Friday, February 24, 2012

Chili with Chicken and Beans

This is under the new RECIPES tab as well. This is so good that I thought it deserved its own post as well. Packed with tons of protein and great carbohydrates from the beans, this chili is sure to please. Spice is up with a small can of chiles if you wish. Enjoy!

Chili with Chicken and Beans
Servings 6 (~2 cup servings)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

TPX Weekly Update

Hey Team PerformanceX!
I don't know about you, but man life sure can get busy (Sorry that the update is late!). This last week has been crazy. On top of getting sick, muscling through school and meetings, going to a conference in Kentucky, and working on the house, I got in all of my workouts and meals! I had to sub in some evening workouts, and I am not a fan. I love getting up and giving it my all before I leave for school. If you haven't joined the AM workout club, what are you waiting for! Nothing can ever get in the way of your workout. You do have to go to bed earlier... but give it a try if your evenings are getting full and you want to try something new!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Nutrition - Part II

Meal Timing
Setting up a schedule and a routine for eating is a great way to increase your success. You want to know when you are eating and what you are eating for that time of day. The idea held by most, although I have been doing some reading of research that is showing otherwise (too early to say), you are best to eat 3 meals and 2-3 snacks a day. Doing so will keep your metabolism humming and will keep you satisfied as well between meals. I have read that people that do snack between meals, burn around 240 calories more during the day. You body never slows down, it just keeps chugging along! Ideally this would be: breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack. Tailoring these meals and snacks around your workouts can be extremely helpful.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Nutrition - Part I

Last week, I posted a brief screencast of using That is a wonderful tool and can be a huge resource for tracking your food intake. For the sake of time, I brushed over some very basic elements of setting up your nutritional plan. Over the next couple weeks, I will be posting a 3 part series on nutrition. Specifically, setting goals for fat loss. Are you ready?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Weekly Update - 2/4/12

Hey Team PerformanceX!

Time to check in once again! Another week down and another week stronger. The Superbowl is here and it is time to close out the season. For me, this year's festivities will be quite different than years past. It would terrify me now to know just how many calories I consumed in food and drink at those parties. Oh the brew and fatty foods! Don't let one day, one evening, one meal offset your entire week of work. The momentary pleasure will not be worth it (trust me, I have slipped up before and it is no fun). Your body has been repairing itself and running on top fuel. That garbage will only bog you down. Take action and prepare in advance. Here are some tips:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Down and Dirty - MyFitnessPal

Here is a quick, no frills overview of MyFitnessPal. Take the nutritional side of life very seriously! We are working too hard not to get our desired results because of a lack of focus in the area of what we eat. Get out your kitchen scales... log that food... and if it is not planned for in your day, don't eat it! For the next 90 days you are on a mission. We're making sure that mission is a success! We got this.