You know those days where you feel like you need to workout, but you just can’t find the time? Work, family, house, they all seem to be demanding too much of your attention to be able to take a few minutes to just work on that fitness. When you have those days, you can still get it done. This is a time when it’s all about quality over quantity. As I’m sure you’ve heard, high intensity interval training is WHERE IT’S AT when it comes to quality workouts that get your metabolism going, burn calories, and trigger weight loss. [Read more…]
Hands down, one of the best ways to take control of your life and be a better/healthier eater is to meal plan, and then, meal prep. If you’re not already meal planning, I would bet a certain amount of money that you make more trips to the grocery store than is necessary, spend your grocery shopping time pacing the aisles not sure what you should or shouldn’t buy, end up throwing food away, and/or are eating out more than you want to be. It’s a waste of time and money, not to mention probably leading you to unhealthy choices, and if that was your goal, I’m guessing you wouldn’t be reading this stuff in the first place. [Read more…]
I know. I’m with you. Running is hard. There was once a time in my life where I had literally never run more than a mile or so, and that was way back in middle school/high school sports, and after that 1 mile I nearly died. Running was not my thing and I never EVER thought it would be.
And then one day, just as I was starting to make an actual habit of frequenting the gym and doing things like lifting weights and getting on the elliptical, a friend said, “you should run a half marathon.” I told him it was literally the dumbest thing I had ever heard. It really was. At this point I was only getting on the treadmill for a maybe a few minutes to warm up. But 6 months later, I ran a half marathon. For real. Ran it. [Read more…]