Healthy Living

You can’t Top Toppings: How to Top Off Every Meal

You can’t Top Toppings: How to Top Off Every Meal

I recently came to a realization that sometimes, the meals I eat (especially dessert and breakfast) are really all about the toppings I’m putting ON or IN the dish than the dish itself. A plain waffle? Pass. A plain bowl of oatmeal? No thanks. A […]

Pre and Post Workout Nutrition for Hard-Gainers

Pre and Post Workout Nutrition for Hard-Gainers

The general population can likely overlook this article. But if you came here because you typed in “how to gain weight” into Google, you’ve come to the right place. You see, some of us have just as hard of a time gaining weight as a […]

Muscle Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 34

Muscle Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 34

The Workouts Things I accomplished: I finally did overhead squats with weight on the 35lb bar…making it a whole 40lbs. Snatches are more consistent and I have better form Front squatting for 3 reps what used to be my 1 RM about 2 months ago. […]

Muscle Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 33

Muscle Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 33

I tried a new meal prep strategy last week! It worked so well I’m doing it again this week. I batch cooked one big meal for me and Justin, he picked up sandwich supplies for himself for lunches, and for my other prep I picked out […]

Muscle-Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 32

Muscle-Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 32

This week’s meal plan was delicious. Most of them are…but recently I’m trying to simplify the workload while still making things interesting. It was also week 3 of my new olympic lifting routine and I have to say I’m seeing some great progress in myself. […]

Muscle-Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 31

Muscle-Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 31

The Workouts: This olympic lifting plan is fantastic. I love doing new things and seeing so much progress right away. Things I accomplished: Power clean and jerk went from a difficult 60lbs to an easy 70lbs – still some form things to work on but […]

Muscle-Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 30

Muscle-Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 30

This was a better week. My energy and mood are up, food was delicious, Justin’s Mom was in town for a few days to help keep him off his feet so he can finally get back to work tomorrow, and I’m doing new and exciting […]

Muscle Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 29

Muscle Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 29

It’s been a tough week. Justin’s recovering from surgery and it’s slower progress than the surgeon had hoped for. But he’s a trooper and I’m doing my best to take care of him when I’m not working. It hasn’t been easy for either of us […]

Muscle Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 28

Muscle Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 28

Another meal prep Sunday coming your way! This was my second week of adding a little more variety in. I have managed to stash a lot of stuff in the freezer and when cleaning it out/organizing it a few days ago I realized I’ll be […]

Muscle Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 27

Muscle Building Meal Plan: 2017 Week 27

The Workouts and Nutrition Workouts: I started the second round of Charlie Mike – however I’m modifying it quite a bit. Here’s my new schedule: Sunday – Endurance day – basically as much cardio that takes up the amount of time Justin works out for […]