When The Sun Ain’t Shining, We Ain’t Smiling

  As many of you may have noticed, winter is here. The cold days, the dark days, the snowy days, etc. etc. etc… How many of us will 30 minutes of unprotected, 30% exposed skin, sunlight everyday this winter? Not me. This is the recommended amount of sunlight that we need to produce enough vitaminContinue reading “When The Sun Ain’t Shining, We Ain’t Smiling”

Ladies, Lift Heavy Things!

“No woman should lift more than 3 pounds…” – Tracey Anderson (Trainer to the Stars) Okay, maybe I shouldn’t rip on her too much because she clearly trains some big names and has done something right over her career, but really? Things that weigh more than 3 pounds include: Gym bags Your purse (maybe) YourContinue reading “Ladies, Lift Heavy Things!”

SNAP Challenge: Day 2 – Snack & Lunch & Pre/Post Workout

My “snack” today was the other half of my banana, which I ate about 1 hour after breakfast on my way out the door. My lunch today was something pretty different, for myself at least. I had one cup of quinoa, 3/4 cup red kidney beans, 1/2 cup spinach (thawed) 1 tsp olive oil, a littleContinue reading “SNAP Challenge: Day 2 – Snack & Lunch & Pre/Post Workout”

SNAP Challenge – Day 2: Breakfast

Morning! I woke up this morning feeling pretty good, but definitely a little hungry. As stated in my last post, I will be upping my intakes a little bit today, to try and get closer to 1800 calories. The last time I did a bodyfat analysis on myself, my BMR (basal metabolic rate, the amountContinue reading “SNAP Challenge – Day 2: Breakfast”

SNAP Challenge – Day 1: Final

For my last snack of the day I had another 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese and 5 carrot sticks. This came out to 100 calories, 10 carbs and 12 grams of protein. Final Stats and Thoughts: Calories: 1560 Carbs: 217 grams (53% of calories) Fat: 30 grams (17% of calories) Protein: 133 grams (30% ofContinue reading “SNAP Challenge – Day 1: Final”

Why Women Should Lift Weights

Many women avoid lifting weights, especially heavier weights due to the fear of bulking up. This is one of the most common misconceptions in the fitness realm. The fact of the matter is that women should lift weights, and not be afraid to go heavier. The reason men bulk up is because of the levelsContinue reading “Why Women Should Lift Weights”

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