• 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…

  • Protein Birthday Mug Cake – A Fail Story

    Ok, you guys. I’ve been dying to make a mug cake (all the cool kids are doing it) and well, I failed. THREE TIMES. I just recently ordered some Birthday Cake protein powder from Muscle&Strength and oh.my.gosh. It’s amazing. Definitely tastes like cake. Or a sugar cookie. A frosted sugar cook. And it has sprinkles in it. WIN. Obviously I need to make a mug cake with it, right?! I should have let the fact that I’m horrible at baking anything be a hint that this wasn’t a project for me. Anyway,¬†I tried a recipe. It looked great! I topped it with some vanilla Greek yogurt and a few extra…

  • What are Macros?

    Macros, short for Macronutrients, are the parts that make up the calories that you eat. There are 3 macronutrients that go into your total calorie count. They are Fats, Carbohydrates, and Proteins. The combination of these macros give you your daily calorie totals. Breaking it down: 1g Carbs = 4 calories 1g Fat = 9 calories 1g Protein = 4 calories Each one of those macros plays a big part in your health and fitness journey and it is important that you get the right amount of each one. You can find many free macro calculators online, like the one at Bodybuilding.com, that will give you daily macro goals based…