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It's been a while since my last post... seems like just yesterday we found out we were expecting Baby B and now here we are at 33 weeks pregnant! Been working, working out, nesting and enjoying quality time with Brian. And when I can, spending time with my favorite neice, Mavyn! Seriously, how adorable is she? And her momma looks great and is doing amazing!! All in all, I'm feeling really good! Becoming more excited, and more uncomfortable, every day. Biggest changes recently have been: stomach crowding (hard to find a decent position to sit comfortably in), slower walking (pubic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2013 at Training with Taryn
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Well into my second trimester (week 25)! Still not feeling so 'sexy', but definitely better! I've listened to my friends advice to embrace the changes that are happening to my body. Since I wrote my last post, I'm able to eat better and get back after my workouts. The best part is that my growing belly is no longer a question of 'is my trainer gaining weight'... the word is out that we're having a baby. A baby boy! One thing I've learned this week is that with all the hormones surging through the pregnant body, definition (in the arms,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2013 at Training with Taryn
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**As most of you know, this trainer is sporting a growing baby bump (22 weeks along)! I've been getting a lot of questions about if I'm still maintaining the same lifestyle etc. I've been keeping a diary/blog about my journey. The following blog is where I started... Yep- and baby makes three. Well, four if you count Theo. As I write this, knowing that I won't actually be posting it for a few more weeks, baby Bagrosky is still a secret (12 weeks along). I thought I'd get a head start on blogging about being a pregnant personal trainer! Hasn't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at Training with Taryn
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It's (almost) officially summertime! That means swimsuits and bbq's...which don't always go well together. We've been asked to bring a dessert to a few different events lately and I've found (thank you Janis and Michelle) two recipes that weren't only delicious, but super healthy. Because I've been asked over and over for the recipes- here they are! Quinoa Coconut Macaroons *(recipe and picture courtesy of milehighorganics.com) Perfect for a summer treat! Healthy and light, these cookies are loaded with protein. Ingredients 6 tablespoons egg whites (from about 3 large eggs) 1/4 cup honey 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut 1... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Training with Taryn
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Being a fit mom isn't easy. Being a fit pregnant woman definitely isn't easy! However, it can be done and I'd love to share the success of my friend Barb. Not only did she maintain workouts throughout her entire pregnancy, but she stayed positive and made it look easy! Now as a mom to an adorable baby boy, Barb answers a few of my questions... Question 1: Why did you continue with your regular workouts during pregnancy? Prior to pregnancy, fitness was an important part of my life and while pregnant it felt like it was the one piece I... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Training with Taryn
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Spring is here! Renewal is in the air. Fresh attitude and fresh ingredients. Spice up your workouts and spice up your recipes! Figuring out how to prepare small meals/snacks is the perfect place to start. Having problems getting both your protein AND veggies into a small meal? I've been hearing from clients that preparing snacks is one of the biggest obstacles with good nutrition. I have two new diet staples that I've been making weekly to conquer each. Both recipes are perfect for those on the go. I just got back from Mexico and packed them for the trip over.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Training with Taryn
I can't believe there are only a few weeks left of both my TCore Challenge AND the farmers market! Even though both will officially come to an end... I hope that the challengers will finish and maintain their new healthy habits. Unfortunately, I wont be able to continue to fill up my huge basket with colorful veggies for the week but I do have a ton of new vegetable recipes! One of the biggest changes that I've noticed with the challengers is that they've been way more aware of their portion control. They might have the occasional indulgence, but have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at Training with Taryn
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Week 1 of the TCore Challenge is almost over. Challengers (including myself) have been weighed, measured and given nutrition journals. The hardest part about this week is getting past the cravings and turning bad habits into good ones. For me, these cravings include dairy (cheese) and wine with dinner. In order to cut these indulgences out of my routine, I've used several different methods... I've gone back to planning and prepping my meals for the entire week. In doing this, I never have an excuse to reach for cheese and crackers when I'm hungry in between meals. There are always... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at Training with Taryn
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As my clients know, I'm starting a challenge with my current clients and friends. All those hot summer days (and nights) have taken their toll on schedules, diets and waistlines! It's time to check ourselves before things get out of hand. Besides, who doesn't like to have a goal?! This challenge isn't necessarily to just lose weight... it's for anybody who wants to get back on the health wagon. I'm keeping it simple with these two rules: -Workout at least three times per week- for my clients, this includes either my TCore classes or personal training sessions at the studio.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at Training with Taryn
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One of my favorite indulgences is chips and salsa (to go with a sugar free margarita, of course). Luckily, my mother in law has a fabulous recipe for salsa. I've been chopping up a big batch each Saturday after grabbing the goods from the farmers market. It tastes even better than the best restaurant salsa and is even more of a treat to be able to enjoy it out on your own patio. Lindy's Garden Fresh Salsa Ingredients: 4 tomatoes chopped 2 medium onions chopped 4 jalapeños chopped and seeded 1 medium garlic cloves chopped 2 limes Salt and pepper... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at Training with Taryn
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We've all heard how good fish is for you. High in protein, low in calories, high in omega 3 fatty acids that not only reduce the risk of many cancers but can also decrease inflammation throughout the body... I can go on and on. I try to eat fish at least twice a week to reap the benefits! I wish I liked fish more. We live in a loft, so the smell of baked fish spreads all the way through our home and sticks around for a day or two. Because it's somewhat of a smelly sacrifice to bake the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2012 at Training with Taryn
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Wondering how to stay (or get) lean for the summer months? I'm here to help! For the first time since 2003, I'm not in 'competition training mode' for the summer... it's more of a 'maintain while having fun' mode. Keeping myself in check with a few easy steps assures that I can hit up the bbq's, party's and vacations without the guilt. Unwinding after a long day of travel on our first night of vacation! Veggies, Veggies and More Veggies! We hit up the farmers market each Saturday and load up a bushel full of vegetables for the week. Peppers,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at Training with Taryn
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Happy Spring! The weather is turning around in Denver and I can't be outside enough. Because I don't have a competition in the near future, my schedule allows for more time outside playing with friends. That means, less time I want to be preparing meals inside. However... Prepping meals in advance is a must to stay on track. Luckily, Complete Nutrition sells liquid egg whites. These egg whites are pasteurized so they don't need to be cooked before consumption. Here are a two of my favorite quick fix egg recipes. Egg Bake Cups- Great for Brunch! Ingredients: 32 oz liquid... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Training with Taryn
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Happy Spring! The weather is turning around in Denver and I can't be outside enough. Because I don't have a competition in the near future, my schedule allows for more time outside playing with friends. That means, less time I want to be preparing meals inside. However... Prepping meals in advance is a must to stay on track. Luckily, Complete Nutrition sells liquid egg whites. These egg whites are pasteurized so they don't need to be cooked before consumption. Here are a two of my favorite quick fix egg recipes. Egg Bake Cups- Great for Brunch! Ingredients: 32 oz liquid... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at Training with Taryn
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This is how I start my day during a cleanse. If my day allows, I'll make green lemonade for my lunch as well. I'll document every step for you (details on the why and how) but wanted to get this recipe out for those of you who were interested. There are plenty of variations to this recipe, but this is my favorite. More to come! -1 pack Complete Nutrition Herbal Cleanse. -Green Lemonade 6 stalks kale 1 cucumber 2 small apples (or 1 large) 3 stalks celery 2 small lemons 1 inch of ginger root Juiced and enjoyed! I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Training with Taryn
Here's the recipe for the green lemonade! I also add cucumber for taste and an extra diuretic.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2012 on Drink to Detox?! at Training with Taryn
For years, I've used incorporated Pilates into my own and my clients workouts. It's yielded results that no other training method can. Pilates promotes long lean muscles that women crave. It gives men the shoulder shape and abs they want. For athletes, Pilates improves flexibility which reduces risk for injuries and enhances performance. But can Pilates help burn fat? YES! Pilates cross-trains well with all cardio. In my classes, I mix in boxing, dance and plyometrics for major calorie burning workout. Pilates and yoga have always been a popular combination, but because of the health benefits that cardio provides (strengthening... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at Training with Taryn
Can you believe the holidays are almost over? They went by so quickly! There was a lot to celebrate this year; I'm glad I kept up with my workouts so I could indulge with the family. It's a blessing that we live so close to our parents and siblings! What a gift to be able to spend Christmas with the family. Some of you might have seen my post on facebook about New Years Resolutions. My client Robyn, taught me about setting "intentions" rather than resolutions. She said that making a resolution sounds like you're trying to resolve (fix) something.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at Training with Taryn
My 2011 competitive season is finally over. It was a successful, fun NPC debut year! First in the Colorado State and second in the North Americans... I'll take it! After starting my competition diet in late March and ending in September, it's time to re-define what's normal. Although I eat clean and workout on a daily basis, it's not normal (or healthy) to maintain a 'competition low' bodyfat. During the season, I spend just as many hours preparing my meals and working out as I do at my job! Keeping up that schedule would drive me (and my husband) crazy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at Training with Taryn
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I'm asked on a daily basis what supplements I use. Although I don't use supplements as a crutch, I think they help A LOT. Every body is different and therefore doesn't react the same way to supplementation. I've tried many different supplement companies and products and feel like I found what works best for me. Luckily, my favorite supplement store (Complete Nutrition) is around the corner from where I work. A knowledgeable but not pushy staff is always helpful! The following is what I personally use and find helpful in my contest prep. Protein Powder: V-Core or Titan. I like... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at Training with Taryn
It's so tough to find low sugar marinara sauce and then when you do, it tastes so bland! My client Mary helped me by creating a low sugar alternative that's easy to make and definitely delicious. I substitute this sauce for anything that you'd use marinara for... over ground turkey, with sauteed vegetables and anything else Italian! A clean diet can get boring once you cut out the 'extras' like condiments and sauces, so creating this sauce has helped keep me sane during competition prep! Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Ingredients: 4 large red bell peppers 1 medium onion, sliced thin... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Training with Taryn
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A lot has happened since I last posted! I've been a very busy girl... After much consideration, I decided to get back on stage and compete. This time around however, on a much different stage. The Ms Fitness organization was and always will be family, but it was time to try something new. Fitness is my passion, and it's important to keep that passion fresh and fun. I gave up my 'pro' status with the IFSB in order to compete with the NPC. New organization, new routine, new look! My NPC debut was the Colorado State Championship, with the title... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Training with Taryn
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I'm obsessed! Now that I'm back in 'training mode', at least 3 of the 6 meals I eat each day includes vegetables. Just when I thought I couldn't look at another green vegetable... I tried Whole Foods roasted brussel sprouts. They were awesome and I've perfected my own awesome recipe. Even my husband loves them. Roasted Brussel Sprouts 1lb brussel sprouts 3 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp sea salt 1tsp pepper few dashes garlic powder 1/2 chopped red onion Slice the 'butt' off each rinsed brussel sprout and chop in half. Dispose of any icky looking leaves. Toss brussel sprouts... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2011 at Training with Taryn
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The best thing about health and fitness is that it's always a work on progress...always evolving! Thanks for letting me share another success story with you of another client/friend. She has inspired many of her friends and family members; maybe her story will inspire you too! Chris Collins Before After 1) What is your motivation and/or goals for training? I believe that this question is answered by tying in question 2....Originally I started with Pilates, realizing that certain exercises helps problem areas, when you began teaching numerous classes, it was addicting, meaning feeling good. I didn't have necessary goals then... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Training with Taryn
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Hi! Here's a quick recipe for those who crave chicken salad, but do not want to take in all the calories. Straight from my Dad's kitchen... Taryn’s Dad’s Healthy Chicken Salad Fixins: 2 Large or 3 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts / either fully boiled, grilled, or baked 1 Container of fat free greek plain yogurt, 6 ozs 1 6 – 8 oz bag of sliced almonds Touch of garlic powder Couple of twirls of ground black pepper 3 Large, diced stalks of crispy celery Couple of shakes of minced, dried onions 2 or 3 tablespoons of raisins "Chop ‘em... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at Training with Taryn