• Meal Prep Sunday - 1.2.17
    Meal Prep,  Recipes

    1.2.17 | First Meal Prep of 2017

    Happy New Year! I started the year off not feeling the best – I didn’t make it to the gym on the first day of the year because I was feeling under the weather. But I didn’t let that keep me down. I made it a point to get to the gym on January 2 with a strong shoulder day and cardio session, and also started a cut. To be honest, I wasn’t planning to start my cut until February or March, but after considering my long term goal I decided to start the year off right and get into my dieting phase. I’m planning to cut through at least February,…

  • Fitness

    New Training Program

    One day I woke up and decided to change my training program – again. A while back, I shared a post all about Why I Lift, and I still stand by what I said in that post. That doesn’t mean I can’t continue to grow and improve – I want to always be improving at my fitness goals and in my life as a whole. As I’ve been thinking about new goals, I’ve decided to challenge myself to go outside of my comfort zone and start training more in a bodybuilding style rather than for strength. Strength lifting and powerlifting have always been what I’ve excelled and I love it, so I’ve stuck with it. Around…

  • Recipes

    Grilled Salmon Patties | Recipe of the Week

    This week’s recipe is inspired by @FitMenCook who also has an awesome YouTube channel of delicious recipes made with healthy macros in mind. Last week I was planning for meal prep Sunday, and he had posted an Instagram video of salmon patties as an alternative for grilling at a barbecue. I didn’t have all of the same ingredients as Kevin, but I was able to make it work with what I had in the house. I’ve made salmon patties in the past, but this recipe called for a few extra steps and ingredients that made binding and cooking easier. what you’ll need  10 ounces salmon – I used Kirkland canned…

  • Life,  Travel

    Packing for Vancouver | Outfits and Activities

    I’m headed out for Vancouver! Jake and I are once again off to some more traveling – this time in Canada. Vancouver randomly popped into our heads a while back as a place to visit because it has lot to offer – a big city, shopping, the ocean, mountains. We’re really into adventures and exploring when on vacation, as opposed to touristy stuff – though I love at least seeing the touristy stuff when visiting. We planned to take a longer trip than some of our previous trips, a full six days, so packing proved a bit more challenging this time. Outfits  This vacation is the longest we’ve ever taken…

  • Recipes

    Breakfast Ideas | Keeping Full

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it’s the first meal of the day. Of course! I’ve always been on #teambreakfast and as I was growing up I never understood my friends who didn’t eat breakfast before school. How can you survive until lunch on an empty stomach? As I’ve started understanding flexible dieting and changing up my fitness routine, I like to be careful with what I have for breakfast. I like it to have good protein macros and usually stay lower in carbs, but I also want to stay full throughout the morning. I eat breakfast around 6:45am during the work week so having a…