Running hurts my body, but I’ll never stop

Achy knees, stiff lower back, sore calves, all for that runners high and accelerated heart rate. I regret to say I’m injury prone when it comes to musculoskeletal issues. I tore my ACL in my left knee and required reconstructive surgery over 11 years ago, since then I decided running was not for me and I found other ways to work on my cardiorespiratory endurance. … Continue reading Running hurts my body, but I’ll never stop

Yoga Sequence For Shoulders & Hips

Being an esthetician, I work for many hours a week with elbows raised almost to shoulder height and sitting with my hips in forward flexion. This is also common for anyone who works at a desk or spends hours at a time driving. For many people this can result in painfully tight chest muscles and limited hip mobility. Thankfully there are some yoga poses that … Continue reading Yoga Sequence For Shoulders & Hips

I did not want to exercise this morning… But I did anyway

I signed up to take a hot Pilates class, and 30 minutes before the class began, I was still in bed. Snuggling the kitties and enjoying the lazy morning, I debated on cancelling my plans. I thought about my progress that I’ve been making, sticking with my meal plans and diligent in my exercising, I knew I owed it to myself to get up and … Continue reading I did not want to exercise this morning… But I did anyway

Plant Based Protein Sources

  Its probably the most common question that is asked to anyone who follows a vegetarian or vegan diet: “Where do you get your protein? ” Isn’t it interesting that all of a sudden people become concerned with protein intake at the mention of a plant based diet? Most people are probably not aware of the RDA of protein, and they probably have no clue how … Continue reading Plant Based Protein Sources

The Easiest, Healthiest Breakfast Foods

Breakfast is the most important meal, as they say, and being the first meal of the day, your choice of breakfast can have an impact on the choices you make as the day progresses. I want to do minimal prep in the morning, I just want to get the food into my stomach to kick-start my metabolism ASAP. OATMEAL Oats are my go-to breakfast food. … Continue reading The Easiest, Healthiest Breakfast Foods