Holidays are a special time. A time to be with family, loved ones and create lasting, happy memories. And inevitability, food will always be a part of any celebration or tradition – there’s really no way around it. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, you will probably find yourself surrounded by mounds of cookies, tables of … Continue reading Surviving Thanksgiving: Nutrition Tips and Tricks
A quick meet recap from Worlds last weekend in Las Vegas where I competed in deadlift only. Opened with 264 lbs. An easy lift that i've hit plenty of times. Nerves made the lockout a tad shaky but no problems otherwise. Not my favorite, but three white lights. Moving on. https://youtu.be/Et50fosP67A Second attempt was … Continue reading IPL WORLDS: MEET RECAP
Must Eat: Easy (High Protein) Lunch When I don’t have time to fix a lunch, but still want to get in some protein and carbs, this is one of my go-tos. I just buy some pre-packaged salmon (usually just the 4oz size) and put it on top of some pretzel crisps. This serving here is … Continue reading Monday Musts
Must Buy: Adidas Originals Swift Run I love these casual sneakers, one of my favorite pairs of shoes for walking around because they are light weight (and black lol). They are stretchy, comfortable and cute. They ran TTS size to me (women's 6). Buy them here. Must Do: Block Pulls We all know … Continue reading Monday Musts
I get sooo many questions about this trip (I go every year) so I'm going to do a quick recap on it. Seawheeze (put on by Lululemon) is a half-marathon that takes place in Vancouver Canada. But it's really more than a marathon. It's a full weekend of shopping, yoga, music and entertainment. Why Vancouver? … Continue reading Seawheeze 2018: Recap
If you are eating in a calorie deficit, it’s likely that hunger pangs will come up from time to time. Why? Well, your daily caloric expenditure is exceeding your caloric intake, so it’s kind of bound to happen. Luckily, there are ways to reduce cravings and manage hunger, here are my top 10: … Continue reading How to Deal with Hunger and Cravings?
Last week, I shared an example of a great lower body warm up. And this week, I'll be demonstrating some of my favorite upper body movements. As I've said before, warm ups should be tailored to individual needs (sticking points, mobility restrictions, under active muscles, etc). Anyway, here are some of my favorite movements I … Continue reading Upper Body Warm Up