Author: Grace

I’m a 20 plus newlywed, nutrition student and aspiring writer, with a love for chocolate, oatmeal and exercise. I enjoy exercising and learning about nutrition and health, and I am currently training for my first half marathon.

How to Overcome Gym Anxiety

Great, you’ve decided that today’s the day that you’ll go to the gym. It’s 12pm now, but you’ll go at 8pm. You promise yourself that. It’s now 7:30pm and somehow you’re nervous about going to the gym. At 7:50pm you decide that you’ll wait till tomorrow. We’ve all been there at some point. Everyone has ….

Organize Your Life: Improve Your Workouts

Exercise is very much a mental battle. My mantra of the week is a great reminder of this, and so today I wanted to share my biggest obstacle in getting my butt out the door and how to organize your life to improve your workouts. If you’re anything like me, you’ll let any little thing get ….

The Weighty Matter of Weight-based Compliments

Is it okay to compliment someone based on his/her weight, or can that be damaging? This has been on my mind a lot recently because I have been the recipient of such compliments.  After having my first baby, I quickly lost the weight I had gained during my pregnancy.  (I attribute this to genetics because ….

10 Things I Learned from Backpacking

This year has been full of new adventures for me. I have explored new areas, met new people, and tried new things. My most recent adventure was this past weekend. One of my good friends invited me to go backpacking with her and some of her friends. I had never gone backpacking before, so I was ….

5 Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling

I’ve been out in the Minneapolis area for the past week for work and you guys…I’m pretty freaking’ impressed with how healthy I’ve been able to be. Normally when I travel I use it as an excuse to eat whatever I want and skip workouts but for this trip I really wanted to do my ….

Top 20 Best Mountain Bike Shoes

If you ride a mountain bike and love mountain biking sports, then you need to wear the Best mountain bike shoes you can afford. First of all, mountain biking is a demanding sport that uses a lot of muscles in your body. You need to take into consideration that without the proper equipment this sport ….

15 Amazing Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

If you would delve deep into the Japanese culture, you will see that they love Matcha Green Tea. This is the highest grade of powdered green tea and it is made out of the young leaves of Camellia sinensis. Matcha Green Tea goes through a process before it is ready. It is steamed then after ….

Why Bother With Clean Eating?

Last week two things came my way that inspired this blog post from me.  Firstly, although I hardly ever watch TV (not out of principal, only because French TV is not really my thing, and I’m too lazy to spend time channel surfing), I saw that Sean Penn/Susan Sarandon flick “Dead Man Walking” and it ….

The Best Elliptical Machine

Why is the elliptical trainer always the most popular equipment in the gym? It builds cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength, yet it’s gentle on your joints. And it’s easy to use for everyone! Running, walking and stair-climbing are all effective cardiovascular exercises. An elliptical trainer simulates those  activities, but in the comfort of a gym ….