Beating the Winter Blahs


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. January and February are some of the most blah months. Christmas and New Year’s are over, the days are short, and it’s freezing out. Or you live in Southern Alberta where it’s -21C one day and +7C the next.…

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Guest Post: 5 Ways Running Improves Your Health


Running and walking both are some of the most popular outdoor physical activities which help to keep you in shape and fit without any extra efforts and expenses. Outdoor activities can be just as effective as working out in a gym. If you don’t believe then just try it out. It comes along with lots of health benefits. Some of…

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January BuffBoxx- More Presents!


It was fun coming home from  a week of birthday and Christmas presents to greet my January BuffBoxx! The January box came with something a little extra to help folks with their fitness journey, a smart bracelet. Here’s what came in this month’s box. Tiger Balm samples Quake 10.0 Pre-Workout Smart Bracelet Viter Energy caffeinated breath mints Under Armour HeatGear…

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7 Tips for Embracing Winter


I’m not very happy with winter right now, which is crazy because I’m of the rare breed of people who gets giddy when it snows. I want to roll about in snow like a dog. But now that I no longer have a four wheel drive vehicle, I’m actually wishing it was warmer because driving in snow in an unreliable…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #38 – Build a Better Relationship with Coworkers


You can’t choose your co-workers but you can control what kind of relationship you want to have with them. Psychologist and author Ron Friedman points out in his book, “The Best Place to Work,” that workplace friendships are one of the strongest predictors of productivity and success, according to research. Think about it, if you spend eight hours per day,…

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2018 Intention – Go With The Flow


Last year my intention for the year was to stress less; to take things as they come a little better and not spend time worrying about things out of my control. I was very happy with the outcome and would grade myself at a solid 70%. The other 30% was my failure to go with the flow more, which is…

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2017 Goal Check In- Did I Stress Less?


For 2017 I didn’t set any resolutions, just a mantra, a goal to live by, and that was “stress less“. “This is the year I keep to a budget, manage my homework load, stick to a workout schedule, work part time, and manage my household without losing my mind. I’ll do all this by repeating this mantra, staying in a positive…

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2017 Year in Review


2017 was a tough year, which I knew it would be. I went into it planning to take summer courses to finish school by December and knowing that I had two teaching practicums, one of which was full time and four months long. This heavy school workload limited the adventures, but I still managed to fit in some amazing hikes,…

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My 6 Tips For Doing Hot Yoga While Pregnant


Man, do people ever have a lot of opinions on what you should and shouldn’t do when you’re pregnant! Suddenly your eating habits, your workouts, your future career plans, even your birth plans are all up for discussion and opinion. One thing that I knew would be okay to continue doing (and ignore everyone else’s opinion) was hot yoga. My…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #37- Curling


I first started curling a couple years ago when a girlfriend asked me. I’m always up for anything that gets me off the couch and moving. A year later, I forced Ryan to  start a team with me and he was so reluctant at first and now? He’s obsessed! He’s even the volunteer ice guy at our small town curling…

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Birthday Musings- Ends and Beginnings


WOW! Life has been interesting in my 32nd year. I went into it knowing it would be tough since I planned to take summer courses to graduate in December. Reading through past birthday recaps I’ve watched the ups and down each year brings. In this case, 32 has brought some high high’s and some low low’s. This birthday marks some…

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December BuffBoxx- Good Things Come in Small Packages


December is the time of year when people can expect presents, but in my case, I get a present from Buffboxx every month! December’s was fun because it came smaller than normal and good things come in small packages. This month was a good one (though I’m always a sucker for the boxes with clothes!) with lots of different things…

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It’s a…….


Just a short post to update my readers who may not follow my social media accounts that I found out on Monday that I’ll be having a baby boy! I was overjoyed no matter what the gender, but knowing it’s a boy makes it so much more real. Now I can picture my baby; what he’ll be wearing, the toys…

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Shoe Review: Saucony Freedom ISO


I have often talked about how much I LOVE my Saucony Triumph’s. I used them to train for the Banff Half this year and I have worn them so much for cross training that I wore a hole in the top mesh of one shoe already! Sad day!!! It’s rare to find a running shoe that is comfortable for everything…

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Jeep Down! Life Never Goes as Expected


They say life never goes as planned and boy has my life been proof of that lately. My miracle baby was a completely unexpected but very much wanted surprise and it threw a wrench into my plans. I had planned to get a full time teaching job as soon as possible and establish my career. This would give me a…

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Why You Should Consider Pet Insurance


  Remember the awful saga of Apollo’s infected foot last summer? You can read a little more about it HERE but basically he chewed up a torn pad, it became infected, and it was two months and $1800 of hell! After all this happened, I vowed that as soon as I was back to work full time, pet insurance would…

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