Archive: March 2017

Jenn’s Journey

Posted on March 27, 2017

October 2016 I turned 30. I was encouraged to make 30 be the year that I get in my best physical shape. What does that look like for me and how do I go about it? By creating goals of course: 1. Compete in a bikini competition 2. Complete a full marathon 3. Become a sponsored Athlete by end of 2017. In December 2014, I started training for my first...

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Benefits of Coconut Oil

Posted on March 21, 2017

THEY SAID COCONUT OIL WAS GREAT FOR YOU, BUT THIS IS WHAT THEY DIDN’T TELL YOU... The flesh of the coconut is very high in health fatty acids. The composition of fat varies depending on the type and processing of the oil. Medium-chain saturated fatty acids make up approximately 90% of coconut oil with a slight contribution of mono-unsaturated fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids. What’s so good about Medium...

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What’s the deal with Cardio?

Posted on March 11, 2017

What is the deal with cardio? You might be wondering too, which is why today, I’m going to talk about All Things Cardio:what it is, why it’s important, and how to tell if you’re doing it right to get the absolute maximum results no matter what your goals! What is Cardio? Cardio (short for “cardiovascular training”) is a form of aerobic exercise (as opposed to anaerobic,) and includes both “steady-state” activities – think running, biking or...

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Tropical Avocado Protein Shake

Posted on March 11, 2017

SERVINGS 1 serving INGREDIENTS 1/4
avocado 1/4
cup spinach 1
scoop vanilla IsoGold Protein Powder 1
cup coconut water 1/2
lemon, juiced 1/2
cup frozen pineapple 1/4
cup frozen mango DIRECTIONS STEP 1: Combine everything in a blender and blend until smooth. STEP 2: Enjoy!

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4 Day Sample Diet

Posted on March 11, 2017

Day 1 Breakfast (266 calories) Avocado-Egg Toast • 1 slice whole-grain bread • 1/4 medium avocado • 1 large egg & 2 Egg Whites, cooked in 1/4 tsp. olive oil or coat pan with a thin layer of cooking spray (1-second spray) • Top egg with a pinch of salt and pepper (1/16 tsp. each) • 1 clementine Morning Snack (61 calories) • 1/3 cup blueberries • 1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt Lunch (341 calories) •...

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Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

Posted on March 11, 2017

Ingredients 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 1 - inch piece peeled ginger, cut into 6 thin slices 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon light-brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon Asian chili sauce 1 cup instant brown rice 1 cup light coconut milk 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin slices 1 cup sugar snap peas 12 ounces large shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/4...

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How To & What Is Resistance Training?

Posted on March 11, 2017

What Is Resistance Training? Resistance (or strength) training is any exercise that uses some kind of resistance to strengthen and build muscle. You can train with hand-held weights (free weights,) weight machines, resistance bands or cables, resistance balls, or even your own bodyweight! You can do a resistance training workout just about ANYWHERE: their versatility reaches from the gym to the comfort of your very own home, and either way,...

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Body By Simone

Posted on March 10, 2017

What the heck did I get myself into??? This was running threw my head as I entered a room filled with 5'9 slim figured women. Little, stocky me strutted my tush into a Body By Simone Dance Cardio class this past week in NYC! What is Body By Simone you may be wondering? A workout based with incredibly fun, interactive, sensual dance moves, with the purpose of picking up that...

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Sriracha Baked Chicken Breasts

Posted on March 6, 2017

Ingredients 1.25 lb Boneless skinless chicken breasts  1/4 cupSriracha 1/4 cupHoney 2 tspSoy sauce 1 tbsGarlic, minced 1 tspDried basil Optional 1/4 tspRed chili flakes  The estimated total time to make this recipe is 25-30 Minutes. 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking pan with aluminum foil/parchment paper for easy clean up and spray with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts on pan and season with a pinch of salt...

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Peanut Noodles with Shredded Chicken & Vegetables

Posted on March 6, 2017

Ingredients 6 servings 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts ½ cup smooth natural peanut butter 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1½ teaspoons chile-garlic sauce, or to taste (see Ingredient note) 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti 1 12-ounce bag fresh vegetable medley, such as carrots, broccoli, snow peas Preparation Put a large pot of water on to boil for cooking pasta. Meanwhile, place...

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