*Photo credit: Cottonseed Oil (Used under the Creative Commons Attribution License.) ~By Sheila Garcia Many people think that vegetable oil is healthy, but consumption of vegetable oil can actually lead to structural changes within our fat storage and within our very cell membranes. How is it that so many people are fooled into ingesting large amounts of processed and pesticide-contaminated oils that are…READ MORE
~Recipe by She-Gar-C Being in a band (we’re called The Texas Toast) is AWESOME. BUT! I have The Hubster and a Muscle Head Son to feed and I have to jet off to rehearsal! So tonight’s Meatless Monday is one of the fastest (and healthiest!) yet! POWER GREEN WRAPS Tortillas (see notes) Power greens…READ MORE
~recipe by She-Gar-C This is a great spring or summer side because it is refreshing, and packed with protein and flavor! But be careful! You know what they say…beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat – the more you…… BEAN SALAD 1 can tri-colored beans 1 can garbanzo beans (chick peas) 1 can…READ MORE
~by Sheila Garcia We all are the busiest person we know. Every one of us thinks so, and it may possibly be true in this day in age. With everything we have to juggle, plus finding that work-life balance, it is hard to get the suggested healthy amount of sleep every night. But, burning the…READ MORE
~Recipe by She-Gar-C That was The Hubster’s social media status a few months ago, because I was in the part of my recovery from double knee replacement surgery where not only had our (beautiful, wonderful!) meal train run out, I was finally back up and cooking! So for my first night ‘back’, I made flourless chicken…READ MORE
~By Sheila Garcia Practically all of us sing it. Maybe it’s just a verse or two for you, or you just sing along with the chorus. Or maybe it is lyric-for-lyric, humming every note, with a really long interlude. But the season upon us has us singing the allergy song. You know – the one where…READ MORE
~Recipe by She-Gar-C ooooooooo….now THIS is how you do home-made chicken Cesar salad. It’s hearty and covered in goopy, yummy home-made Cesar dressing and Parmesan shavings. It was a delicious and quickie dinner!! (Not to mention low-carb!) CHICKEN CESAR SALAD 2 pkgs chicken tenderloins sea salt pepper garlic powder cumin powder extra virgin olive oil…READ MORE
~By Sheila Garcia Spring is here, which means Daylight Savings – and it is time to synchronize your body to be it’s best! That could mean alkalizing. What is alkalizing? Is it even important to our health? Our diets? Our mindsets? ANYTHING?? During one of my health classes, I found out all about what it…READ MORE
~Recipe by She-Gar-C I don’t like being told I “can’t” do something. When I couldn’t find organic corned beef and I wanted to make it for dinner, and then was told I couldn’t make my own within a day because it takes at LEAST four days to corn the beef brisket, I decided to defeat…READ MORE
~By Sheila Garcia Spring is almost here, and I don’t know about you, but I’m super-excited. I always take this time to clean out the clutter: my pantry, cupboards, and fridge from old, out-dated food; my closets to feel refreshed, and always take advantage with a body cleanse. Spring is the perfect time to clear…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. “