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Friday, November 29, 2013

Checking Out for Thanksgiving and a Much-Needed Vacation

Hi Readers of FitFadFan! I hope you enjoy reading my blog. I try to provide a variety of content from workouts, to recipes, to neat gadgets. I am writing today to let you know I will be heading out on vacation this Saturday for five days with no international cell service. And while I could auto schedule posts to keep bring you content, I've just been so busy with family in town, planning my Thanksgiving Holiday, and trying to get everything in order for this vacation. 

So with that being said, I want to say that I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, friends, loved ones or however you enjoy spending it! I'm so thankful for this blog, my passion for writing and fitness, and above all, you, my readers! I can't thank you enough. Without you, I'd have no blog. 

I hope you can bear with me for a week with no blog post. But I promise to come back and write something great :) I have not had a real vacation in years and I'm so lucky I get to go on a Carnival Cruise to the Cayman Islands and Cozumel. I've never been to either. So if you have any cruise tips or have been to any of these places, let me know what's good! 

All I know is that I will be doing lots of walking at each port. And I heard my cruise boat has an outdoor track on the top of the boat. Imagine the views for that run! I can't wait to relax and truly tune out from the world for a little while. Be back soon!! 

Where's your favorite place to vacation? 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Mommy and Baby Workout Routine

So I had the joy of watching my 2 month old nephew the other day. And let me start by saying, man, that was some hard work! I don't think I could do it on a daily basis. My entire schedule was off. And anyone who knows me knows I live by a schedule. Although I don't feel like I did much over the course of the day, I do feel like I got a pretty decent workout in. lol My little nugget would get bored if I kept him in one position for too long, so I had to keep switching arm positions and bounce him around throughout the day. He's already nearing 12lbs and it doesn't seem like much until you have to hold him for hours on end. 

I always thought if I ever decided to have kids that it would throw a wrench in my workout routine. But I realized the other day that there are quite a few exercises you can do with a baby that will benefit both of you! So whether you have a newborn or might be babysitting a new born, try out these exercises:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sugar Leads to Weight Gain

I found some shocking staples to my diet had large amounts of sugar. I'm allotted a total of 30g of sugar each day and you'd be surprised how quickly those 30g come and go... I eat an apple almost every day and just one gala apple has 16g of sugar! I drink Vanilla Chai Tea Protein shake and it has 26g of sugar! FAGE 0% Total Greek Yogurt has 9g of sugar! And my cranberry and nut trail mix has 14g of sugar! If I ate all these every day, it adds up to 65g of sugar...well over my allowed amount. While I won't be cutting out apples or Greek Yogurt from my diet, I'll probably cut back on eating them daily. And I sure won't be drinking that protein shake anymore!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Eat Your Stress Away the Healthy Way

Everyone has stress in their lives at some point or another. But it's how you deal with it is what matters most. Improper coping or handling of stress often leads to other health issues. Did you know that 43% of adults suffer adverse health effects from stress? Stress can lead to headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, anxiety, and the list can go on...