In this episode, I chat with Kat Suchet about Hatch Athletic pregnancy fitness as well as postpartum fitness. We also discuss the modern female brain and how difficult this transition can sometimes be.

I haven’t always looked like the photo on the right, which was taken just a couple of weeks ago.⁠ Let’s just say, the start of 2020 was rough for me. I struggled with my weight in 2020. I went through a really stressful time that included writing a macro cookbook, coaching 1:1 clients, studying for the FDN certification, and spending hours on the treadmill. The combination of these stressors took a serious toll on my…

Does more exercise automatically equals better results? Nope, not true. I learned this the hard way. Just last week, I recorded a podcast episode about my experience with overtraining and how it affected my hormones, thyroid, and weight loss efforts. Well, *technically*, I GAINED weight by doing too much high-intensity exercise during a really stressful time in my life. LISTEN HERE. In a separate episode, I talk about my current fitness routine (as well as…

Here are the 3 biggest mistakes women make with exercise. Do any of them resonate with you? LISTEN HERE The 3 biggest mistakes women make with exercise ⁠ 1. Too much cardio (not enough strength training).⁠ ⁠ Cardio is great for heart health, therefore I definitely recommend keeping some level of cardiovascular movement in your weekly fitness regimen. However, focusing on cardio (spending hours upon hours every single week running on the treadmill, spinning, or…

In this episode, I share a personal story as well as some advice for making strength training more fun! LISTEN HERE Ok, strength training *can be* boring.⁠ ⁠ There, I said it.⁠ ⁠ If you find it monotonous, it’s time to think about things differently. ⁠ ⁠ Does this sound familiar? ⁠ ⁠ When you first started strength training, your goals was to get into strength training… learn how to do, feel confident in your…

Strength training *can be* boring.⁠ ⁠ There, I said it.⁠ ⁠ If you find it monotonous, it’s time to think about things differently. ⁠ ⁠ Does this sound familiar? ⁠ ⁠ When you first started strength training, your goals was to get into strength training… learn how to do, feel confident in your abilities, and see results. ⁠ ⁠ You’ve likely achieved those goals, so that’s probably why it doesn’t seem as exciting now, which…

In this episode, I share my current nutrition and fitness “framework.” I put framework in quotes because it is not a strict/black and white approach and changes from day-to-day depending on how I feel, my schedule, etc. But I thought sharing this information might be helpful to others, so I wanted a way to summarize what I’m doing now since I’m feeling so good! I hope my story gives you some ideas for your own…

How much is too much exercise? Think you might be overtraining but not sure what to do? LISTEN HERE  ⁠⁠ Some symptoms of overtraining are obvious, others not so much. Many women (myself included) mistake overtraining symptoms as a result of other things or ignore them all together thinking it’s “normal.” ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ The most common symptoms of overtraining include: ⁠⁠ insomnia ⁠⁠ fatigue⁠⁠ headaches⁠⁠ weight gain, especially around midsection ⁠⁠ moodiness or irritability⁠⁠ change…

How much is too much? ⁠⁠🤷🏻‍♀️ ⁠⁠ Some symptoms of overtraining are obvious, others not so much. Many women (myself included) mistake overtraining symptoms as a result of other things, such as work or family stress or even a really tough workout. ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ The most common symptoms of overtraining syndrome include: ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ ▪️insomnia ⁠⁠ ▪️fatigue⁠⁠ ▪️headaches⁠⁠ ▪️weight gain, especially around midsection ⁠⁠ ▪️moodiness or irritability⁠⁠ ▪️change in the menstrual cycle⁠⁠ ▪️hair loss ⁠⁠…

What’s my number one tip for building muscle?⁠ ⁠ It might surprise you.⁠ ⁠ My number one tip for building muscles is getting enough calories. Yep, you gotta EAT. ⁠ ⁠ You need adequate caloric intake to build muscle tissue. If you’re exercising but not eating enough, you will not build the muscles you’re working so hard to attain.⁠ ⁠ In addition to eating enough calories, the way we train is important too.⁠ ⁠ Tons…

Start beta testing FREE workouts as part of Carrots ‘N’ Cake’s new muscle-building program, StrongMadeSimple 2.0 coming April 19th, 2020 You’ll get one new workout every Monday delivered directly to your inbox! SIGN UP HERE HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Starting on March 8th, I’ll email you a new beta workout to try. Each workout will take about 30-45 minutes and will require two sets of dumbbells. I recommend that one set be heavier…

Not ready for a full-on coaching opportunity? Or maybe you just want to dabble in macros and at-home workouts without investing a lot of money? I totally get it, which is why I created a more affordable option for those who want the information from the Macro Movement Mentorship, but don’t have ample time to commit or who are more self-starters and like to learn on their own. Macro Movement Lite is an 8-week, self-paced course,…

A scary thing happens when you switch from a cardio-based workout routine to a strength training-based one.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You (usually) gain weight.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Terrifying, right?!?⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ As your body adjusts to the new routine and muscles are being activated in ways they never have before, you’ll likely see an increase on the scale. Eventually, you’ll shed the fat and the scale will drop, but before that happens you might see an increase of 3-5, maybe…

I wanted to share a workout that I’m loving lately. It’s a combination of strength training with some cardio mixed in, so you get a nice pump and sweat at the same time. This is honestly my favorite way to work out! 🙂 Here’s the workout: 4-5 SETS 10 Romanian Deadlifts 10 Floor Presses 10 Swings 10 Tall Kneel to Standing (add weight for more of a challenge) 10 Crush Grip Rows 10 Swings Rest…

Time is running out! All of my fitness program are 50% OFF, but only for another 24 hours! I know everyone is starting their fitness journey from different places. Whether you’re an avid runner or CrossFiter or haven’t broken a sweat in years, there’s a workout plan to fit your goals. Check out the chart below for additional details about each of the programs. I’ve received a number of questions about the workout programs, so…

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