The Issue with Keto:

I was in the dentist office the other day and overheard a couple of the ladies chit-chatting about a local sweet shop here in town. They went on about the deliciousness of the treats and even offered to go pick some up during their lunch break. At the end of the conversation she says “Oh wait, aren’t you still doing keto though?” The other responds, “Yeah, I’m getting back to it this week hopefully, but…

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Women + Weight Lifting, Part II

Hello blog world! Claira here, with a Part II to my previous “Women + Weight Lifting.” I hope after my last blog on women lifting weights, that I changed some of you women’s minds, or at least opened them up a bit, about whether or not to pick up the heavy stuff in the gym.  If so, GREAT! If not, here’s a few more bullet points to see if I can… Increased Metabolism First, what is metabolism? Metabolism is the…

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I was Fine with Gaining Weight

I’ve had an amazing 2016, food wise, that is.  I’ve indulged in a lot of donuts,  ordered Pizza Hut at least once a week,  and threw tracking my macros pretty much out the window.  That MFP crap starts to get old after doing it everyday for way too long.  Sometimes we need a break.  I wanted to be able to let loose, train hard,  and not feel restricted every time I wanted to get some damn food.  Well,  25…

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Women + Weight Lifting (from a woman’s perspective)

Hey you guys! Actually you girls… Claira here making a guest post on the blog. Since opening the gym, it’s surprising to me how many women are either too scared to lift weights in fear of the word “bulk,” or just don’t lift weights because they think they will “lose more fat by spending 30+ minutes on the treadmill.” Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not writing you being all hypocritical and telling you never to do…

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