Sometimes it's good to take a pause in career to reach a little higher to see if you are capable of becomming more. In October 2013 I stopped personal training full time to start reaching for a Masters degree and I am almost finished. I am no clue if I will end up working as a personal trainer again full time, but I kept my foot in that door by remaining certified while reaching for other opportunities. However, it's important to keep reaching in all aspect's of our lives.
Building muscle mass doesn’t come easy for most people. In addition to putting in hard work at the gym, you must also maintain the right diet. Of particular importance is protein. However, most people are uninformed regarding the issue. They either don’t get enough of the nutrient, or they run to the store and buy the first container of whey they can find. How can you get the appropriate amount of protein from the appropriate sources?
IntroductionSkipping jumping rope is what we did as kids for fun. However, they are still great for us as adults to do today. Here are three reasons why they are still not only effective and great exercises, but also fun!
Long runs are an integral part of training for medium and long distance running or triathlon events. A long run helps to build stamina and mental strength, both of which are essential if you are planning on taking part in a 10k, half or full marathon. The trouble is, whilst it is not so hard to psych yourself up for an interval session or tempo run on the treadmill, a long run is, well, long. So if your long runs are the least favourite part of your training regime, here are a few tips to help them be a bit more enjoyable.
We all want to have that perfectly chiselled body that reflects a healthy lifestyle and brims with attractiveness and sex-appeal, but such goals require quite a dose of devotion in order to endure all the hardships that are an inevitable part of the whole process. One of the main aspects of beautifying and influencing change in our bodies is diet and, if properly planned, it can have a huge impact on the whole outcome of body building, toning, shaping and losing, or gaining weight in general.The Diet
Love dessert? Satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit instead of desserts that are loaded with calories, carbohydrates, and fats. Switch things up by cutting up an apple or pear, sprinkling it with cinnamon, and microwaving it for 1-2 minutes for a healthy treat. Or put a dollop (or three) of fat-free whipped cream on a bowl of strawberries. Not only will you increase your daily servings of fruit, but you’ll cut some calories, too.
MY TOP 7 PROTEIN SMOOTHIE/SHAKES!A protein-packed breakfast or lunch can prevent overeating by making you feel fuller longer and protein after exercising helps build and repair muscle tissue. Below are sample smoothies/shakes with various protein sources. For each recipe, put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until your shake reaches the desired consistency. I like to use my nutribullet when I make my shakes/smoothies but I guess a blender would work as well.