Delicate

A funny moment at Crossfit: The coach was helping me figure out push presses. [What’s a push press? Resting a bar across the front of your shoulders, you squat and drive up fast, pushing through your legs so the energy travels to the bar that then jumps up towards the ceiling, using your arms to…

The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly.

I’ve completed two Crossfit sessions! The Good: The class was easier than I thought. Not that the exercises themselves are easier (see the bad and the ugly. LOL), but the class as a whole was not what I had in my head. I envisioned repeated HIIT sessions back to back for the whole class. (HIIT…

The liar in your head.

I’m facing THAT moment. Tonight is my last evening of on ramp cross-fit lessons. After today, I have to buy an actual membership and then start a new routine. Feels a bit daunting to be honest. Don’t get me wrong, the training has been great… mostly. I mean I feel good after, so that’s important….

When you really really really don’t want to… do it now.

Autumn is a difficult time for me, as it is for many people who deal with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or depression issues that seem to heighten at this time of year. The one thing that helps so much when dealing with mental health issues is exercise. ~You know this.~~I know this.~ Yet, it’s the…

Tip Tuesday: Do or do not drink with a meal?

Have you heard the advice, don’t drink with a meal? The reason for this is because it dilutes the stomach acid, making it harder for the stomach to digest. It’s recommended to drink [water, of course!] 20-30 minutes prior to, or after, a meal, but not during. For the most part, this is true. Most…

Tip Tuesday: Chew, chew, chew and other digestion aids

One thing that’s been made clear as I study, is that supporting our digestive system is of utmost importance. The better we eat, the better our bodies processes what we eat, the better nutrients our bodies receives from that food, the better we feel, the healthier we are…the list goes on. Part of me feels…

Is tracking calories necessary?

The debate is big on this one, and has been for years — should you track calories? For the most part, no. It’s not necessary if you eat a mostly whole foods diet with lots of vegetables, leafy greens and fruit, nuts and seeds. However, having said that, I do track my calories, lightly. Using…

Tip Tuesday: Simple Meals

I pride myself in making healthy well-rounded meals for my family. However, through my Holistic Nutrition course, I’m learning all kinds of tips and I’m slowly incorporating them into our family meals. Once I wrapped my head around the concept, learning about simplifying meals was music to my ears. But at first I thought, “how…