Archive for the ‘Over Training’ Category

We’re Not Dead! We’ve Just Moved


I am here to inform you of some very sad, yet very exciting and important news.

As you have probably noticed, if you were a regular reader of Fit Over 40, there haven’t been many posts in a number of months. A series of changes have taken place…no I didn’t grow any new hair (I WISH!!!) This has caused us to focus on expanding our capabilities.

After almost two years of blogging, we have just simply outgrown our old site.  So we stepped away from the keyboard, packed our stuff and successfully decided to make a move.

No worries, it’s the same blog — just new and improved. The new location offers much more room for expansion  as we continue to grow. The only things that have changed are our new name and our new address. 

Please bookmark our new address at:



Read Full Post »

Billy CarneyQuestions Asked…Questions Answered!

“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”–Dale Carnegie

The secret to a long and healthy life is always knowing a little bit more than the other guy/gal.  Well that requires constant reflection, long term vision and solid plan of action. Finding solutions to  have successful goals means asking lots and lots of questions. (more…)

Read Full Post »

 Your body’s different from my body…and your neighbor’s body is different from both of our bodies, yet we all do things to stay fit and healthy.  I can say that with extreme confidence because I know you wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t. (more…)

Read Full Post »

There’s nothing that disappoints me more than seeing someone I know or someone I’ve seen in the gym; week after week, month after month, year after year be consistent with their workouts and STILL get no results!

Obviously, if they hired a fitness professional their bodies would change dramatically.  Because, that is what we do.  It’s our job.  We know how to get results for people. (more…)

Read Full Post »

thin waistlineLikely reason #3 why you aren’t losing weight quickly

When it comes to losing weight, everyone seems to have an answer to solve that problem, but they never seem to be asking the right kind of question. Why is my weight loss not happening? What am I doing wrong? I’m putting in the effort and I’m not seeing the results.  Why am I failing?

There’s no need to panic.  Information is all over the place.  In fact, infomercials, weight loss clinics, and health food stores are right at your disposal serving you the latest pills, juices, devices, or any combination of them all.  Each and every one of them promises “quick” weight loss. Unfortunately, each and every one of them is stealing money from your wallet.

REALITY CHECK: Losing weight quickly is absolutely, positively, 100 percent guaranteed to cause your body to gain weight.  You will not find an answer in any “magic” pill, potion, or juice.  So, STOP LOOKING!

The diet and weight loss industry is a multimillion dollar business. The problem is that they are making all the money and you are keeping all the weight.  It’s all based on fear, misinformation and guilt.

Every Tuesday for the next four weeks, I’ll offer you a new tip on how to combat the battle of the bulge in a smart and safe manner. If you are looking for quick weight loss secrets, this isn’t the place for you. But, if you’re trying to find a way to reduce your body weight using sound advice for long term fat reduction, read on.

Likely reason #3: You have an ineffective exercise program.  To get the most benefits from your weight loss and exercise programs, can only happen if a concerted effort is made to follow a structured and challenging workout program.  If you are eating poorly, not exercising and doing way too much cardio, forget about losing fat.

Resistance training, the proper nutrition and moderate amounts of aerobic exercise will produce the results you are looking for.  Too much of one and not enough of another will defeat any gains you may have previously seen.

Resistance training will build lean muscle mass and help reduce fat.  Proper nutrition will allow your body to continue to burn body fat, as well as, fuel your muscles. Cardiovascular training at a moderate level, (not an excessive level), completed after resistance training will enhance your ability to stay lean.

Re-examine your workout and see if the necessary steps, in the correct order are in place.  Then watch your body transform into a fat burning machine.

©2008 BCFitness, Inc. All Rights Reserve

Read Full Post »

Thanks for reading my blog today.

I’ve got a problem and I really need your help.

The problem is that I receive SO many questions about how to be fit after 40 that there is simply not enough time in the day to answer them.

So I realize that I need to focus the direction of my site  to make sure I am serving as many people as possible in the time that I have.

I sincerely want to know what you want to know and your answer will influence the direction of my blog.

This is what I would ask of you…

If you could ask ONE question about being fit over 40, what would it be?

(I hear Jeopardy music playing in the background and Alex Trabeck saying, “Final Answer???…)

Time’s up!

I want to know the answer… er, the question.

So please visit my blog now and post your question it in the comments section.

Whether you are new to my blog or you are an old-timer,  (you can’t be that old because the blog has only been in existence  for a very short time), I hope you will take a moment to participate.

This is VERY important as it will help me determine how I can best help you.

Please post your question in the comments below now!

©2008 BCFitness, Inc. All Rights Reserve



Read Full Post »