Oomph! I tried a new workout studio yesterday called BodyBurn and I am seriously feeling it today! This workout is no joke! All of the moves are done on a pilates reformer-type machine which has a stable platform, a moving platform and cables, so in all of the exercises you are either pushing or pulling while also trying to keep your balance. My favorite were the planks. We kept our feet on the moving platform and our hands on the stable one and we pulled our knees into our chest and twisted right to left. It was a killer! I’ll definitely be going back when my soreness to go away. Should take about a week 😉
My dad called me a few days ago to ask my opinion on what kind of sweetener he should buy at the grocery store. He often calls me for nutrition advice. So far I’ve gotten him and my mom to switch to organic cold cuts and eggs, almond milk instead of cow’s milk and almond butter instead of Skippy peanut butter. Any healthy swaps I can influence my parents to make I count as a win.
I’m a big fan of little swaps. They make a huge difference to your diet without making you give up your favorite foods and drinks. I also realized that all of the big upgrades I’ve made to my diet started with little swaps. I began experimenting with whole wheat flour in my baking. Back in the day, swapping half whole wheat flour for AP flour was a big deal, and now I’ve upgraded to oat flour, coconut flour and even protein powder in my baked goods.
Introducing new foods to your diet can sometimes seem daunting and everyone has to go at their own pace to make lasting changes which is why I thought I’d introduce a segment on the blog called Good~Better~Best.
Every week I’m going to focus on one food group and how each upgrade will improve your diet. It’s up to you and your comfort level where you want to start and how slowly or quickly you want to progress.
We all have strong beliefs about food (once upon a time I thought peanut butter would make me fat. Ha!) and sometimes it’s scary to try new things so I’m going to break things down and hopefully, get rid of some of the mystery surrounding certain healthy foods.
Here’s a preview of some of the foods I will cover:
What do you guys think of this segment? Any food or drink I didn’t list that you would like me to cover? Let me know in the comments.
I apologize for this post being so short and sweet. My personal training test is in a few weeks so it’s crunch time and I’m hitting the books day and night. I might have a surprise for you all once I pass so stay tuned!
Have a great day!