Year: 2016

A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Prep 

It can be extremely overwhelming if you’re trying to switch your diet to all clean, wholesome foods. It’s even more difficult when you already have to plan meals on a tight budget. What may seem much easier, ordering takeout food or living off of frozen microwave dinners and ramen noodles, can actually wreak havoc on your entire body. Prepackaged frozen dinners and ramen noodle flavor packs contain high levels of sodium, which holds onto water and makes you bloat. Although takeout food may seem like a cheaper and quicker option than cooking, those dollars add up quickly, and you can end up blowing through your budget. I’m here to tell you how eating healthy on a budget is super easy, it just requires a little bit of planning. If you follow any health & fitness inspiration (or “fitspo”) accounts on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, I’m sure you are familiar with the concept of meal preparation. Meal prep consists of cooking a large batch of food at the beginning of the week that you then divide up into servings, store in Tupperware containers, and then have access to easy, healthy …

The True Reasons Why You Should Work Out

I’ve lived most of my life with low self-esteem. I’m not quite sure where this lack of body confidence originated, but it seemed to haunt me throughout my childhood, through high school and into college. I can vouch for many adolescent men and women out there who probably feel the same way as I did. I was always proud of my accomplishments, but I set my fitness goals for all the wrong reasons. I worked out to look thinner, and I aspired to look like the models on magazine covers. I would calculate my BMI and not understand why I was categorized in the middle of the “overweight” and “obese” categories, even though I wore size 6 jeans. It took me almost 19 years to realize, everybody – every body – is different, and we have to stop focusing on scales and measurements and BMI to tell us if we’ve met our fitness goals or not. So, if you’ve ever felt cheated by your scale, this post is for you. Work out to strengthen your body and mind It’s …