2018 Intention Halfway Check In


It’s past the six month mark of 2018, but it’s time to check in with my 2018 intention. I don’t like setting resolutions, I like setting a mantra or intention that I can repeat to myself. My intention for 2018 was “go with the flow.” I knew it was going to be a tough year to control with having a…

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Friday Fitness- Better Than I Thought


This weekly recap is very easy. I did not work out all week with the exception of BodyCombat at Golds with my mom on Thursday. I’m not going to give an excuse, I’ve been lazy and spending my time with my family doing things besides workouts. That said, I am pretty happy with how I did in BodyCombat. If you…

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Turtle Mountain, Crowsnest Pass


“Trail-ish” was the theme of our hike to the first peak of Turtle Mountain in the Crowsnest Pass on Canada Day. Samara and I spent another July 1st adventuring and this hike was definitely an adventure. I hiked to the summit of Turtle Mountain back in 2015 and I remember it as being hard but doable. I invited a friend and…

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Friday Fitness- Postpartum Muscle Weakness?


This was not the best week but it was a fun week! Friday- Easy stroller walk 1.63 miles Our daily outing is a walk to the post office a half mile away and back. On some days I wander around the streets to add more walking time on. Saturday- Nothing I purposefully did nothing to save up my legs for…

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TyTy’s First Three Months


Today marks three months since my world changed forever and Baby TyTy was born. It took five years to get pregnant, 38.5 weeks to make him, and 20 minutes to cut him out and these past three months have absolutely flown by. I knew that a mothers love was string but I didn’t expect it to be this string, and…

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Fitgal Activewear Giveaway


***Giveaway is now closed*** One of the things I love about blogging is the chance to work with Canadian companies and promote their products and services. When Fitgal approached me wanting to do a giveaway with my readers I jumped at the chance. What surprised me most was how affordable this line of activewear is! Typically, anything Canadian is more…

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Summer Road Trip- My Northern Roots


Nothing is more summer than a road trip and I kicked off this season with a road trip north to Fort McMurray. My Aunt Barb wanted to go up there and see what it looks like after the fires and since she left in 1994. My family moved away in 1999 and I have nothing but fond memories of the…

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June BuffBoxx- Sweet Potato Chips are da Bomb!


Thank goodness for my Buffboxx! Being home all day on unpaid maternity leave can get a little dull and we don’t have the budget for shopping. My BuffBoxx is my little present that brightens each month. During the last two months, I’ve had chips but the sweet potato chips this month were so yummy!! So let’s look at what came…

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Friday Fitness- Fit & Chic


Can I please have a mulligan on this week? You guys- how do you get back into that groove where if you miss a workout you feel awful and crave a sweat session? Because those 6 weeks of doctor ordered rest has gotten me comfortable with inactivity. Basically, I have nothing to share this week because I didn’t make time…

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Telemedicine Can Help Beat Those Workout Excuses


I am trying to lose those last 15 pounds from my pregnancy and is it ever hard! As someone who has been into fitness and working out for more than half my life, I am blown away at how hard it can be to lose weight. The other day as I struggled on a run I thought about how challenging…

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Summer Fun Weekend


Wow this weekend was such a blast! From the adventures to the misadventures, it was just what I had in mind when I was fantasizing about summer over this frigid winter. Battin’ I kicked off the weekend subbing on a softball team. Ryan stayed home with TyTy and I got in a good workout. I was pretty happy with my…

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Friday Fitness- Wellness Tips


It’s Friday and we have an action packed weekend! A barn wedding party (I bought TyTy an adorable Wrangler onsie) and then we’re heading to the mountains for a night of camping. Baby’s first camping trip! We’ll be staying in our parents camper as I’m not brave enough to tent it with a baby just yet. Any tips for camping…

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Grandma’s Plants


I grew up living with my grandparents on their farm in the summers and grandma’s house was known for two things; clutter and plants. This woman adored flowers and her house always had plants everywhere. She even had my grandpa build her a solarium she could fill with plants. We loved watching TV in that solarium, it was comforting to…

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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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