SGL’s Friday Favorites #6 + Going Dark

Hey everyone! There is only one week left until Halloween! Are you excited? I am. This year, I am actually dressing up and doing festive activities… like hosting a pumpkin carving party for friends and going out on the town all dressed up in costume. You’ll have to check out next week’s post to see [...]
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All About: Protein

We’ve covered carbs, we’ve covered dietary fats, and now we’re getting into protein – the macronutrient many consider to be the most important. Proteins are molecules consisting of amino acids. In everyday life, when we hear or read about protein, it usually comes in the form of foods high in protein, such as meats, eggs, [...]
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Cheat Clean: Cookie Dough Protein Squares

Cookie dough. COOKIE DOUGH. COOOOKIIIIE DOUUUUGH. I am obsessed with it. I don’t know why, but I am and I have found delicious ways to deal with my obsession that don’t involve me eating it by the spoonful from a tub or making a ton of cookies. There is ECPK (a little too expensive for [...]
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Sunday Swarm: 13 Halloween Treats that Won’t Derail Your Diet

While dressing up some carrots or radishes as fingers might seem fun, you won’t be getting the full Halloween experience unless you eat something sweet. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, move on as these recipes are not for you. What’s below IS for you if you want to have something sweet, without all [...]
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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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