• Fitness

    My Favorite Gym Accessories

    As we approach the new year, I’m on the hunt for a new gym bag. My favorite purple Adidas bag I snagged on eBay few years ago is hitting the bricks. I’m looking for a bag that’s slightly larger than what I have now to better accommodate my clothes and collection of gym accessories I’ve built over the years. Gym accessories are not required for success, but I do have some favorites that I rely on for nearly every workout! If you have a gym membership, then your facility should be providing the majority of what you need to get a workout in. However, sometimes you may prefer having your…

  • At-Home HIIT Circuit
    Fitness

    At-Home HIIT Circuit

    Recently, my knee had a flare up and I haven’t been able to do much cardio as I’d like. Since summer is on the way, I’m maintaining which usually includes at least one cardio session per week. If you’re new around here, you can read about my knee troubles here. After four weeks, I’m able to do squats and dead lifts again, but cardio stills tends irritate my knee because of the repetitive motion. I decided to get a little creative this past week and put together this at-home HIIT circuit I can easily do in my living room and that wouldn’t bother my knee. I also wanted a workout…

  • Fitness,  Life

    Fitness Gifts for Her | Shopping Guide

    Christmas time and the holidays are here! Honestly, I’m almost done with my shopping, but if you’re just getting started and need a little guidance, I’ve got some picks for the fitness lover in your life. This list is more focused towards women, whether it’s your girlfriend, close friend, co-workers, or your mom. There’s something here for everyone and you can’t go wrong with any of these picks. Happy shopping! FITNESS GIFTS FOR HER BlenderBottle | While you’re getting the traditional 28 ounce bottle we all know and love, pickup a 20 ounce shaker as well as a stocking stuffer. The 20 ounce bottle is perfect for on the go to…

  • Fitness

    Why I Lift

    I’ve been MIA for the last few weeks, and I’ve been in an undeniable creative and workout rut. Right now I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and find a good workout plan for me for the next few months. As I’ve been working to find what is motivating for me to get to the gym and keep eating healthy during the holiday time, I’ve truly been questioning why I lift. Why I like to lift and what it does for me in the greater scope of things. Along with that is also figuring out what fitness means to me. I’ve been lifting for four years now and…

  • Cooking,  Recipes

    Protein Pancakes & Banana Oatmeal Cookies

    Pancakes and cookies while on a cut? Sure – if they’re made to fit my macros! These are two super easy recipes to have on hand not just for a cut, but anytime you have a sweet tooth. PROTEIN PANCAKES Pancakes have always been my favorite breakfast item since I was little and my mom would make them the size of the plate. These aren’t quite as big when all said is done, but they’res still tasty! I’ve been making these pancakes for a while now and it can be modified with additional ingredients, like chocolate chips, cinnamon, peanut butter powder, sprinkles – whatever you like. 1/2 C cottage cheese…