how to

Tips on Meal Prepping for One

Tips on Meal Prepping for One

Meal prepping for exactly one person can be tough. If you’ve ever tried to portion out food, you know exactly what I mean. When I cook for only myself, I can try to plan for exactly one meal and no more, then <BOOM> I have enough food for the neighborhood.

Here are some quick tips for cooking solo and not wasting food:

How To Meal Prep For a Week

How To Meal Prep For a Week

Meal prepping has been all the rage lately. There are many benefits to meal prepping, but it's heavy on the planning. To help you get started, I have compiled a comprehensive guide on how to meal prep for a week, from grocery list to clean up. Watch a video of all the meal prep steps, check out the weekly menu, and download the grocery list. 

The Smoothie Recipe from The Iron Guru

The Smoothie Recipe from The Iron Guru

Smoothies and shakes are everywhere these days: green smoothies post yoga, protein smoothies post gym smash, and yogurt smoothies available in the grocery aisle for those on the go. They really are fantastic, as they are quick, versatile, and potentially healthy and delicious. 

You know I'm an old school iron girl at heart, so it makes sense that this recipes is based off Vince Gironda's favorite shake recipe. Read on to see how to make it yours. 

Gym Etiquette Guide: How to Share the Gym and Get the Workout You Want

Like a community kitchen or shared break room, the gym is better shared when participants abide by a few common rules. Sometimes it can feel strange going to a new gym or going to the gym for the first time, but knowing how to share the space goes a long way in making you feel comfortable. Read these quick tips and know you belong in the weight room!

How to Find the Best Personal Trainer For You

How to Find the Best Personal Trainer For You

Finding a personal trainer, like any other interpersonal interaction, is a matchmaking process. Investing in a good trainer will pay dividends over the years by adding health and vitality to your life. It is an investment, however, so make sure you choose the right trainer to maximize your benefit.

There are currently no legal requirements to be a personal trainer in the United States. Anybody can do it. Anybody. Scary, right? Estheticians and manicurists have more legal and health rules than personal trainers do. By knowing what to look for, you can increase your chances of finding a great working partnership and reaching your goals quickly and safely.

How do you know who is right for you? In an industry full of big talkers and charlatans, you have to do a bit of research. It might sound overwhelming, but it is manageable and worth it. Let me help!

How to Count Macros

There are many ways to improve your diet, but counting macronutrients (or macros) is a very effective method. The ratio of macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbs) we consume plays a huge role in how we feel, how much energy we have, and whether we gain or lose muscle or fat. Read on to find out how to use counting macros to reach your body goals. 

How to Log Press with Joel Hendershott

Strongman events are just fun. I love the familiarity of the 3 powerlifts and the discipline of bodybuilding. But strongman is just fun! Where else can you see car deadlifts, kegs, and giant stones being thrown around? No kidding, I witnessed a conan's wheel event where the weights were Hooters girls, one of whom was pregnant. This wasn't even in Austin, yall. You never know what events you'll see at a strongman competition. Read on to learn how to log press.

How to Keep Your Sanity Around Holiday Meal Excess

How to Keep Your Sanity Around Holiday Meal Excess

It's that time of year y'all: party time!! Between now and New Year will be dinners, holiday parties, family get togethers (and birthdays for those unlucky people who have holiday birthdays and get combo gifts every year).

This party season is especially tough for people who are on a diet or people who find success by regularly planning their meals. 

So how do you get through the holidays without completely going off the rails on your diet? I have a simple formula I follow. Let me share.

How to Get What You Want: A Foolproof Guide to Setting and Achieving Big Goals, In and Out of the Gym

How to Get What You Want: A Foolproof Guide to Setting and Achieving Big Goals, In and Out of the Gym

Les Brown says, “Shoot for the moon and even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” 

Selena Gomez sings, “The heart wants what it wants.”

I don’t want the moon. I am not Elon Musk. This girl enjoy warm showers and abundant oxygen.

What if your heart really doesn't know what it wants? Do you have ideas of being happy, fulfilled and valuable to others? These are great goals but they are vague. How do you get there, that ambiguous place where you are happy and present? Where is there? 

The Ultimate Quick and Easy, Protein Packed Southern Breakfast Recipe

The Ultimate Quick and Easy, Protein Packed Southern Breakfast Recipe

As a lifter, however, you must realize you are not like the general population. You need to prioritize getting good workouts, and that includes eating enough beforehand. Try this delicious breakfast to prepare you for a solid workout.