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!
It’s officially summer- that means it’s the season of BBQs, cook outs, long summer days, hot summer nights, beach days, bloated beer bellies, and hang overs… wait, what? Just kidding, sort of… We all know how much fun BBQ season can be, but we also know how easy it is to get carried away with all of the festivities. This is our “BBQ Season Survival Guide”… we hope our tips and tricks help you to navigate this BBQ season successfully!
I like using a gym because I have a hard time staying motivated when I workout at home. But, getting to the gym just isn’t in the cards for some people. So, if that isn’t possible I totally understand. After my second child was born I had a really hard time making it to the gym because my husband was out of town for work for a month and the baby wasn’t old enough to bring to the gym day care yet. I had to get creative with home workouts, and when I was working out at home I was doing Insanity workouts. Sometimes it was too hard and I had to take breaks or modify the exercises and that’s ok, too!
Mesquite powder is SO good- its definitely in my top 3 favorite superfoods! Mesquite powder is a source of protein providing the useful amino acids that our bodies need for numerous functions.
I have been asked before what the best way to lose fat is. With all of the different “dieting” techniques floating around it can be overwhelming to know where to start. There are a lot of different people who will try to sell you their program or their specific way to lose fat, but the reality is that fat loss occurs when there is a calorie deficit (meaning you are burning more than you’re taking in). There are a lot of different ways to create a calorie deficit, such as low carb, no dairy, over exercising, etc. The problem for most people is that the method they choose is not sustainable long term. Millions of people each year lose weight and millions gain that same weight back because the method they used to lose the weight could not be maintained for the rest of their life.
I started off at 143Lbs… and after finding out I was pregnant with my first child in 2011 I was told “oh eat double everything!” and me being 15, well, I didn’t know any better, so I did. I gained 87.3 lbs through the course of my pregnancy. After he was born in July I triedaaa