SGL’s Friday Favorites #5 + All Around Ab Workout

Hey friends! On Fridays, I’ve been sharing my favorites from the week. These past 7 days have been interesting – truly they have been. Work has been more hectic than normal. I hit bench at 160 for 2 reps (plus some help on the 2nd one :)), squatted 200 (my highest since a knee injury [...]
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Eat Clean: Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Cups

I remember sloppy joe nights at home. My mom didn’t make these all that often, but when she did, I chowed down. I can’t remember ever having these in college or even since I graduated. Over my birthday weekend, I really wanted some comfort food. I made (Almost) Almond Joy Protein Cookies as a reminder [...]
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Q&A: What is Cortisol?

From what hypertrophy is to what FAT actually stands for (female athlete triad), we’ve covered a lot in these Q&As. However, there is always more to learn and discuss. This time around, we’re getting into steroids… sort of. This Q&A will cover cortisol, a steroid hormone that gets released in response to stress and a [...]
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Sunday Swarm: 8 Workouts to Shake Your Body Slim

Sometimes getting into the same routine can get boring. We often need to find ways to change things up whether that’s working out outdoors or changing our cardio routine. Adding in a new type of workout can keep things fresh. Dance workouts can be challenging, fun, and make the workout feel like a party. Enjoying [...]
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SGL’s Friday Favorites #4 + Lower Power Workout

This was a pretty good week for me! I had 4-day work week, thanks to my birthday, got in some good workouts, and got in some much needed retail therapy. My birthday was just yesterday, and my co-workers brought me gluten-free cupcake (they know me so well). I’m not big on birthdays and having almost [...]
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Birthday Special + Almond Joy Protein Cookies!

Hello to you all! Guess what? Today is my birthday! I thought today might be a good time to share some more personal things about me – like my most embarrassing gym moments, my motivations, my own obstacles in the fitness and nutrition worlds, etc. If you just want to get to the recipe, scroll [...]
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Girl, Get a Grip!.. with these 5 Grip Strength Strategies

In life, we’re always trying to grab hold of things. We try to hold onto friends, relationships, old notions of how things should be, and more. In the gym, we grab hold of barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, heavy weight in general, and motivation and determination. We grab on to those barbells for deadlifts, plates for farmers [...]
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Monthly Music Monday

Welcome to the first edition of Monthly Music Monday!! A great workout playlist can take your workout up a notch. Some studies have shown that briskly paced music tends to inspire equally briskly paced workouts, and that music also can distract and calm nervous competitors before a race or other high-pressure situation, improving their subsequent [...]
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Sunday Swarm: 15 Healthier Homemade Trail Mix Recipes

Trail mix has always been on my favorite snacks. However, I have a problem… called moderation. I can never limit myself to ¼ or ½ a cup of the stuff. You know those trail mix bags you can buy at Trader Joe’s that should last a week or be shared among people? NO – it’s [...]
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SGL’s Friday Favorites #3 + Upper Power Workout

This was an interesting week for me. Work was a little hectic, my gym sessions involved supersets, something I haven’t done in a while, and I made some amazing protein cookies and can’t wait to share the recipe with all of you! What else happened?… Hm well I hit a new PR on my squat, [...]
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