60 Days to 60!

SPONSORED BY STRIVECTIN

A Mind, Body, Spirit Journey to
Redefine Midlife & Beyond

Covid
Girl

2019

This last year has been tough. I haven't felt well. I'm physically and emotionally run down. I've had little-to-no self care, lost muscle and body tone, and my skin isn't what I remember it to be! To be perfectly honest, I've lacked energy and felt sad and depressed at being confined to quarters. I miss community. I miss friends. I've eaten quite a bit of ice cream though.

I'll be 60 on July 7th, and I've decided to challenge myself to the best 60 I can be! I am tired of the stereotypes of women at Midlife & Beyond. I intend to change the paradigm. And I want you to come along. I am going to be journaling daily how to reset from the inside-out and the outside-in in ways that you can too!

I can't quit because this silly girl has agreed to do an artistic semi-nude photo shoot in Austin, TX for my birthday ... scars and all. I'm scared to death but I've always preached facing your fears. And like I said, it's time to change the paradigm about ageing. If I'm gonna talk the talk ...

my daily journal

I'm going to share my journey in words and pictures each and every day ... the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly! I'll tell you what I'm doing, how I'm feeling, and share tips on working from the both the Inside-Out and Outside-In.

My Team

This is way outside of my comfort zone and quite the challenge, and I'll be the first to admit: I need a team behind me! I'll be highlighting Sponsors, Guides, Products, Collaborators, and Supporters ... that you can easily tap into as well!

my answers

To YOUR questions that is! Not only would I love your support and encouragement, I'd also like to hear from you about this journey and any aspects of it you'd care to ask me about. Email me here (click the heading) and I'll post questions and answers in my Journal!

My nutrition

What I'm eating. What I 'm NOT eating. I'll share recipes, supplements, and healthy snacks! I'll even tell you what I have on my cheat days ... because I couldn't do this without cheating.

My Team & mentors

Who better than a 66 year old Sassy Badass to whip my butt into shape! Oh yeah ... and her program is Age Defying Physique. Click and join her community and find out just how amazing you can be!
I know, I know ... I'm really lucky to have an Award Winning and critically acclaimed photographer for this project! I've worked with Kevin before on his Life On Pause series. Be sure to check out all his work!
Through her work in TV and film, Jessica has done makeup for celebrities such as Dick Van Dyke, Kourtney Kardashian, Judy Greer, Paul Reiser and Kirstie Alley for red carpet events, magazine covers, and interviews.
There was no way I was going to do my Bare Necessities shoot without a modeling coach. Who better than my favorite engineer by day and supermodel by night. Walking the Paris Fashion Week Runway is enough street cred for me!

CGO's Daily Journal - 60 Days to 60!

Day 31

I woke up early today. Had to do a sponsored post. That always takes a lot of time. First, as always, I began with hot water with lemon and meditation. I didn’t do my morning pages today due to time. Moxie needed her morning walk and I had to post so that was the beginning of my day! Also, Kacy has been away visiting her grandkids in Arizona. She’s missed them so much. They are 2 and 4 so she was gone all last week. We tried to do some virtual sessions but the internet was too spotty. So, let’s just say that Kacy made up for lost time in no time flat. It was a killer session. Lots of lunges, weights, aerobics and huffing and puffing. It’s amazing how out of breath the COPD can make me when I haven’t been doing aerobics with weights. We worked out for over an hour today and it was absolutely brutal but so good! Breakfast: 1 scoop of Thorne Creatine Powder in filtered water with Emergen C prior to workout Oat milk iced latte with a stevia Snack: I was feeling nauseous today so I had some saltines and ginger ale. Not what I normally have but it definitely works with the nausea. I think I pushed really hard with the workout and it definitely made me feel a bit under the weather. All good, as I want to push hard! Lunch – skipped lunch today due to nausea Snack: 2 scoops Vital Proteins Powder with oolong tea Dinner: Sushi Takeout! Jacqueline and I were both super tired today. We both work long hours and have been squeezing in as much as we can in between work. Photo shoots are super fun but we did hours of them yesterday which means hair, makeup, styling ourselves with multiple outfit changes and shooting stills along with video. It’s fun but also a lot packed into a day. That meant ordering out and relaxing tonight. Supplements: Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Celltrient Strength and Protect Multi B Complex Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Sleep: Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension

Day 30

We stayed up late last night chatting and making lots of creative plans. I do love creating. So does Jacqueline. It’s really fun to create together, especially outside the box ideas. It felt AMAZING to sleep until 7am this morning. Sleeping late is so unusual for me. The daylight hours are crazy long here at the moment. I feel as if my body clock has changed from living in the PNW. It starts getting light as early as 4 or 4:30am and it stays light until about 10:30pm! Moxie couldn’t wait to get outside so the little minx basically pulled me out of bed to get her out on a long walk. It was a picture perfect morning. So darn beautiful! It’s a super sunny and warm summery day. Moxie and I took a nice long walk while I had a Facetime chat with Julie Bee. It’s hard to believe she had a double mastectomy not that long ago as she looks really healthy. Came home and did a quick meditation before jumping right into work. Jacqueline and I are filming today. I also had to get ready to be on a podcast this morning so that meant hair, makeup, etc early today. Living by the beach means many days go by without putting on makeup or doing my hair. AM: hot water with lemon Iced latte with oat milk and stevia Breakfast: oatmeal, almond milk, dried cranberries, walnuts and raw honey Snack: Blueberries Lunch: 2 eggs scrambled with ½ avocado The afternoon was spent filming a variety of shots for a client with Jacqueline. Part of the campaign involved heading to a restaurant to shoot there. So, after filming at home, we headed off to the Cliff House, a gorgeous restaurant overlooking the water, to finish the shoot and to have a lovely dinner. It’s a rare thing to go out to dinner these days as this past year was a challenge with lockdown! We had an absolute blast at dinner. The Cliff House reminds me of Kincaid’s in Redondo Beach. It’s one of my favorite restaurants in LA. This was my first time having dinner out at such an elegant restaurant. I have barely gone out at all in the past year and a half! We started with the photo shoot which involved wearing fun glasses and reading the menu along with a delicious glass of wine – for me, at least! Then, it was time for relaxation and conversation. Jacqueline is like a sister to me. Dinner: Thai grilled shrimp appetizer – Yummy! Grilled salmon with lemon butter, sauteed broccoli and a baked potato. I rarely have potatoes these days but this was such a treat. No dessert – not until my birthday when I get to celebrate big time! Supplements: Supplements: Celltrient Strength and Protect Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Multi B Complex Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Sleep: Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension

Day 29

Such a fun day as I finally get to do the BarMethod with my daughter as the demo girl! It’s so hard to be the demo girl at BarMethod. I’m SO proud of her. I did Bar for so long that it used to not feel so hard. Now, it’s hard! Woke up finally at a normal hour! 6:30am wake up. Did my meditation and morning pages. Moxie was a bit hyped up this morning. I suppose having a guest in the house, particularly someone as lively and fun as Jacqueline, adds to the energy and excitement. Moxie couldn’t wait for her morning walk, so we headed out soon after. It’s funny as I’ve never paid attention to the tides. When you live right on the water, you learn to pay attention to the tides. There is a huge swing between high tide and low tide. Low tide is when it’s best to go for long walks. They fluctuate during the days. Now, they are much earlier in the day. When we went out at 7:30, the tide was starting to head out which meant a nice, long walk in freezing cold water to take Moxie to the State Park. It was super quiet, no people, no dogs. I’m always on the hunt for seashells. Big score this morning as I love collecting teeny, tiny clam shells. They’re so cute. It’s a natural beach unlike LA where they trek the sand in from far away. That means it’s really rocky which also means it’s hard to find perfect seashells. I’m collecting them for some creative projects. AM: Hot water with lemon and ACV iced latte with organic coffee and stevia Green Tea with 2 scoops Vital Proteins Powder Breakfast: Full fat plain organic yogurt with coconut granola Had a super fun online session with Christina to try out a GuaSha product that helps to destress the facial muscles and fascia naturally. I loved working with her. We tried all kinds of wild facial exercises. I definitely felt a huge difference in my TMJ. Christina also sent me a radiofrequency device that also has LED that’s supposed to be amazing for the face, neck and check. I’ll report back on that soon. We did a video together today that is pretty hilarious. I’ll share with you soon! You’ll definitely want to reach out to her as she has so many amazing devices to help turn back the clock naturally! Lunch: 3 eggs scrambled and ½ avocado Snack: Bowl of Blueberries, macadamia nuts Evening: BarMethod Class with Maddie online! YAY! Took 1 scoop of Thorne Creatine prior to class Dinner: Baked Halibut with Lemon Butter, Broccoli with Lemon and Air Fryer Zucchini Supplements: Celltrient Strength and Protect Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Multi B Complex Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Sleep: Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension

Day 28

Woke up early! It was a Moxie on Monday which means posting, posting and more posting in the morning. I decided to do my Moxie post about Jacqueline. After all, who has more Moxie than Jacqueline??? She’s so fun. She’s also always doing whatever she can to move mountains, and she had to move mountains to get here! We are both really excited to work on this new campaign together! Meditation and journaling AM: Hot water with lemon and ACV Celery Juice – fresh pressed A long walk with the Mox after posting and commenting! It was a rainy morning but it cleared later on in the day. Moxie loves the rain. Wet and sandy makes for a happy pup! Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled with almond milk and green salad on the side. Snack: Cantaloupe Lots of work throughout the day. It’s definitely fun having a close friend in the house, especially one as easy going as Jacqueline. We both work really long hours but at very different types of jobs. We love it when we can break and do something fun and creative! Lunch: Grilled chicken breast and broccoli with lemon Snack: Venti black iced tea with stevia and biscotti (cheated as we were out and I was so hungry) Jacqueline and I decided to head out and go shopping. We didn’t know what we would be wearing for the shoots as we planned for her to get here so quickly. Once she was here, we nailed down the concepts and headed out to buy Roller Skates which set the tone for the looks. Jacqueline lives in black much of the time but we decided to have fun with color. That meant heading out to the mall. I have to be honest. I’ve lived here 7 months now and I have not gone shopping once! I was pretty unsure of the area. I would have loved to head to Seattle but I knew we would get stuck in wicked traffic and it was late in the day. Instead, we zipped over to Tacoma Mall and hit Forever 21, H and M and Macy’s. We had a blast. Didn’t eat dinner until 9pm!!! It stays light here until about 10:30pm which is kind of wild so you can lose track of time! Dinner: Grass Fed Burger with cheese and air fryer cauliflower with turmeric (recipe coming! I do hope you have an air fryer as this is amazing and so delicious! Jacqueline and I polished off every single bite!) Supplements: Supplements: Celltrient Strength Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Sleep: Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension

Day 27

Best day ever! Jacqueline DePaul arrived in the wee hours of the morning. Actually, it was 3 am her time and just after midnight my time. It was wonderful to see her. She’s such a trooper to hop on a plane at a moment’s notice to come out to film an exciting campaign for a dream brand. We just found out late Friday that we were hired to shoot two different campaigns with a huge brand we’ve always dreamed of working with. Can’t wait to share. Today is a rest morning as we were both pooped. Slept in til about 8 am. Still early after a late night. Are you as starved for connection as we are??? Oh my, it feels so good to have a friend here after being apart and isolated for so long. AM: Hot water with lemon ACV Iced Oat milk latte with Stevia Jacqueline is on a very special diet so we eat completely differently. She’s on a very Keto diet that is solely meat, fish, chicken, fats and greens. That’s about it. My diet is super healthy but nowhere near as restrictive. Honestly, I think that would drive me mad! I love to workout. I would much rather workout so that I don’t have to watch things as carefully. As long as I give up sugar, gluten, breads and most carbs, I’m pretty good. Weight isn’t an issue for me. It’s more building muscle and toning up. Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled with oat milk and avocado Snack: blueberries We spent the afternoon planning out our shoots. We had to send the concepts off to the Agent for the brand to review and approve. That was fun. Both Jacqueline and I like to create things outside of the box. We have fun thinking of different things and ways to shoot. We decided we wanted to add roller skates to the shoots, so we headed out to RollerWorld in Tacoma to try on some fun roller skates. We each picked out a fun pair – Jacqueline didn’t have a lot of choices with a size 11 shoe (you have to go up a size!) and I had to choose from the size 10’s which also only meant a few. Fortunately, my first choice was a floral pair of Cynthia Rowley skates. I bought those and Jacqueline bought a pair of silver fluorescent skates. We ended up testing them out in the roller rink and that was fun. Jacqueline roller blades regularly and she’s a dancer so she’s a natural at it. Me, I was definitely much more awkward. It was still fun and brought back memories of ice skating and weak ankles! Dinner: Sauteed shrimp in garlic lemon butter, broccoli with lemon butter and a mixed green salad with balsamic dressing. Early to bed! Supplements: Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Celltrient Strength Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Sleep: Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension

Day 26 

YAY, it’s the weekend! Such a fun day as I get to have my friends over for dinner! That meant getting up early to clean the house and make sure everything was done by 5pm! Early cocktails and dinner to celebrate Julia Davis moving to Seattle! Tonight will be super fun as Julia and her husband Jim just arrived in Seattle and are moving in their new home on Monday! 6am wake up and hot water with lemon and ACV AM: Meditation with Insight Timer App and Davidji followed by quick morning pages and walk with Moxie. BarMethod class online which I love and highly recommend! Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled with goat cheese and tomato Snack: 2 mandarin oranges and date bar Lunch: Grilled chicken breast and salad Afternoon – house cleaning burns a lot of calories, doesn’t it? It does for me! I have to admit that I don’t love to clean house but I do love having a clean house! Between Moxie’s fur and living at the beach, it means constant house cleaning! Dinner: Appetizer – fresh King Crab Legs with lemon butter Thai salmon with coconut rice and grilled veggies along with soy ginger sauce Dessert – fresh berries with fresh whipped cream YUM! Oh, and wine tonight. I did skip the Sangria, too much sugar for my current healthy lifestyle but I did have 2 glasses of Viognier, my favorite white wine. Supplements: Celltrient Strength Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Sleep: Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension

Day 25

Woke up super early. Meditated, did my morning pages and then had a call from Kacy letting me know that she wasn’t feeling well. She’s such a badass, that it takes A LOT to keep her down. That meant a quick sign up for the Bar Method Express Class that kicked my butt last night. I know the second Covid vaccine crushed me for days. It’s definitely going around. Fortunately, I have an awesome back up plan, not quite Kacy and her K Game which is the BOMB, but I’ve always loved the Bar classes for tushy tightening and body elongating. I started the morning with my usual, hot water and lemon. I’ve had to lay off the juicing the past few days as I’ve been dealing with a lot of nausea. I guess it’s another Covid vaccine side effect. I made a switch in the coffee department. I started drinking coffee late in life, like really late in life. I guess I’m a late bloomer in so many ways. I do love my one cup of coffee, Today, I tried the Trader Joe’s Cold Brew with some oat milk and a bit of stevia over ice. I whipped out my paper straws (rarely do I use a plastic straw or drink water bottles as I do love protecting our environment and I’m all in on sustainability!). I have to say, it was a delicious and refreshing coffee drink. Just the right amount of caffeine and it was even Organic which is always high on my list. Next, I took my Celltrient Strength and Protect followed by a B 12 from Thorne. That always gives me just the right boost while protecting my cells. Aging takes place in our cells. I’ve been working on cellular health for a very long time, both in what I eat and in what I think! A late breakfast was plain, organic, full fat yogurt topped off with Coconut Almond Granola, again, an organic one from Trader Joe’s that’s super yummy. It was the perfect amount and not too filling. Snack was fresh watermelon. Yum. I do love it when warmer weather rolls around and farmer’s markets begin to open up. I love popping into farm stands. For me, the fresher, the better.

Day 24

Woke up. Took Moxie out to the beach. Sat and did my morning pages and a little meditation and beach walk with Moxie. It’s so beautiful living on the water. Such a dream. Now, to make the second part of my dream come true! To write a book. I loved the book, A Gift From the Sea. It’s right by my bedside. Ever since, I read that book, I’ve wanted to write a book by the sea. Now, I’m going to! It was a super busy work day. Today, was all about launching the Clubhouse website! We are almost there! Woohoo 3 and a half days of work and counting. Lots of time on Clubhouse too. I have to admit that I’m really enjoying my time there making new connections and deepening existing ones. Ever since the beginning of my time on the Clubhouse App, I’ve always set up my yoga mat as I do double duty during that time when I can. I’ll do planks and lots of my Bar Method exercises. I’ll also do some yoga. The nice thing is that when you aren’t speaking on stage, it’s a great time to use it for some additional exercise! Breakfast: hot water with lemon Celltrient Duo – 2 Strength 2 Protect Skipped coffee today. Still a bit of nausea from the second vaccine. Had some sparkling water with a little concentrated Pomegranate juice and fresh squeezed lime juice. Breakfast was 2 scrambled eggs, free range organic, with a little goat cheese, cauliflower, tomatoes and spinach with half an avocado. Snack: a handful of macadamia nuts. I always take an Omega 3 Supplement when I’m eating nuts or something that’s fat soluble. 2 Omega 3 Capsules and Multi, B Lunch, Spinach Salad, walnuts, cranberries, apple and homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Snack: Trader Joe’s Date Bar Exercise: A 6pm Bar Move Class that was killer! I was so sore afterward but not too sore that I walked about 50 minutes around the Sound with Moxie after class. That felt amazing! There’s nothing like time in nature to lift your spirits. Plus, Moxie is a ball. She’s the life of the party. If only every woman could embody Moxie’s MOXIE-Ful spirit. She is full of herself in the best possible way. She thinks every human and pup should adore her. She has a constant smile on her face with the most infectious positive energy. Dinner: Grilled Shrimp Salad with mixed greens, sun dried tomatoes, pistachios and a homemade citrus vinaigrette.

Day 23

Woke Up not feeling my best. Had a 7am training session with Kacy so I know she would be bringing her K game. Started off with Morning pages and a nice meditation. Skipped coffee and the fresh juice. Took my Celltrient combo, Strength and Protect, as it always gives me some energy. Kacy was on it today! OMG, I was dying. I didn’t want to let her know but it was really hard and we did a full on hour without a minute stopping. I do love her workouts. I love her attitude even more. She radiates the most positive energy every single time. Plus, she’s fun and silly like yours truly. The time usually goes fast. Once we finished, I had a 2 hours session I had to lead on Clubhouse followed by some very important brand calls. So, let’s say that by 3:30pm, I was WIPED. That meant taking a 2 hour nap, so I could function. I happened to take my temperature and it was 100.2! I rarely run a fever as my body temperature is crazy low. I run at 96 most of the time. I know, paramedics think I’m dead! I was so feverish today. I have to say that I felt like a total badass to accomplish as much as I did with a fever and heavy duty nausea along with a wicked headache. In googling Covid vaccine 2, this was right in line with the symptoms. Today, I was totally off my diet. I lived on saltines (I’m gluten free except for those when I’m nauseous – they are lifesavers! Along with some ginger ale.) That was it for the day.

Day 22

Today was a Moxie on Monday. I never loved Mondays but now, I do. I see this day in such a new light. It is all about our attitude, isn’t it? Life really is what we make of it. I love Wayne Dyer. He was my first teacher on this path of personal development. He always said, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” He was so right. I woke up to do my Morning Pages. I do love getting the gunk out first thing in the morning. Morning Pages were started by Julia Cameron in her book, The Artist’s Way. The idea is to write in a journal when you first wake up, before your brain and mind begin to kick in, so that your subconscious is unloaded without effort via automatic writing. We did A LOT of automatic writing in my Master’s program. It’s writing without thinking. Hot lemon water, always! Latte, almond milk, stevia Celltrient Combo – 2 Strength, 2 Protect B12 Breakfast: Omelet – spinach, tomato and goat cheese with avocado and a little white wine vinegar. I love eggs in the morning. It’s such a healthy way to wake up. Omega 3 and multi plus B Snack: Mixed nuts, apple BarMethod Class Dinner: Grassfed burger, organic swiss cheese, pickles and a bit of ketchup. I do love my ketchup Dessert: Frozen fruit bar – Trader Joe’s Yum And 2 pieces of dark chocolate. I can’t live without my dark chocolate!

Day 21

Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Sleep: Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension

Day 20

Woke up early. Couldn’t sleep. Too much work these days. My mind has been racing. I downloaded a new Sleep App called WAVES. I loved this one teachers voice. It was super deep and hypnotic. I listened to that in the middle of the night. I also listened to Kryon – a channel that I love and went to see right before Covid hit last year. I always feel more upbeat when I listen to inspirational people. Meditation and morning pages. AM – hot water & lemon Iced oat milk latte with stevia Workout with Kacy. So good. So hard. Laughed a lot. She’s awesome. Highly recommend working with her. It’s wonderful to have someone who understands the physiology of an older woman. It’s also awesome that she’s super upbeat and positive. No complaints. No excuses. If you can only get a couple of Kacys gadget recommendations, I highly recommend the stretchy bands as I put them on when I’m watching tv to squeeze in extra exercise. I also love the weighted bar as there is so much you can do with it. Vital Proteins, oolong tea and creatine powder Lunch: Grilled chicken and broccoli with lemon Snack: Almond butter and nut thins Dinner: Lentil soup and mixed green salad. Supplements: Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Sleep: Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension

Day 19

I had a session with my Naturopath to go over my health, bloodwork & to add some things to the mix. I’ve been using Alternative & Integrative Medicine for 30 years now. I rarely go to a traditional MD now – only if I have to or I need bloodwork. I’ve had huge success with more holistic means. My Naturopath is in Orange County outside of LA. She was also the most amazing Cranial Sacral Therapist & Acupuncturist. I could go to her and hit all 3 areas at once. Her name is Dr Suzanne Tang and she runs Coastal Acupuncture. She’s so worth the drive and she does phone or Zoom too! We talked about how it’s harder to build muscle at 60 so she added a scoop of Thorne Creatine to the mix. She also added Vital Protein Collagen Powder. Kacy loves that brand too. So, now after hot water with lemon and ACV and my morning workout, I drink each one. The Vital Proteins, I’m adding with a cup of Oolong Tea. It blends better with hot water and Oolong Tea is a better metabolic burner than Green Tea. Morning Workout – BarMethod Bar Moves Class Breakfast: plain yogurt with granola and berries Snack: date bar Lunch: 3 egg omelet with spinach, tomato and cauliflower ½ avocado 2 tbsp olive oil Dinner: Ordered out Sushi, edamame & miso soup. Yum Supplements: Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Sleep: Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension Thorne Vitamin D 10,000

Day 18

YAY a Kacy morning to look forward to some butt kicking! Early wake up. Lemon water & ACV Celery juice Oat milk latte with stevia K Game Strong! We did a lot of weights, aerobics and squats today. It hurt so good. Kacy really pushes me to my limit. I think back to running 15 miles every Sunday long ago. I could easily run 15 miles. I could run a 6 minute mile back then! 60 is definitely different! Not bad but different. I’m adding Kacys favorite workout 🏋️‍♀️ items to my 60 Days Shop. I highly recommend picking up a few things to workout at home. We will be adding some group workouts with Kacy soon! Breakfast: Steelcut oatmeal with coconut milk, dried cherries, raw organic walnuts and brown sugar. Snack: ½ cantaloupe Lunch: Grilled chicken breast and spinach salad Dinner: Butter chicken – slow cooked Indian chicken over coconut rice. Delish!!! Integrative Therapeutics CoQ10 Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Sleep: Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension

Day 17

Lemon water Celery juice ½ latte Scrambled eggs with almond milk Spent the day cleaning house. So excited to have friends over for dinner. No workout today. I suppose cleaning the house is a workout. It is for me, especially with so much Moxie hair and sand everywhere! Dinner was early. Grilled shrimp cocktail Thai salmon Coconut rice Sautéed veggies Wine Yum Supplements: Integrative Therapeutics CoQ10 Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Sleep: Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension

Day 16

Ahh the weekend. Slept a little later today after a night out. I do love a glass of wine but I don’t always love how it feels the next day! I’ve always been a lightweight. Took it easy today. Weekends are always off with Kacy. Morning meditation, morning pages and a walk with Moxie. It feels so good to be closer to nature again after the last test of lockdown. I love living on the water as it’s been a lifelong dream. AM: lemon water with ACV Oat milk latte with stevia. Omelet with broccoli, tomato, goat cheese and 1/avocado. Lunch: A large bowl of lentil soup made in my favorite VitaClay. Snack: macadamia nuts and apple. Dinner: Grilled chicken breast, sautéed spinach and brown rice. Supplements: Integrative Therapeutics CoQ10 Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Sleep: Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension Day 17 4/28 Lemon water Celery juice ½ latte Scrambled eggs with almond milk Spent the day cleaning house. So excited to have friends over for dinner. No workout today. I suppose cleaning the house is a workout. It is for me, especially with so much Moxie hair and sand everywhere! Dinner was early. Grilled shrimp cocktail Thai salmon Coconut rice Sautéed veggies Wine Yum Supplements: Integrative Therapeutics CoQ10 Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Sleep: Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension Day 18 4/29 YAY a Kacy morning to look forward to some butt kicking! Early wake up. Lemon water & ACV Celery juice Oat milk latte with stevia

Day 15

First day going out in Seattle to meet friends. Covid has been so strange. I can’t believe I’ve lived here 6 months and this is my first time going out to dinner in Seattle. Today I was off schedule on eating. I’ve been dealing with lots of nausea lately. Feeling like I did when I was pregnant with morning sickness. That meant waking up to skip coffee and instead eat some saltines to settle my stomach. That and ginger ale. Funny, those were my childhood cures for nausea. Started with a Bar Method Express workout. I’m amazed at how challenging a 45 minute class can be. Definitely still working to get anywhere close to how fit I used to be. Lots of water. Water is so simple yet so important for health. Although, Kacy said right before photo shoots, she cuts way down on her water consumption. I guess it makes a big difference in how your muscles “pop.” I’m not there yet but still lots of time left to meet my goals. Had an early dinner at an outdoor cafe near Pikes Place. Starter with a delicious appetizer of Brussel sprouts. Can’t believe how much I love Brussel sprouts. Followed that up with a yummy mixed green salad with pears and delicious grilled salmon. Oh and a glass of white wine. Just one to celebrate a night out with the girls. Supplements: Integrative Therapeutics CoQ10 Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension.

Day 14

Woke up early. Journaled and morning pages. Took Moxie out for a wonderful walk. Beautiful start to the day. Lemon water. Celery & beet juice combo. Did you know Beet Juice is loaded with nitric oxide? It’s also hugely healing for your gut! Latte, organic cold press coffee, oat milk & stevia. Yum. 8am workout with Kacy. She was in a hilarious mood. As she said, she was bringing her K Game. And did she ever. Kacy is crazy fit. She pushes me super hard. I have to say I love it. It’s hard to believe she’s not only 66 but she also had her hip replaced last year! She’s the Badassy Sassy Bionic woman! We tend do laugh A Lot. And we swear. She has a potty mouth just like me! Have you seen the latest talk show with Kacy??? Mike has been adding intros with outtakes. There’s so much fun before and during the show. We were laughing about how much we love to swear! It only took me 50 years to say the “F” word! Brene Brown says it’s hugely healing. I believe she’s right! We did a lot of leg and booty work. I’m looking forward to having a booty again. It’s funny that things like that make me happy. I love feeling strong. Getting there little by little. I feel like I spent so much of the past year on my tush. No more smushy tushy. Let’s be real! It’s a hell of a lot harder to have a beautiful firm tushy at 60 than even at 50! Hormones are definitely different. Lunch: Oatmeal with almond milk & nuts, dried cherries, raw honey. Yum Snack: Hummus & Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Crisps. Where was cauliflower most of my life? I had no idea how delicious it is! I use it in everything – from air fried with turmeric to butter chicken to omelets. More recipes coming soon! Dinner – grilled chicken smashed potatoes and asparagus – I love smashed potatoes. Have you tried them!? Will share how to make them on a reel. Recipe booklet too! Supplements: Integrative Therapeutics CoQ10 Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Green Tea Extract ZenWise B Vitamins Dinner: Digestive Enzymes ZenWise Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension.

Day 13

Woke up to a beautiful morning. Golden glow on the water. I was never a morning person for most of my life. That was until the last 7 years or so. Now, I have a hard time sleeping in but I also like to stay up at night and read. I suppose I’m a bit of an energized bunny. I have so much energy. I have a lot to burn off most days. Began with Morning Pages, meditation and a beach walk with Moxie. The tide was in, so we took a longer walk through the neighborhood. I like to listen to Clubhouse much of the time. I always find really interesting rooms and inspiring conversations. AM: hot water with ACV and lemon Skipped juicing today. Trader Joe’s Organic Cold Press Coffee, oat milk and stevia over ice. It’s better than a Starbucks iced latte and it’s low cal too! I/2 cantaloupe & 3 eggs scrambled with ½ avocado Lunch: Turkey burger, Swiss cheese & spinach salad Light stretching on the yoga mat throughout the day. I tend to leave it out, so I’ll hit it during the day to stretch. Dinner: Grilled shrimp cocktail Grilled mixed veggies over quinoa Supplements: rapeutics Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Green Tea Extract ZenWise B Vitamins Dinner: Digestive Enzymes ZenWise Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension.

Day 12

Woke up super early. Did my morning pages and meditation. Hot water with lemon, celery juice. B12 Fiber Drink: Filtered Water, Vitamin C and Acacia Fiber Kacy had her K Game on today. She’s introduced me to incorporating bands into my workouts. I’m loving them. I’ve learned so much from her. It’s not about how long you workout. It’s about the quality of the workout and how many muscles you’re working at once. Kacy is all about elongating the body along with doing lots of intense isometric repetitions that you really feel in your muscles. She does a killer ab workout that I love. She also always has me doing lots and lots of squats and lunges. I have wicked knees. I blew my knees out when I was 45. I had knee surgery and the surgeon told me that I was done running forever. He said that my knees were bone on bone. That means no cartilage. Fortunately, I did stop running (I mourned running like a lost child) and took up non impact exercises like yoga and Bar Method. I love both. After the workout, it was time to hop on Clubhouse. Today, was a full day as we were working on laying out everything for our new Clubhouse website. Lots of exciting things happening. Lots of announcements to come! Breakfast was an oat milk latte with stevia followed by organic steel cut oats, almond milk, and mixed nuts, dried cranberries and a little brown sugar and raw honey. Delish! Lunch was homemade lentil soup loaded with veggies. Lentil soup is delicious and filling. It’s loaded with fiber so you don’t get hungry. It kind of fools you into thinking you pigged out, when you ate something super healthy. Dinner: Walk with Moxie Dessert: Dark chocolate almonds and a frozen fruit bar. Yum!

Day 11

Day off! Slept a little later today. Woke up to overcast skies. A grey day. Kind of normal in the PNW. Lately, it’s been burning off in the afternoon. Meditation & morning pages. Online BarMethod Class – I highly recommend signing up for Barre classes. BarMethod is the bomb. I do the BarMethod in West Hollywood @barmethodweho on IG. It’s super affordable via online. They always have a great special to try it out. It will definitely lift your tushy and whip you into shape quickly. It’s a great compliment to Kacy’s workouts. She does a TON of isometric exercises with lots of repetitions. She understands the physique of women 40, 50 and 60 plus. She knows how to get the most bang of of the exercises. Breakfast: Plain Organic Yogurt, Coconut Granola & fresh organic raspberries. Snack: Trader Joe’s Date Bar Lunch: Grilled chicken breast & roasted veggies – peppers, zucchini, squash, onions and garlic Dinner: Grilled Shrimp Cocktail Grilled King Salmon with brown rice & sautéed spinach with lemon Supplements: AM: Added CoQ 10 for energy – Integrative Therapeutics Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Green Tea Extract ZenWise B Vitamins Dinner: Digestive Enzymes ZenWise Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension.

Day 10

Sore sore sore. Woke up sore. What I’m realizing about turning 60 is a vastly different from turning 50. I’m also realizing it’s going to take more work particularly on the nutrition and exercise front to get myself in the shape where I’m confident enough to show my naked body. AM: Did morning pages – basically unloading some inner critics. I think there is a big bash inside my head featuring some chatterbox monkeys. Those darn monkeys. They love to tell me how small I am. Thank God for morning pages to get that gunk out first thing. Started with lemon water. Celery juice Latte 2 mandarin oranges snack Lunch scrambled eggs broccoli spinach tomato with a little cheese Avocado Snack – apple mixed nuts Dinner – grilled shrimp Spinach salad Dessert – peach frozen fruit bar

Day 9

Rough night which meant waking up to a low energy day. Insomnia has a way of crushing my energy. Days like this call for some Grace. That and a nap which is what I did midday. Oy, that felt so good! I’ve been dealing with insomnia most of my life. Menopause definitely kicked things up. As my hormones crashed, so did my sleep. I’m now on a lose dose of HRT, progesterone which stopped my hot flashes and an estrogen patch that has helped immensely. I know I need to get off of electronic devices before bed. I’m working on that. I’ve added blue light blocking glasses in the meantime. Morning pages & meditation to begin. AM: Hot water with lemon celery/beet juice Oat milk latte Late Breakfast/Early Lunch – Quinoa bowl with roasted veggies – brussel sprouts, carrots, radishes, spinach, tomatoes, broccoli with my secret sauce! Late Afternoon: BarMethod Express Class online 45 minutes. I’m grateful to my daughter who is one of the demo instructors at the Bar Method. I did it for about 5 years and took a break. It’s great to be back. I used to do much longer workouts. It’s amazing how a 45 minute Barre routine can be so tough. I love it! Following class – hour long walk around the Sound with Moxie. Dinner: Chicken thighs in the InstaPot with homemade teriyaki, brown rice and broccoli. Yum. Recipe coming! Lots of water with chlorella and liquid minerals Supplements: AM: Added CoQ 10 for energy – Integrative Therapeutics Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Green Tea Extract ZenWise B Vitamins Dinner: Digestive Enzymes ZenWise Sleep: Melatonin, Biotics Research Neuro 5 HTP Plus and Neuro Mag by Life Extension.

Day 8

Another early morning wake up. There is nothing like waking up living on the water. This morning, there was the most beautiful golden glow across the Sound. When I wake up, I can see the water from my bedroom window. My home is tiny. But it looks like it’s floating on the water. Ever since I read, “A Gift From The Sea,” it’s been my dream to live on the water. I love it when dreams live in your mind and your heart, and then, they materialize into reality. We’ve been chatting a lot about Manifestation on Clubhouse lately. It seems to be a huge topic of interest. One I love to talk about. It’s such fun to manifest into your reality. It’s even better to know that we hold that power. AM: hot lemon water with ACV Celery and Beet Juice Fiber Drink – Acacia Fiber, Emergen C and Collagen Blu Oat milk latte with stevia Artists Way & Meditation Walk with Moxie Yoga workout with lots of stretching for those sore muscles! Just what my body needed today. Lunch: Spinach salad with pears, walnuts, radishes and a pear vinaigrette.½ avocado A few squares of dark chocolate with hazelnuts. Dinner: Buddha Bowl with grilled shrimp, mixed grilled vegetables and quinoa with a soy, rice vinegar dressing. Delicious! You can find the recipe below! It’s the best ever! Buddha Bowl: Ingredients: Quinoa Mixed veggies – red peppers, pea pods, carrots, zucchini, sweet potatoes ¼ c Olive oil Lemon juice from one lemon 1 tsp Chili powder 1 tsp Lemon pepper 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp tajine seasoning 4 cloves chopped garlic Optional dressing below: Trader Joe’s frozen shrimp, raw and uncooked 1 lb Marinate shrimp in olive oil, lemon juice & spices Sauté the shrimp with the marinade and you can add a little white wine while cooking on the stove. Don’t overcook the shrimp. Watch carefully. Cook about 3 to 5 minutes. Prepare quinoa according to package. Spread vegetables on sheet pan & drizzle olive oil and salt and pepper and roast at 410 until outside begins to carmelize – lightly browned – it will take at least 30 minutes and up to 45. Place quinoa in bowl. Arrange vegetables and shrimp on top. Top with dressing. See below. Cat’s Secret Dressing: Ingredients: 2 inch piece chopped ginger 3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 1 Tbsp brown sugar 6 Tbsp Rice vinegar 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp Sesame oil Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and let sit for at least an hour to marinate. Enjoy. Careful – the dressing is like crack cocaine (ok I’ve never had crack cocaine – hehe) let’s just say it’s so crazy yummy and highly addictive. I make a triple batch and keep it in the fridge to drizzle on everything! My Functional Nutritionist got my hooked on Buddha Bowls. She initially had me making them for breakfast. They’re a perfect food, combining protein and loads of veggies. Filling but light on calories. Supplements: AM: Added CoQ 10 for energy – Integrative Therapeutics Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Green Tea Extract ZenWise B Vitamins Dinner: Digestive Enzymes ZenWise

Day 7

“The best way to take the fear out of aging is to age fearlessly.” – Catherine Grace O’Connell

We’ve had a few days in a row of summer like weather in the Pacific NW … 70’s, sunny, just beautiful. Since today was an off day from Kacy, I decided to take a long walk with Moxie around the Sound. When it’s low tide, it feels like you can walk forever. There are clam shells and sand dollars everywhere. It’s dreamy for a water loving Cancer like yours truly. Moxie loves her long walks in the Sound. There are playmates everywhere. Everyone seems to know Moxie! She always comes back looking like a scraggly, junkyard dog – think wet, dirty mop! What I’ve learned is a messy, dirty pup is usually a happy pup and that’s really all that matters. I began the day super early today with a 6am wake up. Since I began the Artist’s Way, one of the rules is to begin the day with Morning Pages. It’s almost like meditation via a journal. There’s very little thinking involved. It’s a wonderful way to clear out the subconscious in an unfiltered way. It’s more automatic writing than your typical journaling process. It’s been a wonderful accompaniment to 60 Days to 60! Like anything else, initially there’s some resistance. Changing patterns or adding new things on a daily basis takes practice. That’s the best part. With the Artist’s Way, Morning Pages aren’t a choice. They are a must and that’s exactly what I needed. Something I was making a daily commitment to do. It’s been hugely rewarding. I’ll admit I’m a lifelong insomniac. I don’t get a lot of sleep yet I’m finding that I have A LOT of energy for an almost 60 years young woman. I get a lot of sh*t done in a day and I really believe it’s because I take care of myself. I know I fell off a bit the past year but, even then, my falling off track is still pretty darn good. I love a challenge and this 60 Days has fired me up to keep feeling better and better. AM: Meditation, Artist’s Way, a walk with Moxie Hot lemon water, oat milk latte with stevia Snack: Sliced Pear Late Breakfast: Plain Kefir blended with mango and MCT oil. Supplements: Omega 3, Multi, Acacia Fiber, Emergen C, Collagen Blu (All supplements will be available shortly in the 60 Days Shop! Stay tuned!) Snack: Macadamia nuts and raspberries Late afternoon workout: I pulled out the yoga mat and used some of the exercises Kacy taught me. One thing I’m loving are the elastic bands. They push your muscles. I also loved a mat series she taught me using 5lb weights. It’s a fun series that took me a bit to get down. Now that I have it down, I love it. Dinner: Roasted chicken on the grill, 2 smashed potatoes with garlic, shallots & Parmesan. Roasted Brussel sprouts. Mango fruit bar Mag Calm & Melatonin & 5 HTP for sleep.

Day 6

Whew!!! A day off. Woke up super sore. Yesterday was one tough session. The lesson I’m learning is quality of exercise over quantity. I suppose that’s a lifelong lesson, isn’t it? The magic or the pain – you need both – happens when you isolate each muscle and work it to its max. My legs were shaking and quaking yesterday. I have to admit that I love the feeling of achy muscles. It means my body is changing. That’s hugely motivating to me. I’ll admit I’m surprised by the effect of only a few workouts. Again it’s not the quantity but the quality. Kacy manages to pack so much punch into an hour. It’s like multiple workouts at once. Let’s just say when Kacy brings her K Game she’s not messing around m! I love that I’m never bored as I don’t know what’s coming next. It’s fun. It’s challenging. Kacy could kick a 20 year old’s ass and that’s inspiring and empowering. I started the day down by the beach with my Morning Pages followed by meditation and some yoga stretches. Moxie was particularly needy this morning so I decided to do them by the water. A group of seals were out in force making all kinds of noise barking and barking. The water was so peaceful. The sun was rising and it was simply perfect. AM: The usual hot lemon water ACV and celery beet juice. Boring, I know, but it feels so good to start the day with fresh juice. Latte – coconut milk & coffee with stevia and cinnamon Snack – fresh Pineapple Lunch – a yummy salad with spinach, walnuts, dried cranberries and homemade ACV dressing with chopped Granny Smith apple. Snack – mandarin oranges and macadamia nuts. Dinner – turkey burger, Swiss cheee, mixed sautéed veggies and homemade sweet potato baked fries One glass of wine to celebrate the end of week 1 Cheers to that, Beauties! An hour long walk by the water with Moxie was the perfect ending to the day – tides out which means Moxie is covered in wet sand and salt water by the end. Stinky but in heaven. Supplements: AM: Added CoQ 10 for energy – Integrative Therapeutics Thorne B 12 Methylcobalamin Probiotic – Physicians Choice 60 Billion Lunch: 2 omega 3 – Arazo Nutrition Garden of Life Raw Multi Green Tea Extract ZenWise B Vitamins Dinner: Digestive Enzymes ZenWise

Day 5

I woke up early to get my Morning Pages done. I spent part of the time with Moxie down by the water. It was so peaceful. It’s the perfect time to slip in some meditation while Moxie is busy entertaining herself. What’s more grounding than meditation in the midst of Mother Nature? AM: hot lemon water ACV Celery and Beet Juice ½ cantaloupe Had a morning session with Kacy that was AWESOME! For once I wasn’t sore. I also got to test out some new toys including Gliders. Have you ever tried Gliders? OMG, they are so hard. It’s a full body workout where you are using every single muscle. Even though I started working out very young – track in highschool, long distance runner all through college until my mid 40’s and even taught aerobics! – I’m learning so many new things with Kacy. She is constantly changing things up so you never know what to expect.Kacy has some amazing tricks up her sleeve. I’m learning so many exercises I’ve never done before. What I love most is Kacy makes it fun. She pushes me to the limit but she’s always highly motivating. She’s also super positive. She uses very empowering language. She also busts out laughing and singing during sessions. That is the best! I’ll admit some of the exercises are awkward at first. She’s like a graceful swan and I’m like a total clunk. Truly. I never thought of myself as uncoordinated but these days I do although today, things began to click. It was super fun. I’m also beginning to notice a change in my body ALREADY which is AWESOME! Those squishy places are beginning to tighten up. The thing about turning 60 isn’t just the age, it’s the hormonal changes on your body, your skin, your hair, your sleep, your Buddha belly or menopot as they say. That’s why women like Kacy at 66 are Badass!!!! With a hip replacement too! She’s like the Bionic Woman. I highly recommend checking out Kacy and all she has to offer. Stay tuned for some group workouts she’ll be leading in Forever Fierce on the way to my 60th Bday and reveal!!! Breakfast: Smoothie: Coconut Water, Isagenix Vanilla Protein Powder, Frozen Pineapple and a fist full of spinach with 2 TBSP MCT oil. Lunch: Homemade Lentil Soup. (Recipes coming soon!) Snack: Honeycrisp apple Dinner: Grilled salmon with lemon butter and sauteed broccoli. 2 squares dark chocolate Supplements: 2 0mega 3 capsules and one Garden of Life Raw Multi Probiotic – 2 TBSP Raw sauerkraut Thorne B 12 Thorne Vitamin D-10,000 Life Extension Neuro Mag – before bed

Day 4

I started the Artist’s Way again this week. It’s been a long time since I’ve done Morning Pages and Artist Dates. I had my first class and met my fellow creatives. It was super fun and an early 60th birthday treat from my daughter. The idea behind the Artist’s Way is to clear out the inner clutter that builds up – the icky stuff we tend to store in our subconscious. Morning pages are like a roto rooter for the gunk. You don’t think. You just write and out it pours. It’s a process called Automatic Writing. We used it regularly during my Masters program as it has huge psychological benefits. It’s one of the best ways to find things going on inside you may not be aware of. To me, it’s the best part of the Artist’s Way. I’m also loving my morning meditation. I’ve been waking up super early these days. Not intentionally as much as I can’t go back to sleep. So, I’ve decided to use that time to start my day with a bang. A perfect accompaniment to the 60 Days, especially the Mind & Spirit parts. After all, it’s all connected. The biggest part of my “diet” this month isn’t really dieting. It’s just cutting out the things I know aren’t so good for me. I loved my gluten free toast in the morning but I’m letting go of anything like that. Even gluten free pasta and bread make me puff up. I’m cutting out all of it and that feels good. I woke up to an early session with Kacy. It’s a love hate thing like most exercise for me. I love love love Kacy. I love how she pushes me. Sometimes I hate how much it hurts or how out of breath I am these days, but I love feeling my muscles perk up again. They’re waking up and starting to fire up again. There’s nothing like the feeling of being in shape. Kacy is a huge inspiration. She had a hip replacement during Covid lockdown and she never complains. She’s a positivity law of attraction mindset chick. We have lots in common. Kacy has been increasing the aerobic activity with the isometrics and light weights. Every workout hits all areas, glutes, arms, abs and legs. It’s amazing how tough a one hour jam packed workout can be. Kacy has a fabulous Facebook Group and some awesome videos that allow you to do much of what I do with her at home. Be sure to join her FB Group. She’s also going to be doing some special group workouts in Forever Fierce too! AM: the usual hot water with lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar. Thorne B12. Fiber drink: Emergen C with a tablespoon of Acacia Fiber and a packet of Collagen Blu mixed into a glass of filtered water. . I love this drink as it serves multiple purposes. It fills me up, boosts my immune system, loads my tummy with healthy prebiotic fiber and I get my collagen boost for those creaky knees. Breakfast: steel cut oats, almond milk, raw honey, dried cranberries and pistachios. Slow cooked and so delicious and filling. 2 0mega 3 capsules and one Garden of Life Raw Multi Probiotic Lots and lots of filtered water. I like to add liquid chlorophyll some of the time. I’ll be sharing multiple things I add to water to get some extra benefits while being sure I’m hydrated. Snack: Watermelon Lunch: small grass fed burger and broccoli with lemon. Dinner: Grilled Shrimp Cocktail and Spinach Salad with Goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes, and pine nuts and homemade balsamic mustard vinaigrette. Dessert: frozen mango bar

Day 3

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

I woke up to a beautiful, quiet morning. It’s still early spring here in the Pacific NW. Mornings tend to be a little foggy with a bit of a chill. It’s nice that I now look forward to the Morning Pages from the book The Artist’s Way. It’s wonderful to do a brain dump first thing in the morning. It’s basically journaling while doing automatic writing. One thing I learned from training with Davidji is that the morning is the most powerful time of the day. What we do first thing in the morning sets the tone for the day. This morning I did a nice walk with Moxie and I listened to one of my favorite inspirational teachers. He’s a bit more under the radar than Davidji. His name is Lee Harris and every month he does an Energy Update to fill you in on what lies ahead from an energetic and spiritual perspective. What I love about Lee is his energy. He’s positive, upbeat and radiates a beautiful peaceful energy. Fortunately, today was a rest day from that Badass Kacy. Whew! Who knew a woman in her 60’s could put CGO to shame. To think, back in the day (did I really say that?!) when I was working on Capitol Hill, I would run about 40 miles a week and teach a 90 minute aerobics class at the Capitol Hill Club after work 3 times a week. Remember thong leotards and leg warmers ala Jane Fonda! Yup, that was me!!! Back to reality. Today, I started with a long walk to warm up my muscles that were still tight and sore. I did some light stretching throughout the day on my yoga mat. AM: hot lemon water and ACV Tons of water and to soothe those, achy, shaky muscles, I made a large pot of my favorite Ginger Tea. It’s a wonderful recipe I learned from my acupuncturist in LA. It’s hugely anti-inflammatory and loaded with healthy ingredients as well as antioxidants. The addition of ground black pepper and MCT allows the turmeric to get into your cells. That’s why you’ll see most turmeric supplements include black bioperine or black pepper as it activates the turmeric in order to be absorbed by your cells. Recipe: Fill a large pot on the stove with filtered water. Crush a large chunk of ginger to release the oils into the water. Add 1 and ½ tbsp. Of organic dried turmeric (I don’t measure and just go by color) and 2 bay leaves as well as a few grinds of black pepper. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, simmer for about 10 minutes, until a golden color. Strain and pour into a mug. Add a tablespoon of MCT oil and some raw organic honey and enjoy. Fresh pressed celery juice Latte with oat milk and stevia Snack: Fresh pineapple Lunch – omelet with cauliflower and shredded cheese with spinach and half an avocado 2 tbsp olive oil to drink Pomegranate sparkler – sparkling water with pomegranate juice and fresh squeeze lime. Went to bed early after a nice hot Epsom salt bath and was too pooped for dinner. The K Game had me cooked!

Day 2

“The challenge is not to be perfect – It is to be whole.” Jane Fonda

If Day One was Ouch, Day Two was holy cow, OUCH, OUCH, & OUCH! I can’t honestly remember the last workout I had where I basically uttered a 4 letter word with every single step. I spent much of the day cursing my midlife bladder as every time I sat down to pee, I wanted to cry. My muscles didn’t just ache. They screamed bloody murder!!! I can’t say I blamed them. Poor neglected babies. 60 Days is making me realize how much couch surfing or simply sitting down I was doing over the past year. I’m not normally a couch potato, lazy bones. I suppose I was a bit lazier this past year with all the respiratory illness issues. Back to those achy muscles … The other thing I did today was to spend much of the day searching online on how to relieve lactic acid buildup. I can’t say I found anything terribly helpful. Fortunately, I had the Epsom Salts and after a long slower walk with Moxie, I was happy to spend some time in the tub. I bought some lovely lavender scented salts and did a good long soak. I have to admit that I loved feeling my muscles beginning to wake up. That’s a sign that Miss Kacy and her K Game have me on the right track! AM: Woke up to my daily mug of hot water, fresh lemon and 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar. Fresh pressed celery and beet juice. Celery juice is wonderful for detoxification and beet juice is loaded with nitric oxide to fuel the body with lots of oxygen pre-workout. Latte – homemade latte with coffee, frothy almond milk and stevia with cinnamon Lots of water – like a gallon of water! Zero gluten! YAY for me. I absolutely love things loaded with gluten. They just don’t like me a whole lot. They tend to cause lots of stomach distress and bloating, just want I don’t want at the moment. Lunch – 3 eggs scrambled with broccoli, tomatoes and a little cheese. 3 Tablespoons Raw Sauerkraut, ½ Avocado Snack: Honey Crisp Apple and Trader Joe’s mixed nuts Pomegranate, seltzer and fresh lime drink Dinner: Butter chicken (Organic boneless chicken with a delicious cumin scented Indian Curry Sauce) with grilled asparagus and quinoa. A couple squares of Dove Dark Chocolate. I won’t part with my dark chocolate. After all, it’s loaded with antioxidants! Supplements: 2 Omega 3 Supplements, Garden of Life Raw One a Day Multi, Thorne B12, Thorne D-10,000, and Integrative Therapeutics UBQH, Physician’s Choice 60 Billion Probiotic

Day 1

“It’s always best to start at the beginning.” Glinda the Good Witch

In one word: OUCH! I used to be a badass. I could work all day and still teach a brutal 90 minute aerobics class. Of course, I was in my 20’s and in peak physical shape, running 50 to 60 miles a week. That was before my knees blew and my joints began to sound more like the Tin Man in need of an oil can. Today, Kacy Duke kicked my ass and showed me that I can be fairly thin but also horribly out of shape. We met for our first virtual workout this morning. In all fairness, I got the time screwed up and had just finished an hour fast walk outside with Moxie. I got a message that Kacy was waiting for me on Zoom so I basically ran home with Moxie in tow and went right into an hour long workout. Not just any workout. Let’s just say I was huffing and puffing pretty quickly. I knew I was out of shape but not that that out of shape! Kacy warned me that I might be hurting after the workout. I just wasn’t expecting to hurt during the workout! The truth is that I was in “lockdown” long before COVID hit. This past year was a doozy having come down with pneumonia and the flu before COVID. A few months ago, I was diagnosed with COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. At least I had something to blame for the huffing and puffing. The best part about COPD is that heavy duty aerobic activity is exactly what the doctor ordered. Pushing my lungs to capacity is actually good for them. Back to Kacy. She’s 66 years old. Now do you know why I begged her to train me? Let me start by saying that Kacy has the body of a 30 year old. She’s shockingly youthful, and if she wasn’t so nice and extroverted, she would be horrifyingly intimidating. Fortunately, she’s friendly as can be. Our first session began with a little warm up although I was pretty warmed up from sprinting home! Before we began, Kacy’s assistant sent me a list of things to order for our sessions – everything from a weighted bar to leg weights and lots of stretchy bands. Much of the session was spent making sure my form was correct. What I learned from Kacy is her process is all about creating a sculpted physique by lots of tiny movements, intense isometric contractions, rather than super heavy weights. I’ll admit I was shocked by how challenging our first session was but I was also really inspired feeling my muscles changing on Day One. Kacy had me run to the drugstore to pick up some Epsom Salts. She encouraged me to take a hot bath that night heavy on the Epsom. Tomorrow, you’ll know why I’m REALLY GLAD I had those Epsom Salts! Diet/Nutrition/Supplements AM Hot lemon water with Apple Cider Vinegar Fresh  pressed celery juice Latte – 1 cup of coffee with frothy oat milk and a stevia Snack Apple Lunch Natural healthy bar Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Dried Cranberries with Homemade Balsamic Dressing Dinner Salmon, veggies coconut rice and soy sauce Today, I began cutting out most carbohydrates, gluten, sugar (except for dark chocolate and frozen fruit bars) and wine only on rare occasions