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Day 4 Protein Bar Breakdown

We are half way through the 8 Day Protein Bar Breakdown and I have some questions for you? Do you know why you need protein? Why do you eat protein bars or drink protein shakes after a workout? What exactly does protein do for the body? Here is some information to help answer those questions. Protein… Continue reading Day 4 Protein Bar Breakdown

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Day 3 Protein Bar Breakdown

Do You “Let Loose” on the Weekend? Most of us work 40+ hours a week so when the weekend comes, we just want to relax and enjoy.  And I am ALL ABOUT relaxing and enjoyment!  However, if you are trying to lose weight or gain muscle mass, you don’t want to work really hard Monday through… Continue reading Day 3 Protein Bar Breakdown

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Day 2 Protein Bar Breakdown

I know sometimes working out can seem like “one other thing to add to your busy day” but it really is important to try to exercise at least 5 times a week.  Exercise is known to help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, boost your mood, provide more energy during the day, prevent injury and… Continue reading Day 2 Protein Bar Breakdown

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Day 1 Protein Bar Breakdown

I just got back from the gym and had a great workout.  Today was my favorite workout day, LEG DAY!  I think from playing soccer all my life, you learn to depend on strong leg muscles.  I mean, your legs are needed for walking, going up stairs, squatting down to pick up something….they are very… Continue reading Day 1 Protein Bar Breakdown

Home Improvement

Touch Ups: The Latest Home Project

My husband and I (and our 2 dogs) moved into our new house last year.  It was so exciting to start planning out the layout of the rooms and to go furniture shopping.  We pretty much had the first floor furnished within a month after we moved in.  The hard part was figuring out what… Continue reading Touch Ups: The Latest Home Project

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Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?

My mom was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about 7 years ago, before there was much information about gluten, and well before all the gluten free options came about.  She really did suffer for years from the side effects of the disease, so it was a blessing to finally have figured out what was causing her… Continue reading Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?

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Eating Post Workout

Power Breakfast Sandwich If you work out in the morning, this is a perfect breakfast to consume post workout.  It is important that you get calories in your body 30-45 minutes after your workout.  Ideally, you want to consume protein, carbohydrates, and fiber after your workout to replenish the body.  Also, make sure drink some… Continue reading Eating Post Workout

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Exercise of the Day

Renegade Row Burpee to Shoulder Press

This is a great full body exercise you can incorporate into your workout routine.  A couple things to remember when performing this exercise!

*Use weight that is challenging but will not jeopardize form

* Try to perform the row with minimal movement in your core.  This will force you to keep your core muscles tight

* The burpee is not a complete burpee so do not jump

* Aim for sets of 10-15