22 5 / 2014

19 5 / 2014

When Vega reached out to me to try and review their Vega Sport Protein bars I jumped at the chance. I already love their Sport Protein powder and was excited to try the bars. While Vega sponsors this post the opinion is my own.

The protein bars I received were chocolate peanut butter. They are 260 calories with 11 grams of fat, 15 grams of protein, and 27 carbs. These protein bars are gluten free, have no artificial sweetener, and are non GMO. I think the bars taste amazing! I also like the texture of the bar; soft and not too chewy and no chalkiness at all. For the calorie content I would like to see some more protein but that is just my personal preference. Vega Sport Protein Bars make a great recovery option after a workout. I tend to split them in half for before and after my workout. They also taste great frozen!

Overall, I was super happy with this product and would purchase it on my own. I think this product is a must try; you will be happy you did.

06 5 / 2014

I have to say I am a much different person today. I no longer obsess over every calorie. If I slack a little on my clean eating I don’t beat myself up. I work out hard every day but I know off days are part of the process. I do not let the scale make or break my day; in fact I rarely step on it. I enjoy eating healthy and have been following a paleo approach over the last several months. However if I feel like I need dairy or bread I have it. And guess what. No. One. Dies. I don’t think I fit in one box so to speak. I work out hard, eat clean 80% of the time and listen to my body when it needs rest.

Why the previous paragraph seems confident and proud I still feel like I am struggling. I have put on the weight I previously lost. Is some of the muscle. Absolutely. Is it all muscle? Most likely not. I try to remind myself that when I weighed less I was unhappy. I avoided events with friends to control my meals. I was grumpy, tired, and honestly just unhappy. I looked great. I wore the smallest size I ever had. But in real life what does that mean? I found out it means very little when at the end of the day I was beating myself up for eating an almond. When truly reflecting on when I was thinnest I know I was the healthiest and even still part of me wants to be back there. Still searching, still looking for balance.

05 5 / 2014

I am still trying to decide what I want out of this blog, Posts coming soon :)

05 1 / 2014

I’ve taken the first few days of the new year to think of what I want out of 2014. New Year’s Resolutions aren’t something I like to set but with a new year and a fresh start I think it is a good time to reflect back and look forward. This year “less is more”, Here is what I mean. In 2014 I am looking to :

Cook more, eat out less
Decrease my sugar intake
Stress less, smile more
Plan, procrastinate less

What about you?

I’ve taken the first few days of the new year to think of what I want out of 2014. New Year’s Resolutions aren’t something I like to set but with a new year and a fresh start I think it is a good time to reflect back and look forward. This year “less is more”, Here is what I mean. In 2014 I am looking to :

Cook more, eat out less
Decrease my sugar intake
Stress less, smile more
Plan, procrastinate less

What about you?

30 12 / 2013

how will you make it count?

16 12 / 2013

Pressed for time? Try this workout!

12 minute EMOM (every minute on the minute)
5 Push ups
10 Squats
Max Burpees

This is the workout from tonight’s Crossfit class. At the start of every minute you perform 5 push ups followed by 10 squats. With the remaining seconds you do as many burpees before the minute is up. Repeat for 12 minutes total. Your score is the number of burpees you do! Good luck!

10 12 / 2013

08 12 / 2013

I feel like I need to balance my cardio and strength training routine a bit. Today I got in a 3 mile run before hitting open gym. I worked on my front squat and snatch and did a short conditioning workout. 

This week I am hoping to run a bit more to get more cardio in! Planning is key!

I feel like I need to balance my cardio and strength training routine a bit. Today I got in a 3 mile run before hitting open gym. I worked on my front squat and snatch and did a short conditioning workout.

This week I am hoping to run a bit more to get more cardio in! Planning is key!

(via perfect-fitnr)

02 12 / 2013

I ACHIEVED MY GOAL TODAY! ONE KIPPING PULL UP!

I ACHIEVED MY GOAL TODAY! ONE KIPPING PULL UP!

(Source: punkrocknashton)