No matter how focused you are on your fitness goals, at some point your cardio routine can become a little tired. To minimize boredom and plateaus, you need to continually switch things up, whether it be with your intensity, duration or type of cardio. When you do, your motivation will be maximized and your body will keep responding and progressing.
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.
When it comes to fit living, I’ve found that training consistently is usually not as challenging as eating clean consistently. For years, that was certainly the case for me. I would spend tons of time working hard in the gym and not see any change in my physique, because my diet was a mess. But, after years of successes and failures, I discovered what I believe to be the keys to mastering and maintaining a clean diet...
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?
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.
After weeks of hard work in the gym and clean eating, your progress comes to a screeching halt. You tolerate the stall for a bit, but then you start getting antsy. You may begin hypothesizing that something is wrong with you, be tempted to drastically slash your calories and become a slave to the treadmill, or even decide to give up and eat a jar of peanut butter. Sigh. We’ve all been there.
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.
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.
I had just finished lunch about an hour before, and I definitely wasn’t hungry in a biological sense. However, I was hungry for some relief from the stress and pressure I was feeling that day.
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...