Rather than simply giving up on goodies this holiday season, try these clean ingredient swaps and suggestions to slim down your holiday favorites. Happy baking!
Instead of just surviving this holiday season, let’s thrive. To do so, we must strike a balance between healthy enjoyment and excessive indulgence. There’s no reason why we can’t enjoy the season’s treats within reason.
We all have our personal challenges that can get us stuck, but the truth is that most of these are self-imposed limitations born out of fear and self-doubt. I know— I’ve struggled with and have overcome both many times, and so can you. Here are a few of my go-to strategies to help you get unstuck, looking forward and pushing toward your best:
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I don’t know about you, but it’s never the turkey and side dishes that get me in trouble at Thanksgiving. It’s the pies, cakes and cookies that challenge my resolve (and my waistline). So, why not prepare a dessert that tastes rich and decadent, but will not give you a sugar-induced food hangover for Black Friday shopping?
If you’re anything like me, you can easily get in a rut with your ab training and find yourself just performing a few sets of crunches and leg raises to “check abs off the list.” But, when the work doesn’t result in an ounce of soreness or at least provide a good burn, it’s time to switch something up. My latest discovery for ab training is the TRX...
To help get your hamstrings in shape for all the spring and summer body-con looks, I thought I’d share a killer hamstring workout featuring some of my favorite exercises.
Glute training is a hot topic these days. There are trainers who are “experts” in butt development, DVDs devoted to the topic, and glute workouts in just about every fitness publication.
I’m always in search of new ways to train. Consistently switching things up keeps my motivation up and my progress on the fast track. Within the last few weeks, I’ve been experimenting with something I haven’t used in years— resistance bands.
One of the best ways to keep your diet exciting without getting off track is to have fun with veggies. High in fiber and low in calories, vegetables are the ultimate clean-eating companions. Now, I’m not one of those people who can snack happily on raw veggies. Boring. Rather, I love my veggies steamed, grilled, sautéed or, especially, roasted.
While I like balancing on one arm and one leg as much as the next gal, all that fancy stuff isn’t necessary to challenge yourself. With a few subtle shifts, you can intensify your plank without worrying you’ll take someone out if you tumble down from one of those beautiful, but rather complicated, positions.