Something everyone wants to know - "What's the best way to lose fat?" Well, I apologize in advance - there is no simple one-size-fits-all easy answer. However, let's explore this question! Every individual responds differently to different training modalities. That being said, "activities that incorporate many muscle groups and are weight bearing use more calories … Continue reading The Best Way to Lose Fat
Who or what inspires you? Who or what inspires you towards the things you want to see in your life? Shortly after I picked up running back in 2010, I began following a blog, The Logic of Long Distance. I became fascinated with the thoughts and conversation around long-distance running and read as much … Continue reading How Can you Light your Fire?
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been developed jointly by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), to provide recommendations based on current scientific knowledge about how dietary intake can reduce risk for major chronic diseases. The most recent publication was released in 2015 (they come out every 5 years). It's … Continue reading Key Recommendations for Healthy Eating Patterns
Possibly one of the most frustrating things is hitting a fitness plateau. If you've been exercising for a while with weight loss or strength gaining goals in mind and your results have seemed to stop coming, you may have hit a plateau. It means that your body has gotten used to the activity you've been … Continue reading Have you Hit a Plateau?
Some days are tougher than others. Sometimes, they flow more easily. Many of us have a vision for what we want our life to be like: our health and fitness included. No matter how long the journey has been that we have traversed and trekked through, there are days that are more difficult for many … Continue reading Perspective for the Journey
Is it OK to exercise if you're already sore? Well - yes, and no. Exercise isn't always, well, comfortable. Particularly when we are experiencing DOMS - delayed onset muscle soreness. This is the soreness we feel anywhere from 24-72 hours after a workout. DOMS occurs because we make small tears in the muscle fibers by … Continue reading Is it OK to Exercise if You’re Sore?
Many people come to me and ask me for meat alternatives to still get the amount of protein that they need for their body. "Meatless Mondays" are a thing, and there are a host of other reasons that people are turning to meat-alternatives for their protein source, whether it be one day per week, some … Continue reading “Meatless Mondays” and Meat Alternatives