50 Ways to Stay Well #35 – Carpooling


Carpooling is utilized to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money, reduce wear and tear on cars, and to utilize the carpool lanes to get there faster. In Lethbridge we’re fortunate to drive from one end of the city to the other in about 15 minutes so carpooling is not as popular in our city as other cities. But this doesn’t…

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Friday Fitness- Time to Get Movin’!


Look! I actually did a few workouts this week, enough to share them in a blog post. I’m feeling better and my body is craving more physical activity. I eased into it with yoga and I have my new Saucony’s ready to hit the treadmill! Saturday– 4 mile walk on Wishbone Trail Sunday– Hot Vinyasa Yoga I finally got my…

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What I’m Drinking in Place of Coffee


My nausea kicked in at week 7 meaning that for 10 weeks now, this coffee addict hasn’t had ANY coffee. For the first two months it was because I was way too sick to stomach something so acidic. But when my nausea went away, and they said one cup of coffee a day is safe, I happily asked Ryan to…

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Winter Walk on Wishbone Trail


The long weekend is nice because I spent Friday doing the chores and errands and had a free day Saturday to hit the mountains with Ryan and the dogs! It wasn’t quite as warm as last year when Samara and I went on the long weekend and it was +15C. But it was still super warm at +2C! When we…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #34 – Hydrate


Just because it’s cooled off it doesn’t mean you need less water. The Dieticians of Canada recommend 3 L (12 cups) for men 19 years old and 2.2 L (9 cups) for women 19 years old and over every day. Fluid helps you stay healthy and energized. It also: controls your body temperature aids digestion carries nutrients around your body…

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Guest Post: Incorporate Resistance Workouts into Your Cross-Training


In order to excel at a sport or become a better runner, you will need to do more than simply repeat drills on your high tech home gym equipments or run mile after mile. Some professionals suggest that cross training at a different sport will both break up the monotony you might deal with and help train different muscle groups…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #33 – Budgeting


Does the word ‘budget’ make your eyes roll?  Life is hectic enough and it can sometimes seem like budgeting is too much extra work on top of everything else. However, budgeting is a crucial step in staying in good financial health. According to a 2017 report from TransUnion, Canadians owe more than $21,000 on average, in addition to any mortgage…

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Fall Hike to Vimy’s Pimple


Ok! Ok! There is no place called Vimy’s Pimple, it’s actually called the Lionshead so I hear. But on Sunday, Cat, Samara, and myself hiked to that little peak that sticks out the west side of Mt. Vimy. I affectionately dubbed it Vimy’s Pimple this past summer when I hiked to the peak with my cousins. Anyway, this was a…

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October BuffBoxx- The Best One So Far!


I have been so busy that my October Buffboxx sat unopened for more than a week until I finally got to open it and was it a gooder! This was by far my favourite Buffboxx, not only because of how great the presents were, but because of the LOL’s I got while going through it. First off, I received a…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #32- Get a Pet!


My dogs enrich my life so much! Many households in Canada have a pet, or they at least have kids begging for that cute little puppy. The reason people have pet’s vary, but research shows that pet can help your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Pets can decrease your: Blood pressure Cholesterol levels Triglyceride levels…

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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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