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When trying to lose weight, most people simply rely on the scale as a way to track progress. But, the scale is not a very effective way of tracking progress. Body composition (body fat vs lean body mass) is much more important that what the scale says. A reduction in body fat, not body weight, is what you should be focusing on… to track this there are several methods that will tell… Read More

There are so many dietary approaches out there, but which one is the best one? High fat, low fat, high carb, low carb, Vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, Keto… to intermittent fasting, to one meal a day, to small, frequent meals every 2 hours… to extreme things such as cabbage soup diets and juice cleanses. It seems like each week there is a “new and improved” way to eat. When someone decides to change… Read More

So, today marks my first official week back on plan with my coach, Ruben Sandoval, from Fit to be in Your Kitchen. I started on Labor Day. Let me tell you… it started out rough. First thing that morning I accidentally brewed my coffee all over my kitchen counter because I didn’t have the pot lined up right in the coffee maker… Strike 1. Then as I’m cooking my breakfast I realize… Read More

So, it has been forever and a day since my last blog post – you know, that goal of frequently writing one that I set for myself last year… Sigh. Anyways, C’est la vie… A lot has happened over the last year – I met and fell in love with my fiance. Which led to quitting my nearly 16 year EMS career, moving across state lines to live with him, and becoming… Read More

Okay, so this post isn’t solely about fitness or nutrition. I just haven’t been inspired to write about workouts or motivation or whatever lately, so I haven’t been writing at all. I am still very much involved in fitness and nutrition – I workout daily, I follow a clean diet, and I’m even starting to get pumped up for my next competition season. Woot! Woot! 🙂 But, there are other things to… Read More