Exercise

Progressive overload: the best way to build skeletal muscle naturally

If you have been following my blog over the past few months, you know a little about my background. I have trained so many different ways over the past 7 years. My goal has always been to build muscle. Yes, I of course wanted to lose some baby weight too, but the ultimate goal was… Continue reading Progressive overload: the best way to build skeletal muscle naturally

General thoughts and advice

The truth about scale weight

Do you find yourself frustrated by the constant fluctuation of your scale weight on check in day? Don't worry! You aren't alone. I have been weighing myself now for about 10 months daily for my current training regimen. Yes you read that right. Every day. As soon as I get up in the morning, use… Continue reading The truth about scale weight

Exercise

How to distract yourself during a long cardio session

Ok so this isn't going to be a long post but I wanted to share. Some people naturally enjoy their cardio sessions. There is nothing wrong with that! But for some of us 30-45 minutes of a treadmill, elliptical, or stair climber is pure torture. Now I have always been one to enjoy listening to… Continue reading How to distract yourself during a long cardio session

Nutrition

Cooking ingredient substitutions that will save you some calories!

Since deciding to count macros as part of my lifestyle (not going to say diet because this is permanent) I have learned several tricks to cooking to save on calories. I will say that all of these substitutions are so subtle in a meal that none of my family realizes it is any different than… Continue reading Cooking ingredient substitutions that will save you some calories!