Author: Grace

I’m a 20 plus newlywed, nutrition student and aspiring writer, with a love for chocolate, oatmeal and exercise. I enjoy exercising and learning about nutrition and health, and I am currently training for my first half marathon.

3 Reasons to Put Down the Running Shoes and Pick Up the Weights

I know many women hear the word “weights” and automatically think of an overly built-up, macho woman who could crush a walnut with her massive quads. They think that lifting weights will make them “look like a man” and they will lose their feminine curves. I get it – I do. That was actually my ….

5 Nutrition No Nos for Teens to Avoid

When I was a teenager, I know I did not have the best diet.  I drank tons of Mt. Dew, ate fast food, and was a bit of a junk food vegetarian. These are habits that make me cringe as a registered dietitian and as a mom of future teenagers.  But now I have the ….

Best Adjustable Dumbbells for 2020

If you have only a little space for workouts at home, you are not alone. The right and smart solution are in your case Adjustable dumbbells or adjustable weight dumbbells. Adjustable weight dumbbells are very handy especially when your space for exercise is small.They are many types of dumbbells and the question you are asking ….

5 Winter Running Rules I Live By

Memphis was voted the #4 most dangerous city in America by Forbes Magazine. Comforting, right? Safety is something that I’ve learned to not take lightly and over this past year, I’ve developed 5 golden rules used to keep myself safe and running throughout the winter. If you haven’t picked up on this by now, I have ….

The Benefits of Gelatin + Homemade Grape Jello

Hey, come in close. I’ve got a secret to tell you. Do you want rock hard nails and beautiful hair? Do you want to increase the elasticity in your skin? Do you want strong bones and joints? Do you want a natural digestive aid? Well, I’ve got something that will give you all that and ….

Exercise is Preventative Medicine

Exercise, when paired with healthy nutrition and rest, is the keystone to prevention. When we move our bodies consistently on a regular basis, we do most of what we require medicine to do for us otherwise. Consider the top 5 health concerns today: heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory diseases. Another growing concern is ….

Tips on Finding the Right Training Plan for You

Since starting this blog, I’ve had a downpour of texts, emails, and Facebook messages from people asking all types of running related questions. I get everything from recipes, to nutrition, to running, but by far, the one that is most commonly asked is on training plans. There are so many training plans floating around the ….

Top 5 Benefits For Listening To Your Body You Didn’t Know About

We hear and read the words “Listen to your body” frequently in social media and health magazines, but we don’t understand what it exactly means. Something about healthy living, or yoga perhaps? Or is there more to it? How often do you find yourself doing something you really don’t feel like doing? Like a workout ….

Best Gifts for ‘Healthifying’ your Kitchen

It’s hard to make healthy food when you don’t have the right tools to make it convenient. When you have the right tools, you are much more likely to set  yourself up for success.  My number one tip in getting healthy is to make getting healthy as convenient as possible!! You want cooking to be fast, ….

Best Running Sports Bra

Everybody wears them. Well, almost everybody, but what many female runners may not realize about sports bras is that some people put them right up there with running shoes in terms of importance. You see, while you could pull just any bra off the shelf and call yourself Cinderella, it’s not going to do much ….