If you're new to the world of fitness, the amount of information out there about nutrition can be really overwhelming. Should you do vegan, should you do chicken/sweet potatoes/broccoli, should you go gluten free, should you track your macros, etc. It's a lot. And the research can sometimes point in multiple directions. Here at Sweat Stretch Eat, I base my guidance off of what I have learned through my NASM CPT training, my NAFC Nutrition Coach training, and from a lot of different books/research that I read. I'm trying to help you navigate the hype and do what's best for your body.Read More
Generally, I'm not a huge fan when people categorize foods as "good" or "bad." Sure, there are some foods that have pretty much no nutritional value, like donuts or fast food. But for most things, I think portion control matters as much as (if not more than) what the actual food is.Read More
This week marks the beginning of 18 weeks of marathon prep before the Boulder Backroads Marathon. More running = more food.
Here's one of my new favorite protein-packed recipes. If I made this on a long run day, I'd probably add a side of sweet potatoes.Read More
I'm extremely Type A -- if you didn't already know that. I thrive on lists and schedules and calendars and planning ahead. I can't function like a normal human being any other way. Matt jokes that sometimes I get so crazy about that I'll ask him what he's planning to wear on Christmas in June. Obviously he doesn't know what he's going to be wearing in 6 months! Probably nobody needs to plan that far.Read More
This power bowl recipe is close to the easiest thing on the planet to cook. One of my dearest friends (Tara) made this for Matt and I one time when we came over to her apartment in Brooklyn. I randomly started craving it this week, and texted her for the recipe. It's so simple and so good. Let me know if you try it!Read More
I've been using the Strava app as a social platform since I got my first Garmin watch for Christmas this past year. For whatever reason, nobody seems to use Garmin Connect as a social app, they all sync GC with Strava and interact on Strava. I'm not sure what the logic is behind this, but it doesn't really matter. Moral of the story is that you need to get on Strava and we need to be friends. Let me help you figure that out.Read More
As I was talking about in my Moving to a Place Where You Don't Know Anyone post last week, we've been trying our best to step out of our comfort zone and meet new people. In our first month here, we showed up for the Prayer and Worship night at church and ended up connecting with some really cool people that keep inviting us to outdoorsy stuff #winning.Read More