Coach Nancy – The Way I See It…

Getting Back into It (an update)

Nov 23rd, 2014 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Living the Fit Life, Women's Workout Advice

I’ve been quite quiet for awhile.  Not because I have lost interest in fitness and health but because I’ve been really busy over the last 6 months.  I was working as a consultant (financial matters) and while I loved the money, the jobs I was getting required a lot of hours.  So I looked for [...]



Why I’m Healthier Burning Sugar

Mar 19th, 2014 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Beyond The First 90 Days, Still Pressing Play with Coach Chris, Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Living the Fit Life, Nutrition & Weight Loss

Warning – if you are heavily into Paleo or low carb and like it – this post is NOT for you. Funny thing is, I was paleo and then restricted carb for years.  I thought I was at the forefront of healthy eating.  So much so that when I first encountered the work of Ray [...]



Healing at a Deeper Level

Feb 27th, 2014 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Living the Fit Life, Nutrition & Weight Loss

This might be a long post. I’ve been on a health journey over the last few months.  Those of you who know me know I’ve been committed to a healthy lifestyle for years.  It’s helped me to lose weight, put on muscle and avoid illness.  All good – right? So back in October when I [...]



I still hate yoga – but I do it anyway

Nov 6th, 2013 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Living the Fit Life, Women's Workout Advice

It’s now been 4 years since I started my first round of P90X.  WOW – it doesn’t seem that long!  But part of P90X is a day of yoga.  When I was doing P90X, I hated the Yoga X workout.  It is 90 minutes long and I could not do many of the exercises. Fast [...]



Where do we draw the line? (In pursuit of physical perfection)

Nov 5th, 2013 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It...

I’m not the first woman writing about this, nor will I be the last but I have been thinking a lot lately about the pursuit of perfection from a physical sense.  Recently there was a YouTube video that went viral showing how the face and body of a perfectly pretty young woman are changed during [...]



Why You Should Forget About ORAC Values

May 15th, 2013 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Beyond The First 90 Days, Still Pressing Play with Coach Chris, Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Diet Reviews, Nutrition & Weight Loss, P90X Diet

For the past few years if you are focused on nutrition you know that the ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is one way to ‘rank’ different fruits and veggies against one another.  In essence, the higher the ORAC value, the better that food source is at absorbing free radicals in your body.  Fewer free [...]



Can You Improve Your Mood with Probiotics?

May 13th, 2013 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Living the Fit Life, Nutrition & Weight Loss, P90X Diet

Many of us know that we need to add probiotic foods (and sometimes even capsules) to make sure our digestion is working.  If you also know that probiotics are essential to having a strong immune system, consider yourself well informed.  What many of use don’t know is that probiotics may help our mood – in [...]



The Case for Flax Seed

May 8th, 2013 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Nutrition & Weight Loss, Supplements

Seems like there is a lot of buzz about Chia seeds these days.  Now chia seeds are a very healthful food but today I want to talk about the more neglected super seed: flax. I’ve been a fan of flax seed for awhile and put a tablespoon in my morning smoothie.  I use whole seed [...]



Can Probiotics Help You Lose Weight?

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., P90X Diet

It seems common knowledge now that if you have taken a course of antibiotics, you need to supplement with probiotics to restore your inner gut health.  But some will tell you that as a nation, unless you are supplementing, you are most likely living with an unhealthy gut where the bad bacteria is way too [...]



Does Creatine Work for Women?

Feb 18th, 2013 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Nutrition & Weight Loss, Supplements

Creatine has a reputation of being a ‘guys’ supplement.  It’s preceived as helping guys get bulked up and is rumored to add water weight.  And as women, we typically don’t want to be either ‘bulked’ or carry excess water weight.  So the question becomes – are the rumors true?  Yes, but not ‘so much’ as [...]