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

Goals, Life

Q2 Goals for 2018

I am ready for this second quarter of 2018. Winter weather has been dragging on for about 7 months now, and this quarter means warmth. Last quarter I focused on "A Fresh Start" but I have really struggled to come up with a theme for this quarter. I had ideas floating around in my head… Continue reading Q2 Goals for 2018

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

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

My Balanced Box Winter 2018

**Disclaimer: even though 2018 is a No Spend year for me, I have made a few pre-set exemptions. One of these exemptions is My Balanced Box. Also, this box was paid for in December, before my No Spend Year began** My Balanced Box (affiliate link) is a quarterly Canadian fitness subscription box. Each season they send… Continue reading My Balanced Box Winter 2018

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

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

My Balanced Box Fall 2017

My Balanced Box (affiliate link) is a quarterly Canadian fitness subscription box. Each season they send out boxes containing full-sized, premium items. These will range from beauty, health and lifestyle items. The signature box is $59, or they also offer some city-specific boxes for $64. The cities that are currently being offered are Calgary, Edmonton (where the… Continue reading My Balanced Box Fall 2017

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

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

My Balanced Box Summer 2017

My Balanced Box (affiliate link) is a quarterly Canadian fitness subscription box. Each season they send out boxes containing full-sized, premium items. These will range from beauty, health and lifestyle items. The signature box is $59, or they also offer some city-specific boxes for $64. The cities that are currently being offered are Calgary, Edmonton (where the… Continue reading My Balanced Box Summer 2017

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

My FitBox Life: Saskatoon Spring 2017

My FitBox Life (affiliate link) is a quarterly Canadian fitness subscription box. Each season they send out boxes containing full-sized, premium items. These will range from beauty, health and lifestyle items. The signature box is $54, or they also offer some city-specific boxes for $59. The cities that are currently being offered are Calgary, Edmonton (where the… Continue reading My FitBox Life: Saskatoon Spring 2017

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

My FitBox Life Saskatoon Winter 2017

My FitBox Life (affiliate link) is a quarterly Canadian fitness subscription box. Each season they send out boxes containing full-sized, premium items. These will range from beauty, health and lifestyle items. The signature box is $54, or they also offer some city-specific boxes for $59. The cities that are currently being offered are Calgary, Edmonton (where the… Continue reading My FitBox Life Saskatoon Winter 2017

Activewear, Mystery Boxes, Shopping

Flex it Pink Mystery Bag 2016

Flex it Pink was started by two moms to empower, educate, support and encourage other women with their health & fitness. They sell apparel and regularly hold virtual 5k's, which is how I found out about them in the first place. They also have workouts posted on their website, some recipes and a very active Instagram… Continue reading Flex it Pink Mystery Bag 2016

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

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

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

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

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?

Activewear, Shopping

Fabletics January

Fabletics (referral link) is a fitness outfit of the month club. You can read more information on how the service works here.     Outfit Name: Desirous Fenway Vest--Down filled vest with zipper pockets and a quilted design. Scoop Tee--Fitted, hip length top made from soft pima cotton. Sydney Capri--Chafe resistant fabric, hidden pocket, moisture wicking and… Continue reading Fabletics January

Activewear, Shopping

Fabletics October 2014

Fabletics (referral link) is a fitness outfit of the month club. You can read more information on how the service works here. Switch Back Tee--Heather Grey Lima Capri--Black with Bright Teal This top is great. One side of it is just a normal top and the other side is as shown. You can choose whether you want… Continue reading Fabletics October 2014

Activewear, Shopping

Fabletics August 2014

Fabletics (referral link for Canada) is a monthly fitness clothing subscription that is co-founded by Kate Hudson. They offer bottoms, tops, sports bras and various accessories from sizes XS (4)-XXL (18-20). Prices vary per item and you can either buy single items or an entire outfit. They release new outfits on the first of every month. You… Continue reading Fabletics August 2014

Activewear, Shopping

About Fabletics

***Update: http://www.fabletics.ca/invite/55920674/ is my Canadian referral link! If you chose to sign up I would really appreciate if you use this! They are officially shipping to Canada!!! We don't have nearly the selection that they do in the States but I'm sure that will get better over time. Either way, it's still a great company.… Continue reading About Fabletics

Activewear, Shopping

Fabletics July 2014

Fabletics is a monthly fitness clothing subscription that is co-founded by Kate Hudson. They offer bottoms, tops, sports bras and various accessories from sizes XS (4)-XXL (18-20). Prices vary per item and you can either buy single items or an entire outfit. They release new outfits on the first of every month. You have the option… Continue reading Fabletics July 2014