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PROTEIN

Proteins are the basic building blocks of the body. They are essential for the creation and maintenance of every cell in your body. Proteins break down much slower than carbs to use for energy. For this reason, athletes lean toward carbs for quick energy. Carbs will get us through a long workout, a game, or […]

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EVERY. DAY.

It will take 2 weeks of consistency to reap the rewards from a new health/fitness routine. Stay the course. No days off, and we will notice a physical change. Worked all day and tired? – so what. Don’t have time? – make time. Don’t like exercise? Crank up your fav tunes and Just move! After […]

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Just Move!

Where do we start when we want to lose weight or revive our existing health/fitness program? Move! Just move. Movement is the catalyst for energy flow. For example, before I can change my diet, create a new workout plan or just implement a new routine in general, I go for a run.  Running is my […]

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Red Hot Healing Peppers

The Magic of Peppers Chili Peppers contain a chemical compound called Capsaicin which is known for it’s many medicinal uses such as pain relief and reducing the risk of cancer. It boosts the immune system by outpowering oranges with Vitamin C. Because of the heat peppers generate in our body, it can be used as […]

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Pre-workout Fuel

30-60 minutes before a long run or workout, it’s important to eat just enough to fuel your workout, but not to the point of feeling full. The type of food you eat is always important because you want it to to break down quickly and convert to energy for the muscles to work at their […]

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Need Motivation?

– Tabata Timer – Ever wonder why you start working out on a Monday with conviction and lose your motivation by Wednesday? 🙁 It’s because motivation is an emotion. It comes and goes like the wind. You can’t wait for the wind to blow if you want to get to your destination. You have to […]

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The Struggle is Real.

You may find comfort in knowing that every client struggles. Even though we all have good intentions, once the motivation wears off, finding balance between self-care, family and a career is a struggle. In general, change is a struggle. Look at how the caterpillar becomes the butterfly. When my clients struggle, I struggle too…. in […]

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Super-size It!

A client came in for a training session who had a goal to lose 50 lbs. I asked, “What did you have for lunch today?” He said, ” Two cheeseburgers, large fries, and a large coke.” I said, “Why TWO cheeseburgers?” He said, “I don’t know, that’s just what I always order.” Food for Thought: […]

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SNACKS

Snacks are a good Go-To to hold you over until your next meal. But the Simple Solution to fueling for energy instead of eating empty calories is to have healthy snacks on hand when you’re in a pinch. Preparation is always the key to Success. Not being armed with healthy snacks at home or at […]