• Tips

    3 Apps You Should Try Today

    Make your phone work for you! Try these three apps to make your life a little easier. Headspace (on-the-go): Clear your head with this app, learn how to meditate with these daily meditation sessions. Carve out 10 minutes of your day for mental peace. I love listening to this on the train. Bonus: It’s also very pretty. Viggle: Earn points and rewards for watching your favorite shows! Charity Miles: I wrote about this awesome app before but it deserves repeating. Get off of the couch, get healthy, and raise money for your favorite charity. Nothing makes you go the extra mile like helping those in need!  

  • Fitness

    5 Ways to Track Fitness Without a Scale

    You might think that April Fool’s Day is everyday you step on the scale. You have a good week of working out and eating healthy but the scale doesn’t reflect your efforts. If you’re still working hard, you are destined to see changes in other ways. Try tracking your fitness in these ways instead! Take Your Measurements – I’ve had weeks with a .2 change on the scale but a loss of 1 or 2 inches. How does that happen? Your body is changing in composition. In the end wouldn’t you rather have your clothes fit better and look better on you? Keep Track of your Times – If you…

  • Friday Find

    Friday Find: Charity Miles App

    Get healthy and help a charity with this awesome app. It’s called Charity Miles and as you go out running, walking, or biking you can collect money for your favorite charity. How easy is that? The hardest part is deciding which charity to sponsor! How does it work? You open the app before hitting the streets, select walk, run, or bike and the charity of your choice. Bikers earn 10 cents a mile and runners and walkers earn 25 cents a mile. Find it at the iTunes App Store for Apple Users or the Google Play App Store for  Android Users. Ok, so get off the computer, download the app, and…

  • Fitness

    5 Pre-Workout Snacks

    If I workout on an empty stomach I wilt like a flower on a hot day. The workout is a draaaaaaaaaaag and I know I’m not giving it my all. I hate that, why waste your time!? Here are 5 snacks to have a half an hour before your workout to keep you going. I try to have something fresh with protein. If you’d like to add an extra edge, consume a bit of caffeine with your snack like a cup of coffee or tea (iced or hot) a half an hour before your workout. Follow your snack with a tall glass of water. Greek yogurt and granola – Pineapple…

  • Fitness

    Healthy Eating Is Not Hard… Just Different

    I recently had a conversation with a co-worker about taking responsibility for our eating. She has recently lost weight but even more importantly, she has changed her way of eating. She used to drink more juice in a day than I do in a year. She has learned that eating the fruit is so much healthier than drinking juice. Juices have so much sugar. She started to eat vegetables for her snacks and she has taken off about 30 pounds. We talked about all of the health problems that can result with being overweight and unhealthy eating. It must be difficult for physicians to prescribe medication for things that can…

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