Valerie Bullock, NASM Elite Trainer

Valerie Bullock, NASM Elite Trainer's Blog

  • Healthy Caesar Salad Recipe

    Last night I made a super yummy caesar sald. My husband even begged me for leftovers to take for lunch to work today, and he's usually not a salad guy. So here's the recipe:
    12 C shredded Romaine Lettuce
    1.5lbs boneless, skinless
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  • Why Do You Want to Get in Better Shape?

    A very common thing that I have discovered with training individual's to get in better shape, is that the more sure they are about WHY they want to get in shape, the more successful they are likely to be. I found this article to give some interesting insight...Full Post

    To keep my clients motivated, I often give them assignments to do on their own, and then ask them to report back to me. One assignment that I like to give my clients is to learn about someone else’s success story. The most important reason for this is to leave them feeling

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  • Freezer Meal: Vegan Taco Soup

    Yesterday I told you that one of my back up plans to prevent me from eating out on a busy day is to make meals in advance that I can freeze. Here is one of my favorite recipes. It is pretty easy to make, freezes well, and tastes delicious. I hope you enjoy!

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  • How I Plan My Meals

    Meal planning is probably one of the most important things you can do to help you stick within your caloric budget. There are several ways to do it, and I think that may be what overwhelms most people. I am going to share with you my way of doing it.


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  • Meal Replacement Shakes Can Be Beneficial

    We’ve all seen the ads for Slimfast and other meal replacement shakes. Many people turn to them because they are a convenient way of getting necessary nutrients with few calories. Although I always work with my clients to teach them long-term healthy lifestyle

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  • TRX Suspension Training

    A couple weeks ago I attended a TRX suspension training class (I am the short one in the middle with brown hair and dressed in black, and am standing in front of a guy with a blue shirt on). TRX is a company name that stands for total-body resistance exercise.

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  • Who Are You Cheating?

    IHATE the term “cheat meal”! One of the main reasons that most dieticians agree with me is that they believe that cheating implies that you are doing something wrong. I don’t like the term mostly because of how misleading it is. From what I have found

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  • Diet vs. Exercise


    There was a study conducted among 439 50-75year olds who were split into four groups. Here are the results:
    1. Exercise only 45 minutes at a moderate to high intensity five days a week- average loss of 2.4% of

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  • Resistance Training Basics

    Why should you do resistance training? Studies show that resistance training has many benefits including improving cardiorespiratory fitness, bone density, body composition, metabolism, overall fitness performance, and beneficial endocrine and serum lipid

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