In my profession as a nutrition coach, it's very common to focus on the big picture items like eating healthy & working out, and forgetting about smaller details like say stretching. I was guilty of it too. You know when I first started working out a few years ago, I did it with enthusiasm and lots of energy. I pushed my body with every workout and I focused on workouts that built muscle, improved my stamina & endurance and which would make the biggest impact on my overall fitness. Yup, I was a badass.
If you’ve trained at the Elite Training Facility, or ever talked to either Clint or myself, you’ve heard us preach over and over again to get your protein in. Yes, it’s great for weight loss and building lean muscle, but today we wanted to dig a little deeper and talk about the many other important functions of protein. It’s not just about weight loss!
Meats & Things:
Go for grilled fish more often. The healthiest types include salmon, trout and herring, which are high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Buy chicken breasts – and remember to remove the skin before eating – instead of the fattier dark meat (legs and thighs). Or try grilling up chicken or turkey burgers using breast meat, and add diced onions for another layer of flavor.
The road to fitness is paved with good intentions — but sometimes it’s hard to know how to take the first steps. Whether you've taken some time away from fitness or have never given it a shot, you just might need some tips from the Elite Training Facility to get going.
Use these simple tips
to get your exercise or fitness routine moving:
I have recently realized truly what I have gained from being a business owner. It was like a light bulb went off! If I think back to a time when everyone asks what you want to be when you grow up, I would have said a teacher. I want to teach, to help and to be with people, young people. Life happens, priorities change and sometimes our dreams take a back burner.