Resilient is the perfect word to describe BUFFnation member Taryn Williams. The 43-year-old crushed her first-ever half-marathon in Toronto this October, ranking in the top 35% of her age category.
Her performance is impressive, yes, but what’s even more impressive, is her recovery from a major foot injury in the spring, that had her in a walking cast with no weight-bearing activity for over eight weeks.
Despite this setback, Taryn adjusted her workouts, continued resistance training, and focused on her nutrition and mindset. Even her Disney vacation on the March break still went ahead despite this major injury. She shifted her perspective, made a decision to make it an incredible experience, and rented a scooter, so she could tour the park with her husband Sy, and daughters Olivia and Isla. The family had a wonderful time.
As soon as she got the go-ahead from her doctor that her foot was healed, she started training for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon - an...
A yummy on-the-go snack! Made with whole ingredients like rolled oats and nut butter, these little balls pack a nutritious punch while keeping you energized until your next meal. Great for school snacks (nut-free version), after workouts, or on the way home from work!:)
• 1-cup almond butter (If nut-free, you can use sunflower seed butter)
• 1⁄4-cup real maple syrup or raw honey
• 2 Tsp. vanilla extract
• one 1⁄2-cups of gluten-free rolled oats
• 1⁄2-cup unsweetened shredded coconut (organic if possible)
• 1/3 cup chocolate chips
• 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
• 2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
• 3 Tbsp. protein powder (chocolate or vanilla)
• 2-4 Tsp. of water or additional vanilla extract
• pinch of salt
1. Add the nut butter, maple syrup or honey, and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl and stir together.
2. Add oats, coconut, chia seeds, hemp seeds, protein powder, and salt. Stir again until well mixed. Then add the...
What’s a quick and nutritious way to warm up this fall?
BN’s “Most Delicious” Zucchini soup. It takes no time to make and leaves lots of leftovers. The kids (or partner) won’t even taste the veggies!
No equipment is required. Enjoy as many servings as you like!
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2 large sweet potatoes (sliced)
Avocado or coconut oil
Slice sweet potatoes. (Keep the skin on if organic to enjoy the health benefits of the soil).
Rub coconut or avocado oil on both sides and sprinkle with sea salt.
Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and place sweet potatoes on the sheet.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Remove and let cool
1 lb extra lean or lean ground beef
2 eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup Italian dressing (Homemade or store bought. This recipe tastes really good with Kraft Zesty Italian.)
½ cup gluten-free bread crumbs (optional) We leave out, and still works great!
Staying hydrated during the hot, hot weather is
key to keeping up energy, reducing the bloat
and controlling cravings.
But, plain old water - especially during the summer - can get a little boring!
And juices, pop, and lemon aid are loaded with sugar!
So what's the solution?
Our BN Summer Sparkler.
Watch the video above for more.
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Meet Mandy. She’s one of our Spring Challenge 2023 winners. Her journey is so incredibly inspiring.
Over the span of just six weeks, she was able to boost her energy, release 14 pounds and 16.5 inches, sleep better, and think clearer.
Mandy started implementing “small steps” and changes over the course of the six-week program. To begin with, she attended LIVE online resistance training and cardio classes. Then she started to fine-tune her nutrition, including cutting back on starchy carbs like rice, potatoes and bread (cutting back, not cutting out!), and increasing her protein to help with muscle recovery. She also chose to avoid alcohol and diet coke.
In addition to her regular workouts, she enjoyed hikes, online stretch classes, and connecting with the BUFFnation community. And six weeks later?
“I did my final measurements, and was blown away by how many inches I lost!” says Mandy. “My clothes fit better; I feel more...
Perform each move for 30 to 45 seconds. Do five to 10 burpees between each exercise - or walk or run on the spot for 20 seconds. Beginner exercisers do one to two sets of the circuit below. Advanced exercisers can do three to four rounds. Be sure to sweat!
- Walking Lunges
- Pushups (floor or wall)
- Triceps Dips (on stair - glutes close to stair)