Healthy & Happy Life

Exercise: An All-Natural Treatment For Depression

I have been working in higher education for over 12 years.  The number of students I've worked with who suffer from some form of depression is alarming and the statistics in Americans who suffer from depression are on the rise. Although exercise is not the end all be all method of treatment for depression, I… Continue reading Exercise: An All-Natural Treatment For Depression

Weight Loss & Nutrition

How To Start Your Fitness Journey

"Where do I begin?" This is one of the most common first questions for starting any new journey. So, you want to start your fitness journey! Great, but where do you start? I've been there! You don't know what you don't know right?! Everyone has to start somewhere however, I think it's important to gain… Continue reading How To Start Your Fitness Journey

Healthy & Happy Life

2020 New Year’s Resolutions

Millions of people every year make New Year's resolutions, hoping to create change in life.  Once the glitter from the new year wears off people struggle to make their plans into action.  Did you know that less than half of the people who set New Year's Resolutions are actually successful?!  Let's change our typical hefty… Continue reading 2020 New Year’s Resolutions

Healthy & Happy Life

10 Tips for Working out in the Morning

10 Tips for working out in the morning With the new year quickly approaching one of your new year's resolutions might be to start working out.  Not so fast, working out at 5pm in January will seem almost near impossible with all the new resolution goers.  Instead, try working out in the morning.  Here are… Continue reading 10 Tips for Working out in the Morning

Healthy & Happy Life

How To Survive Sitting At Your Desk

Working a 9-5 might pay the bills but what does it do on your overall health?  Sitting at a desk for 7-8 hours a day can have a serious impact on your mind, body, and soul.  On average most people sit for about 8 hours a day or more.  Sitting for prolonged periods of time… Continue reading How To Survive Sitting At Your Desk

Bikini Competition

Sacrifices of a Bikini Competitor

I believe sacrifice brings growth.  In a bodybuilding prep, you'll surely be making a lot of sacrifices in life. Some of the sacrifices you make are obvious.  Spending time in the gym, not eating certain foods, etc... but it takes a heck of a lot more than just the obvious things you have to "give… Continue reading Sacrifices of a Bikini Competitor

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Metabolic Flexibility

The process our body takes to converts what we eat and drink into energy is our metabolism.  Our body converts calories combined with oxygen to release energy our body needs to function.  Basically, this is just a chemical reaction.  The metabolism process can vary from person.  How fast the chemical reaction will be (or metabolism)… Continue reading Metabolic Flexibility