I discovered a new meal the family enjoys and thought I would share! This is really simple to make and you can easily change it to fit what you have available. On those nights when you just want to whip something up quick and maybe use up some veggies hanging around, this is perfect! I… Continue reading Turkey sausage, potato, and veggie bake
If you are anything like I used to be, the answer to this question is "probably not". Whether you are following a workout program you purchased, found online, one you made up, or one that a trainer has you on, you most likely have a number of sets in mind for each lift that you… Continue reading Are you getting the most out of your sets?
Often I get asked "What exercise do you recommend for toning this flab on my arms" Or I hear "I need to do some crunches so I can get a six pack." Unfortunately for all of us, it isn't that easy. In order to reduce body fat you must be in a caloric deficit. This… Continue reading Spot reducing fat
Ok, I know this might not sound all that appetizing but I PROMISE it is so good! I was honestly shocked that it ended up turning out so well. I was afraid the turkey would cause it to be dry and tasteless, but it was actually quite the opposite! It turned out moist, tasted great,… Continue reading Ground turkey meatloaf
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
I just tried this the other night for dinner and it was good! It is easy, macro friendly, and even my kids liked it. It was perfect for a cold night with a bunch of sick family members! I am always looking for quick, easy ways to make a dinner in the crock pot that… Continue reading Macro friendly turkey vegetable soup in the crockpot
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
Is one of your biggest reasons for not starting an exercise regimen the fear of going to an unfamiliar gym? If so, you are not alone. I believe this is a fear of most new gym goers whether they will admit it or not. My first time ever attending a gym I felt the same… Continue reading Getting past the fear of joining a gym
I haven't been in the bikini competition realm for very long but I have definitely already noticed a change in my perception of the sport. When I first decided I wanted to try and compete it was strictly for the personal battle. I wanted to see if I could push myself to be ready for… Continue reading It’s OK to be competitive!
I have to admit I am not normally much of a shake drinker. My boyfriend purchased me a bullet blender for Christmas and I decided to try making my own protein shake. So over time I have perfected it to the point that I look forward to drinking them! Obviously this is personalized to what… Continue reading My favorite protein shake recipe