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Fitness in hindsight: what I wish I would’ve known as a beginner
Fitness in hindsight: what I wish I would’ve known as a beginner

Carbs are your friend
I spent the first 3-4 months of my fitness journey basically keto. To me, carbs are what made me gain weight. Carbs are donuts, sugar, white bread, all the bad stuff you’re not supposed to put in your shopping cart.

Sunday funday meal prep: how to plan ahead for the week
Sunday funday meal prep: how to plan ahead for the week

Meal prep allows you to cook staple food items at the beginning of the week so that you don’t stray from your diet regimen. With just a couple of hours, one day a week, you can set yourself up for success and navigate the challenges of a busy lifestyle.

Upscale your diet: weighing your food
Upscale your diet: weighing your food

Eyeballing your meals can leave a lot of room for error. Using a food scale can seem a bit obsessive at first, but those little grams and ounces could be what’s standing in the way of progress.

Training when you're sick: bear it or bow out?
Training when you're sick: bear it or bow out?

Cold and flu symptoms as well as intense allergies can leave you feeling exhausted. But for those us that have just started up a new workout routine, taking time off to heal can feel like you’re falling off track.

Hitting a wall: why you're not losing weight
Hitting a wall: why you're not losing weight

You’ve changed up your diet and started going to the gym a few times a week. You’re making better choices, but you’re still not losing weight. It feels like your body is working against you, but turns out, you may be working against your body. 

Tracking macros: a full day of eating
Tracking macros: a full day of eating

I track my food on My Fitness Pal. You set up your preferences based on your goals and it gives you a road map to accomplish them. I hope this quick look at my daily macros shows you that you can organize what you eat based on what makes you happy.

Cellulite: a healthy flaw
Cellulite: a healthy flaw

There are many endearing dimples and imperfections that make our bodies unique to us, but cellulite isn’t one we typically appreciate.

Organic eating: is it worth the cost?
Organic eating: is it worth the cost?

A trip to the grocery store can mean two totally different price tags, depending on how you shop. No matter where you go, you’re usually given two options: traditionally grown or organic.

Blood pressure: get fit & get checked
Blood pressure: get fit & get checked

Over 100 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure and it continues to be a leading cause of death across the nation. Exercise and diet changes can do so much for your heart and even extend your life.

Be your own catalyst: my 18-month body comp scans
Be your own catalyst: my 18-month body comp scans

After 18 months of dedicated diet and exercise changes, I decided to get a closer look at my body composition. I signed up for a Bod Pod scan and a MedGem test.

Training to failure: when to drop the weights
Training to failure: when to drop the weights

What creates more physical progress? Training within your limits or pushing yourself to complete muscle failure.