Quick and Easy Snack – Blueberry Cacao Chip Mugcake

Hello everyone!!

I have been slacking a bit with my posts :X…I plan on being more diligent with my blog :). Here is my FAV go to snack, when I want a quick high protein sweet snack 🙂  There are all types of mug cake variations out there on Pinterest and Instagram, and I have tried many (some successes, some not so much :P).  After many experiments this is the recipe I am most happy with!

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The Dreaded Foam Roller – It Hurts so Good!

Types of Foam Rollers

Types of Foam Rollers

For those of you who use a foam roller on a regular basis, you most likely understand that it is truly a love hate relationship lol.  It can at times literally bring you to tears, however, is truly essential to performance and recovery – and I highly recommend it (and I promise you, it always feel amazing after a good foam rolling session!)

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My New FAV Turkey Meatball Recipe

Recently on Instagram, I had seen some posts on some amazing looking meatball recipes. I have never made my own meatballs before, so I decided to give it a try, and I’m so happy I did, because they turned out amazing!!! So of course, I wanted to share this recipe with you all! 🙂

I pretty much followed a recipe from a blog I found on Pinterest (He and She Eat Clean: Clean Eating Power Meatballs), and made a few tweaks of my own :

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My Thoughts on Pre-Workout Supplements

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When I first starting lifting, I was still very new to world of pre-workout supplements. My younger brother on the other hand was all about it, and would use some of the heavy hitters like Super Pump, N.O.Xplode, etc. So, I was curious and like the nutrition nerd that I am, I began to do research, and A LOT of it. My favorite starting place: Bodybuilding.com. They have a great pre-workout article here, and supplement forums (#ftw).

The right pre-workout supplements can boost your strength, endurance, focus, and muscle pump.  I personally work out early in the mornings before work (5AM), so I was definitely looking for something that would give me the right amount of energy and endurance to push through my workouts. The two things I went back and forth on the most (in terms of ingredients within pre-workouts) were:

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