I hear it all the time… “I don’t want to get big. I just want to look toned.” ⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀⁠⠀ Ladies, don’t let ‘toned’ become a substitute for STRONG. Yes, you can be strong and not look like a man! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ What you want is STRENGTH. If you want to change the way your body actually LOOKS (aka your body composition) you need MUSCLE on your body. You also need FOOD to build it….

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. You might see an increase of 3-5 (maybe more) pounds.⁠⠀ The good news is that, even though the scale is going up,…

I admit it. Sometimes I struggle to keep my priorities straight.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Especially when I’m short on time or low on energy. Between being a wife, a mom, a coach, and a blogger, my days get pretty hectic!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I try to get to the gym on most days. I really do! But sometimes, I just can’t. And I don’t want to make excuses. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ On those days I’ll usually just workout at home….

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