This past year has been an eye-opener for me. Probably one of the toughest years I have had in my life so far. Through all this craziness, I learned so much about myself and what I need in order to take care of me. Turns out, I gave away everything I had to my teaching… Continue reading 10 Simple Ways to Take Care of You
EXCITING NEWS: I finish my master’s degree in Exercise Science-Fitness and Wellness Promotion from California University of PA, in T-minus 3 weeks! It has been such an amazing, time-consuming and most of all, valuable process. During this process, I have had the opportunity to learn from some amazing students who were in this process with… Continue reading Why is your diet failing?
SPRING FEVER ONE MONTH BACK TO FITNESS CHALLENGE This program is a great option for weight loss, building nutrition and fitness habits and being held accountable by me, as your trainer and a group of motivated individuals with similar goals. Challenge program Details: $85 to enter at time of registration After payment is received, you… Continue reading SPRING FEVER ONE-MONTH CHALLENGE!
I am mixing it up in the kitchen and I have been trying out a few new recipes. I love this one: protein packed, delicious, energizing and easy (even though there are lots of ingredients)! Servings: 6 Calories: 315 Protein: 33g Carbs: 22.5g Fat: 9g Ingredients: Salad: 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (cut into… Continue reading Greek Quinoa Chicken Salad
Body composition is based on more than a number on the scale. Many people can decrease their size without the scale even budging. According to Nichols (2004), One pound of muscle takes up less space in our bodies than one pound of fat. When many people work to lose weight, resistance training is added into… Continue reading Myth: The Scale Determines Your Health and Fitness Success.
Brene Brown, the author of Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfections, is truly one of the most inspiring human beings. Through her writing, she teaches the importance of owning who you are and showing up each day, in every moment, no matter how frightening somethings may be. She reminds us in Daring Greatly that… Continue reading Own who you are and live your fullest life.
I do the best I can to get the most volume out of my macros (carbs, fat and protein). I want the most satisfying snacks and meals that take up the least amount of my daily macros and still taste deeee-lish! This breakfast sandwich is a great snack, pre or post workout or, of course,… Continue reading Egg-white, Spinach and Tomato Breakfast Sandwich
Am I the only one who references Gwen Stefani- Hollaback Girl every time I spell the word banana? This recipe is a great option for breakfast, pre-workout or when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. Nutrition: Calories: 328 Protein: 17 grams Carbs: 50 grams Fat: 9 grams Ingredients: 1/2 cup Kodiak Cakes-Power Cakes (buttermilk… Continue reading Chocolate- Peanut Butter Banana Protein Pancakes
Nutrition Information: Servings: 7 Serving Size: About 1.5 cups Calories: 360 Carbs: 31 grams Fat: 9.4 grams Protein: 37 grams Ingredients: 2 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 lbs. 94% Lean Ground Turkey 1- 28 oz. Can of 100% natural diced tomatoes 2- 15.5 oz. cans of black beans, drained and rinsed 2 small-medium… Continue reading Turkey Chili
I was on the most amazing vacation in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands and I came across this board. Across the top it said, "Before I die..." Below, everyone filled in the blank with the one main thing they wanted to accomplish before time runs out. Tourists and locals alike filled in all… Continue reading Live it up!