INGREDIENTS: 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 uncooked brown or green lentils, rinsed and drained ( or for a quick cheat, 1 can keep a little juice) 4 cups vegetable stock ( only for uncooked lentils) … Continue reading
Hey guys! So I am trying to work out more by myself and I found these 2 workouts on Shay Mithchell’s YouTube channel that are actually pretty fun. I don’t do everything in them but I’ve taken elements from both … Continue reading
Bethany Hamilton promotes super awesome stuff and I am super stoked about it. I am not sure what sort of brand ambassador / sponsorship deal she has with these companies, but that’s not the important part. I like that she promotes everyday … Continue reading
I based this recipe on one I made a year or 2 ago. I didn’t know what went into the original, besides peanut butter, chocolate chips and oatmeal, so I made adjustments. I added a few super foods like chia … Continue reading
Swimming is amazing. It is a work out that can burn around 450 to 800 + calories an hour depending on what stroke your doing, how fast you swim and how much you weigh (most calorie burning estimates are based on a 150 pound person).
When you swim laps, it works muscles in your legs, core, shoulders, arms and probably even your neck (do people try to work out their neck?) and it is low-impact. It builds epic lean muscle and apparently your muscles keep working after you stop swimming for a while. Plus, it’s a cardio workout at the same time. I’m certainly not about to complain about this all-in-1 workout choice, and it’s super relaxing too.
There are a few useful stokes to try out
- Front Crawl / Freestyle
- Back stroke
- Breast stroke
The Front Crawl being the fastest stroke, and the breast stroke being a good one for your inner thighs and hips. Backstroke is a good stroke to get in some back-muscle work while getting a bit of a breather.
Personally, I like to use the leg buoy and a flutter board when I swim to just isolate my arms or legs in movement for a while. I find the leg buoy in particular is great for getting in at the core.
A lot of gyms and community centres have lane pools that have free times in which people can go and swim. It’s super duper fun and totally worth a try. Just make sure you check out the article below about the 5 Unwritten Rules of Lap Swimming if you’re pool is a busier one. At my old pool, I used to swim in the slow lanes and would stick to my half (versus circle swimming) if I had to share, but at my new gym I have so far been lucky enough to get my own lane every time; depends on the pool.
A little disclaimer before I get started is that I am not a nutritionist or a doctor or anyone like that – I am simply speaking from my own advice and it can’t hurt to consult a professional if you … Continue reading
Some times I want to flinch when people promote these intense and hard core work outs and diets as if it is the only way to lose weight or be healthy. If intense diets and work outs work for you, … Continue reading
I started snowboarding when I was about 10 years old. Ironically, I think I only got away with learning at this age because I was scared of skiing after being injured 2 years before. Snowboarding is not exactly the easiest … Continue reading