Happy Friday everyone! This post is going to dive into some of my thoughts about physical activity and trends with exercise. I know people can get very passionate about exercise, so just take everything with a grain of salt and hear out my perspective! Sometimes we get caught up in trends and forget to pay … Continue reading Pick your passion and roll with it!
This post comes from a few things that have been swirling around my mind recently, so I thought I would share a few of them. Good health is not always about what you are eating or how much exercise you do in a week (although these are definitely valuable players!), it is also loving yourself … Continue reading Finding Your Own Self-Love
I commonly talk about food, eating healthy, and filling your body up with nutrient-dense foods while still taking time to indulge every once and a while. Occasionally, you will catch me talking about exercise or sharing some things that I like to do to keep myself physically active. One thing I want to emphasize a … Continue reading Why diet and exercise work better together!
With interning this year full time, I feel like I gained a lot of respect and sympathy for those who work for 8 hours or more each day and really just don't feel like they have the time to go to the gym or workout, even if they want to. I understand now the feeling … Continue reading No Time, No Problem
I have done a lot of recipe posts recently, so I thought I'd tap back into some of my fit tips! As I'm sure you've noticed, I'm a big pusher of yoga. Not only is it great for the mind and for releasing some built-up stress (at least for me!), I also feel you can … Continue reading Long, Lean Legs (even if you 5’2″!)
I am all about inspiring others and more importantly, inspiring yourself. Sometimes a little inspiration is all we need to push through a workout or a really long, stressful day. Why do yoga at 8:00pm when you have already had a long day and really just want to lay on the couch and relax? Why … Continue reading Inspire Yourself
Weight-loss can be a very frustrating thing. You spend hours at the gym, stuff your body with veggies and lean protein, and turn away from the dessert offered after dinner, just to see the little dial on the scale move back a measly pound. How discouraging. Another frustrating aspect of weight-loss; when you hit the plateau. For a … Continue reading Why won’t it budge?
Five years ago, if you would have asked me if I would ever run over 2 miles, I would have laughed and probably said “absolutely not.” I actually remember during my senior year of high school, when my track coach registered me and another teammate to run 2 miles at our senior night track meet, … Continue reading Get Inspired, Set a Goal, and Go For It!
Here is a recipe for my Oatmeal Raisin Power Balls. Peanut butter and pecans provide a little protein while oats and raisins provide carbohydrate. Maybe try these for your post-workout snack! What you will need: 2 cups rolled oats 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed 1/3 cup peanut butter 1/4-1/3 cup honey or agave syrup (I combined … Continue reading Oatmeal Raisin Power Balls
A common question that I hear from people is: what are some appropriate pre and post snacks for a workout? Should I eat something before? Will it make me sick while I am exercising? What do I have afterwards? The general recommendations for pre and post workout fueling are a carbohydrate before and carbohydrate+protein after. Carbohydrates: give us … Continue reading Smart Snacking