To Heck with Being Sick

After a long couple weeks of interviews, job offers, and the anxiety of all that, I ended up sick this week! Very sick. So sick that laying in bed seems like all I want to do. However, I just suited up for Leg Day and am going to kill it, and hopefully kill whatever is living in my sinuses too! I know from experience that going into a workout feeling less-than-stellar makes for a tough slog, but at the end of it, I’ll feel pumped. So, to heck with being sick, I’m working out!

Make the Most of the Day

Today it snowed about 5 inches overnight in Seattle and is continuing to snow late into the morning. This city doesn’t get snow often so it also doesn’t handle it well. All of the schools are closed and many businesses shut down as well. Well made plans are now bust as everyone pretty much stays home and calls it a snow day. I’ll admit, it’s tempting to just stay inside, drink some hot cocoa, and binge watch TV. Continue reading “Make the Most of the Day”

5 Best Places to Run in Seattle

If you love running and exercising outdoors then Seattle is the place you want to be. There are amazing views everywhere, the city has a ton of parks and it has a long history in preservation of its rich green areas. From Lincoln Park to Discovery, there are amazing parks with many possibilities for runs from beginner level to serious trainers and athletes. Continue reading “5 Best Places to Run in Seattle”

Brown Rice Nutrition Facts for Calrose, Basmati, Jasmine, Short Grain, and GABA

You’ve probably heard a few times that brown rice is healthier than white rice, however, you may have wondered about the nutrition facts of brown rice. Nutritionists often recommend excluding white rice as well as other refined carbs from your diet and substituting brown rice or other minimally processed carbs in their place. There are many reasons for this recommendation. Continue reading “Brown Rice Nutrition Facts for Calrose, Basmati, Jasmine, Short Grain, and GABA”

All-Up Workout Playlist

Looking for something beyond the normal workout playlist where someone just picked the top ten techno songs they know? Something with a variety of music that actually introduces you to new tracks you haven’t heard before? If so, then keep an eye on my All-Up Workout Playlist on Spotify. Continue reading “All-Up Workout Playlist”

3 Tips for Creating Workout Space at Home

The simplest formula to lose weight at home is a to maintain a healthy diet and get regular exercise. However, finding time and space to exercise can be a challenge, especially living the city life where living spaces are small and daily schedules are always filled up. One of the best ways to make sure you get regular exercise is to create practical space to exercise at home. Continue reading “3 Tips for Creating Workout Space at Home”

Strawberry Protein Smoothie Recipe

With fresh strawberries for a refreshing summer flavor, and vegetarian protein sources for healthy proteins with zero cholesterol, this strawberry protein smoothie is great for a post workout drink. It is also easy and quick to make with only four ingredients. Vanilla Spiru-Meal is used as a plant-based protein for this recipe along with unsweetened soy milk to add even more plant based proteins. Continue reading “Strawberry Protein Smoothie Recipe”

Does Exercise Help With Anxiety?

Those looking for help coping with social anxiety and other anxiety disorders may wonder, does exercise help with anxiety? The Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA) website says that “According to some studies, regular exercise works as well as medication for some people to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the effects can be long lasting.” Continue reading “Does Exercise Help With Anxiety?”

Tropical Protein Smoothie

This tropical protein smoothie recipe is delicious and healthy and with only four ingredients it is easy to make as well! Pineapples, the star ingredient, are mixed with a lowfat vanilla yogurt to add tangy sweetness that compliments the pineapple. Vanilla Spiru-Meal is used as a plant-based protein for this recipe because it’s lightness goes well with bright tropical flavors and it has zero cholesterol. Lastly, Coconut Water adds a mellow sweetness and the health benefits of potassium and magnesium. Continue reading “Tropical Protein Smoothie”

Tips to Stay in Shape Using Fitness Technology

Fitness is a life-long journey and you can use technology to help you stay in shape along the way. A wide range of technologies exist to help you organize and track your workouts and meals, measure your progress, challenge yourself, and motivate yourself. Whether you are just starting your fitness journey or have been staying fit for many years, there is technology that can help you. Continue reading “Tips to Stay in Shape Using Fitness Technology”