So now what? We have all done a fitness challenge in our years either at work, in a gym or amongst friends. And now you’ve just successfully finished a challenge. So what comes next, how do you protect your positive momentum? How do you stay motivated after the pressure of the challenge is over and you’re not held accountable to anything or anyone but yourself? You probably agreed to do a weight-loss challenge with the encouragement of a friend or maybe it was just the right timing. Either way let’s face it, somewhere deep down you wanted to find a consistent routine, up your fitness level a little bit or drop a couple of pounds. Continue reading…
We most definitely recommend having a protein shake directly after your workout and here’s why… This is going to aid in the recovery process, remember your gains are not all about how hard you work, but also about your ability to recover and adapt to your workouts. When you’re consistently breaking down your muscles with intense workouts, not getting enough sleep, and less than ideal nutrition…you’re neglecting your body from the reward of working hard.
Look no further if you’re a fan of delicious omelets! Check out this Precision Nutrition Gourmet Recipe that feeds 1-2:
The holiday season is meant to be fun and enjoyable, spent with loved ones and friends but if you have fitness goals that you are trying to reach, holidays can become overwhelming. Here’s how to prevent that feeling.
Shakes are a great way to get good calories in and a delicious, convenient way. Here are a few tips from Precision Nutrition when creating a healthy shake.
If you want less calories, feel free to skip steps. If you are eating low carb, you may want to sub a fruit and add extra veggies. You get the point. Make it what you want/need it to be.
If you Google “Percentage of Diets that Fail” you will see statistics like 80%-95% of diets fail. There is enough research to drive even the most motivated/interested person away. In addition to the high rate of failure, many of these articles go on to state the majority of people gained all of their “lost” weight back, plus more. So, are diets really bad? My goal is to explore the idea of a diet/fitness challenge and change the way that people are looking at health and fitness as a whole and incorporate that into a healthy lifestyle.
Today, it seems like there is a coffee house on every block. With the American lifestyle constantly on the move, the boost of caffeine that coffee provides is the way that most people are making it through the day. In fact over 64% of the American population drinks at least one cup of joe per day. So, is coffee good or bad for health? Well, that’s a loaded question.
It’s 6am, your alarm goes off letting you know that a new day has begun. You may hit the snooze button a few times to enjoy a not so restful 10 minutes more of sleep. You finally roll out of bed and scramble to prepare yourself for the world. If you have kids, 90% of your morning is spent making sure they have the right socks, outfits, food… and with what little time remains, you attempt to finish getting ready.
Written by Megan Higginbotham
You know those people who say the first 10 pounds is the easiest to lose? Well there is some truth to that. There are different stages to weight loss and eventually you hit a point where your body is happy with the weight you are at and begins to plateau. Some of you happy at this spot, others are frustrated and hungry for more gains.
It’s 6 am, your alarm goes off letting you know that a new day has begun. You may hit the snooze button a few times to enjoy a not so restful 10 minutes more of sleep. You finally roll out of bed and scramble to prepare yourself for the world. If you have kids, 90% of your morning is spent making sure they have the right socks, outfits, food… and with what little time remains (if any), you spend on yourself.