Building A Six-Pack on a 60-plus bod

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Me at 62, after a 12-week program to get this six-pack!

So, now you probably want to know what I did for 12 weeks to get to this shape?  Here it is, the fool-proof program to building your six-pack on a 60-plus body.  However, there is one caveat:  you have to be within 6 lbs of your ideal weight, and at approximately 24% body-fat or less.  Sorry, that is what is going to take.  I started there and ended at 21% body-fat, and at my ideal weight.  At 5’6″, I weighed in at 138 lbs when this was taken.  To get these abs, I literally had to live for 12 weeks like a fitness model competitor.  It is actually fun, and very challenging!  I did not do all the lower-body work a fitness model would do, as I did it mostly at-home, without machines or heavy lifting.  I have some videos for this on my YouTube channel as well:  http://bit.ly/1ScwzZm.  The reason I am sharing this is I am getting lots of requests for creating these abs from folks who have read my book or run into me on a daily basis.

There are four pieces to the puzzle of building this six-pack:  Diet, Supplements, Exercise and Sleep.  I will tell you my program for each, and, if you want to learn how to adapt it for your own needs, just go to my contact page and we can talk!

DIET:  Total Paleo –  no sugar, dairy, grains, alcohol, for 12 weeks…..At least 80 ounces of water a day, no juice.  One or two pieces of whole fruit a day.  A bit of dried fruit with nuts or nutrition bars for snacks.  Plant-based protein smoothies and green smoothies, daily. I did get to eat a bit of dark chocolate, every day.

I ate lean protein — fish, turkey, chicken, some beef, tons of veggies, healthy fats (avocados, olive oil, walnuts), no grains, and no dairy.  This pulled off the layers of fat and I could get the muscle definition you see here.

SUPPLEMENTS:  My USANA HealthPak (Vitamins, Minerals, Calcium, Fish-Oil, Grapeseed, Glucosamine, Turmeric, Milk-Thistle) — get your personalized pack at:  www.energyunlimited.usana.com — just take the Free True Health Assessment — you will get three reports and I can help you choose the best program and biggest bang for your buck!

EXERCISE:  30 minutes of cardio a day and 20 minutes of abs, plus 5 minutes on my mini-rebounder, plus some time upside down on my back with weights and doing crunches hanging like a bat.  8 minutes of Total Gym exercise a day.  You can see the ab routine at my YouTube channel — Sexy Lean and Strong —  http://bit.ly/1ScwzZm.   You have to work all parts of the abs, every day, for this to work.  Plus the planks — daily planks!!!  At least 45 seconds, working up to 90 seconds.  Plus push-ups (for arms and upper body strength and tone.)

SLEEP:  Minimum of seven hours a night, preferably eight.  I use a sleep supplement — melatonin — to make sure I get it.  Mine is Pure Rest, from USANA. (order at:  www.energyunlimited.usana.com)

Today, I choose to have some dairy, grains and a bit of sweets.  This has caused me to put back on about 5 lbs and about 2″ on the belly.  But, the good news is I just need a few weeks to get this six-pack back!

If you want to build your own six-pack, I will be glad to help you design your best program!

 

 

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Visit to Sanoviv — Holistic Hospital and Spa

woman stretching on rockI just got back from an amazing place — Sanoviv Medical Institute — part holistic healing hospital, part elegant spa, part fat-farm. Sanoviv can literally take a toxic body and change it to a healthy one in a few days! I experienced my first colon hydrotherapy, sacro-cranial massage, Laughter Yoga for healing, and new, cutting-edge nutrition and detox techniques that are based on true science, not just some fad diet pumped-up in a magazine. My metabolism was tested and typed. I found out that I am super-healthy, by Sanoviv standards, with an almost perfect metabolism. The microscopic blood analysis — living and dried, showed a bit of trouble with allergies and digestion, which tracks with my own experience. They told me I was on the right track and to keep doing what I do, with just some fine-tuning for liver support and more probiotics.

Now I am living by their regime: warm water with juice from half a lemon and cayenne first thing in the morning, then a healthy breakfast, minimal fruit, green juice from veggies, plus healthy meals with lots of raw veggies and sprouts. Fish and chicken but only wild-caught or free-range. I found out veggies are better for me than lettuce and some of my favorite night-shade veggies need to be consumed less (eggplant, tomatoes). My supplement routine was affirmed as being right on-target! Except my blood-pressure was low and now I only need to take one BiOmega a day, versus two. (Bi-Omega is a pure fish-oil capsule from USANA.)

Sanoviv is located in Baja California, in Ciudad Nacional, right on the ocean. The location was chosen by Sanoviv’s founder, Dr. Myron Wentz, for the pure air, and the energy vortex recognized by NASA. Shamans used the beach below Sanoviv for their ceremonies. The energy there was palpable. I really felt as though I were not in this world — as though I were someplace so special and serene that the trials and tribulations of the day-to-day world had all been left behind. The staff is unfailing welcoming and accommodating. The views are magnificent and I could live in the pools!

Doctors from around the world send their desperate cases of cancer, multiple sclerosis, and undiagnosed diseases to Sanoviv. They assign a team of medical staff, including a psychiatrist, dentist, fitness professional, chiropractor and several doctors, to each case. Every possible diagnostic tool is employed and many patients told me that root causes were uncovered, after they had spent years undiagnosed and seeing multiple specialists, all with differing opinions. Sanoviv performs the tests, then gathers the team to review and interpret. A treatment protocol is reached. Most patients were taking not only very special supplements, but many were on the foundation of USANA supplements — the same ones I have been taking for eleven years. I saw people who were barely existing become animated and the color return to their cheeks, after their first two weeks there. By the third week, they were already on the mend.

It was hard to return to the “real world” where I have to deal with the temptation of grocery store shelves. At Sanoviv, you are fed the healthiest food, loving prepared, in just the right amount and form, all organic and all pure. I lost four pounds in six days, felt great, and slept like a log. Luckily, I have learned the difference between the so-so food and the best food, and I do not want to settle for less than the best any more!

Sanoviv offers a Certificate in Nutrition and Health Advisor, which I have now obtained. If you would like more information, please let me know. And, remember: You Can Be Lean and Strong at Any Age!
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Hello world!

Here we go!  I am starting a blog.   What I will do is share my favorite quickie fat-burning exercises and delicious but super-healthy recipes.  I will also tell you which vitamins and minerals and antioxidants do what to your body.  As a Certified Nutrition Consultant and rep for USANA for over 11 years, I have learned a thing or two and have helped hundreds get healthier and reach optimal weight and have oodles of energy, safely!  Hope to hear from you on your own concerns.