Don’t let these 3 excuses ruin your workout

The excuses, and yes they are all excuses, we come up with to NOT workout are simply roadblocks in our path to success. If you let them rule your day and justify your actions, it will be that much harder to find the success you are seeking. Here are the top three excuses that used to…

Easy Shrimp Ceviche: 330 calorie summer recipe

Shrimp is one of our favorite proteins to create meals with. They are low in calorie for me while being high in protein for Preston; it is a win-win when it comes to cooking together! While wandering the store we were reminiscing about our time in Mexico, and felt inspired to make ceviche!  Traditional ceviche…

Spring Rolls and Brownies: Dinner date for under 300 calories

Monday (7/5/2016) was our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Technically we met in May, but July 5 was the day we made it “official.” Whenever we have holidays or big date events (think Valentine’s Day, birthdays, etc) we like to make dinner rather than eating out. We like doing this because we enjoy doing activities together and…

100 calorie banana brownies

Preston has a crazy sweet tooth; something that is a challenge when we are trying to eat healthy and stay within our goals. Added sugar can wreak havoc on your diet, your goals, and your health, so it is important to find yummy treats that satisfy the craving for sugar without consuming too much.  The…

Great back and bicep workout

To complement the chest day workout here is my schedule for back and biceps. When you segment your workout, it is important to evenly work opposing muscle groups. When one side is stronger than the other, your tendons and bones can become strained or misaligned.  The first column is the lift or exercise you will be doing. The…

Hash browns

I love Preston for many reasons. He is charming, funny, handsome, and he makes the best hash browns that I have ever tasted. (That is really why I keep him around). I try to emulate, but they never turn out quite right. I finally convinced him to share his hash brown secrets with you! YOU…

Get to lifting: A workout for chest day

You got up, got dressed, got to the gym: now what? It can be daunting trying to find your place at the gym. Below is a sample workout that Preston and I do for chest day. If you are more interested in a total body plan, rather than segmented days, check out my total body…