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    Intermittent Fasting For Weight Loss, Does It Work?

    A newish craze in the fitness world is intermittent fasting. It has become more and more prevelent in the last 5 years or so and people love it. Chances are, you probably know someone who has tried it and swears by it. You might be wondering, what the heck is intermittenting fasting and should I get on the boat? We’ll be diving into all the particulars of intermittenent fasting for weightloss, the dangers of it and if it actaully works!  What is Intermittent Fasting? Before jumping in, let’s talk about what intermittent fasting is. Intermittent fasting is an eating cycle where you choose a specific eating and fasting window. For example, eating during…

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    How to Start a Work Out Plan, The Answer May Shock You

    There are SO many fitness plans out there and they all promise amazing results and transformations. It can be overwhelming to start when it seems like all of these professionals know what they’re doing. Especially all the cool looking Insta workouts. Trying to get started, dealing with intimidation at the gym and how to start a work out plan, are all pretty daunting tasks. These are all the topics that’ll we’ll be talking about today and hopefully you will leave feeling more confident! Just Start So the main answer to the overriding question, “how to start a workout plan,” is to just. start. Shocking, right? Ground breaking. All jokes aside,…

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    Female Fitness Standards: Should Fitness Models Exist?

    It probably goes without saying, but, the fitness industry is kind of a mess. When I was growing up I remember fitness being kind of a low-key thing, of course, that was before social media. The industry has become this playground for all the super fit and they bully the ones that aren’t strong enough for the monkey bars. It’s so weird because, used to, men were the most intimidating part of the gym experience (still can be). However, now, women are just as bad. It really makes me wonder about female fitness standards and everything we see online and social media. Will women every be able to win? Worse…

  • Motivation

    Short Term Fitness Goals: The Best Approach?

    You’ve probably noticed that I love goals. Goal setting is where I get most of my motivation to keep moving forward with, well, everything, but especially my health and fitness. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged when things are moving slowly, like fat loss and muscle growth. We’re talking glacial speed here. I remember when I first started trying to lose my baby weight and it took weeks and weeks to just lose 5lbs. Of course, I was making a lot of mistakes along the way but I also hadn’t set any short term fitness goals. Trust me, I had a lot of long term goals, like, fit…

  • Recommendations

    Best Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker: Review (33861), A Time SAVER

    Product: Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker (33861) Where to Buy: Here  Container Size: 6 Quart My Rating: 9 out of 10 The Best Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker, Product Overview: Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. I absolutely LOVE slow cookers. They used to be called crock pots but now everyone is calling them slow cookers, so I am just trying to keep up with the times here. I have used a couple crock pots… er…slow cookers in my day and I’m telling you the BEST one I’ve used, hands down is by Hamilton Beach. Hamilton Beach has been around for a long, long time and I have yet…

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    Tracking Macros for Weight Loss, Does it Work?

    If you’ve been on Instagram for more than 10 minutes you have probably come across the terms “macros” or “tracking macros.” To be honest, I had no idea they were until maybe 2 years ago. I don’t know if its just me, but it seems like they have been making a huge appearance recently, which, isn’t necessarily bad. However, they can be misleading (i.e. tracking macros for weight loss) and even intimidating. No fear, I am here to clear all of that up for you. So lets jump right in!  What are Macros? First of all, what the heck are macros? Macros refer to “macronutrients” which contain the 3 largest…

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    Green Tea Matcha: Benefits and Recommendation

     As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.  Disclaimer: All opinions are formed from personal opinion/research. So, I like to keep it real with you guys and I have to tell y’all how I started drinking green tea because, I think it’s kinda funny. I have been drinking green tea since I was 14 and I am almost 28 now. That’s 14 years! That’s longer than most marriages these days. That’s saying something.  On to the story. Green Tea and Halle Berry Instyle magazine used to be my jam. I bought every single issue and would flip through the glossy pages, almost daily, until the next one was released.…

  • Mental Health

    Anxiety and Exercise, How I Cope

    Did you have any fears as a child that when you look back now, you realize they were unrealistic? I thought that I was going to die from quicksand. Seriously. I watched one movie that referenced quicksand and knew my life was over. I asked my mom what it was, she proceeded to tell me, “quicksand is very dangerous, if you get stuck in it, just your foot, it will eventually pull you down further. Every time you move it makes it worse and you only sink deeper and deeper until you suffocate” then she nonchalantly says, “some pits are so big they could swallow a car. People never even…

  • Diet Culture

    The Best Fitness Foods: A Dangerous Approach

    If you have ever had an interest in the health and fitness realm, I am sure you have you come across what I like to call, “fitness foods.” They are the types of things that only the super fit and super dedicated eat. You know what I am talking about…*cough* chicken and rice *cough.* I am not saying that these foods are bad or wrong, I just think there is a better way. I mean, have you eaten 3 day old chicken and rice from your weekly meal prep? I keep trying to think of a funny comparison but there is literally nothing funny about dry crusty 3 day old chicken and rice. Nothing!…

  • Recipes

    Steel Cut Oatmeal Health Benefits: Quick and Easy Recipe

    I already know what you’re thinking, ‘Savannah, this is a sexy blog’ (why thank you) ‘and oatmeal is NOT sexy.’ Hear me out on this, there was a time when I too thought oatmeal was not sexy and shunned it for years. Growing up, oatmeal was pretty much always on the menu. I had 4 other siblings and oats were just quick and easy to be honest. My dad was the oatmeal and omelette chef (he made a spaghetti omelette one time… a story for another day, suffice it to say, I am still recovering).  Something you should know about my dad is he is 60 and still solid muscle.…