GIVEAWAY! A Few Solutions to Try This Cold and Flu Season


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. I have been bragging that I haven’t had a cold or flu since February 2016! That’s almost two years! I credit a healthy diet, lots of sleep, and lots of exercise to this but now that I’m teaching and…

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Guest Post: Pros and cons of ketosis – The ultimate diet plan for fat loss


Are you someone who has been thinking of adopting the ketogenic diet? If answered yes, you’ve probably clicked on the right post which will tell you about how you could safely adjust your body to ketosis so as to accomplish all the benefits offered by this lifestyle. If you don’t know much about ketogenic diet, you should be aware of…

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Our Next Big Adventure


You may have noticed a complete lack of fitness-related posts on this blog or social media accounts, but there’s a reason for that. I have been so crazy sick from the moment I wake up until I go to bed that it took all I had to get through my day of teaching. My weekends were spent lying on the…

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One Short Day in the Emerald City (Seattle)


Like my Wicked reference? Leilani and I started singing this over lunch when we were talking about how one full day visiting Seattle just isn’t enough. For the long weekend, I loaded up the whole family (minus the dogs) and did the 13 hour drive to Seattle to see my family. Crazy right?! Why do I keep doing this to…

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Join the JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes


Whenever I run in a race, my Grandma always asks which cause I’m raising money for. She can’t wrap her head around participating in an organized event without the proceeds going to charity. I do try to find fun events that let me get a in a good workout and help raise money for a worthy cause. The JDRF Revolution…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #31 – Paddle Sports


This is one that may be on hiatus until next year. Though, a warm fall day can be GORGEOUS to be on the water, just take proper precautions to avoid any accidents. Canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding involve paddling a small craft through water. They are low-impact activities that can improve your aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility. Canoeing typically takes…

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Waterton Is Scarred But Still Stunning


Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to head out to Waterton not once, but twice. And due to some snow, I saw it in two different states. I don’t know how many people have been out since the Kenow Fire. I know I watched all the videos and saw all the photos on Facebook, but nothing puts it in…

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Guest Post: The Key to Happiness


In life us human beings have an end goal – to live a life filled with love, purpose, success, freedom, more time and happiness. But, before having love, purpose, success, freedom and more time we must first conquer happiness. We first need to find the happiness with what already is, what we already have right now, and what our circumstances…

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50 Ways to Stay Well # 30 – Sleep


What’s one thing we tend to sacrifice when things get busy? Sometimes it’s exercise and other times it’s sleep (sometimes it’s both). Sleep is a vital process that everybody must go through daily in order for their bodies to rest and regenerate. So why are so many people cutting down their hours of sleep? Sometimes you have no choice such…

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September BuffBoxx


Monthly subscription boxes are so fun! Do I open every post about my monthly BuffBoxx that way? I can’t help it- I just love getting presents in the mail! September was one of my favourites because I am obsessed with the Reebok mesh front tank that came in! Here is everything that came this month: Rebook mesh front tank WOD…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #29- Limit Screen Time


Just say no to “Netflix and Chill.” It’s the last month of summer so why not set a goal to limit your leisure screen time? Not much we can do about phones and computers at work, but at home opt to bust out a book, board games, or deck of cards for evening entertainment. Health experts say screen time at…

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What will fall hiking look like this year?


Like many hikers in Southern Alberta, I’ve been watching the progress of the Kenow Fire in Waterton Lakes National Park and hoping the fire would stop before it spread. This fire has not only burnt through most of my beloved park, but it spread onto the prairie and burned down ranches, spread north to Castle where more people had to…

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Let’s talk about my foot


After a couple years of chronic foot pain, I finally went to the podiatrist to get things checked out. You can read the full account of how I hurt it HERE.  But to summarize, two years ago I kicked a chair wearing flip flops and broke and dislocated my pinky toe and needed 5 stitches. I was on crutches for…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #28- Kindness


Did you know kindness is contagious? The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people! KINDNESS INCREASES: THE…

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Guest Post: Healthy lunches for people who hate salads


There is nothing better than a big green salad for lunch on a hot summer’s day. Even though I am a fan of salads, not many people are. Some people believe that the only way you can have a healthy meal for lunch is if you have a salad. This is not true! There are so many easy and healthy…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #27- Horseback Riding


If you’re looking for a non-traditional way to strengthen your core, horseback riding may be just the exercise you need. Horseback riding really works the core muscles that stabilize the trunk: the abdominal, back, and pelvic muscles. It’s not just about the strength of the core, but the coordination and stability of it as well. Benefits of horseback riding include;…

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