Friday Fitness- A Little Goes A Long Way


This starting from the bottom has been an eye opener! Who would have thought that a 15 minute workout would kill me so much? I’m still not training with any regularity, which is a bad thing with a triathlon in August!  But every workout I get in gets me one step closer to where I want to be. Friday- 40…

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Summer Sports Essentials


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. When I started dating Ryan I couldn’t wait to learn to play recreational softball. I grew up doing sports that required body control (gymnastics, running, cheerleading) but nothing with a ball. Hoo boy! I am STILL learning the proper…

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My Postpartum Amazon Orders


I’ve never been one for online ordering. I hate having to send stuff back when it doesn’t fit or work right. But when I was still on the couch recovering from my C-section there were a few things I needed that I didn’t have the energy to search several stores for. For any new mama’s or expecting mama’s here are…

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Friday Fitness- It’s Back!


This was running through my head for the first three minutes of my first run postpartum. Then I got tired and had to walk! Ha ha ha! I got the clear to work out two weeks ago but I haven’t gotten into a routine yet, just working out when I feel like it. But that’s a good way to start.…

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Did You Know Sunscreen is Hurting our Oceans?


I am a huge advocate of sunscreen! When I’m out in the sun, I reapply every couple hours without fail. When swimming I reapply as soon as I’m out of the water. But I had no idea that sunscreens are damaging to the coral reef! This landlocked lady LOVES the ocean! We travelled to Hawaii often as kids to visit…

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Convocation 2018- I’m Officially Done University!


Yesterday was a big day for me, it was when I officially received my Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge. You would think that a second degree wouldn’t feel as momentous as your first, but it absolutely does! Especially in my case when this was the degree I’ve  always wanted. If you follow me on social media, I…

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Planning My Summer Hikes


In the past, I never spent much time planning my summer hikes. I would pick an area (usually Waterton) and the night before or day of would decide which one to hit. Well, with a new baby that way of hiking has changed. Ha ha! I figure I have one (maybe two) all day hikes this summer where I can…

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Be Summer Smart


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To be sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Summer is right around the corner and with the warm weather and I’m already sporting what I like to call my clown nose. You see, I have super sensitive eyes to light and sunglasses are an absolute MUST if…

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Breaking My Sugar Habit


I was determined not to gain too much weight during my pregnancy. I lost five pounds during the first trimester because I was too sick to eat more than cereal and fruit. When I started feeling better, I made sure I didn’t fall into the “eating for two” trap and stuck to my healthy eating habits and kept as active…

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May Buffboxx- Protein Snacks FTW


I was more excited for this month’s BuffBoxx than I have been in the past. I’m doing the stay at home thing right now which has been a huge adjustment and it was so nice to have my monthly present to look forward to. TyTy and I would walk to the post office every other day to watch for it.…

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1 Month Postpartum Fitness- Walking and Waiting


I knew going into my cesarean that I would not be allowed to do anything strenuous for six weeks after TyTy’s birth, but I had no idea  how hard that would be! During the first week I was still in pain and pretty slow moving from the incision, but once I hit Week 2 I felt better and ready to…

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Baby’s First Trip to Waterton


One of my top goals for my son is that he grows up to love the outdoors as much as I do. Years before I even had him, I’ve been reading articles and blog posts about how to make hiking fun for your little ones so they enjoy hitting the trails with you. When my friend Rachelle invited us to…

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He’s Here!!!


Ladies and Gentleman, I am very excited to present my son Tynan! For those wondering where we got the name Tynan, it’s my Irish maiden name and I am so happy that this name will live on with my child. I won’t be turning this blog into a mommy blog but there will be baby posts once in awhile, just…

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April BuffBoxx


Where has April gone?? Do you realize next week we are into May. I blame two things for this month going by this quickly; having a baby and the super late snow. Last week was a major snowstorm and this week we have weather in the high teens, say what? I am in full recovery mode and unable to do…

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Mountain Theme Nursery


Happy Monday! I am on baby countdown, just three more days and this little guy will make his appearance! I spent spring break cleaning and crossing things of the to-do list. Part of this was putting the final touches on the mountain theme nursery / kids room. This baby was a wonderful and very welcome surprise but it’s a tight…

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Healthy Habits You Can Start Today


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. People are always looking for a “quick” way to get healthy and fit. Magazines and Pinterest pins promise results in only 4-6 weeks. But that is so unrealistic! If there is one thing my mom always said it was…

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March BuffBoxx- Ready to Train Again


My legs are itching; I am so ready to get back into a workout routine where I push my body. I want to run until my lungs burn and my muscles ache, I need to just push it! In less than two weeks this baby will come and I’ll have to wait about 6 weeks to get the okay from…

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Mountain Maternity Photos


I knew that I wanted to do my maternity photos in the mountains pretty much from the moment it was confirmed I was pregnant. Is anyone surprised? A couple weeks ago, I headed to Waterton with my friend and talented photographer Jenna and we played around to get some AMAZING photos that I will cherish forever.

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A Day of Fun at the Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show


The weather held out so I was able to make it into Calgary for the 2018 Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show. The last couple years were snowy and stormy, though we did drive through snow in Nanton. My cousin Jenn and I road tripped up and met with Keirstyn for a day of laughter and fun. We started off…

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