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Functional Fitness

Throughout my fitness journey, I've learned everyone has a different definition fitness and goals.  I call this functional fitness.  Everyone has their own functional fitness goals and ideals, but what exactly is functional fitness? Functional Fitness, as defined by Google, is the focus of building the body to be capable of doing real-life activities. That's pretty broad right?  One person's real life activity might be walking up 2 flights of stairs to get to his office.  Whereas another person's real life activity…

2016 Fitness Goals-How to Succeed

Happy New Year Everyone!!!  I hope 2016 has started well and I hope it will go well for everyone.  As the new year begins, people tend to make resolutions.  Most people make fitness goals, or join a gym, or say they're going to drink less or eat less or eat more greens.  Let's turn those resolutions into attainable goals.  More specifically, let's turn those healthy resolutions into attainable fitness goals!! It seems many people will start the new year with…

Whole30- What Does it Mean?

What a week it has been!  With Christmas almost here, Chanukah here already, family events, work events, temporary events that need inspecting, it has been an insane week.  I have not had a moment to breathe, let alone write a post!  I'm going to sneak in a quick post about Whole30.  Seeing as I already have two blog posts about week's one and two of Whole30, I'm going to keep this pretty brief and just a preliminary.First, let me update you.  Jacob…

Eating Paleo-What does it Mean?

What in the world is a Paleo Diet?  I'm sure you'd heard of it, so let's discuss what people mean when they say "I'm eating Paleo." Happy Wednesday everyone!  The work week is half over.  Yay.  It's another day closer to Christmas-which means another four day weekend!  Yay!  With the holidays upon us, many people give up on their healthy eating and greatly indulge in the holiday goodies (can anyone say RUM CAKE SEASON!!!!).  I'm here to tell you, it's okay…

Your Health-No Excuses

Good morning!  I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving!!!  We had so much food, it was insane.  Even after eating a huge feast like this, there are no excuses for staying on the road to a healthier you!  Who else went to the gym Thanksgiving and the day after?  Is it just me? :) [caption id="attachment_218" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Our Spread[/caption] I was planning to do Whole30-Week 3 post, but this weekend has inspired me to write about other things.  I…

Whole30-Week Two

I feel like there should be a sign one gets to hold up that says "I survived two weeks on Whole30!!!" But then I think back on the last two weeks and how much delicious food I ate and how this Whole30 thing isn't so hard! In fact, for the first time in a long time, I feel like my health and fitness goals are finally attainable. I now have the gym habit (week 4 of weightlifting 5 days a…

Whole30-Week One

Bring on the holiday season!!! The weather is finally cooler.  My Pinterest board is filled with delicious looking treats.  We bought a chiminea for our backyard so we can cuddle by the fire on cool fall nights.  Days off work for the holidays are upcoming!  'Tis the season for merriment and joy and family. 'Tis also the season to start packing on the holiday pounds from all of the delicious food.  I have been working out on a semi regular…

Easy Peasy Meal Planning

This has been quite a busy last 2 or so weeks!  With Halloween and the cooler Texas weather making it more enjoyable to be outdoors, I've barely had time to come up with time to write!  I'm working on this, I promise. [caption id="attachment_181" align="aligncenter" width="720"] I was Sully from Monsters Inc[/caption] So one thing I've always been very good at is meal planning, list making, grocery shopping, and meal prepping.  It's something I enjoy doing and it's something I've…

Peace. Love. Running. Squats.

For all y'all Texans on this lovely rainy weekend...HELLO!  Let's enjoy an end to our summer drought. I am so excited this weekend my best friend from Wisconsin is in town and she's like my muse.  Seriously.  Amazing woman.  She's inspired me in so many ways.  When I lose focus on my goals, she's always there to pep talk me to and tell me that health and fitness is not an overnight journey.  As y'all know from my previous article,…

Walking for Health

Do you ever have those days where you just don't want to work out, but you know you need to do SOMETHING healthy?  The lazy days.  The days where you wake up and say "today, I'm going to be healthy!" but you just don't feel like doing much?  I don't know about you, but those days are a lot for me!!!  While I enjoy going to the gym, sometimes after a long day at work, I am just beat and…