Healthy Zucchini Soup Recipe

Healthy Zucchini Soup Recipe

zucchini. It’s such a weird word isn’t it? It wasn’t until I started writing this post that I actually thought about it. I really love zucchinis. It’s such a mild vegetable that it can be used in almost anything. Zucchini Bread, zucchini...
How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

An indoor herb garden is an easy and inexpensive way to bring some greenery into your home and some flavor onto your plate. There are many different kinds of herbs to choose from, some are better suited for growing indoors than others. What’s great is that they are...
How to Hike With Your Dog & Make Them Carry All Your Stuff

How to Hike With Your Dog & Make Them Carry All Your Stuff

Ever since I’ve gotten my first dog, I’ve wanted to get her a dog hiking pack. Dixie is energetic and loves to sniff out anything she can. This means she gets hot and thirsty pretty fast. Usually I carry water for her, until that is, Kurgo reached out to...
Over 30? Here’s How To Run Your First Race

Over 30? Here’s How To Run Your First Race

Running a long distance race is more than just having a physically-able body. In fact, without having a strong, positive mindset during and before the run, it can be the most strenuous, difficult task you ever set out to achieve. Oftentimes, it can be the people who...
Zumba: Will You Let It Move You?

Zumba: Will You Let It Move You?

So you’ve probably heard the buzz at your local gym or seen the 8am infomercials- but what is Zumba really? Zumba is a mix of Latin rhythms and aerobic fitness and will have you dripping in sweat by the end of the hour. Don’t let the hootin’ and hollerin’ scare you!...
How To Eat And Not Get Fat During Christmas

How To Eat And Not Get Fat During Christmas

Disclaimer: You won’t “get fat” just from one holiday, though your negative self talk might make you feel that way! For years I struggled with the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays. During this time, I was really trying hard to control what I was...
Quinoa Banana Bread – An Easy High Protein Snack

Quinoa Banana Bread – An Easy High Protein Snack

We’ve got a wonderful treat for you in store today…. Quinoa Banana Bread Yep. A tasty and moist banana bread made with quinoa for staying power and an added protein boost. It’s less than 150 calories per serving if you cut it up in to 10 generously...
Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

As wonderful as it is to get together with family during Thanksgiving, no one likes feeling like a stuffed turkey afterwards. Especially if you’re trying to lose weight or just stay healthy- overeating can lead to a guilty conscience and mentally beating...
Easy Verde Salsa

Easy Verde Salsa

I make salsa on a regular basis. It’s cheaper to make it myself and my husband likes it. And when the husband’s happy, he’s more willing to do not fun stuff, like help me vacuum or clean the shower. Anyways, I usually make a tomato-based salsa. In...
Reservoir Canyon Trail – San Luis Obispo

Reservoir Canyon Trail – San Luis Obispo

Hiking is a wonderful way to stay fit. Not only do you get some fresh air, sunshine, and a beautiful view, but you get in a workout as well. Reservoir Canyon Trail Reservoir Canyon Trail in San Luis Obispo is a fun, but challenging trail that starts just outside of...
10 Things Everyone Thinks While Running Up a Hill

10 Things Everyone Thinks While Running Up a Hill

You’ve been running for a while And not to brag or anything, but you’re doing awesome You set out to conquer a hill Seeing it in the distance Oh I’ve got this Getting a liiittle closer I’ve totally got this. #bitchplease Just starting the hill...
Quick Weight Loss: What You Need to Know About Losing Weight Fast

Quick Weight Loss: What You Need to Know About Losing Weight Fast

Weight loss is a tricky thing. Once you realize that you need to lose weight, you want it gone yesterday. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. It can take a long time for many people to lose weight while others shed quickly. So whats the deal? What do some...
14 Fitness Gifts For Men & Women That You Can Buy on Amazon

14 Fitness Gifts For Men & Women That You Can Buy on Amazon

Need to find something for that friend of yours that loves to workout? Look no further! I’ve put together a long list of useful fitness gifts for men and women that you can find on Amazon. Most of them even have Prime shipping! (Which is necessary considering...

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14 Fitness Gifts For Men & Women That You Can Buy on Amazon

14 Fitness Gifts For Men & Women That You Can Buy on Amazon

Need to find something for that friend of yours that loves to workout? Look no further! I’ve put together a long list of useful fitness gifts for men and women that you can find on Amazon. Most of them even have Prime shipping! (Which is necessary considering...
22 awesome alternatives to alcohol

22 awesome alternatives to alcohol

Alright, last week we talked about why alcohol isn’t really your friend during fat loss. Today, we’re discussing strategies to make abstaining easier. Please note I’m not saying that you should just give up alcohol. I am saying that it’s easier...
Why protein is the best macronutrient ever

Why protein is the best macronutrient ever

If you’ve read any of my articles about diet and nutrition, you know that I recommend a high protein diet. There’s many reasons I do this, but the primary reason is that a high protein diet helps you lose weight. Protein is not only filling, but it’s...
Plyometric Workouts: why they rock plus three workouts

Plyometric Workouts: why they rock plus three workouts

Plyometric workouts are my favorite type of cardio for many reasons. The first and most important reason is that plyos are effective. They’re effective for athletes, normal people who want to be fit, senior citizens who don’t want to break a hip and...
Healthy Pulled Pork – Paleo, Clean & Delicious

Healthy Pulled Pork – Paleo, Clean & Delicious

I have a confession to make. I LOVE pulled pork. Unfortunately, healthy pulled pork is a bit harder to come by. My husband I visit BBQ joints often (there’s quite a few good ones in San Luis Obispo!) and no fail, I opt for pulled pork. I’m sure looking...
Health Tips for Women: Advice from 18 Healthy Bloggers

Health Tips for Women: Advice from 18 Healthy Bloggers

Everyone wants to be healthy, but getting there isn’t the easiest or direct route. And as I’ve mentioned before, we’re all different. We all struggle with staying healthy in different areas of our life whether it be stress, motivation to workout,...
Why you don’t want to look like a model

Why you don’t want to look like a model

Note: this post represents my opinion as a personal trainer. I encourage you to respectfully voice your opinion in the comments below. Let’s talk about what’s normal for women. Let’s talk about the picture perfect women we see in ad magazines and...
Healthy Fast Food: The Complete Guide

Healthy Fast Food: The Complete Guide

We all want to feel good. And if we’re honest, most of us eat healthy to look good too. But what if you don’t have time to make lunch to bring with you? What if you’re in the airport and there are nothing but fast food chain restaurants as far as the...
How to Get That Six Pack + a Workout

How to Get That Six Pack + a Workout

You’ve been working out. You’ve been eating healthy. But those dang abs just won’t peek out. I understand your frustration and I sympathize. The lower abs that all those fitness models have represents an accomplished level of fitness. It’s...
Dark Chocolate Protein Bites

Dark Chocolate Protein Bites

I realized when putting together the Thursday newsletter (<–subscribe!) that I haven’t posted a recipe in a while. So I quickly whipped up these Dark Chocolate Protein Bites as a quick high protein snack. They only took 5 minutes to mix together and the...

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