FitFoods with Claire

I help men and women overcome barriers to their health and wellness so that they can live better lives! Get in touch with me to start your health and wellness journey.

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Operating as usual

Photos from FitFoods with Claire's post 06/22/2021

Sunset ๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from FitFoods with Claire's post 06/13/2021

Happy Sunday Funday!

Just a reminder that you are exactly where you need to be. Take your own time, be grateful for today, and be present in the moment๐Ÿ’œ

๐Ÿ“ธ @brian_j._silver_mswwc

Photos from FitFoods with Claire's post 06/10/2021

Thereโ€™s just something amazing and transformational about being surrounded by nature.

The way you can unplug and strip away all of the distractions that are clogging up your mind.

The way you can sit quietly, alone with your thoughts and feelings.

The way everything seems to just stand still while all the stress melts away and your mind is at ease.

Itโ€™s what gives me joy in life and brings me peace and balance ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Any other nature lovers out there?

๐Ÿ“ธ @brian_j._silver_mswwc

Photos from FitFoods with Claire's post 06/09/2021

Take time to do what makes your soul happy ๐Ÿฆ‹

05/22/2021

โ€œAlways remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.โ€

~Harriet Tubman

Jolie graduated from UVA yesterday! I couldnโ€™t be more proud of her and I wish her all the happiness and adventures in life that she can imagine ๐Ÿฆ‹

And sheโ€™s off to NYC because sheโ€™s got a
J-O-B wohooooo ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ proud mom here ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

โ€œAlways remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.โ€

~Harriet Tubman

Jolie graduated from UVA yesterday! I couldnโ€™t be more proud of her and I wish her all the happiness and adventures in life that she can imagine ๐Ÿฆ‹

And sheโ€™s off to NYC because sheโ€™s got a
J-O-B wohooooo ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ proud mom here ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Photos from FitFoods with Claire's post 05/09/2021

Happy Motherโ€™s Day ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Here are some of my favorite memories with my daughter over the years. She went from my sweet, adorable, squishy little baby to this incredibly beautiful (inside and out), intelligent, kind, amazingly talented and accomplished young woman ๐Ÿฅฐ

Iโ€™m beyond proud of being able to say Iโ€™m her mother and so grateful for all the moments that weโ€™ve shared ๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from FitFoods with Claire's post 05/08/2021

Hereโ€™s my non-gym glam flex ๐Ÿ˜˜โœŒ๏ธ

Do you prefer gym or glam look?

Have an amazing day everyone ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

Photos from FitFoods with Claire's post 05/07/2021

Happy #flexfriday ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

Consistency is my focus these days as Iโ€™m finally in a cutting phase. Training legs 3x per week is hard but Iโ€™m still smiling ๐Ÿ˜€ will be back for my cardio session later๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ญ

What are you training today?

Photos from FitFoods with Claire's post 05/04/2021

Happy Monday everyone ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒธ

Hope youโ€™re smashing your goals and being kind to yourself ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

04/24/2021

Wanna look good or do you wanna feel good?

Itโ€™s perfectly fine to want both, but many people under value the benefits of feeling good when it comes to exercise.

Here are 5 benefits of a stronger back:

Often referred to as the posterior chain indicating the muscles on the posterior side of the body, these muscles are greatly responsible for movement and support.
Every time you reach, lift, bend, pull, sit or stand, these muscles are at work.

Posture - The muscles behind the scene are largely responsible for "good" posture and allow for good alignment and function.

Pain reduction - Strong back muscles help with managing pain by reducing the stress to your spine and nerves.

Better breathing - Muscles in the back aid in breathing by allowing the lungs to contract and expand better.

Function and Performance - A strong back supports movement. When we stand, reach, push, pull, lift, bend, walk, and run we need to have the strength and stability to perform without fear of injury. A strong back keeps our movement safe and effective.

Looking Good - Ever notice someone with good posture? Strong back muscles give an aesthetically appealing look due to the creation of symmetry from front to back. Standing tall and confident, a person with strong back muscles looks capable and healthy which is always a plus!

Whatโ€™s your favorite back exercise?

๐Ÿ“ธ @pastormusclefitness

Wanna look good or do you wanna feel good?

Itโ€™s perfectly fine to want both, but many people under value the benefits of feeling good when it comes to exercise.

Here are 5 benefits of a stronger back:

Often referred to as the posterior chain indicating the muscles on the posterior side of the body, these muscles are greatly responsible for movement and support.
Every time you reach, lift, bend, pull, sit or stand, these muscles are at work.

Posture - The muscles behind the scene are largely responsible for "good" posture and allow for good alignment and function.

Pain reduction - Strong back muscles help with managing pain by reducing the stress to your spine and nerves.

Better breathing - Muscles in the back aid in breathing by allowing the lungs to contract and expand better.

Function and Performance - A strong back supports movement. When we stand, reach, push, pull, lift, bend, walk, and run we need to have the strength and stability to perform without fear of injury. A strong back keeps our movement safe and effective.

Looking Good - Ever notice someone with good posture? Strong back muscles give an aesthetically appealing look due to the creation of symmetry from front to back. Standing tall and confident, a person with strong back muscles looks capable and healthy which is always a plus!

Whatโ€™s your favorite back exercise?

๐Ÿ“ธ @pastormusclefitness

04/22/2021

๐Ÿ’œ Set healthy goals ๐Ÿ’œ

Do your health and fitness goals feel more like a punishment or something you โ€œneed to get through,โ€ instead of an empowering activity that you look forward to?

If they do, then itโ€™s time to create better goals that ADD value and energy to your life!

Thatโ€™s what I did back when I was overweight and living a unhealthy lifestyle 10 years ago. I vowed to start taking better care of my body โ€“ not necessarily to lose weight but to get healthy.

I had to love myself to take care of the people that I love. Instead of focusing on weight loss, I took steps that would help improve my overall wellness.

That meant changing up my diet to include healthier choices. I also began lifting weights, running, and doing kickboxing. I even tried a tough mudder race for the first time!

It wasnโ€™t long until I had lost 30 lbsโ€ฆ with newfound energy to keep going!

Itโ€™s all about setting goals that add value to your life.

For example, when it comes to workouts, what if instead of trying to fit into a certain
size pants, you went after a fun or performance-based goal, like training for a 5K, hitting a squat PR, or challenging a friend to a walking challenge?

And if weight loss is a goal, you can approach it from a positive, healthy perspective and focus on how you FEEL (energized, athletic, strong, vibrant) vs. how you look!

Do this one thing today: Rethink your goals! Take a few minutes to brainstorm 2-3 new healthy, confidence-boosting goals that get you fired up!

Tell me how your new goals will bring more value to your life ๐Ÿฅฐ

Have an amazing day everyone ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜˜

๐Ÿ’œ Set healthy goals ๐Ÿ’œ

Do your health and fitness goals feel more like a punishment or something you โ€œneed to get through,โ€ instead of an empowering activity that you look forward to?

If they do, then itโ€™s time to create better goals that ADD value and energy to your life!

Thatโ€™s what I did back when I was overweight and living a unhealthy lifestyle 10 years ago. I vowed to start taking better care of my body โ€“ not necessarily to lose weight but to get healthy.

I had to love myself to take care of the people that I love. Instead of focusing on weight loss, I took steps that would help improve my overall wellness.

That meant changing up my diet to include healthier choices. I also began lifting weights, running, and doing kickboxing. I even tried a tough mudder race for the first time!

It wasnโ€™t long until I had lost 30 lbsโ€ฆ with newfound energy to keep going!

Itโ€™s all about setting goals that add value to your life.

For example, when it comes to workouts, what if instead of trying to fit into a certain
size pants, you went after a fun or performance-based goal, like training for a 5K, hitting a squat PR, or challenging a friend to a walking challenge?

And if weight loss is a goal, you can approach it from a positive, healthy perspective and focus on how you FEEL (energized, athletic, strong, vibrant) vs. how you look!

Do this one thing today: Rethink your goals! Take a few minutes to brainstorm 2-3 new healthy, confidence-boosting goals that get you fired up!

Tell me how your new goals will bring more value to your life ๐Ÿฅฐ

Have an amazing day everyone ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜˜

Photos from FitFoods with Claire's post 04/22/2021

Hello๐Ÿค—

Iโ€™ve been really missing Seinfeld lately so I wore my puffy shirt today๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

04/19/2021

Put your hands in the air if you love Mondays ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

Put your hands in the air if you love Mondays ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

04/19/2021

โ€œLong - term consistency trumps short - term intensityโ€

~Bruce Lee

The key to big results is long term consistency and creating habits is the key to staying consistent. No one said it will be easy to stay motivated day in and day out, but commit to your daily habits and youโ€™ll see progress.

What habits are you willing to commit to in order to get the results youโ€™ve been wanting?

โ€œLong - term consistency trumps short - term intensityโ€

~Bruce Lee

The key to big results is long term consistency and creating habits is the key to staying consistent. No one said it will be easy to stay motivated day in and day out, but commit to your daily habits and youโ€™ll see progress.

What habits are you willing to commit to in order to get the results youโ€™ve been wanting?

Photos from FitFoods with Claire's post 04/16/2021

โ€œThereโ€™s something wrong with my eyes...โ€

โ€œWhatโ€™s wrong?โ€

โ€œI canโ€™t take them off youโ€ ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜

Happy Friday everyone!!

Cheers to everyone who is working on their health, self love, and trying to be a nice human being๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Youโ€™re amazing, keep going๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฅฐ

04/12/2021

Imagine the best version of yourself and show up as her everyday ๐Ÿ’œ

Mondays can be hard to find motivation. So can Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and every other day of the week. There are so many days where I donโ€™t feel motivated to do things, especially work out, eat healthy, get chores done, work, and basically all the hard things.

But, it can be exhausting to give 100% effort every single day. And we have priorities where we spend our time and energy so we often feel drained and constantly have to refill our cup.

One thing that I have promised myself is that I will find balance and do things for others but also do things for myself.

Going to the gym is my happy place, my outlet to de stress and focus on my mental and physical health. Itโ€™s a non-negotiable for me and although itโ€™s sometimes hard to get motivated to go, I never regret showing up because I know this is my best version of myself. I took this selfie after my workout today. I struggled to even go but once I did, I was so happy and proud of myself ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

I challenge you to picture your best version of yourself and show up as her every day too. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฅฐ

Happy Monday everyone!

Imagine the best version of yourself and show up as her everyday ๐Ÿ’œ

Mondays can be hard to find motivation. So can Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and every other day of the week. There are so many days where I donโ€™t feel motivated to do things, especially work out, eat healthy, get chores done, work, and basically all the hard things.

But, it can be exhausting to give 100% effort every single day. And we have priorities where we spend our time and energy so we often feel drained and constantly have to refill our cup.

One thing that I have promised myself is that I will find balance and do things for others but also do things for myself.

Going to the gym is my happy place, my outlet to de stress and focus on my mental and physical health. Itโ€™s a non-negotiable for me and although itโ€™s sometimes hard to get motivated to go, I never regret showing up because I know this is my best version of myself. I took this selfie after my workout today. I struggled to even go but once I did, I was so happy and proud of myself ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

I challenge you to picture your best version of yourself and show up as her every day too. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฅฐ

Happy Monday everyone!

Photos from FitFoods with Claire's post 04/11/2021

Sunday Funday with two of my favorite people! We enjoyed Korean food outside and sipped cocktails while discussing plans for adulting after graduation next month๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’œ

04/07/2021

I havenโ€™t been posting much food lately so I wanted to show you what I eat in a day...

Jk ๐Ÿ˜œ I donโ€™t actually eat this much food! But anyone who knows me knows I can eat a lot ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

Any other plant based or vegan friends here? ๐Ÿค—

Happy Humpday๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’œ

I havenโ€™t been posting much food lately so I wanted to show you what I eat in a day...

Jk ๐Ÿ˜œ I donโ€™t actually eat this much food! But anyone who knows me knows I can eat a lot ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

Any other plant based or vegan friends here? ๐Ÿค—

Happy Humpday๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from FitFoods with Claire's post 03/31/2021

Chocolate Protein Cake for breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

Check out these macros:

63g protein
53g carbs
15g fats
15g fiber

My regular breakfast usually consists of eggs, egg whites, oatmeal, a protein shake and fruit. Honestly, I was tired of eating this everyday plus it was hard to eat all that food in one sitting ๐Ÿคข

So I came up with THE BEST SOLUTION EVER... mix all the ingredients together and pop it in the microwave for 2 minutes...now I get to eat delicious chocolate cake for breakfast ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

I donโ€™t do diets, I offer solutions to living healthier and happier๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’œ

Whatโ€™s your favorite healthy eating hack?

03/29/2021

What do you think when you look at yourself in the mirror?

How do I look? Or, how do I feel?

When it comes to health and fitness, our culture is consumed with weight and
appearance.

The problem with that is when you focus on external validation โ€“ things outside yourself โ€“ it strips you of your power.

You end up relying on the scale, the mirror, and other people to tell you how you
feel about yourself.

What if instead, you took pride in all of the amazing things your body CAN do โ€“ and
loved it for all of its strength, power, and resilience?

What if instead of asking yourself โ€œHow do I lookโ€, you ask yourself โ€œHow do I feel?โ€

This is a radical shift in thinking โ€“ but incredibly empowering.

How I feel is much more important to me than how I look.

What do you think?

What do you think when you look at yourself in the mirror?

How do I look? Or, how do I feel?

When it comes to health and fitness, our culture is consumed with weight and
appearance.

The problem with that is when you focus on external validation โ€“ things outside yourself โ€“ it strips you of your power.

You end up relying on the scale, the mirror, and other people to tell you how you
feel about yourself.

What if instead, you took pride in all of the amazing things your body CAN do โ€“ and
loved it for all of its strength, power, and resilience?

What if instead of asking yourself โ€œHow do I lookโ€, you ask yourself โ€œHow do I feel?โ€

This is a radical shift in thinking โ€“ but incredibly empowering.

How I feel is much more important to me than how I look.

What do you think?

03/23/2021

Good morning ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿค—

Iโ€™m proud to be Asian American

Iโ€™m proud to be a strong and empowered woman

Iโ€™m proud to stand up against racism and Asian hate.

Donโ€™t make me have to come after you๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’ช

Have a wonderful day๐Ÿ’œ

Good morning ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿค—

Iโ€™m proud to be Asian American

Iโ€™m proud to be a strong and empowered woman

Iโ€™m proud to stand up against racism and Asian hate.

Donโ€™t make me have to come after you๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’ช

Have a wonderful day๐Ÿ’œ

03/20/2021

Out of my way world, Iโ€™ve got my sassy pants on and I got work to do! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’œ

What are you all up to today?

Out of my way world, Iโ€™ve got my sassy pants on and I got work to do! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’œ

What are you all up to today?

03/17/2021

Be sure to celebrate the small wins along with the big wins.

Making the time to meal prep a healthy lunch is just as important as the leg workout I just crushed earlier today.

The small wins like getting 8 hours sleep and meditating for stress management may seem insignificant to hitting those PRโ€™s at the gym. But the small wins are the real game changers if you ask me๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

What are some of small wins youโ€™re celebrating today?

Be sure to celebrate the small wins along with the big wins.

Making the time to meal prep a healthy lunch is just as important as the leg workout I just crushed earlier today.

The small wins like getting 8 hours sleep and meditating for stress management may seem insignificant to hitting those PRโ€™s at the gym. But the small wins are the real game changers if you ask me๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

What are some of small wins youโ€™re celebrating today?

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