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Hello, I'm Summer

I have lost over 82lbs and cured my diabetes with exercise and the Keto diet since March 17, 2018. I started Over The Hill Fitness to show that with hard work anyone can be successful. Please join me on my journey and let's help each other achieve our goals.

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8 Surprising Foods to Avoid on Keto

I started on the keto diet on March 17th, 2018 and it has been very good to me. I am no longer pre-diabetic, I’ve lost 82 lbs, and my lab markers are greatly improved. It has been so successful that my whole family will be switching to the keto diet after Christmas.

Running With Shin Splints

Have you ever experienced shin splints while running? If you have then you know how painful and frustrating they are.

2018 Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide Roundup

Do you know what it's like to struggle with good gift ideas? It sucks. Now that almost everyone I buy for is an adult it's just getting harder. Luckily many of my friends and family are into fitness.

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Hello everyone. As you know is still pretty new and we are still looking for additional ways to connect with our audience. Well, I just wanted to announce that we have recently joined the BlogLovin platform.

Thanksgiving Dinner on Keto

This year, like almost every year since I’ve been on my own, I am making a huge Thanksgiving dinner. My Grandmother was from Texas and her Thanksgiving dinners were simply amazing but they are absolutely loaded with carbs and sugar, you know, the stuff that tastes great! Because I’ve had such success on keto I wanted to adapt her recipes where possible so that my family can enjoy the deliciousness that she passed down to me and I can indulge a bit without derailing my progress.


I always love this time of year. Really, the days between October 31st and February 15th are what I live for. When the weather gets colder and the sky looks sharper I start feeling different inside. Memories of childhood at my grandparents’ farm, falling in love with my husband when we started dating, playing the leaves with our children were all made during the fall and winter and I cherish them.

Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Back in March, I started doing intermittent fasting(IF). Since then I have gotten many questions from friends and co-workers about it. Most of the questions are about the health benefits and why I started fasting.

2018 Christmas Book Wishlist

Every year for Christmas our family makes a big deal about giving and receiving books. We are all big readers so to make it easier for everyone to know what to get each other we put together book lists. Sometimes these are books we have been wanting to read, sometimes they are beloved old books we want to reconnect with.

Stress and Cognition - You Can Change Your Day

A recent study from Penn State’s Center for Healthy Aging has shown that when people think about their day being stressful in the morning, before it even starts, they have negative impacts on their working memories. With a reduction in working memory people may be more prone to make mistakes as they do their work or studying, they may have a more difficult time focusing on tasks or conversations, and these can be amplified as we age and our cognitive performance levels naturally decline.

5 Ways To Love The Body You Have

There is a very strong connection between the body and the mind. We hear about it all of the time, there are books, articles, documentaries, entire disciplines devoted to teaching us about this connection and how to strengthen it. And yet, although this is seemingly common knowledge, many of us still struggle with a basic building block of a strong body/mind connection, loving the body we have.