I have been a long distance runner for most of my life. I started running when I was in fifth grade because my best friend’s parents were making her join the cross country team and she didn’t want to go by herself. I remember the day vividly because the only tennis shoes I owned were those old school white Keds, so that is what I showed up in for my first day of practice. I think I ran in those shoes for a good three weeks until my mom got paid and was able to get me a pair of real tennis shoes that didn’t cause blisters to form on my Achilles. Anyways, my friend didn’t stick with long distance running and ended up playing volleyball, but because I have absolutely no coordination whatsoever I stuck with running. Side note: when I was in 10th grade I somehow made the JV basketball team, I think just because I am kind of tall and could play a whole game without getting tired. I was so bad at the game though, that I accidentally scored one time for the opposing team. In tenth grade! Yeah, that was pretty embarrassing and the last year I ever played.
Working out while you are sick can be safe (depending on your symptoms), but you may want to take some extra precautions if you choose to do so. First, you may want to consider working out from home as a common courtesy to prevent spreading any sickness to others. Often times I will just go for a family walk instead of my normal trip to the gym.
One question I get asked quite often has to do with staying on track with your nutrition when you are on vacation. Some of the questions I’ve been asked before are: Do you just “enjoy” your vacation and eat whatever you want? Are you strict with your eating when you are out of town? Doaaa
Matcha lattes, matcha smoothies, matcha chocolate…matcha everything, everywhere! Why? Why are we so obsessed with this “superfood”? What even makes it a superfood? Well… here you go- lots of information on all things MRM MATCHA! What is Matcha? Matcha is a green tea that is traditionally used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. Made from Imperialaaa
Just finished your workout and now all you can think about is FOOD. But, why would you want to go splurge on calories as soon as your workout is over?
Beginning a new exercise regimen or adding new challenges to your current routine may require that you up your caloric intake in order to recover from workouts and keep energy stores full. Our bodies respond by telling us, “HELLOOOO! FEED MEEEE!”
A while back I wrote a blog with my thoughts on IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros), which is kind of the new craze in the fitness industry right now. You can read the full article by clicking here. In short, I talked about how I had been following IIFYM the past few months and that it had really worked and helped me lose a lot of the baby weight I gained (note: I was 218 lbs when I delivered Phoenix, so I had a lot of baby weight to lose.
Since I have followed IIFYM or Flexible Dieting (same thing just a different word) I feel like I have some experience with it, and I wanted to share with you guys my thoughts. If I had to recap in one sentence it would be: IIFYM definitely works, but I don’t really like it.
Fall is JUST around the corner! I know we will all be busy with celebrating holidays, traveling around to visit family, and of course staying inside for the colder months. It is time to get our fitness and nutrition on point so that we can not only look our best, but so we can feel our best, too. The best way to go about that is good ole’ fashioned exercise and mindful eating.
Why I like working out in the morning: – I usually eat better during the day when I’ve worked out in the morning (just a psychological thing for me I guess). – I’ll eat a small breakfast before I go, like greek yogurt that has protein and some carbs, and then about an hour beforeaaa
If you are on this site right now, chances are that you want to gain lean muscle. Building your body is not the easiest thing to do. It takes patience, time, and a lot of effort on your part. But just as with anything else, results will start to show if you keep pursuing. The only way proven to add muscle and curvature to your body is through the act of lifting heavier weights. Lay off the hour of treadmill running and countless repetitions and just into the world of weight lifting.
Getting a solid pre-workout routine established before hitting the gym can be a bit overwhelming. There is just so much stuff out there and so many people with so many tips and tricks… how do you know what to do?! Well, Chelsey went ahead and simplified all of that for you! Through trial and error after trial and error she’s finally figured out the best way to prep before hitting the gym, and she can definitely tell a difference when she doesn’t prepare herself with these amazing products. If you want to smash your workouts just as hard as she does you’ll need to prep just as efficiently as she does- but don’t worry, it’s super easy and all of the steps are right here in this blog she wrote for us- so get on with your strong self, get prepping and go kill your workout!