About Me!

vsco_032617Hello, everyone!

My name is Tyeler. Many of you will probably recognize me from my Instagram, @tyefitness. I am 22 years old and I was introduced to the fitness world about 4 years ago. I am currently located just outside of Kansas City, Kansas. You will most likely find me at the gym, in bed, handstanding in random places or at chipotle (seriously.. lol). I am currently a student at the University of Kansas and I am a Personal Trainer at Genesis Health Clubs. As for now, I will be expanding and continuing my fitness journey through this blog in hopes to provide you all with more motivation, tips, recipes, updates and whatever else I can think up!

XX

Tyeler

Featured post

Ditch the Scale!

So my scale ran out of batteries some time over the summer and it’s been the very last thing on my list of priorities. (Tbh, it’ll probably stay dead in my bathroom for the next year knowing me🤷🏼‍♀️)

Over my entire fitness journey, my weight has fluctuated anywhere from 5 to 10 to 15 pounds. When I initially lost weight, my weight stayed relatively steady 🤔. This is because so much more goes into your numeric weight then just your body fat. When you’re exercising your body is learning how to build and strengthen your lean muscle mass and, as I’m sure you’ve heard before, muscle weighs A LOT more than fat. When you’re losing fat and increasing your lean body mass, you can’t look at the number on the scale to reflect true progress. Yes, the scale can be a great tool when it comes to fat loss but it’s not the only tool you should be using to track your progress.
Sooo….

My number one tip when it comes to tracking your progress is to take weekly pictures. (Both flexing and none flexing, from the front, side & back)💪🏼📸 Pick a day every week and take a picture at the same time every week (to ensure accuracy since bodies change A LOT during the duration of even a simple day), you’d be surprised how much your body can change over time even when that number may not reflect that progress.

My number two tip? Change your scale from pounds to kilos (or for those who use kilos, change it to pounds). Record that number every two weeks or so JUST to have reference. This had helped me tremendously when it came to stepping away from the scale and the horrible habit of letting that stupid number tear me down. I was less focused on hitting below a certain number or closer to one which in turn helped me to be more focused on solely tracking my progress. I don’t know the kilo to pound conversion nor did I care to find out. I never converted the numbers until I hit my time goal (i.e. 3 months of workouts -for me it was 5). And even then I learned that the scale is some bull shirt💩. It’s very easy to set goals based on the scale but I urge you to starting make goals based on habits and healthy lifestyle changes instead. Focus on being the best you that you can be and the weight will take care of itself! (I promise!)

Last tip? If you can, find a gym or health facility and track your body composition! There are lots of fancy scales to help with this but many of them are not very accurate. Find somewhere that can measure out your lean body mass and body fat (you can even find some that measure water weight/ECW ratio, skeletal muscle mass, and so much more !) and keep track every month to three months if you can. If you find somewhere with reliable tools to measure body comp, THIS is where you’ll see your real progress. If you live near me, shoot me an email and we can get you set up to meet with me at my gym and get some measurements done!

Rant over but I hope this can help some of you no matter where you are in your fitness journeys. Remember that a scale will never show you your beauty, your power, your physical AND mental strength, or your confidence and self worth. Never let the scale define you.

XX,
Tyeler 💋

HEALTHY Banana Bread

My most recent healthier banana bread recipe finally up on the blog for you all.
As you all know, I’m always looking for healthier alternatives to my favorite foods & banana bread is always top of the list! This banana bread is just around ~200 calories per slice & its super easy to adjust the recipe for your taste or for those who are vegan/gluten free! Recipe is below:

Healthy Banana Bread
INGREDIENTS:
* ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
* ½ cup honey
* 2 eggs
* 1+ cup mashed ripe bananas
* ¼ cup milk of choice
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* ½ teaspoon salt
* ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1¾ cups whole wheat flour
* Alternatives: extra-virgin olive oil for coconut oil, maple syrup for honey, water or almond milk for milk. Optional: Chocolate chips, nuts, anything you’d like!

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees & grease loaf pan.
2. Beat oil and honey in bowl with whisk.
3. Add eggs, beat well.
4. Whisk in bananas & milk.
5. Add the baking soda, vanilla, salt and cinnamon, and whisk to blend.
6. Stir in the flour with a spoon until just combined.
7. Pour the batter into pan and sprinkle with cinnamon/nuts/ect.
8. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes & let cool (mine took 60)
Hope you all enjoy & comment or DM me on Instagram with any questions!

5 Ingredient Protein Muffins

So if you know me, you know I am the pickiest eater EVER. So when it comes to healthy foods, I really don’t like much. Being a busy college student who is working full time, I also need recipes to be pretty quick and easy. So these muffins (along with many of the recipes I will be posting) are nearly guaranteed to be the easiest, healthy snack ever! This particular recipe is pretty simple (you throw all the ingredients in a blender and the batter is done!) so it is very easy to tweak a little bit so feel free to experiment with it to your preferences as well.

These babies are also gluten free, grain free, high in protein, AND delicious. What more could you want😛

5 Ingredient Protein Muffins

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 cup natural peanut butter
    • 2 over ripe bananas
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • Optional:
      • 2 tbsp honey (if you are using regular peanut butter, which contains added sugar, skip on the honey)
      • Chocolate Chips – top the batter with mini chocolate chips or STIR in dark chocolate for an added sweetness!
      • 1-1.5 tsp cinnamon
      • 1-2 scoop of protein powder of your choice (I used Quest Nutrition’s vanilla protein powder – they also have one solely for baked goods!)
  • Directions:
    1.  Preheat oven @ 400 degrees
    2. Place ingredients in blender (I used my nutri-bullet) and blend until well mixed
    3. Pour batter into greased muffin tin (I greased mine with coconut oil)
    4. Bake for ~9 to 14 minutes (mine took about 12)
    5. Let cool & enjoy!

It’s THAT easy! Hope you guys enjoy! If you tried out this recipe please comment or tag me in your posts because I always love to know how you guys liked them! Comment or DM me on Instagram (@TyeFitness) if you have any questions.

xo, Tye

 

On this blog I will be posting a variety of content from fitness tips, to yummy recipes, to my favorite fitness & health products! I hope to help you all reach your individual goals through motivating you guys and giving you the tools I’ve used that I owe my success to!

P.S. Stay tuned for a free recipe ebook as well as sample at-home workouts to come soon! 🙂 

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