Friday Fitness- Baby Before Fitness


You guys, nothing derails your workout plans like a baby! I thought joining a gym with child care would do away with excuses, but if your kid is sick or has you up at 4 am, that planned gym visit is not going to happen! I just have to take a deep breath and adjust to this flexible, unscheduled lifestyle…

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Kayaking Fun in Waterton


On the August Long Monday, Ryan stayed home with the baby so I could go to Waterton with Cat and Jenn for paddle boarding. “Wait- but your title says kayaking?” We got to Blakiston & Company at 3 p.m. and they were completely booked out until 6 p.m. at the earliest. We were completely bummed and didn’t know what to…

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Going to Miss My Hiking Buddy!


How many of you have a go-to hiking/adventure buddy? Someone you can call and say “Want to go ice skating on a frozen mounatin lake in -20C with me?” Someone whose response is “Hell yes!” That’s my friend Samara. Ever since we did our first hike two years ago, we became fast friends and experienced a ton together. I knew…

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Friday Fitness- Joining Gold’s Gym


My title says it all. Last week I finally had enough of the heat keeping me indoors and the lack of at home workouts. They have child care so I can go during the day with TyTy and he’s cared for. I’m looking forward to all the classes too.  I like being in a class environment because it pushes me…

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Hiking the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park


I knew that with a new baby I would likely get one all day hike this summer; two if I was lucky. One of those hikes (which I planned to do in the spring) was the Highline Trail, also known as the Garden Wall in Glacier National Park.  This was one of the most memorable hikes I’ve done, and it’s…

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Baby’s First Attempt to Hike


Last Wednesday, despite the heat warnings, I set out for Waterton with TyTy and my friend Paula and her children.  I read on Twitter that Parks Canada had opened up the Crandell Lake hike and I thought that was a perfect easy hike to ease TyTy into baby carrier life. Paula had her doubts after seeing the forecast of 34C,…

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Leave No Trace this Summer as You Explore the Outdoors


I was so inspired by this story that I asked permission from the  United States Geological Survey (USGS) to repost it on the blog. Enjoy! With summer officially here, it’s a great time to explore the outdoors! As people go hiking, camping, wildlife viewing and engage in other recreation activities, there can be associated impacts on the natural environment. In 2017, more…

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July Buffboxx- BCAA’s for the win!


Ask and you shall receive! Remember how I was talking about my plans to test out amino acids for my muscle weakness? I got an entire bottle of Adept Nutrition BCAA‘s from my July BuffBoxx. Perfection! Here’s all what came in this months BuffBoxx. Adept Nutrition BCAA’s Razorwire Energy Pills Lifeline Muscle Massage Kit MRM Veggie Protein Powder MRM Digest-All…

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Friday Fitness- My Triathlon is in Two Weeks!


Happy Friday! This week was hard to adjust to life back home after two weeks in Washington with my family. Back to cooking my meals, cleaning, and battling that dog hair! One reality that sank in this week is that the Raymond Triathlon is only two weeks away and I (surprise! surprise!) haven’t been training much.  Ugh! What is wrong…

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Two Weeks with Family in Washington


One thing that will be so nice about being a teacher is having time off in the summer for long visits home. TyTy and I took off for Washington for two weeks this month to be there for the birth of his little cousin Clark, visit family, and for me to stuff my face at my favourite restaurants. TyTy did…

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Take the Self-Care Day Challenge!


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Lately, there has been a lot of talk about self-care, especially for new moms. It’s tough to take those moments for yourselves but I think everyone can agree it’s essential.  But self care doesn’t have to be hot baths,…

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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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