New Website/ Blog & Other Updates!

by laury on September 29, 2015 · 0 comments

Hi There! I miss my fitness dish readers so much. Since I don’t plan to get pregnant again anytime soon, I wanted to let you all know I probably will not be updating here much more (as if my not posting anything for almost a year didn’t give that hint!)


If you still check back here periodically I wanted to let you all know that I have a new website that I have been working on for the past year:





There’s a blog page, a recipe page, and my favorite, Freevive Kids!






We offer a FREE 5-day program where we challenge you to eliminate sugar, packaged foods, and processed foods for five full days.

Check us out on facebook, instagram (@freevive) and Twitter (@freevive)





Here are some highlights:


sugar-free, grain-free blueberry muffins


Jaxon’s First Birthday Cake


Nourishing Chicken Soup and Homemade Bone Broth


Creamy Cashew Kale Salad




grass-fed short-ribs



baby finger food banana melts

banana meltways for baby

… And so so much more! There’s a lot to catch up on if you wanted to!

It is obvious a lot has changed since I started this blog in 2009. I am now a mom of two, I started a new business, wrote a book, and I am still teaching yoga and loving it. Thank you for all of the interaction over the years. Good and bad … it has only helped me to grow and learn and be better. I honestly believe so much of the time and energy I put into this blog, and talking with the readers and other bloggers has molded a part of me into who I am today! There are posts I look back on and cringe (a lot, like really a lot), then there are posts that make me smile from ear to ear. I see old comments, and remember old friends. 90% have moved on, and some tell me they check in now and then to see if I updated. Thank you thank you thank you! Much love to you all! XO




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Treadmill vs. elliptical machines for performing full body exercising?

If you are someone who is interested in a full body exercise and are looking for a perfect gym or home gym machine to help you achieve that, then two of your best options are treadmills and elliptical machines. It is a well known fact that treadmills and elliptical are two of the best fitness equipments present. Both these machines are easily available at gyms, easy to use and highly effective. But which of these is the better option for a performing a full body workout? Well, the following given comparison will help you understand.
Both treadmills and elliptical machines are cardio machines which help you burn calories and help you to improve your aerobic exercises. But where on one hand treadmills offer more of versatility in terms of multiple training options, speed and incline, elliptical may offer fewer options. Hence in terms of versatility, treadmills are a better option.
Treadmills are a better option even in terms of the fact that they can be adjusted to achieve different benefits and outcomes. For example, this machine can be used for weight loss, steep climbing, interval training and can be customized in many more ways. On the other hand, an elliptical machine allows you to cross train which means that it can be used for both an upper body workout as well as a lower body workout. Most elliptical machines have the option to choose whether you wish to work your back and biceps or triceps and chest.
A treadmill is one fitness machines which simulates walking or running in the most natural way and emulates the natural movements. On the other hand, an elliptical may not emulate the natural movement but does offer the option of striding in the reverse direction. This reverse stride can help you activate different muscle groups in the body. Reverse strides put more emphasis on quads and thus offer an adjustable variety mid-workout.
In the case of a treadmill, propelling your body weight needs you to make put in more of an effort. Due to this reason, the body ends up burning more calories. On the other hand, in the case of an elliptical machine, the exertion felt is lower however the amount of calories burned are same as in the case of a treadmill. An elliptical allows your body to emulate a motion of running without really causing a strenuous impact on your joints, unlike in the case of treadmill.
It is hard to make a comparison between the two machines as far as a full body workout is concerned. An elliptical machine such as a NordicTrack treadmill is a better cardiovascular machine for those who wish to improve their cardiovascular health with minimal work. But an elliptical like BowFlex Max is better for those who wish to have a high intensity interval training. But treadmills are much more versatile and hence better machines for full body exercising and hence you must pick it when comparing both.


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