Health & Fitness, Self-Care

Self-Care September

I haven't written anything on this blog for a few weeks. I can't remember the last time I actually worked out for more than one day a week. Those are two facts that it almost pains me to actually admit. These aren't the only areas in my life that I've been slacking either. I haven't… Continue reading Self-Care September

Health & Fitness, Healthy Eating & Dieting

5 Kitchen Essentials for a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is made in the kitchen. You can workout as much as you want, but unless your diet is on point, you likely won't see the results that you want. Food can sometimes be the most complicated and daunting part of trying to have a healthy lifestyle. For some people, that may mean… Continue reading 5 Kitchen Essentials for a Healthy Lifestyle

Active Living, Health & Fitness

5 Ways to Stay Active During the Summer, that’s not Going to the Gym

The thing I most love about summer is that it feels 100x easier to get active compared to during winter. In winter I want nothing more than to eat comfort food and lay on the couch with some good TV, but in summer I want to be outside enjoying the nice weather, I want to… Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Active During the Summer, that’s not Going to the Gym

Health & Fitness, Self-Care

5 Things Everyone Should do Alone & a Giveaway

I'm not much of a people person. It's not that I don't like people, it's that I'm an introvert who gets mentally, emotionally and physically exhausted from high amounts of social interaction. I have a small friend group and most of my closest friends don't live anywhere near me. Being this way, I have long appreciated… Continue reading 5 Things Everyone Should do Alone & a Giveaway

Health & Fitness, Healthy Eating & Dieting

5 Ways to Be Healthy while Staying in a Hotel

Even though it still feels like winter, summer is coming. Summer often means taking trips out of town for a much-needed vacation. It's commonly thought that it's too difficult to stick to your healthy habits while travelling, especially while staying in a hotel. It's easy enough to stick to a routine when you're at home and can… Continue reading 5 Ways to Be Healthy while Staying in a Hotel

Health & Fitness, Healthy Eating & Dieting

How to Pick a Diet and Why I Won’t Follow One

Not long after I started this blog, I decided to try the SlimFast 14 day challenge. The jist of this challenge is that for 2 meals a day you have SlimFast, one regular meal and 3 snacks. I wrote about what I ate and what my results were. Still, to this day, those posts are… Continue reading How to Pick a Diet and Why I Won’t Follow One

Health & Fitness, Healthy Eating & Dieting

5 Tips for Meal Planning and the Benefits Behind It

It still amazes me when I hear that some people don't do any sort of meal prep or planning. I don't remember what my life was like before really diving into it, but I'm sure it was much more stressful. How many times have you woken up in the morning and not known what you… Continue reading 5 Tips for Meal Planning and the Benefits Behind It

Active Living, Health & Fitness

5 Ways to Avoid Boredom on the Treadmill

I have a love/hate relationship with running. I love it because I can push myself. I can run further, faster, longer. I can work hard and see results and improvement from it. On the other hand, it can get really boring. It's not so bad in summer, I can run outside and have a change of… Continue reading 5 Ways to Avoid Boredom on the Treadmill

Health & Fitness, Healthy Eating & Dieting

4 Ways to Successfully Avoid Junk Food

A new year means new resolutions, a common one being to eat healthier. You've probably seen me say it a million times on here: I love working out, but I also really love food. Give me a bag of gummy candy or some creamy milk chocolate and I am a happy girl. While I totally support anyone eating… Continue reading 4 Ways to Successfully Avoid Junk Food

Health & Fitness, Healthy Eating & Dieting, Life, My Favorites

5 Tips for A Successful Night In

It's funny, when you're younger the 'thing' to do is going out. Whether to a bar, restaurant or even an activity like bowling, who wants to stay home and have a night in? Once you get older, staying in becomes more and more desirable. You don't have to deal with the loud music or the… Continue reading 5 Tips for A Successful Night In

Health & Fitness, Self-Care

Support the Cause: Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Tuesday the 14th was World Diabetes Day. Diabetes isn't something I used to think much about, but then I really didn't know anyone who was affected by it. As I have gotten older, I have met more and more people who have it, which has vastly increased my awareness. In… Continue reading Support the Cause: Diabetes Awareness Month

Health & Fitness, Self-Care

Staying Fit & Healthy During Fall

I hate to be the one to say it, but summer is ending. How crazy is that? Does anyone else feel like we only just finished spring? It's hard to believe that we are only days away from the season being over. Summer always feels like an easy month to stay active. The days are… Continue reading Staying Fit & Healthy During Fall

Health & Fitness, Healthy Eating & Dieting

6 Tips for the Healthiest Smoothie

I often go through stages with meals. For weeks on end, I will have eggs for breakfast, and then just suddenly stop. Or I'll have salads or sandwiches for lunch every day, and then out of the blue, I will be done with them. It's not that I grow sick of these foods; it just… Continue reading 6 Tips for the Healthiest Smoothie

Health & Fitness, Self-Care

That Time of Year

By all accounts, it would appear it is "that time of the year". Sweaters, scarves and boots are starting to be your go-to pieces in the morning, everything is pumpkin spice flavoured and if you live in Canada, you may have already had your first snowfall. It won't be long before Christmas carols are being played on… Continue reading That Time of Year

Active Living, Health & Fitness

My Fitness Lifestyle & Social Media

I recently read an article stating that those who post their fitness routine on Facebook have psychological problems. A study showed that individuals who post when they work out tend to be narcissists and that they are primarily just trying to brag about how much time they invest in their looks and because they need attention and validation.… Continue reading My Fitness Lifestyle & Social Media

Active Living, Health & Fitness

Getting Fit & Having Fun

It's no secret that I love working out. I haven't always been this way; once upon a time, I would avoid physical activity at all costs. Gym class was my least favourite, and while I enjoyed walking or biking, I definitely wasn't doing it to get fit. So, what changed? I realized that working out… Continue reading Getting Fit & Having Fun

Alberta, Classes & Events, Health & Fitness, Travel

Surfset YYC

I like having yearly bucket lists for myself. I find this helps me feel like I'm accomplishing something over the course of 12 months. One item on the list for this year was to try out at least 5 new types of fitness. I am happy to say, I just hit that magic number 5!… Continue reading Surfset YYC

Classes & Events, Health & Fitness, Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Broadway Avenue Fit Fest

Broadway Avenue is going through some major construction this summer. The water and sewer mains were installed between 1908 and 1912 and while some replacement was done in 1956, the water mains at the intersections were not. Water main breaks have been becoming more common and so the old ones are finally being replaced. They expect construction… Continue reading Broadway Avenue Fit Fest

Classes & Events, Health & Fitness, Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Aerial Hoop

Last year I did something completely out of the norm for me and signed up for aerial hammock. I hadn't done group fitness before and it was a brand new experience for me. I took the 6-week session at Club Mynx here in Saskatoon and loved it. I was into fitness before trying the hammock, but… Continue reading Aerial Hoop

Classes & Events, Health & Fitness, Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Saskatchewan Marathon 2016 & Fitness Update

This past weekend was the 38th Annual Potash Corp Saskatchewan Marathon and the second one that I have taken part in. Last year this was my first EVER 5k and I earned my first medal.  This year it is officially my twelfth 5k. There were over 4000 participants between the full and half marathons and 10k… Continue reading Saskatchewan Marathon 2016 & Fitness Update

Active Living, Health & Fitness

My Running Essentials

It's getting to be that time of year where I can finally go outside for runs! For most of the year, I have no choice but to stick to the treadmill. I'm always amazed when I see people running outside during the winter, if I tried that I would fall flat on my face! I… Continue reading My Running Essentials

Classes & Events, Health & Fitness, Local Businesses & Events, Travel

First Thoughts on Orangetheory Fitness

I'm in all sorts of pain as I sit here writing this. Don't worry, it's the good kind of pain. The kind of pain you get when you know you've had a successful workout and can feel yourself getting more fit. The best kind of pain there is. This pain I'm referring too has been… Continue reading First Thoughts on Orangetheory Fitness

Classes & Events, Health & Fitness, Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Girls Night Out

I've always said that food is where I most struggle with having a healthy life. I have no issues with being active and have come to really love fitness in various forms. I recently found out about an event through New Balance that I just knew I had to attend. Keep on reading to find… Continue reading Girls Night Out

Classes & Events, Health & Fitness, Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Orange is the New Workout

I often end up feeling like I'm at a stalemate with my weight loss and fitness regime. I've said this before in my monthly fitness updates and lately, I've been trying different types of fitness to mix it up a bit. The only issue with that is that classes happen once a week, which still… Continue reading Orange is the New Workout

Classes & Events, Health & Fitness, Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Aerial Hammock

You might have noticed that I didn't post a fitness update after July. Quite frankly, I didn't have anything to say. DietBet ended and I was at a standstill. Life was going on as normal, I was going to the gym, I was eating my regular meals, but nothing was changing. It probably would have… Continue reading Aerial Hammock

Classes & Events, Health & Fitness, Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Color Me Rad

When I first started running at the beginning of 2015, I decided I wanted to run in Color Me Rad. This led to me also signing up for Saskatchewan Marathon and Mogathon, which I have already written about. Color Me Rad is one race that I had always looked at Facebook pictures and always felt… Continue reading Color Me Rad

Health & Fitness, Self-Care

Why Do I Sweat?

I was recently approached by a company to write about what inspires and fuels my workouts, and to give insight into my fitness routine. At the same time they contacted me, I found out about a contest that SportChek was having. They wanted you to send in your best "swealfie" and tell them why you sweat. These… Continue reading Why Do I Sweat?

Classes & Events, Health & Fitness, Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Mogathon 2015

On Sunday, June 14th, I ran the 5K in Mogathon. Moga Mobile, which is the exclusive retailer for Fido in the Midwest region, is the major sponsor of the run. This is an annual run that was created in Saskatoon, for Saskatoon people. Mogathon has all sorts of events for all sorts of people! The… Continue reading Mogathon 2015