphere and heat wave conditions in the northern hemisphere.


The very strong temptation with weather extremes is that we put our health and fitness goals on hold, waiting for the “perfect” time.


I hear so many people saying “it’s too hard to exercise at night/in the morning” – or “I don’t have any motivation” – or “it’s too cold/hot/windy/wet/dry”. Read the rest of Sorry if this offends you…

Pilates Ab Finisher

Want to strengthen your core and back and get a toned stomach?  Forget crunches and sit-ups!  They not only won’t get you the results you’re after, you’re quite likely to hurt your back and damage your spine.

We want to build a strong core – that’s all the muscles, not just your “six pack” muscles (rectus abdominis) and we want all those core muscles to work together to stabilise the spine and provide strength and stability as the body moves and rotates around it.

We need to exercise the important core muscles that wrap around the torso, lie alongside the spine, and to the sides of the core. And that’s what you’ll get with this ab finisher –  a smarter way to train your abs as part of a full body workout. Read the rest of Pilates Ab Finisher

8 Ultimate Sleep Hacks

Looking and feeling your best can come down to something as simple as a good nights sleep.


Simple, sure!


But if you struggle to sleep through the night, you’ll know it’s not necessarily easy.


A good balance of stress management, exercise and healthy eating (this guide will help you)  will assist with good sleep and recovery.  Getting quality zzzzz’s makes for a happy, healthy you. Read the rest of 8 Ultimate Sleep Hacks

Bodyweight 30-30 Workout

Get off the treadmill and elliptical and try this fat burning, full body cardio workout.  You’ll work all major muscle groups and get a heart pumping workout regardless of your fitness level.  Modify movements to reduce impact if necessary, you’ll see those modifications in the video.


This is a fun cardio workout that’s suitable for all levels of fitness.


With only 30 seconds of work immediately followed by a 30 second rest there’s plenty of opportunity for recovery.  The rest periods are designed to allow you to quickly recover and then go hard in the next interval.  If you’re finding that you just don’t need the 30 second rest – well, you need to work harder! Read the rest of Bodyweight 30-30 Workout

What’s Your Excuse?

Remember seeing this image recently splashed across social media and the global news?


Critics claimed that this fitness mum allegedly “fat shamed” other women for not having 6 pack abs.


Whether you agree – or in fact found these photos motivating – I believe that most of us limit ourselves in our belief about what we can really achieve.


Through our lives most of us have found that when pressed, we are actually capable of more than we previously thought possible. Read the rest of What’s Your Excuse?

How to Improve Your Balance

How’s your balance?


Has it changed in the last few years? Are you a little less stable in some movements and a bit more careful when walking down stairs or in other activities?


The ability for your body to automatically adjust movement to it’s surroundings, decreases with age as those helpful sensory perceptions like sight and hearing start to lessen in efficiency.


When all these systems including your sense of spatial awareness are working together automatically with your musculoskeletal system you can stay active and independent, preventing falls and improving your balance.


Like any other skill, we need to practise and train these senses to maintain functionality and ease of movement. Read the rest of How to Improve Your Balance

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