Team Robertson Ready was inspired by our head coach John Robertson who has been involved in Triathlon, Running, & General Fitness & Nutrition for over 15 years!
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July 2015

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Top 10 Ways to Stay Accountable to your Fitness!

All too often we set a fitness goal, and 2 weeks in "fall off the wagon."  Don't worry, it happens to the best of us as life seems to get in the way and other "things" take priority.  However, YOU should be your first priority!  Your health and happiness determines the success of all parts of your life...

Mexican Quinoa

Quinoa is on of the most popular “superfoods” these days.  It is loaded with protein, fiber and minerals, but doesn’t contain any gluten.  Pronounced KEEN-wah, 1 cup cooked boasts 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber and is loaded with antioxidants, making it one of the best if not THE best grain for someone to reach for! Below is my FAVORITE quinoa recipe that is SUPER easy to throw together and is so versatile!  Throw it on top of a bed of lettuce and add some shrimp or chicken for a perfect meal...

What’s Your Foot Type?

When it comes to selecting the correct running shoe, or any fitness shoe for that matter, you must figure out what type of foot you have. The best way to achieve this is by going to your local speciality running shoe store and having them perform a professional gait analysis.  It is free, takes no time at all, and best of all takes the guessing out as far as which shoe to buy and why.  But, if you are like a lot of runners, you might not have access to a speciality running store and will have to take accountability for your own foot health. For these people I recommend a basic foot test to find your foot type which is outlined below. This test will determine which distinct...

Flourless Brownie Muffins

These dark chocolate muffins are surprisingly delicious and WAY healthier than the traditional brownie made with refined sugar and sub-par oils!  The recipe makes a great chocolate cake as well! Ingredients: 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed 1 large egg 4 large egg whites ½ cup pure maple syrup 1 scoop Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder 1 tsp. baking soda 2 Tbsp. coconut butter 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips Preparation: (Makes 12 Servings) Blend all ingredients thoroughly in a blender. Pour into a well greased muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick interested in center comes out clean. Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories 138 Fat 3.8g Carbohydrates 21.2g Fiber 3.0g Sugars 9.8g Protein 6.2g...

What’s the Skinny on Stevia?

In today's world of sugar substitutes there is one in particular that is getting a lot of attention.  Stevia, which is extracted from the plant Stevia Rebaudiana was first found in Paraguay for use to sweeten teas.  Fast forward more than 1,500 years later and it is still used today for its original purpose as well as an additive for coca-cola and food products in more than 30 different countries. Most people that use stevia do for the purpose of a sugar substitute, which begs the question of how is stevia different than regular sugar? Interestingly, stevia is almost 300x sweeter than sugar but has no calories or artificial ingredients. We all know that an abundance of too much sugar can lead to many negative side...