• 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…

  • Fitness

    Summer Workout Routine | Back to Basics

    I feel like my workout routine and progress has been all over the place in 2016. I started out the year wanting to do a cut, then after I started that I decided that eating at deficit for 12 weeks was too depressing. During spring and early summer I got into powering nearly joining a new gym to train for the sport. I didn’t end up switching gyms because training gyms are very expensive, and also far and in between within my city limits. Not too mention I hit I lifting plateau in them middle of summer; nothing makes lifting more of a drag than no gains. I was so excited at the beginning of…

  • Life,  Travel

    Duluth Adventures & Twin Ports Powerlifting Meet

    Back in May I was going through a list of powerlifting meets and saw that one was in Duluth – about three hours from me. I got online and booked a hotel for the same weekend. I’m becoming more and more interested in powerlifting, and even considering doing a meet. Before diving into any serious training I wanted to see how a meet works and the process. Duluth is also a great city to travel to for a weekend. It has beautiful scenery, lots of stuff to do outdoors, history, and the city is great to explore.     My weekender bag Seeing as I was traveling alone and I…

  • Fitness

    Cardio and Weight Training

    I’m very happy to say that I completed my first 5K this past weekend which was on my list of 2016 fitness goals! I was never a good runner in high school and only broke a 10-minute mile once, so having completed a 5K is quite the feat for me. I finished the entire thing in 27:25, averaging around an 8:45 mile. I also participated in a 1-mile sprint with work this past week and ran my best mile yet at 7:18.6. So many new PRs set this past week and I’m pretty proud of myself! Now that I’ve hit a few goals and been doing cardio for my cut the past…

  • Recipes

    Healthy Tuna Salad

    This week’s recipe was once again found on Pinterest – find the Pin here and follow my Pinterest. I only recently tried tuna, and was surprised at how similar it tasted to salmon, so I’m looking to try some new recipes with it. Last week we added a few cans of the fish into the some ramen noodle salad to get the protein macros up. Then I found a mayo-free tuna salad recipe on Pinterest with only a few ingredients, the flavoring ingredients being red onion and cilantro. I ended up tweeking my recipe a bit and added some mayo, but you can use Greek yogurt in its place or omit it…