You know how every pharmaceutical commercial ends with a laundry list of possible side effects? The ailments that we could possibly experience if we take it are silently weighed against the possible benefits of the drug. Well, turns out that exercise and good nutrition also come with a laundry list of side effects… My hope…READ MORE
…on your diet. We live in society where food temptations are everywhere. Walk through a store and you’ll see the unhealthy food items displayed front and center. Turn on the TV and you’ll be assaulted with commercials for fattening foods. Open a magazine and you’ll notice glossy pin-ups of sugary snacks. Go down the street…READ MORE
Fast & Healthy Fish Tacos Fish TacosWho says that fish tacos have to be fried? This refreshing recipe uses baked Cod and fresh coleslaw for that fish taco taste that is hard to beat. Need to fix dinner in a hurry? This recipe only takes 20 minutes. Don’t lose the benefits of your workouts this…READ MORE
5 Sneaky Ways to Burn Calories at Work You may think the 30 minutes you spend every other day in the gym is enough to keep you trim and healthy, but it’s not. If you want overall good health, you need to eat well and find windows of exercising opportunity every day—not just during your…READ MORE
~Recipe by Sheila Garcia (of LifeAsSheDoesIt.com) Photo Credit HERE Look, I know some of you have an eggplant Parmesan recipe you swear by; whether it’s your own or your mama’s or your noni’s or a coveted recipe passed down for generations. But I’m here to tell you that this recipe is THE ONE -the holy…READ MORE
~by Sheila Garcia (photo credit HERE) You consume sodium every single day, and that’s a good thing! Our bodies need the mineral sodium to help maintain water/electrolyte balance and blood volume. Unfortunately, as it’s often said, too much of a good thing (sodium in this case) can have negative effects on your health. A diet…READ MORE
~Recipe by Sheila Garcia (of LifeAsSheDoesIt.com) This colorful and tasty Sunday Supper was perfect for the fall transition! I had some apples and a couple of peaches just about on their last leg, and half a cauliflower head. So I got some delectable chicken thighs and created an autumnal appetition of chicken thighs with pan…READ MORE
*Photo Credit HERE ~By Sheila Garcia November marks the beginning of a two-month season packed with parties and desserts – and that can be pretty tough for anyone who is trying to manage his or her weight. Beyond the fun-size (and therefore calorie-controlled) candies left over from Halloween, several fall treats are big calorie bombs. Be on the…READ MORE
*Photo Credit HERE ~Recipe by Sheila Garcia (of LifeAsSheDoesIt.com) I had leftover pasta from sausage ragu night. I had leftover roasted chicken from Sunday Supper. I had leftover salad I had used as a side. I loathe waste so I can’t throw it all away! What’s a girl to do? Simple! Throw it all into a…READ MORE
*Photo credit HERE ~Recipe by Sheila Garcia (of LifeAsSheDoesIt.com) Soooo, essentially that name doesn’t make the dish sound as rich or delectable as it turned out to be. The “ish” after chicken lends itself to the reader thinking perhaps it wasn’t so great. But don’t be fooled!! I only use the “ish” because I made…READ MORE
“People might call me crazy, but my favorite part about Legacy Fitness is actually the people. I love the camaraderie and friendships that I’ve found there. I started Legacy in August 2012 to prepare for Tough Mudder-Austin and continue to come because I want to stay feeling good; especially since turning 40 this year.
Legacy has not only made me feel good and in shape – the biggest difference for me has been my mental strength.”
“My overall health has improved greatly because of Legacy Fitness. It’s nice not to feel sluggish during the day anymore. I’ve witnessed a loss of body fat and an increase in energy. I’ve also found that making smarter food decisions has become a lot easier.
The accountability makes me get out of bed at 5am. Getting my work out in that early in the day is great because my daughter is still asleep, so it doesn’t take away from my time with her and I probably wouldn’t make it to the gym after work otherwise.
Some people say that they couldn’t get up that early and are proud of my dedication to take care of myself. My family can see how much happier I am because of the Legacy Fitness and how much better I look and feel.”
“Legacy Fitness has been a great change in my life. My wife loves it since my alcohol consumption has decreased tremendously. I’m more cognizant of what I’m eating and drinking as a result of joining.
I have always neglected working out my legs. After joining Legacy, I’ve noticed an increase in strength in my legs, specifically my quads. As a result, I have also noticed a considerable decrease in pain in my right knee. I will never forget the 400-squats… as a warm-up!!
Jan is a great instructor who keeps the class motivated and is willing to alternate exercises if you can’t perform them normally. I keep coming back for more because of the built-in health benefit. I’ve lost weight and leaned up and don’t want to lose what I’ve achieved so far. “