April 2015 archive

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chocolate chips and cheetos

This is a personal post.Truth be told, I enjoy posting about personal things because I have no desire to spout off science, or play the expert know-it-all, or the queen of fitness. I can easily write about things that I have experience with, though, and I know both sides of the fitness spectrum. I ran into […] Read more…

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Cleaned-up cookies!

I love cookies. And all desserts. But for the sake of health (and also our 6-week challenge!), I have a healthy substitution cheat sheet for ya. I always have these replacement ingredients in my pantry, and I’ve used them in place of the crap that make cookies… not good for you. So here’s a standard […] Read more…

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Challenge- Week 2!

How was everyone’s week with our challenge?! Are the goals getting easier or harder? Just a little emphasis on water consumption for this week. If getting in 64 oz has been a struggle for you, it’s because you NEED that water! If you’re peeing all the time, that’s good! You will adjust a little, but […] Read more…

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go go cardio

I’m often asked about cardio- how much to do, what type to do, etc. There’s a lot of variables. 1. What is your goal? To have cardiovascular health? Lose weight? Gain muscle? Maybe all of the above? Often, women jump right to a cardio machine when they start working out- it’s a no brainer that when you burn […] Read more…

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Thai peanut lettuce wraps

Thai food is one of my FAVORITES! But with all the peanut butter-y stuff and coconut curries, AND rice, it’s usually very calorically dense =( Boo. So make your own healthy version! I made this in 5 minutes, literally. I just happened to have all these things on hand though and it’s not even a […] Read more…

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Challenge Week 1!

How is everyone doing?! Those who are participating in the 6-week challenge, how did the first week go? So far I’ve gotten really great feedback, that people are feeling really good! I think it’s interesting to see that everyone has their own struggle pertaining to health. For some (like me), sugar is the hardest to […] Read more…

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IIFYM Part 3

Are you sick of these posts yet? =) Cori (from this post) was awesome at explaining how eating balanced has saved her relationship with food, and she looks KILLER in the process! Just a final rundown on “If It Fits Your Macros…” There is a big divide amongst health professionals (and mostly in the bodybuilding […] Read more…

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30 second protein brownie

If you don’t know about this yet, you should… The belt sander brownie/molten lava cake/protein brownie/mug cake Whatever you wanna call it… My husband doesn’t think it’s anything amazing, but I do, and I have it just about everyday. You can drink a protein shake, oooooor you can have a brownie. Your choice….   Directions: […] Read more…

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sugarrrrr

Yes Please I need a little sweetness in my life. I feel a need to post this because of a few things: I JUST posted about balanced eating, enjoying treats in moderation, to keep your sanity. And now we are starting a 6-week challenge that involves cutting out dessert and sugary snacks. Am I confusing […] Read more…