I think nutrition is fascinating. I always like learning new research and finding new foods to try. One thing that excited me about this fitness challenge is that there was a nutritional component involved. It wasn’t just working out and eating what I had been eating, it encompassed both of those things and how they work in tandem. A short background on why and how I’m tracking my meals: In order for us to receive our customized nutrition plans, we first had to complete a BioSignature Modulation assessment. The fat levels on twelve sites on the body were measured and… View Post

I’ve mentioned briefly that this week I started a 4-week fitness challenge at a local gym. I wanted to take some time to talk about why I decided to do it. What does the challenge consist of? Exclusive workouts at the gym 4-6 times a week (you can take yoga and mobility classes outside, but nothing else) Personalized meal plans based on 12-point bio-sig data (skinfold measurements) that helps take into account hormonal differences in each person Each person is given their own meal plan based on the data acquired by the skinfold assessments. We were also able to attend a… View Post

When you decide to make a career out of fitness, many assumptions arise. People assume that you exercise all day every day, you eat super healthy, and it’s never a struggle to stay on track. This post is to show that those people who work in fitness are just like everyone else. Here are some of my examples. Late showers This was the one that gave me the idea for this post. I try to be as efficient with my time as possible, and a lot of the time that means going right from one thing to another. Often I… View Post

This is a sponsored post written in partnership with Vital Proteins. All opinions are my own. 🙂 I’ve tried TONS of protein powders. The main way I use them is to throw them in my smoothies following a workout. While protein powders still have a place in my heat (and pantry), they can sometimes be limiting in the fact that many are flavored. This obviously has an effect on the resulting smoothie and some ingredients may go well with one flavor but not another. When I discovered Vital Proteins almost a year ago, it was a game-changer. Depending on which… View Post

This post is part of a paid Megan Media and Health Warrior blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. #HealthWarriorWay There are several things that come to mind when I think about the word “warrior.” It’s someone who is strong and someone who has overcome adversity. The image that comes to mind is not just of a fighter, but of someone working to paddle upstream as the current struggles to wash them away. Personally, I’ve had a number of “warrior moments” in my life. The biggest ones that jump out are: Consistently working to find a… View Post