'Tis the season, so string up your Christmas lights, spin that Dreidel, and start baking your loved ones' favorite holiday treats in the kitchen. Now while you're getting into the spirit, I have a few helpful drinks that will make your holidays less stressful. These five ho-ho-holiday drinks will have your guests wondering if you have a secret bartender at your house because they are easy to make, but pack a punch. Let me introduce to you my first holiday drink, the gold apple! This drink only requires one ounce dark spiced rum, a half ounce of butterscotch schnapps, and three ounces of sparkling apple cider. You’ll need to fill each low ball glass with ice and then pour one … [Read more...] about Five Drinks To Turn Your Holidays into Your Holidaze!
Convincing yourself to go to the gym is probably one of the hardest things to accomplish when you're first starting to mold your summer bod during winter. The second hardest step is— Oh no, what do I wear? Sports bras have made quite the comeback as a popular fitness trend for women. The sports bra is typically being used as the main highlight of an outfit like a t-shirt and then finding what color high waisted, yoga pants. Numerous celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid, and Jennifer Lopez, have come to love these fashion trends, only wearing the sports bra as a shirt. Not only do these celebrities use the sports bra as a fashion trend for the gym, but for going out as “casual … [Read more...] about The Return of the Sports Bra
Not only are the holidays upon us, tempting you with peppermint bark and chocolate Santas galore, making it easy to fall off track from your routine while traveling, but what if you had a few key pointers to help keep your diet in line? First of all, you must plan ahead with certain snacks you can take on the plane or car ride with you. Snacks such as protein bars, almonds, fruits like bananas, apples, or oranges, some rice cakes, and even raw bell peppers are easy to carry and super healthy! You can also take a peanut butter and banana sandwich you can pre-pack! These snacks are loaded with vitamins and minerals that are not only going to be beneficial to your body, but also your … [Read more...] about Staying Fit For Your Holiday Travels
2017 has been the year of drinking green kale smoothies, taking the stairs instead of the elevator and buying waist trainers to obtain that hourglass shape even if you can't breathe. To continue with the healthy trend this year, most Americans have said nay to animal products and hello to veggies, nuts, tofu, and anything that comes from an animal: vegan. Most people do not know what becoming a vegan entails. "Vegan refers to anything that’s free of animal products: no meat, milk, eggs, wool, leather, honey and so forth," according to the website Vegan. Now many people usually “like the idea” of becoming vegan, but it takes a strong willed person to convert their diet to A Land Before … [Read more...] about To Vegan or Not to Vegan; That is the Question
The time has come, one and all, for the most basic season of the year. Not only are gals dusting off their UGG boots and pulling out their beanies, but they are losing their minds for the pumpkin pandemonium this fall. Luckily, for your basic addiction, someone is here to guide you down this orange-bricked road. The top fifteen pumpkin goodies that everyone should get their hands on are, spoiler alert, all going to reside in the one and only, Trader Joe's. Not only does Trader Joe's carry pumpkin chocolate brownies and pumpkin cream cheese to put on your pumpkin bagel, but they also have, hold on to your seats, pumpkin cinnamon rolls. These flaky little clouds have just the right … [Read more...] about Top 15 Pumpkin Goodies
It's the season for yummy holiday treats to start making their way into everyone’s kitchen. Contrary to popular belief, there are healthy desserts you can indulge in without gaining that holiday weight. So put down those pumpkin cheesecakes and throw away the peppermint barks, because there is a new dessert in town. A recipe that many people should know about is dark chocolate peanut butter-filled bananas. This easy, convenient recipe only involves three items. You'll just need to get bananas and cut them in spheres. After this is done, get parchment paper over a pan and put each banana sphere on them. You'll need to spread a generous helping of peanut butter on each banana slice, then … [Read more...] about Kill the Sweet Tooth, Keep the Bikini Bod
The world of bodybuilding has become more mainstream over the years due to trends and pop culture's infatuation with single-digit body fat percentages. People fail to understand that it takes more than protein shakes and twice-a-week weight liftings to achieve results. Being a fitness competitor requires going through greater lengths than just drinking a “fit tea” in the hopes that a six pack will appear in the morning. Competitors put their minds and bodies through strenuous workouts and must have the willpower to say “no” to sweet treats during the holidays. What makes this lifestyle worth it? Figure competitor and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NACSM) certified personal … [Read more...] about Inside the world of weightlifting and body building