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.
We’ve all been there. After having strung together weeks and weeks of healthy, clean eating and consistent exercise, you experience something that causes you to go off track. Maybe it was a vacation, a special event, a major life stressor, a celebration after attaining a goal or perhaps just a weekend of weakness?
I find Brussels sprouts irresistible. Resembling miniature heads of lettuce, I just can’t help take these adorable veggies home with me every fall. However, my love for Brussels sprouts is not just about outward appearances; this precious veggie is a nutritional powerhouse that’s perfect for the girls.
This 115-calorie guilt-free indulgence packs lots of fall flavor without loads of fat and sugar. It makes a great on-the-go snack and pairs perfectly with coffee after dinner or at breakfast.