Kettlebells anyone?

The first time I picked up a kettlebell was around 11 years ago.  I didn’t know much about them, and I had absolutely no idea all the things you could do with them, but lucky for me I had some friends who had a few kettlebell certifications under their belt – so naturally I snuck in some good training in with them. Ahhhh friends are the best 🙂

I love kettlebell work. It’s a nice break from my more regular dumbbell and barbell workouts. Sometimes I do focused kettlebell workouts and other times I choose a few kettlebell movements and work them into my workout with other exercises and equipment. It all depends of my mood and what my goals are for the workout. shutterstock_614169584.jpg

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Super Green Protein Smoothie

I go in smoothie phases, sometimes I will have a liquid lunch every single day for a few weeks – I get obsessed. And then one day my mood changes and I won’t have another smoothie for weeks, or even a couple of months.

When I’m on a smoothie kick I almost always make some version of a green smoothie. I play around with the ingredients, but I almost always end up throwing in the equivalent of a medium size salad into the blender with all the other ingredients 🙂 I know it doesn’t exactly sound delicious, but with all the other tasty ingredients in there, it works. Trust me! Read more

Practicing calm

The last while I’ve been gravitating more toward relaxing things, things that don’t stress and tire my body as much as my daily (well, almost daily) heavy weight training & cardio workouts. I feel like I’m turning a bit of a corner with my workout routine that has been sparked by a couple of injuries I’ve had over the last few months.

Because of these lingering injuries, it’s really limited what I can do at the gym, and my regular everyday activites. It’s been so incredibly frustrating 😭 but I’ve taken it as a sign that my body is telling me to – Slow. It. Down!

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BBQ Grainy Mustard Chicken Salad

I am BBQing everything, well almost everything. I love summer so much just for this very reason – BBQ.  I grill a lot of things, burgers, skewers, chicken, veggies, you name it I’ll do it.

The other day I had some leftover grilled veggies in the fridge that I needed to use up. I’m all for leftovers but sometimes I don’t like eating the exact same thing I had the day before – too boring. Since I had bought a bunch of chicken I planned to BBQ up, I thought I’d somehow throw that all together.

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