Fitness

January Diet and Exercise Challenge – Day 3

January 11, 2014 Diet Challenge
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Today was a really good day. Without even trying, I was able to come up with 4 new recipes! Whoohoo!  I almost got a perfect score today as well. Darn late night snacking! Day #3: Activity 10 minute Cardio – Stair Climber 20 minutes yoga 15 minutes stretching  Meals Breakfast Egg white omelette with left […]

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January 2014 Diet & Exercise Challenge – Day 2

January 8, 2014 Diet Challenge
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I was so excited about my Oatmeal yesterday morning, that I completely forgot about having vegetables with my breakfast. Duh! But my oats were extremely healthy and contained zero added sugar Tomorrow, I will definitely be having a smoothie to make sure I eat my vegetables with every meal! Day #2: Activity 45 min workout […]

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Jan 2014 Challenge – Day 1

January 7, 2014 Diet Challenge
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Yesterday was the first day of the January Diet and Exercise Challenge. The goal for this challenge is to accomplish as many of the outlined “rules” as you can, each day, for as many days as you can in the month of January. The “rules” or “guidelines” for this challenge are fairly lenient (even if […]

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Daily Stretching Routine

January 7, 2014 Fitness
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Routine Instructions: Hold each stretch for 30 seconds. Repeat on other side. Repeat each stretch 3 times on each side.

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Fire Hydrant Side Leg Lift

July 13, 2013 Exercises
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 Start: Lying on your side Rest you head in your hand Place your top hand on the ground in front of yourself for support Keep your bottom leg straight Bend the top leg to 90º and rest it on the ground in front of you Movement: Press the hip forward, squeeze you bum, and lift […]

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Lower Back, Hip, and Knee Stabilizing Exercises

June 21, 2013 Exercises

Today I wanted to provide you with a few exercises and stretches that will help stabilize your lower back, hips and knees, to help prevent or rehabilitate the nagging pain that can be felt in these areas. Often times, squats, lunges and other popular exercises can cause discomfort or irritation in our joints. This irritation […]

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Side Leg Lifts

May 31, 2013 Exercises
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Start: Lying on your side. Bottom leg bent, top leg straight. Rest your head in the hand of your bottom arm. The top hand can rest on the floor in front of you for balance. Keep your hips stacked so that the top hip is directly over the bottom hip. Do not allow the top […]

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The Secret to Strong Abdominals

May 10, 2013 Exercises
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Ahhhh… I finally did it!  It has taken me two long years, but I’ve finally uploaded my first video to youtube! No I haven’t been working on this particular video for two years (that would be ridiculous), but it did take me that long to work up the courage to step in front of the […]

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My First Hot Yoga Experience – By a Regular Joe

April 30, 2013 Fitness
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Today’s guest post is from a guy that I went to high school with. Although he is going to tell you about his first hot yoga experience, there was a time when the two of us would get up at the crack of dawn to attend a regular heat yoga class together. He is a […]

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How Important is Stretching Anyway?

April 9, 2013 Fitness
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Stretching is a vital component of any fitness program. In fact, for many people, it is where they should begin when starting a fitness routine. How flexible your muscles are can dictate how well you are able to perform a particular exercise, as well as how that exercise will impact your body and its joints […]

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