My Meal Plan

My Meal Plan

I didn’t realize the value of a balance diet until after I graduated college.  During college I was a “healthy” eater, but in a completely different way than what I am now.  I think marriage changed this.  Before I was married and in college, my diet consisted of a lot of low calorie foods.  I didn’t have an eating disorder or anything, but I totally robbed food of value it had.   I found myself never full and constantly hungry.  I ate a ton of sugar-free foods, which are TERRIBLE for you.  That can be another post for another day, but artificial sweeteners are so bad for you and they can actually make you hungrier!!  Once I met my husband, foods like pizza, sour patch kids, and a scoop of ice cream became a regular occurrence in my diet.  I never thought I would say this, but pizza, sour path kids, and ice cream saved my diet.  How?? My answer to this is below:
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Hip, Glutes, and Thigh Workout

Hip, Glutes, and Thigh Workout

This hip workout was initially created not as a workout, but as an injury preventer when I ran track in college.  I was a sprinter, mid distance runner, steeplechase, and triple jumper in college. My hip flexors have always been a big pain for me.  I always had the worst groin and hip pain in high school and college from running.  It got much worse when I knocked my hips out of alignment while triple-jumping in college. I could not sit down for longer than 5 minutes for over a year.   I tried many treatments, went to the chiropractor, but nothing worked.  I changed my perspective and instead of trying to treat my hips, I started to find ways to strengthen my hip flexors, thighs, and glutes.  I started doing this workout 7 years ago and I have seen a MAJOR difference in the discomfort in my hips and groin that I struggled with for years.  

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Winter Home + Gym Cardio Workout + Giveaway

Winter Home + Gym Cardio Workout + Giveaway

We all know it’s that time of year where it seems like every weekend (and sometimes weekday) we are eating Christmas cookies,  some sort of casserole, or those darn Starbucks holiday drinks.  On top of that we are trying to figure out a new routine with the cold temperatures and the sun going down at 5:00PM. On top of this, the last thing you want to do is to gain a few pounds.   Anyone else have the struggle of finding the time to fit in a workout in this cold weather and busy schedule?  I know I do.

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