Archives for December 2010

Getting Cut is a Package Deal

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, there are a few non-negotiables when it comes to getting cut. 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 of necessary {Read More…}

When Traveling, any Workout is Better than None

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, Healthy Breakfasts

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

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…}

Healthy Lunches are Easy and Fast

Before I discovered the power of eating real foods, 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 {Read More…}

Recap: High-Intensity Weights Routine

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…}