Sometimes, in our health and fitness pursuits, it pays to be a little selfish. I know, I know. Selfish?! The primary dictionary definition of selfish is: “lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure”. No one really wants to be considered the selfish one. However, let’s take a look at … Continue reading It’s Okay to be Selfish.
Chances are, when you’re in pursuit of a fitness goal, it’s going to be extremely challenging to completely avoid injury. Now, when I say injury it doesn’t mean a multiple month-long rehab process; it can be just your general aches, pains, or overuse of an area of the body. So, perhaps it’s not always an … Continue reading Overcoming Setbacks, Injury, and Exploring the Unknown
This week we’re talking about a mindset switch that could literally change your entire journey. No, I’m not exaggerating. Yes, it is that powerful. We’re talking about ditching the all-or-nothing mindset and embracing the grey space that is the middle.
A health and fitness journey is a lifetime. Often, we set out with a goal, pick an end date, and it's full steam ahead from there. But, in reality, our fitness journey never really ends. We may achieve some goals but others are right around the corner to take their place. This is why I'm … Continue reading Learning to Love the Process
Do you prefer to listen? This originally aired as a podcast episode on Fuel Your Freedom! You can search and find it on all major podcast platforms or by clicking here! Today, we’re talking about three ways to get more out of your training…WITHOUT just implementing variety, increasing load or adding volume. So, if you’re … Continue reading 3 Ways to Get More Out of Your Training
“We’re heartbroken to inform you that the in-person 2020 race has been cancelled." I started running consistently in March, mostly to get out of the house, if I’m being completely honest. But then, it just became something I did. I was a runner. I’m still trying to let that one sink in: I am a … Continue reading Lessons Learned Running in the Woods
We often think about what we need to START doing to lose weight. But what about what we should STOP doing? Here are eight things you need to stop doing if you want to lose weight!
I donate plasma and a recent experience while donating inspired today’s post. The majority of the advice and conversations regarding health and fitness make me chuckle to myself when I’m there, but this one really got me thinking. Before we get into it, let’s set up a little context. For those unfamiliar with the process, … Continue reading The Number on the Scale is JUST a Number
Let’s dive into nutrition for this week’s post. I’ve talked about before how I believe there aren’t many (if any!) inherently “bad” or “good” foods. In moderation, all foods, barring allergy or insensitivity, can be included in a “healthy” diet. However, that being said, there are food which are more nutrient dense in comparison. If … Continue reading Nutrient vs. Calorie Dense: How does it affect me?
It’s no secret that barbell movements have a host of benefits. From increasing strength to hypertrophy, they are a staple in many programs. But what if you don’t have access to a barbell? What if you don't feel comfortable quite yet with it? Or what if you simply want to mix it up?