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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?