July

Blog Posts in July, 2013

  • Q&A with Lindsay

    Question What do you recommend to eat pre and post-workout? I eat very light before I work out in fear that it may come up during. I don’t eat much more after since the last thing I want to do is slave over a hot stove, any advice will help! – Sarah Answer Sarah, this is a great question that I get all the time. If you find yourself lacking the motivation to get your butt to the gym and are ...
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  • Assume the Vertical

    Last spring, I was at a seminar for work and listened to Dr. Pam Peeke speak. As she was addressing the importance of living an active lifestyle, she said three words that really summed it up: ASSUME THE VERTICAL She said, “It doesn’t matter what you do, just get up and move.” Being active is more than working out or exercising at the gym. Oh, you worked out for an hour today? Great! What did you ...
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  • Finding Your Motivation

    A blog post from the series, “Allow me to re-introduce Myself”, by Tiffanie Bittle. It was less than a year ago that I was thinking up every excuse in the book to not exercise. ‘It’s too hot.’ ‘It’s too cold.’ ‘I’m hungry.’ ‘I just ate.’ ‘I’m too tired.’ Now – 30 pounds lost, you can catch me every Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. instructing my very own Zumba class! How it all started… Back in 2010, ...
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  • The Dirty Dozen

    Organic. To some it means fresh, clean and natural. To me, it means expensive! If you can’t afford to buy all organic produce, there are a couple of lists to use as guidelines. The Dirty Dozen is a list of 12 fruits and vegetables that you should buy organic. They make the list based on their pesticide load when grown. The list changes slightly each year, but the 2013 Dirtiest Food Awards go to: ...
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  • Brussels & Bacon

    Most things green are seen as the “enemy” from an early age, but Brussels sprouts get the reputation of being extra-yucky. As we get older, some begin to appreciate the small, green vegetable, but others still keep a safe distance. So when I found this recipe for Brussels sprouts with bacon and garlic, I was sold. Put bacon and garlic on and I’ll give it a try! Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & ...
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  • Be Beautiful

    I am a firm believer that looking good on the outside makes you feel better on the inside. Granted The Real Housewives of Orange County contradicts my theory with zealous… Regardless, you know what it feels like when you’re in your favorite outfit, or you’re having the perfect hair day – you radiate confidence! Even when I’m about to sweat my butt off teaching a class at Piranha, I love putting on ...
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  • Tatiana's Green Thumb

    Piranha Fitness Zumba instructor, Tatiana Lacey, gardens with her husband, David, to save money and eat healthier. In this post, she shares her love for gardening. My husband is a horticulture minor at Texas A&M, which has definitely made an impact on his life and mine. We have a garden at our house, and it has helped us both save money and eat healthier. But there are many other reasons that I ...
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  • Chicken Tortilla Soup

    This healthy recipe comes from Lindsay’s cookbook. The weather is a little warm for soup, but this crockpot soup is too easy and too good not to share! Tortilla Soup Minus the Tortilla Ingredients 1 large rotisserie chicken 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 can crushed tomatoes 2 cups chicken broth 1 jalapeno 1 red onion, chopped 5 diced celery stocks 4 garlic cloves 1 cup shredded carrots 1 tsp chili ...
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  • Walkin' the Dog

    From the blog series, “A Girl’s Best Friend”, by Chelsea Reber. We all know exercising is important for our health. Lucky for us, there are about one MILLION ways to exercise; everything from Zumba to weight training. But what about your furry, four-legged friend? Exercise is just as important for your dog as it is for you. Koda Dogs, young or old, should get daily exercise. And although sticking ...
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  • Tips for Muscle Soreness

    In honor of the last two weeks of Power Training and the start of INSANITY classes at Piranha, this post could not come at a better time for some of you. Your walk up the stairs has turned into a bear crawl. You use the handicap bathroom stall to brace yourself on the safety bars. You literally have to roll out of bed. We’ve all been there… the day or two after an intense workout when you feel ...
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  • Spaghetti Squash

    Attention pasta lovers!! Today’s healthy recipe is a perfect way to add more vegetables into your diet, while cutting carbs at the same time! Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti what??!… Spaghetti squash, the satisfaction of pasta with the nutritional benefits of a vegetable! “I’ve never even seen one of those!” you say? Wrong. Spaghetti squash can be found at any grocery store, and you’ve probably walked ...
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  • Love Yourself

    From the blog series “Improventure, an Adventure on Improving Yourself” by Giuliana Alcala. It is a common saying that you need to love yourself before you can truly experience the love of others. For some, this comes easy; for others, it’s a struggle that brings them down during failures. We spend too much time waiting to be loved by another romantically, being accepted in a group, or getting ...
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