• Meal Planning - Starting Your Fitness Journey

    Meal Planning | Starting Your Fitness Journey

    2018 is here. Have you started working towards your new goals? I personally enjoy setting new goals for myself whether it’s at the beginning of year,  month, or even once a week. I believe it’s important to always be growing and improving. For many at the turn of the year, they set goals to start eating healthier and workout more. I’m all about this goal, but of those who set that goal, did you make a plan for it? It’s a perfect time to get started on your fitness journey and improve your overall well-being. When you’re just getting started it can be overwhelming and you may not even know…

  • Fitness

    Injury Update

    About two months ago I posted a fitness update and shared that I had sustained my first real injury that impacted my workouts. I hurt my knee, or so I thought my knee, picking up something from my living room floor. For the first two weeks after my injury, I dealt with the pain and discomfort before finally taking action and going to physical therapy. It was a game changer. I honestly did not think PT was gong to be helpful at all, however the two therapists I’m seeing showed that my knee injury was not actually from my knee and have helped me to correct my lifting forms. I’m…

  • Fitness

    Macro-Friendly Travel Foods

    So I’m traveling for work again this week! I really love traveling and wish I had more time in my schedule so I’m very grateful when I get any opportunity to do so. Even though I’ll be traveling, I still like to keep close to my nutrition goals so I don’t have too much catching up on when I get home. Eating out for all three meals is not ideal so I like to keep some macro-friendly travel foods on hand to make-shift at least one of my meals per day. There’s absolutely a time and place to let loose and enjoy foods when traveling, but at the end of the…

  • My IIFYM Grocery List
    Fitness,  Recipes

    My IIFYM Grocery List

    I visit the grocery store at least twice per week in order to have fresh food in the fridge and to keep on track with my nutrition. It’s something that I’ve come to accept and I don’t mind it too much because I live pretty close to the store. If you’re just getting started with flexible dieting and you’re not sure where to start with your grocery list, I’ve got you covered with my IIFYM grocery list! You can very easily make one grocery store trip for basics and have all your meals prep for the week. I’ve been following flexible dieting for about a year and a half and pretty…

  • Fitness

    Fitness Update | Goals, Injury, Powerlifting

    It’s been a while since I’ve shared a fitness update on my blog. I’ve been doing a lot of meal preps lately and trying out new recipes so that’s what I’ve been sharing. Back in February I made a post about my plan to get back on track with my fitness goals for the year. And I did. I went hard at the gym and stuck closely to my nutrition and starting seeing results. After a dieting phase in January, struggling to be consistent with my nutrition in February to maintain, I decided to do a reverse diet in March to increase my macros. I was so happy in March because I…

  • Fitness

    How to Get Back on Track

    The last full week of February was less than fun. It was one of those weeks where everything was difficult, work was stressful, my workouts were unmotivated, and I just couldn’t stick to my nutrition plan. This happens and at the end of the week I just have to start over and try again, and that’s exactly what I’m planning to do. Here’s how I’m planning to get back on track with my fitness, nutrition, and overall well-being before eventually going back to my deficit. During the month of February I wanted to continue with my cut, but things got busy and I decided that it made more sense to…