Get outside for gut health

It’s so good for gut health to get outside as much as you can (did you know this thru “Chalene Show” podcasts?) but is it still effective if everything is basically dead/frozen?

I really don’t know but it IS refreshing in some way. Trying to stay positive about the cold and snow but definitely looking forward to green grass and

Shoes for leg day

On leg day I wear a shoe with a lot of support because I know I’ll be doing Plyometrics. These are Nike AirMax. I personally think they feel a bit clunky when I run or turbo in them, but I love a good legday in them.

What’s your fav running/lifting workout shoe right now? I know some people really don’t like Nike !

faster metabolism

You want a faster metabolism?

Build those fat burners, aka muscles!

You want a faster metabolism?

Then build muscle, limit alcohol to special occasions (slows metabolism significantly -74%-until it’s completely out of your system even when it’s just 1 drink, avoid skipping meals & sugary empty calories as those calories pretty much just feed fat cells, & fuel yourself with metabolism supportive nutrient-dense foods.

I’m NOT perfect, I just aim to always improve & be really good with my choices 80-90% of the time. It’s all about creating new habits & removing the old ones; a new normal.

I can gain weight SO easily since I do LOVE FOOD but the process of losing unwanted weight is tough. Develop new habits so you don’t feel restricted. It’s so worth it. Right?!

faster metabolism

carb overload

Ever had a carb overload/hangover?

Ever had a carb overload/hangover?

I did NOT feel like myself today. We got pizza last night & I actually think I woke up with a pizza hangover There’s no doubt about it, when you eat cleaner, you feel better!! If you’re one who can just have 1-2 pieces, awesome, but that’s not me I eat a whole thin crust pizza by myself! ️I don’t necessarily feel guilty (because I rarely eat like that) but I always feel sluggish, stuffed, dehydrated, bloated. But I don’t consider that “cheating”.. I chalk it up as a good reminder why I don’t eat like that more often

carb overload

Recharge

Re-charge

What if we recharged ourselves as often as we did our phones ?
~ powerofspeech

Recharge

No Short Cuts

No Short Cuts

Fitness & health is caring for your body & it should be a part of your life just like brushing your teeth. If you’ve found some kind of short cut to fat loss that allows you to eat whatever you want or NOT work out, how do you think that “freedom” will affect your future health?

Real health & fitness isn’t found in those short cut ways

No Short Cuts

Fitting in workouts

Fitting in Workouts

Got a lot of moving done today but still fit in our workouts, thankfully so because it needed to be a pizza night 🍕

I don’t do planned cheat nights, I just eat healthy about 80-90% of the time & we usually get pizza once every 1-2 weeks. It’s my favorite 💕 It’s not that I don’t splurge, I just don’t call it or consider it “cheating” ..how I eat is how I eat to live my best life.

Fitting in workouts

If you’re struggling to reach your goals…

Plain Greek yogurt sweetened with stevia + “Purely Elizabeth” pumpkin granola & Grilled Chicken Kale Salad.

BUT …here’s the thing, you can eat SOOO healthy but if you are doing any of the following, you may be struggling to reach your goals:

1. Picking/grazing without realizing it. Empty calories & mindless grazing can add up SO FAST & yet are easy to forget you ate them.

2. Consuming too much sugar. Some foods that DO have nutritional value, also have added sugar (check the sugar content on your yogurt, your energy bars, your cereal/oatmeal, your “skinny latte” (skim milk has 15g sugar)

3. Consuming alcohol too often. Of course you gotta enjoy life, just decide when it’s worth it since it significantly slows your metabolism until it’s out of your system & is obviously addictive.

4. Doing too much of the same workouts. Even though you still FEEL like it’s tough & you’re sweating, you’ve GOT to mix it up & create muscle confusion.

5. Eating too little OR too much. Typically you’re unaware that’s the problem. You can’t eat like someone else & expect to have their results. If you think this could be it, follow the Portion Fix meal plan (container system which takes your data into consideration) or IIFYM (=if it fits your macros). You don’t have to track calories or macros or measure your foods for the rest of your life, but it’s good to have SOME clue of portions and macro nutrient needs so you can develop lifelong habits around that knowledge. Some people do well eating intuitively, but most have to track things at least once in a while because our habits and our bodies DO change.

..just to name a few! Which one, if any, do you struggle with ?

Cacao is the way to go

Cacao is the way to go

How do you get your superfoods?

You know you can get more cacao in your life with chocolate shakeology, right?

Don’t skip leg day!

Free weights, machines, resistance bands or body weight??

What’s your preference ?

I had to take a couple days off working out but did a lighter leg day today to ease back in.

Don’t skip leg day because you want smaller/leaner legs. Instead… skip the sugar, the processed foods, skip the scale, skip the long steady-state workouts, …but don’t skip leg day