300 calorie french toast

Breakfast is the best meal of the day. The foods are carbolicious and accompanied with sausage, bacon, eggs, and cheese. A recipe for amazing right? Breakfast can also be a recipe for busting your diet. Bread, hashbrowns, and pastries pack a day’s worth of sugar and calories. Sausage and bacon are filled with fats and…

10 ways to stay fit while working

 Work. It takes up 40 hours of the week, leaves us drained, and creates an environment that can be a nightmare for your fitness goals. Even though it may seem like an impenetrable barrier at times, there are many ways that you can reach goals despite the obstacles that the 9-5  might place in your…

Dieting the wrong way: Hayley edition

I always thought cardio was the key to weight loss. Sweat is fat crying, right? My first diet strategies consisted of meals I thought were healthy and running 3-5 miles multiple times a week. Looking back, I wish I could slap a little sense into myself—- so much squandered time and effort with little return….

Use your common sense

When it comes to fitness, there is no one-size- fits-all. Everyone will react and respond to diets, meals, and workouts differently. Use your best judgement because you know your own body better than anyone. If something hurts or doesn’t feel right, stop immediately. You should consult your physician before beginning new diet or exercise regimen….

Dieting the wrong way: Preston edition

The first real diet I ever did was in college. My diet was terrible and lasted over the course of a month. It mostly consisted of protein bars and one or two small meals a day. Overall the diet worked, but I had a lot of unwanted muscle loss and it was very mentally and physically…

5 ways to prevent metabolic damage

Staying on a reduced calorie diet for an extended period of time can slow down your metabolism. This makes an already hard task even more difficult. Below are five ways that you can prevent metabolic damage: Number 1 Dieting slowly will help your metabolism from crashing. A diet where you are eating far below maintenance…

June 20, 2016

Lately I have been on cruise control. It is not that motivation has waned, but rather I have been enjoying my success. This is the period known as maintenance; it is a time where you get to eat a little more relaxed (hello 400 extra calories!), work out a little less often, and genuinely appreciate…

Quick 300 calorie workout

Workout- 300 calories burned… but don’t let a workout influence your diet! Lifting 3 sets of 10 Shoulder Press 2 sets of 12 Bicep Curl 2 sets of 12 Tricep Extension 2 sets of 5 Pull Ups 2 sets of 10 Dips 3 sets of 10 Seated Row 3 sets of 10 Leg Extension 3…

May 30, 2016

Day 3 brings me to 132.4! This is a moment when the scale matters much less than the feeling, however. I am within a pound of when I left for Mexico (I didn’t quite get to 129), but my body doesn’t feel great yet.  As you are losing weight, you will notice certain points where…