The Best Vitamins to Take for Your Age


As a blogger, my inbox is full of people offering guest posts and expertise. When I saw this I was intrigued. Talking to my friends at our last girl’s night out, we discussed how much our skin has changed since entering our 30s and how it will change again in our 40’s. Enjoy this quick article! According to Dr. Christopher…

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How To Reset Good Running Habits Postpartum


I stopped running when I was about 28 weeks postpartum because of icy conditions. I remember having dreams of running along my local trail, legs and lungs burning. When I was finally cleared to run again six week after having TyTy I was so excited to get back into a routine. And then I realized I was starting all over…

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Budget Gift Guide for Hikers & Giveaway


It’s that time of year! If you haven’t seen the Christmas episode of Community, pause reading this and do it now. SO FUNNY! Anyway, when I do gift guides I like to suggest affordable items. Some of the gift guides I’ve seen have items that cost more than $500! And while I envy people who have that much disposable income,…

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November BuffBoxx- Grenade Shaker Bottles Are Cool


Buffboxx calling! This month the highlight was my Grenade shaped shaker. I don’t lift enough to walk around the gym with . my pre-workout in it and I also don’t know if it’s appropriate for school, but I’ll be the coolest mama out and about town with it! Ha ha! Grenade Shaker bottle  Grenade Thermo Detonator –  thermogenic fat burner Kind…

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November Link Love


I wake up an extra 10 minutes so that I can sip coffee and read blogs and online articles. I often share my faves on Twitter, but I thought maybe I should also share on my blog for those not on Twitter. Below are some of the most interesting articles I read this past month. Fitness Since having TyTy, I’ve…

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How My Most Embarrassing Moment Teaches Resilience


I lined up at the start and stared at the 100m of hurdles ahead of me. I had never jumped over a hurdle in my life. I was an awkward 9th grader who was a bit chubby and very self conscious. And yet here I was at the City-wide track meet about to run and jump over something I had…

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#1 Tip For Seeing Results From Your Workouts


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fit4Less. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s been more than six months since I had my baby and I’m still carrying an extra 16 pounds. With my background in kinesiology, athletics and fitness, I can tell you exactly why I’m not seeing results: CONSISTENCY! I think a lot of…

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5 Accessories that Can Transform Your Entire Wardrobe


You may not believe me when I say this, but I do wear normal clothes. Granted, I spend most of my free time in activewear. But lately, when I teach or go out, I try to switch it up and play with style. I don’t need to spend a lot or even need to change out of my leggings to…

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Guest Post: Finding Your Better


I love seeing friends and family improve their life. Even better is when they are inspired to share their journey with my readers! My very good friend Keirtsyn, (former Waterton roommate, bridesmaid, and all around lovely person) sent me a great article sharing her 2018 journey to improving her health. Enjoy!  In late fall of 2017 I found myself looking…

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7 Tips for Working Moms to Improve Their Mornings


Do I ever envy Ryan! He gets up 15 minutes before he has to leave for work, changes, makes coffee, and is gone. As a woman and mom, my mornings entail so much more.  I’m no expert, I have one easy going baby and have been working for a mere three months but I thought I would share a a…

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Girl’s Night Out Doing Aerial Yoga


I sure love going out with my friends. When you’re older and a mom with family responsibilities, it’s difficult to coordinate busy schedules to work out a get together. But coordinate I did, and on Friday night, ten of us hit Core Elements for a private aerial yoga session with Kendall. I like to coordinate nights that have a fund…

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How to Build Your Sick Day Kit


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. We had a real cold snap this week; low’s of -15C (-24C with the windshield). I love winter but this year I have a new liability – he drools and likes to stare at his hands. I rarely get…

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A Fun Filled Evening at Lethbridge Corn Maze


Little Ryan, TyTy, and I went to the Lethbridge Corn Maze this week to celebrate my niece Reegan’s birthday. I’ve been to the Corn Maze a couple times before, once when the kids were little, and then for a girls night. I was excited to go with little TyTy for his first visit. Of course, he won’t remember a thing,…

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October Buffboxx- Vintage Shorts Rock!


It may be getting too chilly to run outside in shorts, but that’s what the gym is for! I need to rock my new vintage looking shorts I received in my October Buffboxx.  This month’s box had a few large items, so let’s dive in! Thrive Market Sunflower Butter– I have been hearing good things about Thrive Market! Unfortunately, they…

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Fall Hike on Bertha Trail


With no school on Friday, I packed up TyTy and hit the road for Waterton. A day in the mountains was so needed! There is so much construction currently going on. When I pulled in, they were working on rebuilding the old Kilmorey Lodge at last, building a new cabin, redoing the townsite campground, and paving the Bertha Falls parking…

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Guest Post: How Self Massage Can Help You Recover After Long Hikes


Hiking is a wonderful way to keep fit and enjoy spending time in nature. The downside? It’s common to experience aches and pains after a long hike. According to the National Health Service (NHS), the soreness you experience following grueling exercise is caused by small muscle tears. When you work your muscles harder than usual, the fibers become damaged. This…

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Tynan’s 6 month Check In- And How to Help Babies


I know it’s a cliché to marvel at how fast your kids grow, but it’s so true! You blink and they’re totally different. I’m amazed by Tynan every day. You think you love your baby on the day they’re born, but that love deepens every day! I am also extremely fortunate to still have a super mellow, relaxed baby. I…

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Book Review: There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather


Sometimes you find a book and everything the author is saying is what you’ve been thinking or saying to your friends for years. That was Linda Åkeson McGurk’s book “There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather.” As a child who was raised in Northern Alberta (VERY cold) on the edge of town playing in the woods, ponds, and open nature spaces…

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Fall Running Essentials


I love fall! I love the cool, crisp air, the beautiful leaves. I also love how there are less people out; although come on people- get outside and enjoy! But lately I’ve been struggling with yet another life transition- working mommy. I’ve been subbing 3-4 times a week and have been making excuses to not workout on days I teach.…

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Friday Fitness- Can I be a 5 a.m. morning person?


During the last couple weeks I have been busy teaching like crazy and I’m noticing a major drop in my workouts. When I get home, I like to go on an easy walk with the baby and then play on the living room floor. I’m starting to think that if I want to get back onto a consistent running schedule,…

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