How to Stay Motivated to Exercise (Hint: You don’t!)

Motivation. The Holy Grail. When you have it, you know it. Firing on all cylinders you are a machine, checking things off and taking names. When you don’t have it, you feel lazy, overwhelmed by not getting anything done and, at times, depressed and dejected. The truth is, we can’t be motivated all the time.Continue reading “How to Stay Motivated to Exercise (Hint: You don’t!)”

How to Add Cardio to Your Resistance Training Program

Despite popular belief the best way to stay fit and maintain a healthy weight is NOT endless cardio. Resistance training is the end all be all for that. But, that being said, does cardio harm your muscle gains? Not exactly and it depends! Here’s a basic explanation. When you do nothing but cardio, your bodyContinue reading “How to Add Cardio to Your Resistance Training Program”

Health Tips You May Overlook

I was recently asked to provide health tips that people may not immediately think of. In “10 Tips to Improve Your Health Today,” I outlined a few key things to remember about sleep and eating right, and reminded readers to get an annual physical with complete bloodwork. These tips are based on my own experiences,Continue reading “Health Tips You May Overlook”

When Should You Change Your Workout Routine?

Have you ever found yourself getting bored with an exercise routine or program? Or are you one of those people that reverts to the same kind of routine or program? Either way, you will benefit immensely from changing up your normal workout. Much like beginner’s luck, “newbie gains” are really a thing! People who haveContinue reading “When Should You Change Your Workout Routine?”

How Eating More Can Help You Lose Weight

When you decide you want to shed a few pounds, what is typically the first thing you do? Lower your calories. Eat less. Maybe you move more, too. But, what if I told you the secret might be the complete opposite of what you think you need to do?  A recent study showed that despiteContinue reading “How Eating More Can Help You Lose Weight”

Can You Workout Every Day? Yes!

One of the biggest hurdles to a regular exercise program is consistency. It’s hard to stick to a program, especially since rest days sometimes throw a wrench into the routine. It is said that it takes 21 days for something to become a habit. But, how can you develop a habit when you have daysContinue reading “Can You Workout Every Day? Yes!”

Pushing Through Setbacks on Your Fitness Journey

This pandemic has rocked everyone’s world, particularly fitness enthusiasts who had to adapt to closing gyms, limited equipment, increased stress, new work schedules, and shortages of different foods. Now that we appear to be on the other side of it, bodybuilding competitions have resumed, gyms have reopened, and it’s time for all of us toContinue reading “Pushing Through Setbacks on Your Fitness Journey”

Summer Six-Week Split Training Program

It’s summer and a time when I feel most energized to lift. My activity is up and my stress is down. There is no better time! Below is a program I wrote for myself that you might want to try or adapt for your own goals. My goals with this program are to build myContinue reading “Summer Six-Week Split Training Program”

12-Week Muscle Building Program

Looking for a new program that will help you build muscle and strength? I’m sharing my own personal program that I wrote specifically for my own goals. If you share my goals and you have access to a fair amount of gym equipment, this workout plan might be for you. This focuses on resistance training,Continue reading “12-Week Muscle Building Program”

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.