You need a goal if you’re starting an exercise program. Watch this short video from Nicole Wilkins, she recently won the Figure Olympia again and she knows her stuff! Plus, she’s from michigan :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9j2TNiMc2w
Why you have cellulite.. and your friend doesn’t
When one of my younger sisters was 16, she and her friend asked me what cellulite was. Two years later, they were asking me how to get rid of it. What changed between these two years? They were eating the same. They were exercising the same. Why does cellulite happen? The hormonal changes that occur during the teen years lead to weight gain. Girls start to store more fat in their hips and butt,...
Low carb tortillas
La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Tortillas. I love these. I usually eat them w/ peanut butter but you can make a sandwich, use as pita bread to dip into hummus, make a quesadilla, toast in oven first and top with tomato sauce/sprinkle mozzarella over it for a crispy super thin crust pizza… They aren’t dry like some types of pita bread! Cutting carbs in your bread is just another way to...
On the go- Nut Butters
If you’re always on the go and need a snack that will sustain you, look for Justin’s nut butter packages! So many flavors and so easy to bring with you. Pair w/ banana, apple slices, bring bread, low carb wrap or rice in a ziplock.. anything u want. Found this at plum market, and i’d bet it’s at whole foods too. More expensive than peanut butter in the jar, but...
Sunday- Planning the week's workouts
Go get out your post-its! This is something I think everyone should do: Think about the week ahead of you- do you have time for one or two workouts? Write out what type of workouts you want to do this week. WL=Weight lifting, C= Cardio, A= Abs, Y= Yoga, S= Stretch day, P= Pilates, B= Ballet, P= Plyometrics, H= Hiit(high intensity interval training). Write your own if it’s not in my...
My favorite cardio machine
Precor 100i Adaptive Motion Trainer. See what people said about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxGSBF8MdR4 The motion takes a while to get used to.. it’s good to watch a video on it before you go! Here’s the link to one on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbO_MCTyg0A&feature=related Look for it at your gym and use it!
Great motivational story abt exercise!
Watch the video! http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/trading-booze-for-the-barbell-the-ben-booker-story.html
Carbs have a terrible reputation. Can you eat carbs if you’re trying to lose weight? Yes Should you be eating carbs if you’re trying to lose weight? Yes Are there certain carbs that will make your hard work at the gym pay off? Absolutely Do you probably need to change the TYPE of carbs you’re eating? Yup This is a topic people have been asking me about lately. You need carbohydrates. You need fat...
Who's the lucky one?
How jealous do you get when you see someone constantly eating fattening food and he/she’s still looks better than you?? You work your butt off at the gym, try to eat healthy, and then you see your friend eat a hamburger.. and lose a pound. This used to frustrate me too. But the more I learned about nutrition and fitness, the more I became thankful it didn’t come as easy for me. When you think...
Your Health Identity
Think about the foods you eat on a daily basis. Are they similar to what you ate when you lived at home? Do you eat them because that’s what you always ate in your house? Moving away to college is usually the first time people have to take their health into their own hands- no more school sports or homemade dinners! When you’re in your twenties, you seriously are setting the habits you’ll have the...
I’ve decided to start a blog based on all the positive feedback I’ve gotten about my health tweets! I’ll try to make a new post daily about nutrition, exercise, or anything else health related. I’ve been interested in nutrition since I was 14, so I’ve had 10 years of experience learning about what’s good and what isn’t. I studied Kinesiology(exercise science) in undergrad and I’m pursuing my...