Fat and Cranky Fitness

Losing weight and maintaining fitness can get harder as the body ages and changes, and starting in 2017, I plan to share my own experiences and changes I make.

I am basically in the perimenopausal phase of life, so if this works the way I plan, I can share my experiences with menopause as I progress through the phases, and right now, fitness, health, and even losing some weight are high on my mind - and inspiring this page of the Fat and Cranky website. 

Information and links to articles about fitness during menopause will be added below to make it easy for you to find things. I hope you'll feel free to check back often and join the conversation anytime you feel like it.

Why Does Menopause Make it Harder to Lose Weight?
Will You Lose More Weight if You Keep a Fitness Journal?

Sample Beginners Day-by-Day Fitness Routine

Just a note, you don't have to mix up your routine as much as I have here, I'm sharing my own workouts and presenting a lot of different ways you can fit fitness and better health into your day on your own terms.

Day One: Dumbbells and Crunches
Day Two: 11-Minute Dance Break Workout
Day Three: Effective 20-Minute Beginner Workout
Day Four: Low Intensity Interval Training
Day 5: Walking and Yoga for Weight Loss
Day 6: Ten Minute Seated Dumbbell Workout for Upper Body Strength
Day 7: Save Time With a Multi-Tasking Housework Exercise Routine
Day 8: Hydration and Exercise Fitness Goals
Day 9: 30-Minute Fast Walking, Dumbbells, and Stretching Workout
Day 10: Walking as a Lazy Day Exercise

Articles and Fitness Tips

Avoid the Risk of Burning Out the First Week of a New Fitness Plan
Why You Need to Combine Exercise, Diet, and Positivity to Lose Weight