A Quick (intense!) Cardio Workout

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I’m almost done with my Hammer and Chisel program! I’m so excited about the results I’ve been seeing. Lifting heavy has given me muscle definition and endurance that I never thought I’d have!   Some people have asked me about the lack of cardio in this …

3 Things That Destroy Commitment

So, it’s almost the end of January. How are you doing with your goals for 2016? Have you stuck to them, slipped a little bit, or totally abandoned them? Every year, so many people struggle to stay committed to their goals. What is it about commitment that is so difficult? I’ve run a lot of …

How I Became My Own Boss

Woohoo, this is my 50th blog post! I feel so accomplished guys. Posting every week has definitely been a challenge sometimes, but I’m glad that I’ve stuck with it. I hope you all find some value in my ramblings 😀 Since I have a bunch of new readers, I thought it’d be good to take …

How to find time to workout

How, in your busy schedule, can you find time to work out? I’m talking 20 minutes to 30 minutes to 45 to an hour– where is that time? Whether you’re a stay at home mom or dad, a working businessperson, a student– there’s a way to fit in being healthier and starting a workout routine. …

ectomorph, mesomorph, endomorph.. which one are you?

I think it’s so important if you’re on a fitness journey to learn about your natural body shape. I struggled for years (and, admittedly, still am not 100% confident) with being athletically curvy. I was never a super slim type girl; I was always running in soccer or in a permanent squat position in field hockey. …

3 healthy food substitutes you need to know about

I’m all about my meals being flavorful. You could say I’m the kind of fitness-minded person who cares about food as much as her mid-afternoon occasional nap. Which is, to say, a lot. And I’m all about not changing TOO many things in your nutrition at once, because I believe that’s a recipe for disaster. …

why are we scared to lift?

Ladies — If you’re anything like me, when you first got into fitness you had that freak-out moment. “Omg. I’m supposed to lift weights? So won’t I.. Bulk up and look like a female bodybuilder??” In short- no. Because of your lack of testosterone. Unless you are taking steroids, you will not become ‘bulky.’ Lifting …