Monday, April 27, 2015

Morning Routine

Your morning routine is what sets you up for your day, thus it holds a lot of potential and power. Here are 3 parts of our current morning routines, why we do them, and why you might want to try it out for yourself:

  • Wake up 2 hours before needing to leave the house
    • Sleeping until the absolute last moment before you have to get up and get ready can seem like a good idea (more sleep, right?) BUT - then when you DO get up, you get up under rushed pretenses! You start the day in a hurry, anxiety-provoking mode, which can lead to you feeling that way the entire day. Plus - if you get up well before you need to leave, you have time for the next 2 two parts.....
  • Hot water w/ juice from a lemon immediately upon waking
    •  The benefits of consuming warm water with lemon upon waking up are well documented; one quick Google search provides plenty of articles! In short, it's a little immune system boost and helps kick-start your digestion.
  • Workout
    • Honestly, there isn't a bad time to workout. The UPSIDE of getting it done in the morning, however, is just that: It's DONE! You don't have to fret over finding time over lunch or after you pick up the kids from school - you can get it done while everyone else is sound asleep. Even better, your metabolism AND mood is revved up for the rest of the day.
Are any of these currently a part of your morning routine? Which ones? If not, which ones would you be open to trying? Let us know!

In Health,

Tim and Lindsay
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Friday, April 10, 2015

The REAL Reasons Women Shouldn't Lift Weights

Hey there - just Lindsay today! As a fitness professional and a woman, I felt it was my duty to share this with you guys. In no particular order, here's the REAL reasons women shouldn't lift weights:

#1 You'll gain confidence. Like makeup-free pics all over your Instagram confident. CAN YOU IMAGINE?!

#2 You'll get stronger. 5 flights of stairs is suddenly easy. Lugging your toddler plus the 10 bags it takes to just go to the grocery store is no problem for your strong arms. WHATEVER WILL YOU DO?!

#3 You'll lose body fat. You know, the stuff actually related to chronic health conditions, your body's proportions, etc. But that doesn't matter because the scale won't go down as much.

#4 You'll look better in your clothes. Less frump, more tight. What will you do with all your Spanx?!

#5 You'll have a faster metabolism, which means you can eat more food. THE HORROR!

There you have it - you definitely shouldn't lift weights as a woman unless you want to be more confident, stronger, have less body fat, and a higher metabolism. Just the thought of those things makes me shiver.

In Health,


P.S. - kinda hope y'all get the sarcasm, but because one never knows, here's the disclaimer: THIS IS HEAVILY LACED WITH SARCASM. I *LOVE* lifting for all those reasons and more. GO LIFT WEIGHTS!

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