• What to eat before and after your workout!

    Do you know what to eat before and after your workout? This is a popular question from people just starting out in their fitness journey.  Getting your diet on point is a science and any custom to you plans should be created by a registered dietician/nutritionist (remember that!) but there are some general tips and tricks I can share with you to get you started! What To Eat: Before – Carbs! Carbs are your friends. I know you’ve heard that carbs are bad and should be avoided if you want to lose weight but I promise, you want a little carbs in your life. Carbs = ENERGY. Good carbs (whole…

  • What are DOMS? Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

    DOMS, or delayed onset of muscle soreness, is that pain you feel in your muscles 24-72 hours after a workout. It’s thought to be caused by the micro-tears in the muscle which in turn make the muscle bigger and stronger and the soreness is a side effect of the repairing process. The soreness (DOMS) is not caused by excess Lactic Acid. That’s a myth. What does seem to cause this soreness is any exercise/muscle stress that is outside of your normal activity range. Even super fit people can get DOMS if they go beyond how they are used to training. Eventually your body will adapt to the stress you’re putting on…

  • Pumpkin Protein Shake

    I originally posted a pumpkin protein shake recipe on my personal blog in 2011. This is another version I decided to try. Sometimes we go to the gym later and when I’m done it’s almost lunch time. On days like that I like to make some kind of meal shake. There’s a little shop in town that sells blended Herbalife shakes in about a million different flavors. Unless I start making good money to fund my addiction to them I need to make my own. Also, the majority of theirs use soy protein which I’ve been trying to avoid. So, I found some similar shake recipes online and saw they use a tablespoon…