A variety of fresh bread on a wooden table

I’m sure at some point in your life you heard somebody say that you should go on a low carb diet if you want to lose weight. You might have even had a friend who tried it themselves and lost weight! But let me tell you a little secret. Your friend might have lost weight, but they really didn’t lose much body fat, if any at all. The weight that you lose is really just water weight. The human body holds 2.4 grams of water for every 1 gram of carbohydrate consumed. So naturally when you decrease your carbohydrate intake, you end up holding lessRead More →

Polar A360 watch

When Fitbits first became popular, I jumped on the band wagon so fast. I’m all about health and fitness, so why not track it on my wrist? I loved my Fitbit. I was obsessed with getting 10,000 steps every single day. I tracked my workouts daily, and always looked at my sleeping patterns. I didn’t think it could get much better than that. But then all of a sudden I started having issues with my Fitbit. My workouts wouldn’t sync to the app. The estimated calories burned seemed extremely low. And it literally starting falling apart by the screen. Customer service was great and sentRead More →

Do you feel tired all the time? Are you prone to muscle cramps and headaches? Do you constantly feel bloated? Believe it or not, but these are all signs that you aren’t drinking enough water! I bet it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to hear that water is super important for you health. The human body is about 70% water, so why not give it what it wants?? I get it…water might not be the most appealing drink of choice. However, it’s important to get into the habit of making it your most consumed beverage. There are so many different studies and websites out there allRead More →

  I always hear people say that they wish they were a runner, but that they can’t run far without getting tired. Now I’m not saying that running is easy, because I personally used to hate it. When I was in middle school I played on a field hockey team and I dreaded running. I was always the slowest one, so I was always embarrassed when we had to run perimeters around the school. But then the next year I asked for a treadmill for my birthday, and I slowly started to enjoy running. Running on my treadmill allowed me to build up my endurance inRead More →

How to workout at home

Gym memberships are a great thing, and I highly recommend joining a gym close to home. However, I realize that sometimes it’s just not convenient to leave the house to workout. Maybe you have your young kids at home, or maybe you only have 45 minutes to spare and you don’t want to waste any time driving. I get it. I’m human. I work at a gym, yet there are still some days that it’s just much easier for me to workout at home. Even without access to a lot of equipment, I still make sure to get in a fantastic workout. How do I do it?Read More →

I’d be lying if I said I never crave unhealthy foods. Sometimes when a craving hits, it just won’t go away until you satisfy it. This past week, my craving was for Chinese food. Chinese food always tastes delicious in the moment, but then it leaves me feeling overly full and bloated. So I decided to create my own recipe that is a fraction of the calories, but with all of the taste! Using only 3 ingredients, this recipe was incredibly simple! Feel free to make it even healthier by making your own teriyaki sauce from scratch. I will most likely do that next time, butRead More →

Cell phones have become something that never leaves our side. Going out to dinner? Bring your cell phone. Sitting down to read a book? Bring your cell phone. Going to the bathroom? Bring your cell phone. I know there are tons of articles out there about the importance of unplugging yourself from technology. I realize that there is a time and a place for that. Like when you are super stressed and keep checking your work emails on your phone every 5 seconds. Or when you can’t even study one chapter of your textbook without taking a Facebook break every 10 minutes? But there areRead More →

Plank pike exercise on a suspension trainer outside

When I first learned about suspension training, my mind was blown! There are so many different exercises that you can do, and at so many different intensity levels. The thing I love most about suspension training is that it can be appropriate for anybody! From somebody rehabbing a recent knee replacement surgery, all the way to professional athletes looking to cross train and switch up their routine a little. A lot of people refer to suspension training as TRX training. However TRX is just the well known brand of suspension trainer. I have access to a TRX at work, and I absolutely love it. It’sRead More →

It can be hard to stick to your goals when you’re constantly running around and don’t have time to cook healthy meals. But this is not an excuse to hit the nearest fast food chain! Drive past that McDonalds and realize that everything will be okay. All you need to do is a little planning. This is where meal prep comes in! Since I work fulltime Monday through Friday, but with varying hours, I need to prep 9 meals each week (5 lunches and 4 dinners).  So I’m definitely used to cooking in large batches! I’m going to reveal with you four simple steps to make mealRead More →

Chocolate peanut butter protein rice krispie treats using About Time protein

Sometimes I just start throwing ingredients together and am amazed when it actually turns out delicious! This time I made chocolate peanut butter protein rice krispie treats! WARNING: these bars are highly addictive! I could have eaten the entire pan in one sitting! I mean look at them MACROS for one bar without chocolate (makes 9): 142 calories/4.9g fat/20.5g carbs/5.5g proteinRead More →