I often have friends or family members tell me that they really want to start eating healthier and getting back in shape, but they aren’t sure where to start, or that it all seems so overwhelming. I can always understand where they are coming from because that is exactly how I felt when I first got started! Although I had been an athlete for most of my life, after I had my first son and gained over 60lbs, and I felt so lost on where to even start. I thought I would share with you guys the exact same tips I would give to my friends or family when I get asked this question.
Ladies, if you are not doing push-ups then you really should learn! Push-ups are an amazing way to build upper body strength while targeting large muscle groups.
Various muscles in the upper body work together during a push-up. The main muscles targeted are:
• Pectoralis major
• Triceps brachii
• Serratus anterior
• Abdominal muscles
It seems like yesterday when I was staring into my mirror daily and constantly pointing out what was wrong with me:
“My thighs are too fat.”
“I hate my jiggle.”
“I wish I were a size 0”
These are some of the thoughts that ran through my mind as I stood there critiquing my body. In my teens, I struggled with an eating disorder, but overcame it after almost a year of binging and purging. I did not like what I was doing to my body or my self esteem. I never felt beautiful until I was skinny enough until I saw a certain number on the scale. Eventually, I moved past that, put some weight back on and just dealt with it.
I wanted to say what an honor it is to be a part of MRM. First – I will start off by introducing myself, and how I became introduced to MRM. My name is Tiffany Marie Boydston (now Vespo). I am an IFBB Pro Bikini competitor, health and wellness coach, certified life coach, crossfit Level 1 CFT, certified nutritionist and sports nutritionist. I specialize in internal and external health. I truly believe what you put in your body is the outcome of what your exterior will be.
Weekends are most peoples arch nemesis when it comes to staying on track with your diet. Between parties, weddings, BBQ’s and brunches it can be hard to stay the course, but there are a few things you can do to avoid setting yourself back.
functioning body, but it’s not always easy to drink as much as we should. Though there is conflicting information about just how much is enough, we do know anywhere from 2-4 liters is the sweet spot depending on a number of factors such as outside temperature, physical activity, etc. Here are 5 quick tips for making sure you reach your personal water intake goals:
When it comes to working out, there are two ways to go about it:
1. The wrong way.
2. The right way.
Are you making any of these common mistakes and doing these moves totally wrong?
Are you finding your pairs of jeans fitting a little more snug than usual? It could be because your glutes are growing from all that weight training you’ve been doing.. or it could be from an increase in overall weight gain. So, you start eating healthier, drinking more water, and even jumping on the treadmill for 30 minutes a day. One month later-still nothing. The damn scale won’t budge and your pants are tight as ever. What gives?