My 2017 Goals

08. January 2017 Motivation 0
My 2017 Goals
I am definitely not a fan of the whole “new year, new me” quote, and I am definitely not a fan of quitting all your bad habits all at once.  Unfortunately, that’s what happens to a lot of us this time of year.  We eat our way through December, exercise minimally, and then binge drink ...

What is IIFYM?

21. December 2016 Lifestyle, Recipes 0
What is IIFYM?
So IIFYM stands for If It Fits Your Macros.  You take your current weight, your fitness goals, your activity level and get custom ‘macros’ or macronutrients, which are carbs, fats and proteins.  These macros tell you how many grams of each (protein, carb, fat) you will eat in one day.  As long as you get with-in ...

5 Things You Should Stop (and Start) Doing in 2017

16. December 2016 Workouts 0
5 Things You Should Stop (and Start) Doing in 2017
Here is my list of 5 things you should DEFINITELY not be doing in 2017, and what you should be doing instead.  They are all fitness related, if you are already doing some of them, then even better and if not make sure you start. Stop doing crunches, start doing planks and other abdominal stabilizing ...

How to Get Out of Your Funk

11. December 2016 Motivation 0
How to Get Out of Your Funk
I am writing this post as much for the people reading it, as I am for myself.  I have been in a major funk lately, for whatever reason.  I’m not sure if my over indulgence in holiday treats or drinking has done it or I’m just over worked from my three jobs, working out and ...

What I’ve Been Up To Lately

27. November 2016 Lifestyle 0
What I’ve Been Up To Lately
I have been totally slacking at writing posts and being engaged and involved with my blog the past couple months.  Its not that I want to give up doing it, I have just been putting it on the back burner and doing other things that require A LOT of my attention, and unfortunately my blog ...

Austin, Texas

17. October 2016 Travel 0
Austin, Texas
This past weekend I flew to Austin to visit my aunt and uncle, and also to see my parents who were down there as a stop on their road trip! I had an amazing weekend and really LOVED Austin! I just wish I had more time to spend there because it is definitely an awesome ...

Why I’m Giving Up Diets

21. September 2016 Lifestyle 0
Why I’m Giving Up Diets
Diets are something we hear about and talk about almost every day, there is always a new diet or something that is supposed to help us drop a ton of weight, fix our terrible bloating problems or just make us feel better 100% of the time.  I have tried almost every diet out there trying ...

Spaghetti Squash Egg Muffins

19. September 2016 Recipes 0
Spaghetti Squash Egg Muffins
I LOVE waking up in the morning, taking my time, making a big yummy breakfast and enjoying it with my cup of coffee.  Unfortunately, that’s not always how my morning goes, and more often than not I need to grab something quick and run out the door.  When I don’t have something prepped for breakfast ...

Accountability and Getting Results

17. September 2016 Motivation 0
Accountability and Getting Results
From my experience as a personal trainer and health coach, it seems to be that sticking to a program is the hardest part for a lot of people.  There is somewhere between starting a program and making working out an every day habit that just throws people off and many never reach their goals they hoped ...

Strength Training for Runners

06. September 2016 Workouts 0
Strength Training for Runners
I remember my junior year of track we got a new coach, he was a great coach, super motivated and super passionate about seeing us succeed.  He introduced us to weightlifting and began teaching us all these crazy moves that he said would make us stronger and better runners.  I remember thinking ‘I’m a runner… why ...