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
Does the thought of prepping an entire week of meals stress you out and also sort of nauseate you? It does me. I have never liked cooking vats of food and individualizing it for the whole week. I can't even think of eating the same chicken over and over all week long. I know that… Continue reading An alternative to meal prepping
My daughter has had digestive issues since she started eating solid food as a baby. She is now 8 years old and we finally have found a doctor who is going to help us get it rectified. Obviously part of the process includes making sure she is getting adequate fiber in her diet. So, being… Continue reading Family friendly fiber options
You know you should probably be doing some type of cardio. It is a good additive to any workout plan to burn some extra calories. It is also extremely good for your heart. After all, the must important muscle in the body is our heart and we definitely want to keep it strong. So the… Continue reading What type of cardio should you be doing?
So you are being told that you need to eat more protein. You think to yourself, there is only so much chicken breast and fish I can eat in one day! I know the thought of eating nothing but boring chicken breast in every meal can be nauseating. Granted, chicken is a great option for… Continue reading Non traditional high protein foods
I have tried quite a few protein brands over the past 7 years and I thought I would share my opinion of each. I am not an ambassador or athlete for any of these companies so I will give my truthful opinion with no bias. I know for some it can be overwhelming searching online… Continue reading Protein powder review
I have had this question asked to me several times over the past year, so I want to elaborate a little on why I benefit from having a coach. Over the past seven years I have weight trained myself, had a personal trainer for a period of time, attended a few boot camps, did a… Continue reading Why do you need a coach?
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