5 Ways to Focus on Your Fitness

5 Ways to Focus on Your Fitness

5 Ways to Focus on Your Fitness (Now That the Kids Are Back in School)

Yahoo!! The kids are back in school. Okay, not everyone feels that way, but many do. It’s great when they get out for the summer, but by the time school roles back around (and it seems earlier every year), I was always ready to get mine back on a schedule. Summer is fun and we generally are very active during the summer, but the structure of a daily schedule is often out during the summer.

7 Do's and Don'ts for Diastasis Recti (DR)

7 Do's and Don'ts for Diastasis Recti (DR)

Diastasis Recti or “DR” is abdominal separation along the lines alba. While it is most common with pregnancy and postpartum, anyone can get it from not regulating their intra-abdominal pressure correctly.

DR can lead to “umbilical and ventral hernias, core dysfunction due to a weak inner core unit where pooches form (and getting a flat tummy again seems impossible), back pain, digestion issues, pelvis instability, and pelvic floor dysfunction” (Bower 17).

So What Does 'Macros' Really Mean?

So What Does 'Macros' Really Mean?

Understanding why you’re tracking macros and how to track them is awesome, but how do you know what numbers to aim for? First of all, let’s get a few of the basics out of the way.

  • If you want to gain weight (build muscle, bulk up) = caloric surplus

  • If you want to lose weight (lean out, cut, shred) = caloric deficit

  • Maintenance = neutral or taking in exactly as much as you burn throughout the day

5 Tips for the Perfectly Grilled Meat

5 Tips for the Perfectly Grilled Meat

Grilling meat (steak, chicken, hamburgers, pork loin or chops) on a gas or charcoal grill can be a bit tricky. My husband used to overcook steaks every time and I, on the other hand, always undercooked them. Then one day while my good friend Denise was visiting, she gave us a few tips and oh my goodness, what a difference!

A Practical Guide to Strengthening your Core

A Practical Guide to Strengthening your Core

If your core is not strong you will suffer the consequences. Your core is the foundation for your strength. Without a strong core, imbalances in the body occur which in turn cause injury and issues later in life.

Foundation, in every aspect of life, is vitally important.

How To Fit Fitness Into A Busy Lifestyle

How To Fit Fitness Into A Busy Lifestyle

We all seem to have busier lifestyles than ever before. We juggle work, family, kid’s sports and activities, family time, church, volunteering and occasionally some hobbies we enjoy. Fitting fitness into our lives seems nearly impossible, but there are ways to overcome these obstacles.

Tips for (Seasonal) Healthy Skin

Tips for (Seasonal) Healthy Skin

Have you ever noticed that throughout the year, your skin changes with the seasons?

In the winter you notice dry spots and itchiness, while in the summer you experience more breakouts and oil? Or maybe your skin is one or the other year round and you just can’t seem to figure out how to get that “perfect model skin.”

Should I Work Out on Vacation (It is Vacation!)?

Should I Work Out on Vacation (It is Vacation!)?

Summer is here, which probably means you have a get-away planned in the next few months. Whether you are going on a cruise or to the mountains, a common question is: “Should I stick to my workout regimen while on vacation?” Isn’t the whole point of vacation to rest and unwind? It absolutely is! When it comes to getting a sweat sesh in on your time away, consider a few things: