Posts in Health & Fitness

Running is a unique beast… you either love it or you hate it. There is no in between. Usually.

In college I lived for my long runs. I would wake up on football Saturdays and run 17 miles while other college kids were doing kegs and eggs… I never said I was cool or smart. After I graduated and started working, I loved those early morning runs as the sun was coming up before work. Living downtown Baltimore there was nothing better than running along the water in the Inner Harbor. Time to clear my head, and get ready for the day.

Unfortunately for me I used running as a way to play the scale game; I would weigh myself before a run, then after, and watch the numbers go down week after week. And not in a good way. It wasn’t until these past few years that I started to readjust my relationship with running, and I did that by reassessing my health goals, and by researching what running does to your mind and body: the good, the bad, and the sweaty!

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This term was first coined several years ago when activewear started to take over global retail. In other words, women started wearing their yoga pants everywhere, and boom! Another department.

And it’s not a small one.

Now valued at over $84 billion, this is not a “passing trend”. Companies are much more relaxed on dress code, overall fashion trends are more casual, and people just don’t have the time to change their entire outfit after their workouts and before their errands. And as a trainer, I couldn’t be happier!

I lived in my team-issued gear at Ohio State, mostly because it was comfortable, but it was also because I just didn’t want to have to go all the way home before practice. These days, when I teach, I am usually going to or from a class that I was taking! And don’t have a ton of time between classes to be able to get some errands done. And let’s be honest, yoga pants are so much more comfortable than jeans!

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There are soooooooo many diets out there! And I’m not even going to try and list them all out here, just check out the picture above. But it can be very confusing with all of that information out there! You hear a celebrity has gone Keto, an athlete eats gluten free, the Kardashians eat raw (don’t think that’s the case, but just using it to make a point)…

but what do these diets actual mean? What do they do? I’m breaking down why they may not be the healthiest choice and why they may in fact be contradicting themselves and could cause more harm than help in the future.

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Let the apple recipes continue!

This recipe is the perfect seasonal snack to have around during the week. They are like little squares of apple bread, but healthier and more nutritional. Want more protein in the recipe? Check out the alternatives you can make to the original recipe at the bottom of the post. Both are great options! And both delicious!

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Seasonal and healthy? We hit the jackpot!

Try out these clean pancakes this weekend for a great kickoff to apple season. Just a few simple ingredients will be sure to make your morning a little brighter… and healthier.

Gluten free, low in sugar, high in protein, and… did I mention it’s apple season :-)

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If you couldn’t already tell, I love quick breads. Even more? I love health quick breads! That’s why I love love love this recipe. It tastes like an indulgent banana bread but is a much cleaner and healthier version. Plus the individual muffins make it easier to portion control… or you could just eat 4 muffins :-/

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Your core is one of the most important pieces to your overall strength, and not just because it is where you get that "six pack" everyone strives for. By strengthening your core, you strengthen so many other pieces of your body keeping your overall health and balance improved! 

Check out this core workout that is so much more than a simple sit-up and will keep your core stregthened and toned.  

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I love baking! But i love baking healthier versions of my childhood comfort foods. My mom always used to make quick breads; banana, apple, zucchini, and as an adult I still want to enjoy them! Just in a healthier way.

Check out this post for two recipes for clean, high protein banana breads that are great snacks to have all week!

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I use two pieces of equipment almost every workout I do at home: the mini bands and the super bands. Check out this post to see an amazing workout video that hits every muscle with these super bands and why you should have them in your house (or suitcase) for your next workout.

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