Natural Light, Endorphins, and Rowing Over the Mountains

via - Lydia M, AbsoluteFIT blogger Sometimes, the setting can make a difference.  The point of working out is the workout (and yeah, the results, not to mention the endorphins). It can happen in a garage, or in a windowless cinderblock room, or — if you’re Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, in a hangarlike space in... Continue Reading →

Ooodles of Zoodles!

Hello! Are you looking for a fun way to get more vegetables into your diet (and less refined carbohydrates?) Check out this video of me making zucchini noodles, or zoodles! “Zoodles” is a nickname for zucchini noodles, or spaghetti-like strands made from spiralized, raw zucchini and other types of squash. Zoodles contain no flour or wheat... Continue Reading →

The Formerly Impossible Becomes … Possible!

via - Lydia M., AbsoluteFIT Blogger Extraordinaire I used to think I couldn’t do a thing like this, either.  Before AbsoluteFIT, I could not have imagined myself doing this — a plank-jack (like a jumping jack, but on the floor, starting from a full-extension plank), on gliders, with a pushup, and a knee tuck in... Continue Reading →

On the Ropes in AbsoluteFIT

via - Lydia M., AbsoluteFIT Don’t be intimidated by equipment you haven’t used before — it’s fun to try new things! We use a lot of different equipment in AbsoluteFIT workouts; some of it, you can tell what it’s for (e.g. dumbbells are pretty self-explanatory), and some of it is … not. Heh. But the... Continue Reading →

5 Easy Tips to Make Your Green Smoothies Better

Adapted from simplegreensmoothies.com 1) Blend in stages to avoid leafy chunks. [I personally think this one is the most important!] Chewing your green smoothie is no fun! To get a “smooth” green smoothie experience, blend up your leafy greens and liquid-base first. Then add your remaining fruits and blend again. 2) Follow the 60/40 formula. When... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Quizzes

Turns out, “I eat pretty healthy” is just, like, my opinion, man.  At the beginning of the AbsoluteFIT Challenge 2.0, we were all asked to complete two quizzes — one about our physical activity, and one about our nutrition situation. I thought I was a pretty healthy eater, in general, in that I don’t eat... Continue Reading →

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