A Belated Spring Break in Washington


I recently spent a week with my family in Washington to say goodbye to my Grandma and attend her funeral. While the purpose of my visit was sad, much of the time was spent in good company with my family, seeing cousins I haven’t seen in years, and enjoying the hot summer weather of Pasco.   This week came at…

A Farewell to My Cowgirl Grandma


In just four years, I’ve lost my three grandparents. This month, my sweet Grandma Cim passed and I felt she deserved a post dedicated to her strength and resiliency through hardship. How many of us get really crabby when we’re sick? We snap at our partners, we lay there and feel sorry for ourselves? My grandmother has been dealing with…

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April Link Love


It’s a couple days late- but here are some of my favourite links from April! Fitness Do you know when to replace your running shoes? I always replace mine every year. Looking to sculpt your booty? Don’t make this mistake! Want to know what the deal with compression activewear is? This article helps sum it up. 2xu all the way…

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Training Update- Six Weeks To Go!


It’s been awhile since I posted an update, although I check in more on my Instagram page (follow me if you want). I’m six weeks out from my marathon and let me tell you, this is not a hobby I plan to take up regularly. This is so much harder than I could have ever anticipated, but luckily because I…

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April Buffboxx- I love protein cookies!


One of the best parts of receiving a Buffboxx every month is trying all these different products. This month I found an amazing tasty treat- protein cookies! Mmmm….. Anyway, let’s go through everything that came in this month. These YUMMY buff bake protein cookies! Four cookies are only 220 calories and they taste so indulgent. Perfect Ab straps PD (or…

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Happy Earth Day! A Few Easy Ways I’m Reducing My Waste


I get strange looks when I have people over and I hand them a kitchen cloth or cloth napkin to use instead of a paper towel. It’s considered a little eccentric, especially with a baby and two dogs, to not keep paper towels in the house. It started off with me forgetting to buy new ones for several weeks and…

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Tynan is a year old!


Tynan is finally entertaining himself pulling the stuffing out of a stuffed animal, so let’s get his birthday recap up at last! April 11 was a family milestone, we celebrated Tynan’s first birthday. I know it’s a cliche, but I can’t believe how fast this first year has gone by and how fast he’s grown! To celebrate the important occasion,…

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March Link Love


I woke up this morning realizing it’s April already and I hadn’t shared my favourite links from March yet! Whoops! Fitness I still have the desk jockey slump in my upper back. Sitting all day staring at a screen is so hard on our bodies, which is why office workers should read this link with stretches to help straighten out…

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Guest Post: Five of the friendliest destinations for pregnant travellers


Being pregnant is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. So what better time to jet set on a relaxing holiday before your new bundle of joy arrives? So long as you have no reported pregnancy-related complications, there’s no reason you can’t get away. Here are some of the friendliest destinations to visit while pregnant. London Many prefer…

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Guest Post- How to Overcome Blocks That Hold You Back on Your Fitness Journey


Regular physical activity is essential for keeping your weight in check and preventing various health issues. However, various fitness myths can easily keep you away from the gym, or even worse preventing you from making any progress in your weight loss mission. Therefore, if you’re not noticing any positive results anymore, the workout plateau has most likely begun. Luckily, with…

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Friday Fitness- Spring has Sprung!


This week has been a dream; minus the flooded running paths, deep mud, and new injury. I’m experiencing a new pain in my achilles tendon. I don’t know if it’s from the strain of running through puddles and mud or it’s just a reaction to the mileage. After doing lots of research, I know that I haven’t been doing my…

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Black Bean Brownies Recipe from Dunnebells


Hey, Better Livin fam! I know you are here for the most delicious black bean brownie recipe ever but I wanted to do a quick introduction before changing your life with this! My name is Lucy Dunne, I am the founder of Dunnebells which is an online personal training company. I know, another fitness girl! But weight (couldn’t help myself)…

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March Buffboxx- I Love Unicorn Juice!


Pre-workout has been helping me a lot during my long run days and I had a good laugh when I received new pre-workout called Unicorn Juice from Alpha Lion. Let’s take a peek into what came in the mail this month! Two packs of Bada Bean Bada Boom protein snacks. I haven’t tried them yet, they’ll be perfect lightweight trail…

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Training Check In- Staring at a Brick Wall


I haven’t posted a Friday Fitness recap in several weeks because my workouts have been the same (running four times a week) and how many pictures of the treadmill screen or my feet do you need, right? I’m currently doing shorter runs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and a  long run on Saturday. I’ve been doing them on a treadmill…

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Easy Ways Moms Can Care for Themselves


I always said that I would never become one of those moms that completely neglects themselves. You know the ones, so focused on their families and responsibilities that they never think about themselves. They’re tired, stressed, and laser focused on everything but themselves. While I admire that kind of self-sacrifice, I wanted to make sure I cared for myself as…

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4 Inspirational Moms to Follow


I love to follow inspiring people and when I became pregnant, finding moms who inspire me to be my best self was important. And since I love helping others find inspiration I’m sharing just a few of my favourite inspirational moms! I follow many more inspiring women, these are my top faves right now. Gabby Reece I followed Gabby long…

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Snowshoeing on Syncline Trail


When I saw that there was going to be a break in the extreme cold during Reading Week I set up a couple outings; skiing at Pass Powderkeg and snowshoeing somewhere in Castle Provincial Park. Rachelle and I headed out to snowshoe despite the high wind forecast knowing that Syncline Trail is mainly in the tree line and sheltered. The…

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February Link Love


February is only a couple days shorter than most months and yet feels so much shorter! I’m sharing some of my favourite articles over this last month that may be of interest to you. Happy reading! Fitness Have you heard of fitness snacking? It’s a buzz word I’m hearing about more and more. P.S. Chris Helmsworth…yummy! I’m obsessed with how…

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Learning to Ski at Pass Powderkeg- Final Lesson Recap


I’m a graduate again! This time instead of a long ceremony and weird looking hat, I received a certificate and a season’s pass. 🙂 Canadian Sport for Life has skiing on their list of movement skills to teach children. It makes sense for Canadians, our winters are long and too often we opt to hibernate indoors rather than get outside. …

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Nutritious & Delicious Helped Me Into My Skinny Jeans


In four weeks I’ve lost 10.5 pounds! If this last month didn’t drill into my brain how much diet has to do with your weight, I don’t know what will! I thought with my background in fitness and kinesiology that losing the baby weight would be a breeze. What I didn’t expect was for my eating to get so out…

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