From Comfort Zone To Beast Mode

“The comfort zone is a psychological state in which one feels familiar, safe, at ease, and secure. You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Roy T. Bennet I bought a stationary bike about a year ago to incorporate it into…

Snowfall A Beautiful Reminder Of Life

“Snow is…a beautiful reminder of life and all its quirks. It makes me pause. Think. Stay still. Even my mind takes the hint. It makes me feel giddy. Like a kid. I bring my hot cocoa to the window and simply sit and reminisce…It brings me back to days of school cancellations and snow igloos…

The Optimal Muscle Building Core Workout

“Tabata: Tabata training is a type of workout named for Dr. Izumi Tabata, a Japanese researcher who found that four-minute exercises seemed to be optimal for building lean muscle. Ahh, just four minutes! But those four minutes are intense. For each exercise, you’ll: Push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds. Rest for…

Wisdom Is Knowing When To Rest

“Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity – is the ultimate…

What Does Your Morning Routine Generate?

“Your morning routine generates a 10x return for good or for bad. Make it good.” ― Todd Stocker  Do you jump out of bed in the morning with plenty of time for a workout and healthy breakfast? Or do you hit the snooze button, skip breakfast, and have a major panic attack trying to get to…

Friday Motivation Barbell Workout

“You only get one body; it is the temple of your soul. Even God is willing to dwell there. If you truly treat your body like a temple, it will serve you well for decades. If you abuse it you must be prepared for poor health and a lack of energy.” ― Oli Hille, Creating the Perfect…

If You Want To Get Lean…

You need to know your body composition. Wikipedia defines BODY COMPOSITION AS: the percentages of fat, bone, water and muscle in human bodies.[1] Because muscular tissue takes up less space in the body than fat tissue, body composition, as well as weight, determines leanness. Two people of the same sex and body weight may look completely different because they have a different body composition.[2] Yes,…

Are Your Workouts Effective?

  Many people think they have to spend hours in the gym to get in shape. They think if they can’t put an hour into a workout, then why waste the time working out. The truth is, it’s not about the time you put in, but the quality of your workouts. I see so many…

Creamy Chocolate Power Smoothie

  This is one of the best shakes I’ve ever made. It was smooth and creamy and tasted just like a delicious chocolate milkshake. Here’s the recipe: 8 oz of organic almond milk 1/2 banana 1/3 avocado 1 scoop plant-based chocolate protein powder 2 tbsp of organic cocoa 1 tsp of flaxseed 2 tbsp of…

No Coffee, No Dairy, No Meat – Day 10

  Day 10 update on my Alkaline Diet Challenge. Although I haven’t been perfect in selecting all non-acidic foods, I’m pretty proud of myself. I’ve been able to cut out all meat, coffee, and processed foods. I’ve cheated a little when it comes to dairy; I’ve eaten cottage cheese due to the fact I had…