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It’s summertime, which means it is WAY TOO HOT to leave the office in the heat of the day to go get a $14 wilted salad. Bring this shit to work and you’ll stay cool, satisfied, and FULL OF NUTRITION. You know you’re supposed to bring your damn lunch to work anyway, so try this one.

I like eating, so I usually put 1/2 of a sandwich’s worth of food in each wrap and have two wraps, as opposed to bringing one huge burrito of a wrap. Also, collard green leaves aren’t always big enough to make a huge burrito. But, you do whatever works for you. Here’s what you’ll need (per serving; if you wanna make a bunch for the week, go for it):

  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1 small chicken breast (4-6 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup sweet onion “mayo” (that Greek yogurt concoction we made last week)
  • 2-4 collard green leaves, depending on their size

That’s all! These are simple and packed with flavor. You can also toss in any other raw or roasted veggies you might have lying around. I added roasted asparagus once and it was very tasty indeed. Read More

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Hey y’all, just a quickie post to tell you about a pretty awesome site (it’s okay, I know you look at other sites) that’s a GREAT fitnessing motivator and resource called Fitness Blender. Don’t be intimidated by their gorgeous 6% body fat photos. They’re an incredibly accessible couple of personal trainers that just want to spread some health around. Super neat!

On the site there are hundreds of free workout videos, ranging from low-impact, level-one light workouts to incredibly difficult high intensity interval training sessions. You can specify the area you want to work, the type of workout, the level of difficulty, even the amount of time you want to spend or calories you want to burn. They’ve been working on their site constantly, and now that they have these new search filters, it’s even easier to use as a quick go-to when you want a workout for home or the gym.

Here are a few reasons why I really like these guys: Read More

Eat Real FoodWe’ve talked a lot about werkin out, and eating good stuff, and having a healthy mindset, and all kinds of things that can make you strong and healthy and awesome.

I’ve been a little slack in my writing the past couple of months, because I’ve been focusing on the “eating good stuff” part in a serious way. I’ve gotten a specialty certification in Fitness Nutrition (FANCY, Y’ALL) and really nailed down the most important part about eating right. Oh and I started a new business you guys. Here’s the main nutrition philosophy that sparked the idea: Read More

Did you work out yet today? Yeah, no totally, I’m sure it was like, ugh, IMPOSSIBLE to get up earlier, cause like, you already have to be up so EARLY, and then after work, it was like, ugh, so TIRED, and just, it’s really TOUGH to find time you know? Yeah, no totally.

YES THAT IS EXACTLY IT.

I hear you. I wish there were some sort of like, really efficient fat burning method, or way to burn calories even when you AREN’T working out, or even like some sort of low-impact workout to help you EASE into that shit you know, cause working out can be intimidating. So terrible that those don’t exist, bro.

I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE. Read More

For everyone who was worried about the fact that I haven’t written in a while (Hi Mom), I was JUST BUSY and everything is FINE.

For everyone who is not my mom, I recognize that you did not notice, and apologize for being a narcissist.

NOW THEN. Let’s talk about some late night dinners.

Late Night Dinners don’t have to be Hate (your body) Night Dinners (seewhatididthere). A little thinking ahead and refrigeration will go a long way in maintaining some fitnessing while real life things happen. Read More

Oh hey you guys. So now that it’s getting warmer, and we will start wearing tank tops and shorts, we need to start “eating salads” so we can be “beach ready” or whatever. A salad for lunch? No big deal! I get to eat again later. But a salad for DINNER? This can be difficult.

Don’t worry. It’s possible to make a fast, filling, healthy salad.  Here is one of those. Read More

So, we all know how important I think it is to exercise, and maybe I do it a little too much, but whatever, 12 hours a week is NOT EVEN A PART TIME JOB, so it’s fine. However, I am aware that some people are not actually THAT into working out, even though they are maybe open to the IDEA of it. They, in fact, maybe, do not work out regularly at all. In an effort to convert those people, I have devised this very series, on which I would love their / your feedback.

The idea behind Workouts for People Who Don’t Workout is that all you have to do is wake up 30 minutes before you normally would, and you can basically roll out of bed and do this challenging yet unoffensive workout. The feedback I would like is whether this is unoffensive enough that when your alarm goes off 30 minutes earlier than you’re used to, you’re willing to get out of bed to do this. So, would you get out of bed for this? Read More

OK I was gonna write about this cool movie I saw about the food manufacturing industry and how we should TRUST NO ONE but something compelled me to instead tell you all to shut the hell up.

Guys, you need to SHUT UP ABOUT YOUR SCHEDULE ALREADY.

Making time to work out is hard. I can appreciate / understand / empathize. We all are Very Busy and need to hurry up so we can get to work / class / that meeting / a PowerLunch / another conference call / tech rehearsal / our computer / Gawker / therapy / the airport / happy hour / The Real Housewives / band practice / some sports game / your wedding. It is very difficult to get all of this done, and where on earth are we going to find three hours, so we can get to the gym, warm up, do a workout, cool down, and then shower.

NOWHERE. WE ARE NOT GOING TO FIND THAT TIME ANYWHERE.

Here is where you are SO WRONG. Read More

If you’ve been fitnessing for a while, you know that all in all it’s basically a big thumbs up. You have energy, you’re getting stronger, you can eat cool stuff and drink wine all the time (and cocktails sometimes) and you’ve got endorphins to spare.  This is all very positive.

However, there is one sad thing about fitnessing, which is that you can’t eat a bunch of spoonfuls of mayonnaise. Or really even one spoonful, if we’re being honest here.  This is tragic because any “salad” that isn’t your standard lettuce-and-friends concoction is made with mayo as a main component. Potato salad, pasta salad, tuna salad, chicken salad, and egg salad are all mayonnaise-fests.

SO NOW WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?? Read More