Getting Cut is a Package Deal

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So you’re pursuing a better body, are you? Maybe there’s room for improvement or you’d like better health. Or you simply enjoy the process and positive seeing changes in your body. Whatever your reasons, you need two ingredients you need to be successful: Commitment and fun. Look, you know you have to be committed to get a lean, cut body. People with muscle definition are doing a lot of things right, not just one or two things. They’re living all {Read More…}

When Traveling, any Workout is Better than None

My dad's old weights in my brother's garage came in handy during my visit.

It’s always been very hard for me to work while traveling. If I’m out of my routine, without my usual equipment, I just don’t feel like it’s worth it. What’s the point if I don’t have access to the same weights and machines? What if I injure myself trying to do all new things? Plus I’m not a workout-at-home kind of person – I need to be around a lot of other energy to get pumped.  The downfall of such {Read More…}

Start the Day Right with Easy Clean-Eating Breakfasts

Steel-cut oatmeal is more nutritious and natural than instant. But if you only have time for unflavored instant, go for it!

Do you believe in good health but still eat pastries, processed meats, or sugary cereals for breakfast? If so, you’re probably well-acquainted with the Sugar Rollercoaster (weeee!) or Saturated Fat Comaville (somebody say something..?). But chances are you don’t enjoy feeling shaky and lethargic. You’re just a busy person with busy mornings, and you would in fact love to feel the very best you can, including: High energy all the time Stable blood sugar levels Steady weight or weight loss How? {Read More…}

7 Ways to Feel the Burn Better

I love doing giant sets for abs. I could lean back farther on this one (oblique crunches)!

So you know that to get those sexy muscles on your wish list you need to burn ‘em up, right? Sure, your muscles may hate you in the moment, but ah, to look in the mirror and see that beautiful growth. Weight lifting – yes, that’s the ticket. In a rut? Not feeling it lately? Try these techniques to get the burn (and sexy muscles) you’ve always wanted. 1. Drop Sets You’ll get quite a nice burn with drop sets, even in {Read More…}

Clean Eating Lunches are Easy and Fast

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Before I discovered clean eating, I used to think feeling like a train hit me right around 2 pm was an inevitable part of each day. By 3 pm I’d be slumping in my chair, eyes drooping, and spirits sagging. I’d count the minutes until dinner, irritably race home, and eat as much as possible. I might even preface dinner with a *few* handfuls of tortilla chips. Then I’d feel sluggish again after a huge dinner and sit on the {Read More…}

Recap: High-Intensity Weights Routine

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Today I was amped and ready to kill it with my second workout swap with Kris O’Connor (@Krazy_Kris). (See her challenging circuit.) I love swapping routines because it puts me out of my comfort zone and it’s exciting see how I do with a totally different approach. I focus mainly on weights in my workouts and do cardio on the side… Kris focuses more on full-body functional circuits that are total butt kickers too! (Check out my first weights workout {Read More…}