How to Build a Home Gym

It’s been a couple of months since I set out to build my own home gym. Most of the work belonged to my husband who spent countless hours finishing the space in our basement, drywalling, painting and installing the floor. I focused on the components of the gym, including the equipment I wanted and how I wanted to lay it out. Now, it’s a reality and I am sharing it with you in case you can take some tips from my own experience.

10,000 Steps A Day – Fact versus Fiction

We’ve all heard it drilled into our brains – you need to get 10,000 steps in every day to stay healthy. But, if you’ve ever actually tracked your steps you may have realized just how challenging it can be, especially if you have a desk job or avoid cardio like I do. But, do youContinue reading “10,000 Steps A Day – Fact versus Fiction”

Pros and Cons of Creatine Supplementation

There was a time when I took a lot of supplements – a whole lot! Over time, I’ve weaned myself off many of them in favor of better nutrition. But, when I first started lifting, I had a hard time fueling my body for the workouts and life in general. My nutrition was terrible. Now,Continue reading “Pros and Cons of Creatine Supplementation”

4 Healthy Shakes to Help You Meet Nutrition Goals

It’s summer and what better time to try some new shakes than when it’s extra hot and you have zero motivation to cook? Shakes are a great way to load up on nutrients or help you make up for where you may be lacking. What’s more, they’re easy to make, great on the go andContinue reading “4 Healthy Shakes to Help You Meet Nutrition Goals”

Perils of Too Much Protein

Is there such a thing as too much protein? It’s a good question especially at a time when it seems like everyone is talking about protein. It’s touted as essential for building muscle, and it is, but also as a weight loss strategy due to its ability to make you feel full. But, as withContinue reading “Perils of Too Much Protein”