3 of the biggest mistakes women make with exercise…⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ 1. Too much cardio (not enough strength training).⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Cardio is great for heart health, and 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 hashing it out on the elliptical) can damage your hormones and slow down your metabolism.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ 2. Not…

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, and 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…

Welcome to this next edition of the Friday 5! I’m especially excited for this week’s round-up. Read or watch the latest Friday 5 below. 1. Athleta Bikinis I wanted to upgrade my Target bathing suits – they were feeling a bit flimsy – so I tried some from Athleta and I think I am a fan. I’m going to take them on vacation and test them out. I got two black tops and two black…

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? 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 in the menstrual cycle⁠⁠ hair loss ⁠⁠ numbness or tingling…

I’ve done the Bean Protocol for 2 weeks now, so I’m sharing my experience as well as some frequently asked questions. Who is Karen Hurd? How does the Bean Protocol work? How do you prevent gas and bloating? What kinds of beans should you eat? Are some beans better than others? Is it okay to eat the beans with fat? Is the Bean Protocol good for IBD? LISTEN HERE ***** If you enjoyed this episode,…

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 ⁠⁠…

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A flashback Friday episode where I share old-school CNC-style life updates. Today’s Topics include: ▪️An update on the mold inspection at our house. Spoiler: thankfully we *seem* to be mold-free. ▪️An update on the brand NEW SMS 2.0 fitness program. Thanks so much to the awesome beta testers and their positive feedback! Keep your eyes out for this program launching SOON! ▪️Quinn updates including starting soccer and jiujitsu. Summer seems like we might be back…

We are having a mold inspection at our home this morning. You can’t heal from mold if you are living in an environment with it. LISTEN HERE   Tough love pep talk You want to lose weight, but are you willing to do what’s needed to lose weight?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Really, are you?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ It’s time for a little tough love.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ If you’re not willing to…⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Track Macros⁠⁠ Meal Prep⁠⁠ Get Sleep⁠⁠ Drink Water⁠…

ENHANCE YOUR PHYSIQUE RESULTS WITH DIET

A comprehensive 12-page nutrition guide to accompany the StrongMadeSimple 2.0 strength program to help you enhance your physique results with your diet.

What you eat is just as important as how you train. With this resource, you will receive guidance with how to plan and periodize your nutrition as well as recommendations for what to eat. Fueling your body properly and consuming enough calories is key to building lean muscle and changing your body composition for the better!

Includes:

  • How to calculate your TDEE
  • Metabolism and energy balance overview
  • How to plan a macro-balanced meal
  • What foods to prioritize during SMS 2.0
  • Macro cheat sheet
  • Nutrition goals for each phase of SMS 2.0
  • Protein goal recommendations
  • How to calculate your protein goal
  • Weekly protein planner to ensure you hit your goals
  • Tips for building lean muscle

Crispy popcorn chicken doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure. Enjoy this lighter baked version for a game day snack or as a fun and easy weeknight dinner. If you think this popcorn chicken looks delicious, you’re right – it totally is! Popcorn Chicken isn’t new recipe on the block per se, but it isn’t always the healthiest either. This baked lighter baked version is so tasty that you won’t miss its deep fried friend….

LISTEN HERE 10 reasons you’re not losing weight: ⁠⁠You’re stressed⁠⁠ You’re not getting enough sleep⁠⁠ You’ve been on a diet forever⁠⁠ You don’t spend long enough in maintenance⁠⁠ You’re not getting enough movement during the day⁠⁠ You’re overtraining⁠⁠ You’re only doing cardio⁠⁠ You’re eating too much processed food⁠⁠ You’re estimating how much you’re eating⁠⁠ Your hormones/thyroid/gut health are out of whack⁠⁠⁠⁠ Lots of factors influence weight loss… and they’re usually not the ones you think…

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