Blog posts with tag: marissa moody

Healthy "on-the-go" snack ideas from Health & Wellness peeps

Healthy "on-the-go" snack ideas from Health & Wellness peeps

Life is so busy. We are all juggling 101 things and although we have the best of intentions when it comes to our health and making smart choices, sometimes stress, exhaustion, or the chaos of life gets the better of us. We often want to make better choices but we might not know what they are, or just need some fresh inspiration & idea.I know I have my go-to options for a healthy snack or lunch if I am running around the city. I thought I would not only share my favourite options but ask a few friends who are personal trainers, nutrition coaches, and work in the health & wellness sphere to share their go-to’s as well.Regardless of where you live (or if you are traveling) on the West or East Coast or in Canada or the US, you have a full list of options that you can go to.
Coconut Oatmeal Carrot Balls

Coconut Oatmeal Carrot Balls

It’s so easy for us to go back to old habits when we are tired & stressed….that’s why our snacks (especially in the evenings) often look the same. The solution? Plan ahead and have some snack options on hand, so when you are tired or stressed you have something already in the fridge (or cupboard) to easily reach for. Give these coconut oatmeal balls a try.
Slow Down When Eating Your Food

Slow Down When Eating Your Food

We have all been there – you are so busy running between errands, kids' activities, work meetings and 1001 competing priorities that you grab some food on the go and wolf it down. You barely remember the first couple bites and now it’s all gone. Today I want to share with you the simplest and quite possibly the most effective nutritional habit that you can implement in your life, which can have a massive impact.
Don't want to count calories? Then balance your plate.

Don't want to count calories? Then balance your plate.

A balanced plate (and diet) can go a long way in helping you achieve your weight-loss or health-related goals. But what does a balance plate look like? Do you know how much carbs, protein, veggies and healthy fats you should have on your plate? And if you do have an idea, how do you measure that without looking like a food-obsessed freak?!
My 3 Favourite Protein Packed Breakfasts

My 3 Favourite Protein Packed Breakfasts

Of meals that I have missed in my life, breakfast isn’t one of them. I was never one of those people who can forego the first glorious meal of the day and wait until lunch for my first chance to dig into some real food. A healthy, well-rounded breakfast helps me think clearer, focus on morning tasks, perform better when doing a workout or going for a run and does in fact keep me from eating everything in site when 11 or 12 o’clock rolls around. Given that I have such a love of breakfast I thought I would share my three favourite breakfast options.
Why the 5lb dumbbell likely isn’t enough

Why the 5lb dumbbell likely isn’t enough

I see it all the time, maybe you’re guilty of it too? Women in the gym and at fitness classes using 3lb and 5lb weights. There was a time years ago when reaching for the 5lb weights was my default too. Sweating through a class or thinking you are doing the work that will get you the results you they desire. I mean you’re sweaty, your arms are burning..it’s gotta be working…right!?!?!?
A Must Have For Your Home Gym

A Must Have For Your Home Gym

  If getting to the gym is a hassle that you avoid it like the plague…make it easier. Buy a few small weights & workout items to have at home, so you can get a workout in without having to travel to & from the gym. You don’t need a lot of space, just a few key pieces of equipment. One of the best additions to your home gym is a set of kettlebells. As you progress and add you to your gym you might decide to expand your kettlebell collection, but to start, one (or ideally two) kettlebells will set you up well.
Simple (but effective) 20 minute do anywhere workout

Simple (but effective) 20 minute do anywhere workout

If getting out of your house and to the gym is a major challenge, make it easier by having some fitness gear at home and a few go-to workouts that you can do with limited space and time. Today I am sharing a simple circuit that will help challenge your cardiovascular system, assist in improving your strength and leave you sweaty in 20 minutes or less! For this circuit you will need 2 sets of dumbbells.
5 Tips to progress from a kneeling to real pushup

5 Tips to progress from a kneeling to real pushup

  Do you feel like you're not good at pushups, or can't do them? I say you can! With the correct exercises and proper form, I promise you that if you focus on it, you CAN do pushups, and do them well. Just think about how great you’ll feel when you can finally knock out a set of 10 perfect pushups! Here are my top 5 tips to progress from pushups from your knees to full blown proper pushups.