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I am a college student that is trying to stay physically fit and eat healthy. We all know how hard this is, so I am trying to post some tips, and get some discussions started so we can all learn from each other.

Morning Workout Routines To Stay Healthy

Morning Workout Routines

The perfect morning workout routine gives you the energy and the pump you need to get going throughout the day, helping you to stay fit and healthy in the long run. Good start means a good ending too, so there’s your motivation to start your morning workout routine that has been in your new year resolutions each year but never put into practice! You have all heard not to oversleep and it’s equally important not to lose sleep. Make sure that you get enough sleep. Your body needs to rest after a long day and this helps you with the next ... Read More »

How To Burn Calories As You Eat  

Burn Calories As You Eat  

  If you are in a fitness regime to lose weight and be healthier,  dieting part is the hardest part. You must not let temptation and bad habbits  allow you to give in to the munchies and other junk food that you see every day. However, let us tell you how to burn calories while you are eating so you can have the joy of of eating without worrying about getting out of shape. – Hot peppers for a hotter figure Sorry for the cheesy title but hey, hot peppers can actually contribute to burning your calories if you are in the process ... Read More »

Drinking Water For A Healthier And Fitter Body  

Drinking Water

Have you ever stopped and thought about the miraculous liquid of water that gives and maintains life? Well, although it is invisible to many eyes which look for artificial drinks, water can give you many benefits to live a healthier life. Water has the power to keep your bodily functions balanced, control the amount of calories that you take, energize you from within, add a glow to your skin and, keep your kidneys healthy and happy as well. This article will take you through some important benefits you can gain by drinking an ample amount of water. After reading them, it ... Read More »

Fit and Free Friday

…because you know us bloggers and our alliteration… Happy Friday! Every day this week has been kind of a Friday for me, so it’s pretty strange to be excited about the weekend. All this time off is relaxing, but I have idle hands and I feel like there’s so much I should be doing. I heard a great quote from one of the trainers at LA Fitness a few days ago: Eat for who you want to be. Drink for who you are. The first part is self-explanatory. Eat the type of foods you would be eating if you were ... Read More »

Blogging for Good: Greater Orlando Heart Walk

You may remember, about a week and a half ago I wrote a post about the Valencia Foundation. This was for a program I’m participating in called Blogging for Good. On September 15th, I’m attending the Central Florida Bloggers Conference in Orlando, FL. The conference is promoting Blogging for Good, where bloggers and speakers write to bring awareness to six amazing non-profit organizations that are doing great things in Central Florida. One of the non-profits, or rather, events, that I’m inspired to write about is the Greater Orlando Heart Walk. Today I’d like to step away from my usual style ... Read More »

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Hey! I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend! You know it’s going to be a good, quick week when you have a case of the Mondays on a Tuesday. It’s also the first day in September back to work, which means a short, jam-packed month for me. Here’s what my hectic September schedule looks like: 7-9th: Miami trip 15th: Central Florida Bloggers Conference, Orlando 19th: Fit2Run fun run 27th: 5K Olive Garden Pre-Party 28th: Gainesville Beer Run 5K …and all sorts of meetings, workouts, and football events in between. And I’m getting a little ahead of myself ... Read More »

Tomato, Tabata

I’ve been wanting to try Tabata training for a while but always balked at the idea of getting a good workout in only 4 minutes. Yesterday I stumbled upon this Self magazine article about a CrossFit-inspired Tabata style workout and decided to throw caution to the wind and try this format out. Here’s the idea behind Tabata:   20 seconds of high intensity exercise 10 seconds of rest 8 total 30 second “sets” 4 minutes total = 1 round 4 minutes of working out still sounds like tomfoolery to me, so I did five 4-minute rounds. And I was dying by ... Read More »

Boots, Boats, But No Beach

Monday is off to a slow start after another fun, yet exhausting weekend. Whitney’s on her way back to Colorado in a few hours, and hopefully I’ll be making the trip to see her soon. I need to make an effort to post more throughout the weekend, because come Monday, I have all these ideas that I have no idea how to organize. Friday after work I scheduled a haircut, and was pretty unsure as to what I wanted until the very last minute. Actually, I’m still not sure, but here’s what I ended up with: It’s a lot shorter ... Read More »

Long Distance Gym Buddies and Our Quest for Abs

My best friend Whitney lives in Colorado. That’s 1,705 miles away. A 28-hour drive. 4 hours by plane. Yet she’s my biggest motivator to stay healthy and fit. Over the years, our communication has came and went, but around February of this year, after a long phone catchup session, we rekindled our friendship over fitness. Apparently something had sparked a flame in both of us to get off our butts and do something about our less than mediocre bodies. We began texting each other recipes, sending each other photos of what we had eaten that day, sharing our workout plans, ... Read More »

Lemon Chili Chicken & Shrimp With Tropical Salad

I made this awesomely flavorful and healthy dinner last night. It’s so easy and you can mix and match a ton of different vegetables for a well-rounded meal that serves 2-3. Lemon Chili Chicken & Shrimp 1/2 lb peeled shrimp 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed 1/8 sweet onion, diced 1/2 red bell pepper, diced handful of mushrooms, sliced 1/2 zucchini, chopped oil of choice (I use coconut oil) 1 garlic clove, chopped chili flakes (to taste) garlic salt (to taste) 1 tbsp lemon juice or juice from 1/4 fresh lemon Heat oil on medium heat in a non-stick pan. ... Read More »