Cardio Workout 1: HIIT it!

by Christine Lusita | | Workouts

This High Intensity Interval Training is a simple set of 30-second sequences: 20 seconds at a high-intensity pace followed by 10 seconds of rest. You’ll repeat the set of exercises 3 times for a fast, effective 15-minute workout.       Movement 1: Jumping Jacks with band *  Pull band taut between hands, shoulder distance[…]

Plate Prepping 101

by Christine Lusita | | Health + Fitness, Lifestyle

“Meat and two sides” seems to be a concept that’s been around since cavemen days. (Mammoth steak with wild onions and a wheatgrass garnish? I can see that.) The fact is, it’s not a bad concept! Combining protein with carbohydrates and fat gives both quick energy and a sustaining sense of fullness. But before you[…]

Your Menu, Your Way

by Christine Lusita | | Lifestyle

I have a confession: Most diet plans trigger PTSD in me. When I read phrases like “1⁄4 tsp. low-fat cream cheese” or “six baby carrots,” I’m suddenly 20 years old again, freaking out because my mother bought low-fat milk instead of skim. Sorry, but I don’t do rigidity any- more. Rigidity keeps me stuck in[…]