5 Mason Jar Recipes: Meal Prep Your Full Menu!

So, I am sure that you have seen the mason jar recipes before. Most of the time they are salads, and they are so cute!! Using this idea, I decided to come up with a menu for an entire day that can be meal prepped in mason jars. Mason jars are not only cute, but … Read more

Copycat Starbucks Tea- 8 Homemade Shaken Iced Teas

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We all love us some Starbucks tea once and a while. However, the cost to our wallet and our health can be too much to warrant that shaken iced tea. I am personally addicted to a shaken Starbucks tea. So, I decided that it was time to create some homemade shaken iced teas that are … Read more

Your Fitness Questions Answered: Q&A and Full Body Dumbbell Workout

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I decided to shake things up with this blog post! There are times when I feel that video is much more powerful than text. This is one of those times! I am answering your questions about fitness. Stick around until the end of the video for some great information and a full body dumbbell workout!

Fitness Question and Answer

We all have questions when it comes to fitness. The five questions that I am going to answer in this video are:

  1. How much cardio should I do?
  2. I’m currently going to school, working full-time, and have other commitments. I want to make working out a priority but can’t even fit in just an hour long workout per day. What should I do?
  3. I want to clean up my diet but I am a fussy eater. Any suggestions?
  4. What is an active rest day, and how many times per week should I take one?
  5. I am getting less sweaty during my workouts. Am I slacking?

Full Body Dumbbell Workout

This fitness routine is going to kick your butt in less than 30 minutes.

The Protocol

5 exercises. 45 seconds work/15 seconds rest per exercise. Complete an entire round of all exercises. Rest one minute. Repeat for a total of 5 rounds!

The Exercises

Dumbbell Thruster- The key here is to keep your core tight and to drive through your heels! Make sure that butt sinks down below parallel!

Half Burpee with Dumbbell Concentration Curl- This is a fun fitness move! You are going to do a half burpee with dumbbells, but instead of standing up after you jump your feet back you are going to stay in a squat and perform a hammer curl with your elbows tight against your knees!

Dumbbell Overhead Curtsy Lunge- Repeat this move for about 20 seconds per side, then switch. Keep the core tight, arm straight, and weight in the front heel!

Renegade Row with Triceps Push-Up- Wooohooo this is a burner! Core tight, row with one arm, then the other, then hit that triceps push-ups. This is not a fast move. Take your time!

Side Lunge with High Pull- Do this move for 20 seconds on each side. Keep the weight in the heel of the leg you are lunging with. Keep that core tight!

Drop It Like Its Hot

If you liked this style of blog post, let me know in the comments! Every blog post will not be like this, but I can add some more in like this if you liked the style! Also, if you have any fitness questions you would like answered please drop them in the comments as well! I want to be able to answer as many questions as possible for you guys! Happy sweating!

Healthy Food List: An Alphabet of Benefits

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Having a healthy food list is an excellent way to stay on track. This particular healthy food list is based around nutritious whole foods chosen for their nutrient profile. This is not a comprehensive list. To make things interesting, I picked one food for each letter of the alphabet. Mixing things up and trying new … Read more

14 Day Smoothie Challenge

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I must admit that I don’t drink smoothies that often. I am not sure why because they are delicious and full of good nutrients! To solve this dilemma, I decided to create this 14 day smoothie challenge so that I could up my smoothie game! Who is with me? Smoothie Challenge 101 A smoothie challenge … Read more

Double Chocolate Coconut Protein Breakfast Muffins

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I LOVE to have something sweet for breakfast. If there was a picture of a doughnut addict in the dictionary it would be a picture of me! However, having a breakfast sweet tooth isn’t necessarily good for the waistline. Chocolate and coconut go together like peas and carrots. Starting the day with a high protein … Read more

Breakfast Meal Prep: Egg, Turkey Sausage, and Rice Bake

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day right? So why are we constantly drinking only a sugar laden coffee for breakfast? Many people know what they will have for lunch and dinner everyday but struggle with breakfast. Some skip breakfast because they “don’t have time”. Some skip breakfast because they are not hungry. … Read more

How to Calculate Macros Based on Your Goals

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If you have been following this series of articles, you know about fats, carbs, and proteins. Now you need to know how much of each macronutrient you should be eating to reach your goals. This article will break down how to calculate macros based on your goals! If you have missed the other articles in … Read more

Functions of Proteins: The Building Block

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What are the functions of proteins? This is a question that gets asked constantly in the fitness world. Not only does the question of the functions of proteins come up, but also how much protein a person should eat. In this article we are going to cover what proteins are, their functions, how much you … Read more

Healthy Carbs: Primary Energy Source

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What are healthy carbs? This is a question that haunts not only the fitness world, but society in general. Low carb diets, high carb diets, and everything in between has been recommended for weight loss. This article will cut through the crap and give you an education in carbs. All you have to do is … Read more