I know that sounds crazy but it’s true! Because I am in competition prep regularly it can be really difficult to transition my mind back to my normal healthy weight and body composition. I try really hard to remember that being in constant competition prep is not healthy and that as humans we require a certain level of fat just to survive and maintain normal bodily functions.
I know this may seem like a silly thing to be concerned about but many women struggle with their body image. This means women of all shapes and sizes have body image issues. Now this doesn’t have to be the case, we can always work to be happier with our own bodies. This can be done by talking kindly about our own bodies as well as other people’s bodies. We can also focus on strength in our workouts instead of working out just to be thin!
Doing these things to help our own perception of our body will also help set a good example for our children. Your children learn how to teach...
Summer is almost here and I am beyond excited! We are getting ready to go on vacation and I am also in competition prep. This means I need to stay accountable and not go crazy while on vacation this upcoming week. I am planning on doing this by posting my food on social media and using my wonderful followers as a support system!
No matter what your goal is, it’s important to have a support system to help keep you accountable. This can be your close family, friends, or even your social media followers. This helps drive us to make better choices because we do not want to let others down! No matter what your goal is, make sure you are having fun. You should always enjoy the journey even if it’s something you hate. For example if you hate cardio but love TV, download netflix on your phone and watch a show during your cardio. This helps the time go by quickly and you might even end up looking forward to working out!
It’s also important to remember that...
In this day and age almost all households have two working parents. Most of us moms simply can’t stay home with our children simply because financially it doesn’t make sense. This has lead to lots of backlash on working moms and often times women will get passed over for jobs and promotions simply because they are a mother.
The perception is that we either A) don’t care about our children and only care about working, or B) we can’t possibly focus on work because we have a family to take care of. Obviously these things are both false but for some reason people seem to think we can’t have multiple responsibilities. Studies have shown that children of working moms emulate good work ethic and see their mother as an example of a hard worker. We are shaping the future working generation of America so it’s important we teach our children what it means to be a hard worker!
As working mothers we receive so much slack at work anytime there is...
Often times I hear people talk about not wanting to weight train for various reasons one of the main reasons is because they don’t want to become bulky. I have also heard other things like they don’t know how to use weights and machines or they are intimidated by the weight rack and the people who are over there. I am here to tell you why you definitely SHOULD weight train!
Muscle burns more calories. Adding muscle to your body increases your resting metabolic rate which means you burn more calories just sitting on the couch. You also burn more calories after a weight lifting session than you do after cardio. This is because after lifting weights your body uses energy to repair your muscles which burns calories. So even after you are done working out you are still burning calories for several hours.
Lifting weights help keep you young! Building muscle helps prevent sagging that comes with age. Whether that is in your glutes or your arms, if you want to...
In this day and age everything is online, I mean EVERYTHING! You can even buy your groceries online and have them delivered if you want. So why do people still feel the need to train in person? Online training has never been easier and it has so many perks, let me tell you a few of them;
You may have noticed that there are still some areas that have my old business name (i.e., my Facebook business page). But rest assured that Allison Jackson Fitness is officially my new business name.
Same great service and products with a name that more accurately reflects the image and branding I want to represent.
Here are four ways to share the love with your Valentine without busting your waistline:
What’s your favorite non-food Valentine’s Day gift?
I have to confess that I hate protein shakes. I hate drinking my calories in general so I just won’t make a shake. I’d rather eat my protein powder. If you’re struggling to get your daily intake of protein, here are some easy ways to get’er done.
Not sure which protein powder to use? I also included some of my go-to favorites to get you started…
My Favorite Protein Powders
Mix It Up
You’d be surprised how versatile today’s protein powders are and many can easily be used for baking. Here are some very simple ways to add protein to common foods.
When you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Following a proper diet accounts for 90% of your results, but it can be easy to have your diet derailed. That’s why preparing meals ahead of time is so important! Here are the tools you need to get started:
Be sure to check out my meal-prep-made-easy recipes.
How many times have you heard “There’s an app for that?” Gotta love technology. It’s simplified our lives in so many ways, including when it comes to staying in shape. With that, I’d like to share my top five favorite apps. These are the ones that I use every.single.day.