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.

Best Running Shoes for Women

Controversial subject, I know. I might as well have titled it, “My Opinion on Gun Control,” but I’m much more well-versed in the similarly-heated topic of running shoes. In this post, not only will I share with you my favorites in each category of neutral, stability, and minimal shoes, but I will also give 3 ….

4 Reasons to Buy Quality Food

Do you make sure the food you are eating is good quality? There are many reasons why it is important to make sure your food is organic, fresh, and local. Here are 4 reasons to make the extra effort. 1. Flavour Regardless if food is healthy or unhealthy; the most important thing is flavor. If food ….

Best Speed Bags For Beginners

If you’re considering to buy a speed bag for your home gym, then keep reading as we help you find the right speed bag for you. Buying the best speed bag can be tricky because of all the many brands that almost look the same. You need to know the materials, constructions, and features of ….

Why Is It So Important To Actively Stretch And Improve Flexibility?

Stretching is one of the most important components to any fitness training program. Ensuring you remain flexible in all of your joints by remaining flexible can assist you lessening your chance of injury and improve your range of motion to complete your exercises or activities of daily living. Some people underestimate the importance and benefits ….

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 ….