2016 was probably one of the HEALTHIEST years yet for me! I’m super proud of how I transformed my body from the inside out through healthy nutrition, daily exercise and a STRONG mindset. Now don’t get me wrong, that was NOT easy. Took a lot of practice, failing forward and a great SUPPORT system. But just … More 3 Day ‘mini-cleanse’
1. Problem: Fear of injury Solution: Start with less intense classes The level of difficulty of some gym classes can feel too intense when you’re new. If you go too hard in an attempt to keep up with the class, you might hurt yourself. When scanning the group exercise schedule, look for “level 1″ or … More 6 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Working Out
One of the biggest problem areas I hear from women (including myself) post-babies is the abdominal region. The dreaded Mummy Tummy… is that pooch right around the belly button that just won’t go away no matter how many crunches, sit ups, cleanses etc., you do. Diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) is a medical condition that in … More Mummy Tummy (aka DRA)
What is Foam Rolling and How Does it Work? Also referred to as self-myofascial release, foam rolling is essentially a form of self-massage that allows you to apply deep pressure to certain points of the body to release tightness and muscular tension. According to Peter Dipple, head of sports and massage at leading London fitness … More The Big Benefits of Foam Rolling
Myth #1: The right exercise will burn fat from your belly (or thighs or arms or any other spot that’s bugging you) We wish there was a magic move that would blast fat from one trouble zone, but sadly, there isn’t. “Spot reduction doesn’t really work,” says Tom Rifai, M.D., founder of Reality Meets Science … More 4 Common Fitness Myths
Clean eating? The term is so commonly used now but what does that really mean? A fad? A lifestyle? A hashtag to get more people to see your photos? ‘Clean eating’ should be shorthand for ‘eat lots of fruits and vegetables and less processed food.’ Unfortunately, it’s getting a bit overused as a cleanse type … More Clean Eating or Educated Eating?
The struggle is real!! Losing those stubborn 5–10 extra pounds, or pushing past a stagnant period to meet your long-term goal is hard work. Sometimes you may wonder if it’s even possible to lose more weight or get leaner. It is! Here are some common reasons the scales don’t seem to budge, and some tried-and-true … More What to do with a weight-loss plateau?
A lot of people ask me what I eat in a day? I know we have heard that we should be eating 5-6 smaller meals a day but did you know that skipping meals can have the same negative effects on your body as over-eating? I used to be guilty of skipping meals, I’m sure … More What I eat in a day…
After you’ve slogged through a Tough Mudder or sweated through a week of very intense weight training workouts, it’s no surprise that you could use a break. The terms “rest” and “recovery” are often used interchangeably when in reference to exercise, and while they’re similar — rest is a component of recovery in the same way REM is … More The Difference Between Rest Days and Active Recovery
“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Be honest. How many times have you finished work and thought, “I’m too tired to cook and there’s nothing in the fridge. I just I’ll hit the drive-thru”? By planning and prepping, you can help prevent that from happening. And, once you get the hang of it, you’ll … More 10 Tips To Make Meal Prep Easier