Pre/Post Workout

Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Coffee

Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Coffee

  A couple weeks ago I started a new pre and post-workout strategy. Something basic, something simply and something I don’t have to think about too much each day. Pre-workout: Strength Days: Protein shake with UCAN (sometimes some fruit too) Cardio Days: Protein Coffee (like this chocolate […]

DIY Lara Bars: Chocolate Brownie

DIY Lara Bars: Chocolate Brownie

Making my own Lara bars is a product of one Friday morning of errands gone horribly wrong. One day I went for a haircut and had to stop for groceries. I usually have Fridays off to myself, but Justin was at home from work recovering […]

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. […]

Birthday Cake Protein Cookie Dough

Birthday Cake Protein Cookie Dough

It’s Justin’s birthday! Last year I was in Texas with Camp Gladiator so I missed it (a trip I really regret, to be honest). I did send a Snapchat video wishing him happy birthday at 3am that morning (the time I had to wake up for […]

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 […]

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Dough

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Dough

This week was full of sweets…but so is my life. I just make them healthier because I need them to stay sane. Like this double chocolate chip cookie dough for example – it’s protein-packed and made with chickpeas but tastes like actual cookie dough (and is […]

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. […]

Strawberry Banana Coconut Avocado Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Coconut Avocado Protein Smoothie

It’s summertime which means I enjoy particular summer flavors of things. I love eating for the season for several reasons: First reason is because I buy what’s in season (sales!). Second reason is there is some sort of comfort about eating particular foods in certain weather. Curling […]

Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Protein balls are my jam. I whip them up without even really thinking these days. And then I just eat them all in a couple days because I reach into my fridge and grab one…five times a day. It’s bad. But at least they are […]