Our hips are the base of our core. Many of the muscles that support our torso originate in our hip girdle, so it’s paramount to have a strong, supportive base of control in our hips. My favourite tool for healthy hips are what I call ‘smarter strength’ exercises. These are moves to engage varying muscles of the hips in a functional way.
Every week I play the same mental game. Will I food prep, or won’t I? Having a few weekly food prep staples is key in me actually completing the task of food prepping. Keeping the overall mental energy low by picking a couple of these go-to recipes week after week makes it so. much. easier…
Learning to craft the ideal post workout meal is an art and a science. We want a blend of complete protein and starchy carbohydrates, but even more than that, we want something flavourful and filling that refuels our muscles and satisfies our taste buds.
Motivation; it’s the holy grail of a regular exercise routine, right? Wrong! Wishing that we were more motivated to workout or feeling frustrated that others are just more motivated than we are is a waste of our time and energy.
When I find a good smoothie recipe it kinda becomes my jam for awhile, and lately this one has been on repeat. I don’t know if it’s the creaminess, or the chai-esque flavours that make it so damn delicious, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say this one might just be here to stay…
After the birth of my daughter in 2016, it took me many, many months before I felt any type of connection with my core. Whether I was naive about the depth and length of the postpartum recovery period, or it was a reflection of just how much I needed to learn about proper core engagement, it took me a while to find the exercises that truly helped me to find my core connection again.
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