Recipe of the Week - Red Beans and Rice with Chicken

Recipe of the Week – Red Beans and Rice with Chicken

Stir-fried chicken turns Cajun-spiced beans and rice into a satisfying one-bowl meal, ready in 20 minutes. Ingredients 10 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 medium green sweet pepper, coarsely chopped (3/4 cup) 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 15-ounce can no-salt-added red beans, rinsed and drained 1 container ready-to-serve cooked brown rice […]

LIIFT4 - Workout Calendar

LIIFT4 Workout Calendar

The preview of the new LIIFT4 program from Joel Freeman officially launched this week and that also means the LIIFT4 Workout Calendar is available! TheLIIFT4 workout calendar is pretty straight-forward; 4 workout days, 3 rest days over the course of a week. I have had a chance to sample these workouts and they are really […]

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Want a Stronger Core? – Do This!!

Strong Core – What’s the Secret? Just about everyone want to have a great looking set of abs right?  Well, great looking abs don’t always necessarily equal a strong core!  Your core is constantly at work, so it is actually a pretty strong muscle already, but if you want to do more than just breathe and […]

Motivation

Can You Buy Motivation?

Struggling to Find the Desire to Workout? Let’s face it, every now and then even the most consistent and committed individuals can wake up and find themselves with little or no desire to workout that day.  I am certainly no exception to that.  There have been days that after my alarm goes off and I […]

Portions Matter

Portions Matter

As many people struggle with managing their weight, it is no coincidence that portion sizes have increased steadily over the past 30 years. Most portions served in restaurants, fast food establishments and at home are two to five times larger than they were in the past. And, it’s easy to just “clean your plate” without […]

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

Unless you are vegetarian, just about everyone I know enjoys a great tasting steak! However, it can take some practice to deliver that same amazing steakhouse taste when you are cooking it yourself. In this post, you’ll find all of the resources you need to cook the perfect steak! Before we dive into the details […]

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Celebrate the Minor Victories

Often times, as human beings, we don’t take a step back and appreciate our own accomplishments. This is especially true when those accomplishments aren’t all that glamorous or “sexy”. But, if you are just getting started on your fitness path or have struggled with consistency and you are looking for ways to get yourself back […]