Rest days for me are the worst. i feel like i'm accomplishing nothing besides my daily mommy duties since i love to train and i train hard. rest days make me feel lazy and like i'm missing out on those gains💪
in reality, our bodies need rest days to recover. working out and lifting causes minor tears in the muscle which require rest to repair and grow.
🏋️♀️our muscles are torn in the gym
🐄fed in the kitchen
💪😴and built in the bed.
if your goal is maximizing muscle strength/building muscle consume plenty of quality carbs and protein during those off/growth days.
just because i'm having a rest day doesn't mean i cant be active...
having an "active rest day " just means doing less intense work than you normally would every other day of the week.
stretching, yoga, foam rolling , light walking or hikes are all great for days you are inactive in the gym...embrace those rest days and remember them as the only day your muscle has a chance to grow..
happy gains✌💪 #restday#activerestday#gains#musclegrowth#feedyourbody#gym#dedication#muscle#stretching#yoga#hikes#healthybody#body#grow#buildingmuscles
I’m sure you’ve probably heard it before breakfast is the most important meal of the day. do you know why?⠀
let’s start with the word itself break-fast. it has been several hours since you last ate - possibly 10-12 hours. breakfast is literally breaking a fast.⠀
as such it also wakes up and revs up your metabolism for the day, if you wake it up with the right foods.⠀
that’s where time comes in - and i get it, i used to be a working mom to young children (now i set my schedule and my kids are older)⠀
a protein based breakfast takes time, where a bowl of cereal, a muffin- fast and easy. ⠀
the problem is a carb based breakfast spikes our blood sugar, not our metabolism. blood sugar doesn’t stay up when spiked. it crashes back down and we get irritable, tired, brain fogged, and we’re starving. you may not experience all of those symptoms, but i bet you can relate to at least 1 if you eat a typical american breakfast. ⠀
a protein based breakfast raises blood sugar and keeps it level for hours - until we need to eat again.⠀
but how do we have a balanced, protein based breakfast when we barely have time to breathe in the morning? ⠀
a healthy meal shake- perfectly balanced to fuel your body. a healthy meal wow shake is 24 g of protein, all the healthy carbs (fiber rich) and healthy f*t your body needs for a meal for only 200 calories. ⠀
⠀ #healthyactivelifestyle#getfit#bestrong#healthy#feedyourbody #coachdawn💜💚 #hotandhealthy#yum#shakeitup#healthy#loseweight#feelgreat
The most delicious and simple
quick veggie curry
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1-3 c. chopped fresh vegetables (any kind you like!)
1 tsp cumin
2-3 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 14oz can coconut milk
1 handful of fresh spinach, chard or kale, chopped (remove the stems)
1. in a large skilled over medium-high heat, saute the onions in olive oil for 2-3 mins, until soft. add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute.
2. add any veggies you're using, such as potatoes or broccoli, and cook them for a few minutes, until softened and edges and browned. add the remaining veggies along with curry powder, cumin, salt and coconut milk and bring to a simmer until the sauce thickens and the vegetables are tender.
3. season with salt and pepper. stir in the spinach and cook for a minute, just until it wilts. serve immediately alone, or over brown rice.
(optional: add organic, pasture raised chicken, as pictured!)
Lunch prep for the kids school 😍
i love that they love their veggies and advocado!
next step- making our own coconut yoghurt! it's one thing the kids miss, so i'll be super happy if i can offer a alternative on a budget! 😁