Sunday, January 26, 2014

Custless Shallot Kale and Egg Quiche

Hey all! Wanted to pop in really quickly and send a recipe your way on this beautiful weekend.

I've got a really simple recipe for you guys, just 3 ingredients for a killer breakfast component. I've been pairing these with turkey bacon and oatmeal for a balanced meal.

Yum, right?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

10 Dos and Dont's for Getting Your Cardio On in the Gym

Morning y'all! Today we'll be talking about cardio. Love it or hate it, it's a key component to any health regimen. Whether you're being driven inside by this pesky polar vortex, just joining a gym, or if you prefer to get your sweat on in a climate controlled environment (i.e. me, I have a love/hate relationship with running outside... allergies, bleh) sometimes you have to cardio indoors. Let's take a moment to ignore that I'm making cardio a verb and take a look at 10 Dos and Don'ts of getting your cardio on in the gym.


Sunday, January 19, 2014

10 Things You're Like After Leg Day

1.) You sit up in bed and now have to contemplate standing up. You think about what it's going to take to get your center of gravity over your legs.


2.) Your feet hit the floor and now begins the process of trying to stand up.


3.) Holy sh.... nah, we got this.


4.) Now to walk 10 feet to the bathroom. C'mon legs, work with me here!


5.) Having to...uh... sit in the bathroom...


6.) Standing up just one short minute later...


7.) Finally making it to wherever you're supposed to be that day, sitting down, and saying a small thank you to whatever supernatural powers you subscribe to.


8.) Really reaching for whatever you need, because getting up involves... getting up.


9.) Someone wants you to tag along to anything that means you have to move.


10.) Having to watch everyone else in the world walk like a normal person while you look like you're trying to be John Wayne.


Friday, January 17, 2014

Garlic Mashed Taters

I'm on week 2 of my 5/3/1 training plan and it's been going really well! Trying to build muscle mass means I'm getting more carbs than usual which means I get to load up on some extra starchy goodness, :)

Here's some awesome garlicky mashed potatoes that I had for dinner tonight.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

7 Treats to Indulge Cravings in 2014

We've made it one week into 2014!!!!! How many of you are still on the up and up with your resolutions? The one week marker has been a common point for me to ask myself "do I really want to stick with this diet...its really hard and I don't think I can do it." I've got news for you friend, this is a lifestyle change, not a diet; lifestyle changes have no room for those kind of self-doubting questions. You wanted badly enough to make changes that you resolved yourself at the beginning of the year to finally go through with it, don't stop now!

But sometimes you gotta have something sweet or something salty. Here are 7 ways to indulge a craving. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!! #fitin2014

Happy New Year to all you out there on the internet! 2013 was a weird year, lots of ups and downs for me. Enough good that saying goodbye is a little bittersweet. 2013 was the year I started this blog, the year I got certified as a Health Coach, the year I decided to get my Personal Trainer certification. But 2013 had its share of ick too; that period of time in summer that work was extra crazy and the year that I went through a few workout slumps.

My most recent slump encompassed almost the entire month of December. I managed to get to the gym once or twice per week, but my heart just wasn't in it. I wasn't motivated and I just didn't want to be there. I went through the motions but there was no drive, I wasn't pushing myself. But slumps end. I stuck it out, making myself take advantage of every "ooh, I feel like going to the gym" feeling I had and relished in those workouts.