National Best Selling author of Born to Run, Christopher McDougall stopped off in Spokane to run with the locals and discuss his book. Invited as part of the Get Lit! Festival he spoke of his journey to become a successful writer, future projects, and his passion for running. Jenni attended the event and shares her experience with the book and meeting the author.
By Donell Barlow
Are you tired of thinking of food in terms of calories, carbs, fats and protein? Maybe you’re always trying the new fad diets out there — the ones that make you count calories, and eliminate carbs — and then as soon as you go off the diet you gain all of the weight back.
After everything I have learned on my own journey of a health and through my education of nutrition I have found that balance is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and you are unique in your own needs.
Food energetics is the relationship between how a particular food is grown and cultivated, and how it is cooked and combined with other foods. The energy that you receive as a result either positive or negative is determined by your choices. By getting back to more traditional foods and trusting your own intuition you will nourish your body with what it needs and energetically be balanced.
By Susan Brown, Farmgirlfit Intern Extaordinaire
When it comes to working out, it seems that people can fall into one of two categories; those who cannot get enough of it and those who it would be easier to pull teeth. For those of you that can’t get enough, the motivation and the will to get to the gym and push yourself rarely escapes you. However, for those of you that struggle to find the determination and enthusiasm to first, make it to the gym, and then really push yourself, there are some things you can do to make a workout much more enjoyable and over time something you look forward to in your daily routine.
Most of the anxieties and apprehension that surrounds those of us who struggle to workout are psychological and I’ve come up with some tips that are key in changing your mindset so you actually make it to the gym and have a positive experience while there!
After over a year of watching everyone at Farmgirlfit master double unders around me, I wondered why I couldn’t quite get the hang of it. I mean, I’m uncoordinated — but not that uncoordinated.
And then, a couple weeks ago, I realized I was using a rope that was about a foot too short for me. Oops. For some reason I was always grabbing that orange-handled rope — one I learned is for someone that’s about 5-foot-2. I’m 5-10.
Now that I’m working with the right equipment, I’m on my way. And I thought it might be good to ask for a few tips that can help with mastering the art of double unders. Farmgirlfit trainers Jenni Niemann and Laura Wambold weighed in with some great advice.