I’m going to be honest: my least favorite task as wife/mom/adult is meal planning. I love cooking and I don’t mind grocery shopping and I love looking at recipes, but there’s something about having to sit down and actually put it all together before I go to the store that just feels like such a … More How I Meal Plan for Successful Weight Loss
My last Christmas present finally came and I’m so excited! I hate running on the treadmill, so I really need a good jacket so I can take to the streets when it’s below freezing. This is the Pearl Izumi Fly, and it’s perfect! I’m particular about a few things in a running jacket: I want … More New Running Jacket!
I post a lot about insulin resistance here on Fefferfit. Most of my recipe ideas and food suggestions cater to it, because my personal weight loss philosophy revolves around it. An estimated 20% of the U.S. population has insulin resistance, but even though I was at risk for most of my life, no one ever warned me or helped me understand … More What’s the Deal with Insulin Resistance?
My five fave fitness apps! From top left: Heart Rate Pro by Runtastic, Jefit to track weightlifting, Spotify for workout and running music, LoseIt! for food tracking and body stats, and MapMyRun for run tracking. What apps do you love?
Tracking is one of my most useful health/weight loss tools. I was looking at my goal charts, today, and I can see that I’m doing pretty well at not eating more sugar than works for me (top) but staying under the amount of fats I wanted is kind of a fail! I kind of already … More Why I Track Macros (Fats, Proteins, Sugars…)
I’m getting ready to post screenshots of my home dumbbell routines here. I rotate through the routines, lifting about 3x a week, using one routine each time. The whole idea behind lifting heavy weight is lifting to failure. You want enough weight that your muscles cannot lift any more once you’re done with your workout–that’s … More Heavy Lifting Tips
Finally ran a pair right into the ground. Shoes are way cuter than last time I bought some. Running shoes really need to be fitted at a running shoe store, so you can have your foot analyzed. Trust me, if you’re wearing the wrong shoe, running can be an awful experience. The right shoe makes it … More New kicks!