Meet Me at the Barre: Staying Fit with a Back Injury

Meet Me at the Barre: Staying Fit with a Back Injury

Hello friends! In today's blog post, I'm sharing a little bit about my current fitness journey. If you've read my previous post about my experience with Crossfit (here), you probably know that I severely injured my lower back. My injury landed me at an orthopedic doctor, who recommended several weeks of physical therapy. Fortunately for [...]

My 7 Macro “Staple” Foods

My 7 Macro “Staple” Foods

Hey Y'all! Lately, my blog content has been slacking in the nutrition department, so in today's post, I'm going to share with you some grocery shopping secrets! If you've ever tried to count macros before, you know it can be difficult trying to meal plan, prep, and shop for all the potential foods you can [...]

Week 2 Recap: I’m Trying Crossfit for a Month!

Week 2 Recap: I’m Trying Crossfit for a Month!

I find myself writing the blog post much earlier than anticipated, without the sense of pride and accomplishment that accompanied my Week 1 recap. On Monday, I seriously injured my lower back during the metcon (metabolic conditioning) portion of the workout. My instructor had me substitute heavy kettlebell swings for snatches. This was a safety [...]

Week 1 recap- I’m trying Crossfit for a month!

Week 1 recap- I’m trying Crossfit for a month!

So. Many. Acronyms. No, seriously. Everything (at least that's what it felt like) was written in acronyms. It started with the workout, which was posted publicly on a whiteboard in the middle of the gym. "WOD" was scribbled proudly across the top of the board, warning all those who entered of the torture that was [...]

Counting Macros- Whats the Hype?

Counting Macros is so much more than a diet- it’s a lifestyle change that forces people to become educated about what they put in their body on a daily basis. Although you may not count macros forever, you cannot “unlearn” what works for you, and what doesn’t. Counting macros has done wonderful things for my athletic career in college, and for my family members who just want to make healthier choices. In my opinion, its the most sustainable, educational option out there for someone looking to change their appearance, or get healthier.