Lifestyle Related Factors for Weight Loss

It sounds pretty easy doesn’t it? Eat less and move more. Done. Close the books. You’ve set yourself on the yellow brick road to insane results! Hold your horses there. We might have a few more things to look at.  Achieving a healthy lifestyle requires a few other foundational pillars to accomplish your goals. The […]

Are You Eating Enough Protein

At this point everyone knows a little bit about protein. They know it helps build muscle and maybe to have it after a workout, but usually that’s where the knowledge stops. So the question is, are you eating enough to reach your goals? Likely not even close! Of all the food logs I check in […]

Why Crunches Aren’t the Most Effective Ab Exercise

Crunches have been a staple for ab training for decades but they are not what you should be focusing on for building the six pack of your dreams. The core has many functions and there are better ways to train it. For starters, torso flexion is not the main job of the core, its main […]

Training Frequency For Weight Loss

What kind of time commitment is needed to see results? As always, the answer is – it depends! The goals that the person has will determine how often they have to workout. The good news is that for most people who want to improve their aesthetics, it’s not as much as you probably think. I […]

How Your Body Uses It’s Energy

It’s easy to get a myopic view of your weight loss goals – must lose weight, must workout more and eat less(read in a mouth breathing caveman voice). I’m not saying that these are not important factors in one’s journey to achieving a weight loss goal but there are more things to consider. Human metabolism […]

My Pregnancy Journey Part Three: Second & Third Trimester

With the first trimester finally behind us, both Wade and I could breathe a sigh of relief. The breakfast sandwich and spaghetti with meat sauce cravings had slowly diminished, as had the nausea and projectile vomiting. I was finally starting to feel somewhat normal again around the 14 week mark, craving vegetables and healthy foods, […]

My Pregnancy Journey Part Two: The First Trimester (And Surprise of a Lifetime)

There are few surprises that can beat finding out you are pregnant. Whether you’ve been trying and anticipating getting pregnant for weeks, months, or in our case, over a year, or not trying at all, seeing that little “+” sign on a freshly peed on stick sends shockwaves through your system. At least it did […]

My Pregnancy Journey Part One: Getting Pregnant

Wade and I have been together for nearly eight years. We’ve traveled and shared so many memories – music festivals, concerts, road trips, running through Spain, hiking the Grand Canyon, tying the knot in Penticton, three weeks traveling around New Zealand on our honeymoon, training together and competing in marathons, fondos, and ultramarathons, starting our […]

Minimum Effective Dose vs. Maximum Recoverable Volume

We all want to have effective workouts. Seeing the hard earned results from your work in the gym is the end goal for most people. But what does that look like exactly? Are you putting in enough work to see progress or are you leaving more results on the table? On the flip side, what […]

Diets Don’t Work

If you’ve ever tried going on a diet before, in hopes of losing that stubborn weight and keeping it off for good, you’re not alone! Most people (women in particular) have tried at least one fad diet in their lifetime, with the goal of fast tracking their weight loss attempts. The problem? The restrictive nature […]

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