From time to time we like to spotlight one of our athlete's that have made significant improvements since they started... so without further adieu, I'd like to share a little bit about someone that always has a smile and an outstanding, coachable attitude every time she comes into the gym! Click HERE to read about Johanna's journey thus far at Alvin CrossFit!
When I look at old movies or commercials from the 70s or earlier, one thing always jumps out at me. Almost everyone was skinny. Not just the actors and actresses but the extras too. Think about those old black & white photos of your parents and grandparents. We've all seen one where grandpa was wearing a white undershirt, tucked into long pants, leaning against a car... and he was thin! And so was the family. There are countless reasons as to why we've seen this shift in soci
Schedule Your Time to Sweat! It’s extra important to make time for the gym when we are going out to eat and having a few more treats than normal. Of course, you can’t out-exercise a bad diet but this could help you stay on the right track. Tip: Plan ahead! If you know you have a holiday party on Friday night, get in the gym Monday- Thursday or try to go in the morning on Friday.
How do you stick with healthy eating when the office kitchen is covered with holiday treats? Make sure you plan ahead and bring lunch and snacks with you. The moment of weakness comes when you are hungry! Consider raising money for a charity instead of bringing in all the holiday junk food! Tip: Drink lots of water. Bring in your own healthy treats such as pumpkin protein pancakes, fall flavored greek yogurt or pumpkin spiced Rx bars!
Don’t get stuck in the pumpkin spice latte trap. Of course, pumpkin anything is delicious... but there's little to no actual pumpkin in most of these pumpkin flavored items so don't trick yourself into thinking that it's "kinda healthy". The flavored coffees however are loaded with sugar and fat. For instance, a grande pumpkin spiced latte is 380 calories, 49 grams of sugar & 13 grams of fat. That’s over 12 teaspoons of sugar in one drink!
Going to a holiday party? It's kinda hard to miss them this time of year. Even if you don't go out of your way to attend one, there's a good chance there will be a montage of food circulating the workplace. During the holiday season, we tend to go out more and are tempted with things we may not normally eat. Here are some tips to help you stay on track: Offer to bring a healthy dish with you. If they don't eat it, guess who has their weeks worth of snacks already made! Don’t