Weight lifting for running?

To become a better writer, you need to write more. To become a better public speaker, you need to speak in front of an audience more. Therefore, to become a better runner, you need to run more, right? To become better at something, you need to do more of it, no question about it. However, multiple factors contribute to your fitness performance. Cardiovascular performance is irrefutably enhanced with the incorporation of weight and resistance training. Weight and resistance training increases…

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Take care of your body, so it can take care of you

Have you ever experienced a workout where a burst of energy came over you and it felt like you could keep pushing forever? A combination of rest, nutrition, and exercise, contributed to this ‘Aha’ breakthrough. Experiencing trial and error with our body’s individual response to exercises, macronutrient levels, and environmental factors, is crucial. Our bodies are an outward reflection of our daily consumption of nutrients and of our overall mental state. If the path were the same for everyone, everyone…

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Even on Vacation…

    Sustaining a healthy lifestyle is endless. However, amidst the healthfulness it is essential to let loose from time to time. One of those times is vacation. The most useful resource on vacation is your mind. The more deliberate you are with each food choice, the more content you will be overall. Treat yourself where you see fit, to maintain sanity, so to speak. Nonetheless, we do not want a vacation to turn into a free-reign catastrophe. Unless Vegas is…

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Top Food Trends for Spring 2017

Top Food Trends for Spring 2017 There are so many food trends for spring 2017! They’ve really shifted within the past couple years, and it’s clear that taste is no longer the determining factor of what’s in. Rather, there seems to be a quest for evermore protein, and a greater acceptance of fats; It’s all about hitting those macros, and achieving balance. Right? BONE BROTH This has been a trend for quite some time now, but its popularity continues to…

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Hydration!

That gallon jug isn’t just for bodybuilders anymore! Drinking water is so important for your health. Of course you’ve heard this before but many studies are now showing just how important it is! Okay, so it’s the typical 8-8oz glasses of water per day? Right? Wrong, women and men both need to be getting more water per day. Men should consume 128-132oz/day, and women, 91-122 oz. Hydration plays a critic role in cardiovascular health. Being dehydrated is similar to smoking…

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Can Women get “Bulky” Weight Training?

Girls! You can not get ‘bulky’ weight lifting!!! This belief is unfortunately still very much alive. Yes, you will build muscle lifting weights but as women we can’t get extremely bulky. We don’t have the natural testosterone levels to get tons of bulky mass. If you have just recently incorporated a weight lifting program into your exercise routine, and you’re feeling like you’re getting bigger, or your clothes are fitting tighter you are probably gaining muscle at a faster rate…

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Spices Cooking Class!

So, last Saturday I took a Spices cooking class at the French Culinary Arts Institute! It was such a fun experience!  -All of the spices we used!               First we made Caramellos with Sage Brown Butter  Handmade dough rolled into our Caramellos, stuffed with a Butternut squash mixture!   Finished!  For our next entree we made Salmon en Papillote & Curried Vegetables bake inparchment paper   For this entree you will preheat the oven…

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Top 10 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar!!

There are so many benefits of Apple cider vinegar!! I personally do a shot of Braggs Raw and unfiltered Organic Apple Cider everyday. I do 1 tbsp ACV mixed with 4 oz of water. Here are the many benefits… Weight loss- It can aid in weight loss. There has been many studies done that show it has an effect on your body to loose body weight, lower waist circumference, and triglyceride levels. Teeth-It can remove stains from your teeth. Dip…

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How to chose the right protein bar?!

How to chose the right protein bar!!!? I know that many of us are extremely busy sometimes and having time to cook a meal is just out of the question. We are left reaching for a protein bar. Many protein bars can be just as bad as having a candy bar! There are many ingredients to look for in a protein bar. One good ingredient to pay attention to is a high protein content. Anywhere from 16-30g. Protein will keep…

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At home Beginners Workout!

Happy new year!…I’ve been getting many inquiries on how to start a strength training regimen at home.  Here is a great program for beginners, the intent will be to strengthen the whole body using body weight movements. There is a strong emphasis on training legs since this will yield the best result for fat loss and speeding up your metabolism.  While this is intended for beginners there are several modifications you can graduate to that I feel will challenge even…

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