Own It (Don’t Earn It)

Let me ask you a question…. Are you planning a Day-Before-Thanksgiving-Killer-Workout?  Maybe you’ve already done one? That’s awesome- I think in as far as recovery days, Thanksgiving is probably one of the best strategies.  All the protein and carbs will repair your fatigued body and will probably set you up for some massive progress in the days following. But here’s…

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What Are You Voting For?

In case you missed all the mailers, calls, and yard signs, election day has come and gone. Did you vote?  I did.  I even have the super cool sticker to prove it. I love the fact that I get to vote.  But even so, watching another round of campaigns has me thinking… Do you sometimes feel like the act of…

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Being Perfectly Paleo in the Zombie Apocalypse

Warning- if you’re not caught up on the Walking Dead, there is a Season 5 Spoiler below. It’s that time of year again.  The Walking Dead premiered last weekend, Halloween is right around the corner, and I have a hankering to watch Zombieland. Things like this get me thinking.  Would I be able to survive the Zombie Apocalypse and maintain…

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Better at 30

Yesterday I did something most women (or people for that matter) dread. I turned the Big 3-0. (Don’t worry, if you haven’t visited Facebook and wished me my obligatory “Happy Birthday” yet, you still have time.) I’ve had a sordid relationship with 30 for quite some time.  I stopped counting my age after I turned 25.  Just anniversaries of my 25th…

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The Five Principles of Health

Everyone wants a magic pill to make them skinny.  Or a magic protein shake to make them swoll.  Or a magic exercise to firm their butt for bikini season. Don’t misunderstand me, I think there are some great products and workouts available that can help.  But no such pill, shake, or exercise exists.  Although most infomercials would have you believe…

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Keto Clarity Review (And What the Heck is Ketosis)

One of my favorite things about being in the health and fitness community is that there is no shortage of new theories and concepts to test. Lately I’ve been particularly obsessed with a low carbohydrate, high fat approach to this whole foods lifestyle (seriously, check out my Instagram account for picture proof).  The purpose of this protocol is to become…

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The Most Important Thing to Love

Hey guys!  Kelsey here!  I’m sooooo excited for the post today- my good friend Alexis has graciously agreed to share her journey with all of you.  Alexis is from Effingham, IL and is a Biological Sciences major with a double minor in Chemistry and Theatre/Dance at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  She is on track to graduate in 2016 and plans…

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The Most Dangerous Food You’re Probably Eating

Ok, sorry if I’m being dramatic.  Nothing irritates me more that fear mongering in the health and fitness industry.  It is dangerous, irresponsible, and the tactic that spun me into vegetarianism leaving me sick, tired, and metabolically damaged after 3 years. Let’s be honest here.  There are foods that we should be eating every day, foods that we should mostly…

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