A young couple focused on great workouts and feasting well -- all on a low budget (did we mention we're total nerds, too)!

Fuel Your Mornings with Optimum Nutrition

We know, we know. Years ago, we told you to stick to a high-quality product from a reputable company and use it as an anchor in your diet so that you can make sure you get enough protein without taking in too many calories. Well, years have passed and you’ve made progress, but at this point, you sure could use some relief from that same morning protein smoothie that you have. Luckily, Optimum Nutrition has perfect timing and a new product that is exactly what you might be looking for.

Well… actually, they have two new products. Whey & Oats has a larger serving size with more calories and protein than the Greek Yogurt Protein Smoothie, but neither of these products are high in the sugar/carb or fat departments. They walk that fine line of trying to fill you up in the morning so you’re not reaching for snacks all day without leaving you so stuffed and weighed down that you just want to go back to bed.

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Simple Summer Recipes with Al Fresco

Of course we know what you’re thinking! After all these years, we have a pretty good idea what you’re looking for…Summer recipes on (nearly) the last day of Summer… isn’t it?! Really?! Well… don’t fret too much. It’s an idea you probably haven’t had before but what if some delicious Summer-inspired recipes could be replicated inside your home. Sure, it might be too cool or too windy to fire up the grill, but you don’t need to! After all, when you use your noggin, we all know that anything is possible.

Hot Dogs can (and often do) sketch a lot of people out. We’ve all heard the horror stories about what exactly is in that hot dog, but instead of opting for a Hot Dog in a Bun, turn things a lot fresher and a little more fun with this healthier sausage based twist. Honestly, there’s only one thing you’ll need since it is the base of this concept and that is…Sausage.

Now, we’re pretty darn particular when it comes to grocery store sausage offerings so we’re going with Al Fresco’s for a few reasons.

1. You can’t find it in every grocery, so it’s just a touch on the higher end. (Which is a good thing!)

2. It is easy to remove the “casing” from the sausage, which we’re going to do to help cook it.

3. It tastes good! That means… flavor and texture. It basically makes your mouth dance a little.

Here is the “recipe” for this dish, which is going to be more of a “how-to” since we want you to do the hard part!

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4 Tips to Finding a Great Massage Therapist in Glasgow

One of Europe’s most vibrant cities, Glasgow, is home to the most hardworking people. It is also home to several massage therapists who are professionally trained to provide great service for relaxation and pain relief. There are a lot of options to choose from; from full body, deep tissue, oriental, and much more.

But whether we admit it or not, not all of the massage sessions that we have had in the past was what we wanted. We have all been there when we would have wanted to have some deep work, but only get a light massage from a therapist or vice versa. We certainly do not want to find ourselves spending a lot of money and time for a single session, and only end up having massage sessions that do not meet our expectations.
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Our Weekend in Pics

We had a friend in town!

We had a friend in town!

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Small Change, Big Gain

 In health and wellness, small changes can make a huge impact. It’s all about baby steps and those baby steps eventually turn into significant changes to your health for the better. Changing soda for sparkling water. Reducing fast food. Going for a walk after work instead of plopping in front of the television. It’s these baby steps that turn into substantive lifestyle change. It develops your new lifestyle into one that’s sustainable and healthy. People often think they need a head-over-heels shake-up of their life to become healthy. That’s not it. That’s not sustainable. The important part is turning it into a lifestyle: not a diet or a brief workout plan. Slow integration is the way to do it.

We were featured in a really neat infographic from Elysium Health which is all about the small changes you can make. Elysium, themselves, are committed to this idea with their own daily NAD+ supplement leading to a big gain in the long term. It just takes a small difference to better your health and, thus, your life!

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The Ultimate Men’s Jacket for Fall

The ultimate. I know, that’s a bold statement. How could I possibly make such a claim about a product that has only been launched this week? I don’t need to look any further than Oliver’s All Over Short. After being introduced to it just a month ago, I’ve already decided that it is hands down my favorite pair I’ve ever owned or worn.

Wearing the shorts on a trail run

Wearing the shorts on a trail run

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Our Birthday Week + Weekend in Pics

Hungry and I have birthdays just four days apart. Hungry went really above and beyond to make my day(s) special and made sure to include everything that would make me happy: delicious Italian dinner, massage, board games, and family time. For Hungry’s birthday, we kept it low key: played video games, went out to a casual (but delicious) Peruvian dinner, and exchanged cool presents. Very grateful to everyone for their love!

Sneaking happy selfies in

Sneaking happy selfies in

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4 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

First and foremost, we would like to commend you for deciding to get fit. But, you should know that getting fit isn’t exactly as easy as whistling dixie. For you to be in fine fettle, you will need to work hard and execute your exercise routines diligently. And, if you are new to the realm of fitness, it is in your best interest to hire the services of a personal trainer. Without straying away from the topic any further, here are 4 reasons why you need a personal trainer to help you get fit pronto! For further information on fitness and general well-being, do consider visiting, BlockFIT.

  1. Who will motivate you?

If you want to get fit, you will need to stay motivated at all times. And, who better to help you get through the painful sessions than a personal trainer? The personal trainer will be well aware of the mental blocks you face during your rigorous sessions and will know exactly what to say to help you succeed. Let´s be honest here—personal trainers didn’t exactly get in the best shape of their lives without hard work and dedication. Hence, if you want to stay motivated and focused at all times during your sessions, it is of paramount importance for you to hire the services of a personal trainer.

  1. Personal trainers can help create exercise routines that suit your body requirements.

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Our Long Weekend in Pics

We had a great Labor Day at our cousins' rented condo right on Malibu beach!

We had a great Labor Day at our cousins’ rented condo right on Malibu beach!

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