Track Your Fitness

If you’re like me, you like to track how many steps you take in a day. If you run like me, you also like to know how far and what your pace is while running. Cherry on the top? I also want to know what my heart-rate is in order to make sure I’m not…

Track Your Fitness was originally published on Self Evolve

If you’re like me, you like to track how many steps you take in a day. If you run like me, you also like to know how far and what your pace is while running. Cherry on the top? I also want to know what my heart-rate is in order to make sure I’m not…

Track Your Fitness was originally published on Self Evolve

Inner strength

Living life isn’t just about surviving, it’s so much more than that. How you see yourself affects not only your mindset but also how you live your life. And life is too short to not live it to the fullest. Many people rely on other people’s opinions and feedback to determine how they live their life.…

Inner strength was originally published on Self Evolve

Eat your veggies

It’s been a vegetable-themed week. The importance of vegetables is often overlooked, though. A lot of people think they are healthy if they eat a carrot once in awhile, but what they don’t know is that they should be eating 2-3 cups of vegetables a day. This may seem like a lot, but I find…

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It’s been a vegetable-themed week. The importance of vegetables is often overlooked, though. A lot of people think they are healthy if they eat a carrot once in awhile, but what they don’t know is that they should be eating 2-3 cups of vegetables a day. This may seem like a lot, but I find it pretty attainable through a few lifestyle adjustments.

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First of all, I love salads. This wasn’t always the case, though. I had to find the veggies and ingredients that I liked in order to enjoy salads. Also, protein since just lettuce isn’t filling. Finding ingredients you enjoy is important. In addition to salads, I also enjoy snacking on veggies and cooking veggies as well. Some of my favorite recipes include roasted vegetables (i.e. Roasted Root Vegetable Lamb Stew) especially during the winter. In the summer, I tend to eat more raw vegetables as opposed to cooked ones. That way, I feel like I can keep my body cool as a cucumber.

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Some yummy salads I enjoy creating involve way more than just veggies, but have a solid veggie base. I like arugula, spinach, romaine lettuce, carrots, radishes, green onions, celery, and tomatoes for a few vegetables. I also enjoy adding in sliced almonds, some berries, and some protein such as egg or chicken. A light dressing like oil and vinegar works perfectly, or a sweet vinaigrette. I try to avoid the heavier dressings in order to keep the salad healthy. Also no croutons! haha…

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There are some vegetables that I have a love/hate relationship with. For example, jalapeños. I LOVE raw jalapeños seeds and all, but they make me hiccup like no other. Does this happen to anyone else or am I just weird?

I found that I love certain vegetables raw and others cooked. Some of my favorite veggies are broccoli, spinach, brussels sprouts (roasted, yum), kale, carrots, asparagus, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions. What are your favorite vegetables? How do you like to cook or prepare your veggies?

Eat your veggies was originally published on Self Evolve

Massive, mighty and marvelous

Today is a day full of awesome M words. While I don’t really have a goal to become massive, I do lift weights and perform body weight exercises in order to build my muscles and become stronger. I wouldn’t mind larger muscles, sometimes I feel like the bigger the better in regards to muscles. And…

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Today is a day full of awesome M words. While I don’t really have a goal to become massive, I do lift weights and perform body weight exercises in order to build my muscles and become stronger. I wouldn’t mind larger muscles, sometimes I feel like the bigger the better in regards to muscles. And without trying to, I won’t look too big. Women with muscles are sexy, and I’m all about that.

The best part about having massive and mighty muscles? The fact that you burn calories and fat quicker. Higher muscle means higher metabolism. Which is good for someone like me, who likes to eat. I basically wake up hungry, and am hungry for about 90% of the day. I drink lots of water, to help fight the good fight against eating everything within sight, but I can easily eat a full meal and still wonder if I should get dessert. While I usually hold myself back, I know deep down that if I didn’t work out 5-6 times a week and work towards increasing my muscles I would be in trouble. Of the fat variety.

Some of us workout to be in shape. I work out to avoid being fat, to be healthy, and to feel good. It also helps me reduce stress in my life which lets me be marvelous in my everyday life. With less stress, I’m able to focus on the positive in life and work on bettering myself in every avenue in life.

While I’m not perfect, far from it actually, I strive to take baby steps as often as I can towards my goals, both physically and mentally. In a similar way, I also try to take baby steps towards bettering this business. I try to post on social media daily, sometimes multiple times. I try different types of posts to see what works and what doesn’t work. I have a new video coming soon, and a few other videos in the works. In addition to these, I am also going to be starting a few recordings. Nothing too crazy, but I have some stories about my life I’d like to share in hopes of providing motivation to the people listening in. While this is very much a personal training business, I don’t believe helping people achieve their fitness goals ends at fitness. Fitness and exercise isn’t just something you do, it’s a lifestyle and a mindset. To have a positive outlook on life is key. More about this to come.

Massive, mighty and marvelous was originally published on Self Evolve