health and fitness

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…

The Joy of Homemade Kombucha!

Do you love buying kombucha from the store, but hate paying those prices?  Have you ever considered making kombucha at home? Hey y'all.  Long time no see!  Sorry for the neglect.  I've actually been struggling with what direction I want to take this blog and how to go about getting there and I haven't made up my mind yet, but I've at least got an exciting post to write about Kombucha today.  Recently, I've been on a kombucha kick.  It's…

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…

Easy Pressure Cooker Green Chile Chicken

When I have an amazing, mind blowing recipe, I like to share it with y'all.  I don't have a good camera, so I'm always apprehensive about photographing my food.  I've asked for a camera for Christmas/Birthday, though, so hopefully my photos will get better!  Bear with me my people.  I'll just have to make the green chile chicken again and take better pictures of it.  What a hardship! I am so sorry I haven't posted anything in a week.  Several…

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…

My Personal Health and Fitness Journey

For me, health and fitness has been a long road filled with trials, tribulations, learning experiences, and mistakes.  I am wiser now.  I am more fit now. And I am sharing this health and fitness information with you. This is my story. This is not my About Me, this is my bare all, tell the truth, embarrassing fitness story and my struggle to face my truth and become the me that I want to become. Health and Fitness is a long,…