It’s time to ditch the diet! And when I say diet I don’t mean restrictions that are necessary for religious/moral beliefs or medical conditions. I mean the mentality that certain foods should be labeled as “bad” and vehemently avoided. This is the year to make peace with your body and not purse weight loss.
I recently just got into running and boy - was it one of the most difficult but rewarding sports I have ever tried! Besides forcing my legs to keep moving forward despite my heart exploding out of my chest, or convincing myself I can make one more mile, I actually found that keeping my energy from depleting on and off the track had to be the most difficult feat of all. Because without energy, you can’t do anything in the first place! Through my personal trials and errors, I found these fantastic seven ways to boost energy levels. I hope they help you out too!
This year, we tried Whole30 take 2 and I’m happy to report that we completed all 30 days and there were no incidents of pizza eating or plate sniffing which is a #win in my book. If you’ve ever been curious about Whole30 or why anyone would want to try it, you’re in luck because I’m here to do just that. I’m here to share the WholeTruth.
With more and more people adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet, it leaves us wondering, “Is this right for me?” Various athletes, even up to the elite level, are implementing these routines while still excelling in their respective sports. For example, ultra-marathon runner Scott Jurek has embraced a vegan lifestyle, and recently set a world record for running all 2,189 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 46 days, eight hours, and seven minutes. Yikes.
If you workout in the morning, you know the importance of fueling after a tough session. Whether you're lifting weights, taking Zumba, running or cycling, our body needs nutrients to help recover and make it through the work day. Besides avocado toast (don't judge me), my favorite go-to breakfast is oatmeal. I usually load it up with peanut-butter, cinnamon, apples and whatever else I have on hand to make it more filling.
Do you spend your Saturday or Sunday mornings logging long runs? If you're training for a long-distance race, you've probably come across energy gels at least once during your training. If you've found yourself losing energy during your long run, you may have even wondered if you should be using gels to fuel your long runs.
We know that the sports nutrition section at your running store can be a little intimidating so we wrote this post to give you a head start on creating your long distance nutrition plan.
Halloween has come and gone but the treats don't have to :). CFG Run Crew member, Marybeth, shares one of her favorite treats with us and they are soooo good! This is the easiest recipe! It does not require baking or measuring!
Raise your hand if you enjoy dessert (raises both hands). Thanks to City Fit Girls' Jackie McQuiston, we have a sweet treat for you to try at home. Have a dairy or gluten allergy? No worries, Jackie includes substitute ingredients at the bottom of this post. After you try out the delicious recipe, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
You, yes even YOU can suffer from dehydration during your favorite outdoor bootcamp or Saturday long run. As temperatures rise in warmer months, you're likely to sweat a lot more than usual during your daily physical activities. Because of this increased sweating, it's really, really important that you fill your body with fluids before, during, and after your workout.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet, people skip the opportunity to kickstart their day with nutrients by eating highly processed/sweetened cereals and yogurts or worst, eating no breakfast at all. We know you probably won’t have time to prepare a lavish meal each morning, but try these five tips to improve the nutritional quality of your breakfast.