My Before & After

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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15 Strength Training Tips After 40

As my son loves to remind me, I am now in my “late-30s”. I am also a woman with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), diabetes, and some other health issues. Through working with my doctors and tons of research, I found that strength training (in conjunction with a healthful diet) provided me with the greatest success in weight loss, increased energy, pain relief, and decreases in health symptoms.

PCOS and Aging

My PCOS diagnosis

I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) when I was around 19 old. I had gained about 80 pounds over a 2-year period, without substantial changes in my diet and despite regular exercise. I wasn’t menstruating, and I was struggling with fertility. The Dr. who diagnosed me advised that it would make getting pregnant more difficult but didn’t really give me any other information.

Accountability - 4 Ways to Stay on Track

How often have you started a weight loss journey? If you are like me, you may have lost count. So, what makes weight loss stick? How do you start a program and then keep at it so you can actually achieve the goals that you set?

Introduction to Keto - A Quick Start Guide

There are so many diets and trust me, I’ve tried most of them. For the first time since I started this weight loss struggle in 2000, I have found something that is working for me and I feel amazing! That something is a ketogenic diet. I know, I know, Keto is a buzzword at the moment and while it definitely has its supporters, it also has a lot of bad press. What I know is from my own research and my own journey. This information is not intended to be a medical recommendation, and, like with any diet or exercise program, you should seek a Dr.’s approval before starting.

9 Simple Steps to Successfully Reach Any Goal

It’s appropriate right now, as we are launching, to write about how to start anything out the right way. Since this is a fitness blog we will focus on fitness goals but this advice will work for anything.

the most important health advice you will ever receive

The internet is overflowing with medical advice. Some of it is good, a lot of it less so, and some of it is downright dangerous. We try to provide you with the best-researched information and news on our website, social media, and newsletter. This is the single most important piece of medical advice you will ever receive, here or anywhere else.