Monday, January 23, 2012


Congratulate me! I am one of the latest Ambassadors to the newest brainchild of fitness blogger Kelly Olexa, FitFluential.

This is what the website says about FitFluential:

FitFluential is a nationwide network of fitness enthusiasts sharing their journey both online and offline through multiple social media platforms. Founded in April of 2011 by Kelly Olexa, FitFluential was designed to connect health and wellness brands with their ideal target market through customized, long-term experiential and contextual marketing campaigns.

Kelly asked me to be part of this group a couple of weeks ago and I was not only flattered, I was excited! I've been stumbling and tumbling along on my fitness/health quest for the LONGEST time and I am thrilled to be a part of a resource to assist me and others on this quest.

I'm fielding my way through what it means to be a part of this new family and I'd love it if you guys would share your fitness stories with me. Leave your cliff notes version in the comments section. Or share whatever it is that you do to keep your fitness and health at a level you like.

I'm hoping that my 50-something take on a fitness journey can help some of us that are in a similar age grouping. There are so many young uns out there that we of a certain age need some help and guidance as well. Or at least a story that we can relate to!

I'll be telling my story on my other blog, but will, of course, be blogging updates right here on Fashion Plate.

Okay now, come on and give me smooches. I'm going to need every one of them.


Heff said...

Congratulations, and pass the dumbells !

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I'm getting fit, but I am eating differently because age and poor eating habits have finally caught up with me. Wishing you much luck on YOUR journey too!

Karen said...

Woohooo!!! Good for you! I'll be cheering for you....

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

I don't know anything about fitness. But with the way I eat, maybe I should really look into it.


Ms. A said...

Well, I'm totally unfit and have nothing whatsoever to share. However, I'm wishing you all kinds of good luck!

silvergirl said...

i changed to eating "clean" and doing yoga
did wonders for me
good luck on your journey

T said...


Making strength training a regular part of my fitness routine--NUMBER ONE PRIORITY, NOT OPTIONAL--to keep/promote muscle growth for a stronger, younger metabolism

Eating clean 6 days of the week (i.e., low carbs, high protein, low to mod fat)

Regular stretching (Callanetics) at least twice a week to keep me "tall," relaxed, graceful and limber

Finding ways to incorporate fun cardio into my weekly routine for heart health, fat burning, and to keep endorphins revved

Getting as much rest as possible

Drinking no less than 80 oz of water daily

These are my go-to strategies for staying fit and "young" well into my _______ies.

When I don't follow these, my health, mood, energy levelsl, weight and overal disposition suffer greatly.

It's up to me to make these choices and commitments, and I want a good life -- I'm worth it.

Sally said...

Yes, indeed, you're worth it. I'm quite a bit older than you, and really need to exercise more. I am eating low carb right now though. Good luck!! :)