August to August Progress Report

Hey all! I hope you had a relaxing Labor Day Weekend. I for one am happy that Fall is slowly but surely heading our way. Paul and I have one last “Summer” getaway planned, but then it’s on to the crisper temperatures that I love so much. August has become the start of my new … More August to August Progress Report

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The benefits of a recovery week for increased strength

  Hey Barbelles! This week’s post is dedicated to the Recovery Week. If you’re a gym regular, I hope you are already utilizing recovery weeks to optimize your training. If you’re not, stay tuned to learn about the benefits. It seems counter-intuitive, but scheduling a week where you work with half of your normal weight, … More The benefits of a recovery week for increased strength

Pleasantly Paleo: Key Lime Pie Smoothie Recipe!

Hey Barbelles! I’ve got a delicious and healthy smoothie to fuel your next workout! Loaded with healthy fats, this smoothie will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but your hunger cravings as well. This would be a delicious breakfast or dessert! Ingredients: *1/2 ripe avocado *1/4 cup raw cashews *2 dates, pitted *1/4 tsp. vanilla … More Pleasantly Paleo: Key Lime Pie Smoothie Recipe!

Whole “30” Holiday Challenge

The Whole 30 Program is something I stumbled upon last fall and fell in love with. It totally aligns with my philosophy on food and health. Basically, it’s a 30 day period (I loathe the term “cleanse”) where you focus on eating ONLY real, whole foods. No weighing, no measuring (your food OR your body) and NO fees – this is completely free and something you can do on your own. … More Whole “30” Holiday Challenge