Training

When Is Being Sick TOO Sick To Workout?

Finding Balance

It’s that time of year again where everyone is fighting germs and trying to stay healthy. One question I get often is, “Should I workout when I’m sick?” There is not a clear yes or no answer to this question, however, I have pulled together some resources to help you decide if you can aim for a light workout, or if you need to rest. The best rule of thumb is to do what I like to call, the “neck ch ...[Read More]

10 Minute Cardio Routine…You Got To Try This!

Speaking Kindly to Yourself

Some days it just feels difficult to fit cardio into our schedule. Well, I have found a quick HIIT cardio workout that I can sometimes squeeze in after I lift weights - It is 10 minutes or less and will leave you drenched in sweat. Try this and let me know what you think (no hands on the rails - that is cheating!): On stair master- 1 round = 40 second intervals at Level 5 & level 13 each Level ...[Read More]

Common Training Mistakes

Common Training Mistakes

Time and effort are valuable and I wanted to share 8 common training mistakes. I see you busting it in the gym. I know you are working hard! I'd like to make it a bit easier to dodge the things that don't work for the most people. As we work on our health and fitness it is helpful to avoid the things that cause us to trip up, full blown face-plant, or fail to see results. Your time matters. Let me ...[Read More]

Do I Really Need to Do a Warm-Up?

Do I Really Need to Do a Warm-Up

Most of us were taught a form of “stretch before you exercise to avoid injury” did you know that we’ve known for years that this isn’t a successful strategy? Stretching (stretch-and-hold) before higher intensity exercise decreases our power output and increases our risk of injury due to momentary relaxation in the supporting structures in the joint (muscles, tendons, and ligaments). Doing a stretc ...[Read More]

When You Lose Motivation

I want to talk to you about what to do when you lose your motivation to workout and eat healthy; and I want to share you with you some tools that I use that help keep me going during the rough patches. Here is the thing about motivation: it is fleeting. There is a reason that persistence is the key to success and not motivation: nobody is ever motivated all the time. We all hit roadblocks and plat ...[Read More]

My Favorite Supplements

My Favorite Supplements

Hey guys, I get asked all the time about what supplements I use and which ones give me the maximum benefits. If you have followed me for awhile you know I love MRM. I recently wrote a blog for MRM about my favorite supplements and which ones I use daily. Make sure to use code NATALIE at check out for 40% off! Check it out here: My Favorite Supplements        

How to Battle the Bloat

Speaking Kindly to Yourself

Bloating is an all too familiar reality for many of us, especially us ladies. Dietary and hormonal fluctuation can wreak havoc on our digestive systems. While occasional bloating is not something to be concerned about, it is also not something we have to live with. Here are some tips and tricks to help reduce overall bloating. Drink plenty of water. Dehydration can significantly affect your bodies ...[Read More]

About my MRM Natalie Kit

About my MRM Natalie Kit

Hi Guys! I am consistently asked about what supplements are needed to lose fat, and gain muscle, or which supplements I take each day….  there are so many supplements on the market today. It can be difficult to know what supplements are beneficial and which are the right choice for you and your needs, and honestly just walking down the supplement aisle can be so overwhelming!   As you know I ...[Read More]

When is the Best Time to Workout ?

When is the Best Time to Workout ?

Why I like working out in the morning: – I usually eat better during the day when I’ve worked out in the morning (just a psychological thing for me I guess). – I’ll eat a small breakfast before I go, like greek yogurt that has protein and some carbs, and then about an hour before my workout have a little Driven pre-workout (especially if it’s leg day!) and then afterward some of MRM’s strawberry w ...[Read More]

How to improve Ab Separation

How to improve Ab Separation

https://www.facebook.com/NatalieHodsonOfficial/videos/1368158913261826/   After I had my babies (they were each TEN pounds!), my ab muscles never come back together properly. I didn't know it at the time, but this is something that is actually really common for women post-pregnancy. I was doing all kinds of exercises that I thought were making it better (like crunches)....but those exercises ...[Read More]