October Lower Body Routine

Lower Body Routine Estimated time: 35-45 minutes Running Equipment: Shoes and a safe, preferably paved surface to run on Running is a great exercise that increases stamina and promotes heart health. I personally recommend running a distance within the range of 1.5-3 miles. Of course, if comfortable or desired, you can always run more. If…

“Quite a Bit of Water”

“My definition of healthy is being conscious of the nutrients in what you eat and to know your body’s limits. Hydrating properly is important as well as getting enough sleep. I carry a water bottle to stay hydrated and I walk as much as I can. Although I have a sweet tooth, I’m conscious of…

Pumpkin Bread

    Yay! It was finally under 80 degrees here in Austin, which is good enough for me to start getting excited for fall! I make pumpkin bread every year, and it’s become my official way of welcoming in the fall season. You can add nuts, dried fruit, or chocolate chips to the batter (I’ve…

September Lower Body Routine

Estimated time: 15-20 minutes *The following routine is one meant for busy times when there is not much time to exercise* Jumping Squats Equipment: Just yourself!   Start in a squatted position with your feet a little wider than your shoulder-width. Next, jump up as high as you can, and use your legs to catch…

September Upper Body Routine

Shoulder Width Push-ups: Equipment: Just yourself The push-up is perhaps one of the most basic calisthenic, or body weight, exercises. A great measure of fitness, the push-up is a staple part of my own workouts and routines. To begin, start with your hands and feet supporting your body. Your body should be straight and level,…

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:  For the Marinade: 1 tablespoon chili oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced (about 1 tablespoon) 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon) 1/4 teaspoon dried chile flakes 1 scallion, green and…

May Fitness Routine

Push-ups: Equipment: Just yourself The pushup is perhaps one of the most basic callisthenic, or body weight, exercises. A great measure of fitness, the pushup is a staple part of my own workouts and routines. To begin, start with your hands and feet supporting your body. Your body should be straight and level, and your…

6 Fun Summer Activities to Stay Fit

The gym is great, but I’ve personally always loved experience-based exercise more. I just feel much more engaged. With summer coming, it’s time to take advantage of the good weather and stay fit while having fun! Here are 6 fun summer activities to stay fit: Go Swimming!  Race your friends in the pool. Swimming is a…

Mashed Cauliflower

  Here’s a healthy (and just as delicious) version of mashed potatoes! This will only take you 20 minutes to make, and it’s the perfect side to any main dish. Plus, it’s super easy, so don’t feel bad about having this a few times a week! Enjoy! Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets 2…

3 Ways to Stay Motivated

Personal trainers, websites, and friends can give you great feedback on how to work out to reach your own specific goal, whether it is to gain muscle or simply lose weight. However, at the end of the day, your progress is determined by yourself. Though this is rather cliché, this is, to a major extent,…

“[Dancing] is How I Keep Myself Sane”

“Dancing is how I keep my body healthy.” “What type of dance do you do?” “I’ve done Indian classical dance since I was 5, and it’s been a big part of my life ever since. It’s extremely challenging yet very rewarding. I always feel fantastic after I dance. It’s how I keep myself sane during…