Fitness Buzzwords: Why I REFUSE to Dumb It Down

I got an email yesterday from My Fitness Pal that reminded me what I’m up against in my quest to cut through the #fitnessfakenews and get the good stuff out to you all.

The article was about incorporating HIIT training into a workout plan, and, credit where credit is due, it was a nice intro program for someone who might otherwise be intimidated by the idea. On that front, well done MFP. But why do you also feel it necessary to “sex it up”?

Unfortunately, it was also chock full of fitness buzzwords.

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Ashley Brown
Cranberry Protein Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies have smart carbs, healthy fats, and some protein - what’s not to love? They take about 10 minutes to whip up and have just 7 ingredients! I’ll be enjoying these post workout for the next few days for sure. Enjoy!

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Ashley Brown
Chicken Shawarma Salad Bowls

Feeling the Mediterranean food vibes? This recipe packs lots of fresh flavor along with an extra dose of spices that are known to help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels (thanks cumin, turmeric, and cinnamon!) It’s low carb, high protein, and done in 30 minutes! Plus, it meal preps like a dream. Enjoy!

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Ashley Brown
One Pan Lemon Chicken

Springtime is here and for me that means spring food! Fresh. Simple. Delicious. This is an easy meal for weeknights when time is tight but you aren’t willing to compromise on flavor or health!

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Ashley Brown
A vacation I didn't need to change myself for

Looking back at your vacations and events, do they read like a connect the dots of diet trends and punishing workouts? You’re not alone. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard a client say they “need to lose 10lbs” before (fill in the blank with important life event). It seems every time we have something important coming up we want to jump on the latest diet and kick some serious ass in the gym.

It makes sense because we want to present our best selves to the world. If we’re headed to a wedding to reunite with old friends or planning on showing some extra skin on the beach we want to feel good about ourselves. We want to be accepted. And we want to be respected. It’s human nature and it’s 100% normal (and OK) to want these things.

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Ashley Brown