44 Days

Thanksgiving is a week away  and it’s lunch time so I am currently dreaming of turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries and cauliflower stuffing.  For the first time, even though I’ve been doing “paleo” for 4 years now, I am not craving my mom’s potato rolls or peach pie…but if I think about them for too long…

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Consistency

Consistency. Consistency. Consistency. Maybe if I consistently say consistency I will be more consistent. If only it were so easy.  The truth is that for some of us sticking with something is not just “easier said than done,” it is freaking hard.  I am one of those.  In high school I had to set a…

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Three Questions to Ask About Your Food Log

I know my absence lead you all to believe I was off somewhere having a baby–not true.  I’m still very pregnant and waiting for his arrival!  I was actually busy finishing up the last week of school and then recovering from the last week of school!  I am so excited to have more time to…

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Nutrition Education

You don’t need a percentage or statistic to know that America is fat, just go to the mall or a restaurant to see all the proof you need.  The proof is in the pudding — pun intended.  What is the solution?  The government has tried their way which landed us with the food pyramid or…

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American Food Culture

My husband found a very interesting article the other day, it’s about the only kind of news I like to hear:”New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to propose a far-reaching municipal ban on sales of large-size sugary beverages by restaurants, mobile food carts, movie theaters and delis, his administration said on Wednesday”  (Reuters).  After learning that more…

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Headline: One Hour of Preparation Saves Two Hours During the Week

I had another successful prep day this weekend!  I think knowing that school is out soon is giving me a lot more energy on the weekends, well probably  knowing that school AND the baby will be out soon gives me a lot of hope and energy!  Just in the nick of time too, because I…

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The Pros and Cons of Juicing

It’s 3 am,  sleep is just outside of your grasp and you’re stuck watching Jack Lalanne infomercials, plotting as to whether or not to buy the juicer.   “I’ll get more fruits and veggies in my diet,” you think , “but how often will I use it?”  “Do I have space for it?”  And most…

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You are stronger than you think you are…just ask a kid.

My absolute favorite thing about being a coach is the moment for every beginner when they realize just how capable they are as an athlete.  That moment when they push through the discomfort and start believing they can do something because they JUST did it!  Our bodies are capable of so much more than we…

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The Zone, Paleo, and Primal: One Big, Happy Family

**I was once told that readers usually don’t read more than 300 words of an article… so sad.  I’d hate to think that I wrote 1200 words and only a quarter of them are going to be read.  I understand you’re busy people so I will tell you up front that this article will take…

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Start Chasing a Performance Goal

While watching an interview of Gred Amundson on crossfit.com this morning, I was reminded of a great philosophy that has worked really well for me for a long time.  I have gotten away from it recently, as my goals for fitness are different while pregnant, but I was glad to be reminded of this advice just…

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I Actually Took My Own Advice

I did it!  I actually took my own advice.  You know how I talk about being prepared and thinking ahead and using a meal plan?  Well, I suck at that.  I am the queen of last-minute meals made from whatever is in the refrigerator,   I am the girl who flies home from work ready to…

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Sneaky Sugar!

I start every morning with the best of intentions; no sugar, no grain, no crap.  Most days this works out and I have no problems, I’m prepared, I’m disciplined and I can get through the day without reverting to those habits.  But then there are the days where I am 9 months pregnant with allergies…

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Preparation Guide

Preparation is a huge key to success when it comes to nutrition.  If you’re ill prepared, you’re far more likely to make poor decisions.  Starting your week with a full fridge and a plan will make your week far less stressful and far more successful!  Try it once and you’ll realize that it is worth…

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5 Great Ways to Decrease Your Intensity and Get Less Out of Your Workout

You’re working out 5 or 6 times a week to no avail.  You spend hours on the treadmill each week, you persevere through the rotation on every single piece of equipment at the gym, you do every workout.  It’s just not working!  You don’t see muscles forming or fat melting, just wasted time and effort….

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Day 2: How to Motivate You!

I am intrinsically motivated, of course I respond to competition and peer pressure but that is only if I already have a desire to do something. A perfect example would be during a run last year with my husband, I was trying out my new Vibram Five Fingers and just recovering from bronchitis- it was…

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Day 1: This Shall Be Fun!

I couldn’t think of a better time to start my blogging comeback than with the start of the 5th Better Body Challenge at RARE Crossfit.  I realize not all of you are RARE Crossfit members, but the information I hope to provide should help/entertain/inform any reader.  The Better Body Challenge lasts 6 weeks with an emphasis…

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Raw Coconut Nectar

It’s been brought to my attention that I haven’t written in over two months!  Actually, I think about it often I just haven’t been sure what to write about.  After all, I’ve only got baby on the brain and this isn’t a pregnancy blog (and I appreciate having male readers so I’m not going to…

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Making Cookies and Waiting for Santa

Here in the Bradley household we aren’t just waiting for Santa, we’re waiting for a baby too!  We’re expecting our first child in June so I’ve been focusing a lot on that  (and by focusing I mean I’ve been eating and sleeping my way through my first trimester).  As a testament to eating a primal…

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High Intensity Training

When I started going to the gym in high school I would do the circuits, run on the treadmill, take a couple classes, really do anything that didn’t hurt too badly.  I figured just being at the gym would get me in better shape, just my presence amongst all of that metal and machinery would fix…

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Fat Soluble Vitamins

  For the last two months I have been eating vegetables like they’re candy; breakfast, lunch, and dinner many days.  My energy levels have been through the roof, I’ve been sleeping better, been in a better mood, and my workout performances have gotten better.  All because of a few extra nutrients and a lower glycemic load. …

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Movin’ On Up

After nearly a year with the world’s longest URL, I’ve finally cut it down.  From now on simply go to nobsnutritionandfitness.com to find your nutrition and fitness needs.  Notice, there is no www behind it!  Have a great weekend… GO WORKOUT! 🙂

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A Week of Workouts

Just like pants, workouts are never one-size-fits-all.  We are all at different places when it comes to fitness but none of us are too unfit to workout.  We are meant to move, that’s why we have legs!  Fortunately all workouts can be scaled to each person’s ability.  Below I have a weeks worth of workouts…

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Excess Glucose = Fat (and that’s that!)

At the age of 15  my mom told me I was eating too much fruit –and it was at that moment that I thought she had officially lost it.  Sure, sugary cereal and Twinkies are bad, but fruit?  Gimme a break…she was just looking for one more way to make me miserable. I would imagine…

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Lunch: A Labor of Love

You may have seen these cool lunch boxes, all over the internet are websites like Lunch in a Box, where fed-up Moms are packing their kids lunch in these cool Bento Boxes.  The fed up Mom who packed the lunches above happens to be my sister, the creative genius.  Lots of kids think they’re too…

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Feel Comfortable, Confident, and Capable In Your Own Skin

(Big breath).  Day twelve of school and how is Mrs. Bradley feeling?  Like I’ve been running a marathon at a sprint pace.  While they have been fast-paced and exhausting, those twelve days of school have been the most rewarding of my career thus far.  The kids came excited and ready to learn and my teacher-friends…

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A Devilish Snack

What happened to the fourth half?  I couldn’t wait long enough to get the camera out, I had to try one!  These took me ten minutes to prepare, so if you’re making excuses for not having a healthy snack TIME is not one of them! In preparation for the upcoming work week after an entire…

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Wake Up With Water

Since I’ve returned from vacation, I’ve had a really hard time getting out of bed anywhere before 8:30 am.  During the summer this doesn’t strike me as too early, but I failed to mention that I go to bed around 8:30 pm.   Even with 12 hours of sleep I’ve had the hardest time pulling myself…

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Fajita Bowls

For the past two weeks I have been playing around with the almond flour cracker recipe, making it into cookies, spicy chips, and a little shell in which I could stuff anything my little heart desires.  Well, today my little heart desires fajitas.  With some leftover steak, a few veggies from the garden and an…

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Addicted to the Crack-ers

For the last month I have been eating and adventuring my way across Italy,  I hope this explains my absence from the blog.  I met so many wonderful people, had so many great experiences, and ate so much great FOOD!  Now I have returned to my kitchen, and I am back to trying out recipes…

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

You know how your mom only let you have a couple cookies? Fortunately, you don’t have to be so mean.  These cookies are made of protein packed coconut and almond flour and get their sweetness from honey, not sugar…well, except for the occasional chocolate chip.  You can feel good about feeding your kids (and yourself)…

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