5 Reasons I’m Sticking With Strength Training

Good Morning & Happy Easter to those who celebrate it! I wanted to get a quick blog out to you all this morning, as it’s been a while and I really wanted to share my love of strength training.  Much of the time I focus on diet and food/recipes, but working out is just as […]

Obsession vs. Habitual Focus

Good Morning, All! Life happens.  We say that a lot.  It basically is a quick way of saying, “Deal with [it], this is how it is and figure [it] out.” The basis of my blog is to discuss how to manage fitness and solid nutrition as “life happens”.  So as I sit here drinking my […]

Recipe: Red Cabbage Apple Chicken

Good Morning! I’m going to keep it simple-simon — here is a fun, unique recipe that I gave a whirl last week and thought it was super tasty…..and it’s healthy with plenty of leftovers for your meal planning.  Enjoy: Red Cabbage Apple Chicken: 4 links of sweet/apple chicken sausage (recommend Applegate) 1 tablespoon coconut oil […]

Progress, Pace, Patience & Body Image

Today may be my most revealing blog yet — I’ve taken on the personal challenge to change my body composition but to have patience in doing so — AND taking progress pictures each month.  (YIKES!)  I just started this new journey in January, post-graduation, so I don’t have a lot of progress to show yet, […]

My Travel Menu

We all know that I preach meal planning and cooking for the bulk of your weekly meals…..so I thought I’d share some recipes that I whipped up and brought with me on my 4 day, 3 night business trip: Spinach-Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts 6 chicken breasts – pound to 1/4 inch, cut in half In […]

Plateaus Part I: Workouts

Another beautiful friend of mine gave me a blog topic idea on how to break through plateaus.  I’m breaking this into a two part series, the first being Workout Plateaus, the second will be Nutrition (food) Plateaus. This is simply how I personally have gotten through plateaus.  Nothing I’m telling you is some sort of […]

Do You Have a Workout Plan?

Good Morning! I am a confessed gym-watcher.  When I warm up or am taking breaks between sets, I stare.  In my mind, I’m not noticeably staring, but I definitely scan the area to see what everyone is doing.  I also always wonder what workout program they are working off of, goals they are trying to […]

RANT: Tracy Anderson & The McDonald’s Experiment

“…next on the TODAY Show, can spinning class make you heavier?  According to celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, it can…” OH YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.  Tracy Anderson.  That was all I needed to hear to send me over the edge.  She is something.  Furthermore, that is what I heard this morning coming from […]

Essentials to a Healthy Kitchen

Happy Weekend! Many of the people I interact within the fitness community are talking about their diets more so than exercise right now.  Likely, this is due to the overindulging occurring over the holidays and the desire to feel “on track” again.  This had me thinking about my own eating behavior and what habits I’ve […]