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)…

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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Five Tips to Improve Your Financial Health


I have a confession to make; I am terrible with money! Ever since moving out at 17 years old, I’ve had to budget and pay bills on my own and I’ve  dealt with a lot of financial stress. No matter how great the rest of life is going, that strain will always be at the back of your mind. Now…

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February BuffBoxx- The Polar Vortex Damaged my Box


The week I’m expecting my Buffboxx, I begin stalking the post office. I was so sad when it finally came and it was clearly wet. The worker said I could talk to BuffBoxx about filing a claim, but I knew immediately what happened. There was a sample can of an energy drink, and the extreme cold caused the can to…

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Half Way Through My Nutritious & Delicious Challenge


I’m actually more than halfway through my month long eating plan with Nutritious & Delicious and I’m so excited about the results already! After the two week mark, I was already down seven pounds- woot! woot! A lot of friends are asking me how it’s going, so I thought I would share a brief update. DETOX The first week I…

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Canada’s Largest Lesson and Ski Lesson 3/4 Recap


Is there anything better than a day in the mountains? Probably not. And I had SUCH a great day last Sunday when I joined several families for Canada’s Largest Lesson at Pass Powderkeg. Canada’s Largest Lesson is part of Never Ever Days, a special program offered at more than 80 ski areas across Canada. It encourages folks to not let…

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Friday Fitness- Winter is actually coming


Well, our mild winter is almost over! It was nice while it lasted and cold and snow is part of Canadian living, so I say bring it on! That said, I made sure to take advantage of the nice weather and I braved wind to get outside on my runs and enjoy the mild weather. I’m still in the easy…

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5 Ways to Streamline Your Life


Life is busy! I keep hearing how we “have to stop glorifying busy,” but it’s just a fact of life. Unless you move into a cabin in the woods and work all day to catch/grow food to eat and trade for what you need, you’ll have times where you feel overwhelmed by how busy life is. I’m always looking for…

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January Link Love


Can you believe we’re looking at February already?! This was probably the fastest January I’ve ever experienced! Fitness How often do you replace your sports bras? I have one I’ve been wearing for 14 years and the recommended replacement schedule is every 6-12 months! WHOOPS! Healthy Eating I will do anything to try and keep my skin looking healthy. Eating…

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Guest Post: Bikepacking 101: The 5 Essentials You Need on your Tour


Embarking on an outdoor adventure has never been easier. While many like to go by foot or take their trucks into the woods, a fun way to freshen up your outdoors travelling is by taking in the sights on a bicycle. Multi-day bikepacking is the beautiful combination of mountain biking and minimalist camping. In essence, everything you need to survive…

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Join me at Pass Powderkeg for Canada’s Largest Lesson!


What do you have planned Sunday? Why not hit the mountains? Because Sunday January 27th is Canada’s Largest Lesson at Pass Powderkeg and you finally take that lesson you’ve been thinking about. Canada’s Largest Lesson is part of Never Ever Days, a special program offered at more than 80 ski areas across Canada. It encourages folks to not let affordability…

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Friday Fitness- Staying Consistent


I totally forgot to post last Friday! It’s been a hectic January as I got back into a working groove and began running training. Not to mention, Tynan is getting so interactive and so demanding every day! I’ll recap my last two weeks to play catch up. Remember my post on how consistency is the only way to see results?…

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My Month Long Meal Plan with Nutritious & Delicious


I’ve been so busy with work, baby, marathon training, and learning to ski, that I haven’t taken the time to write about a major health overhaul I have just undertaken. I have partnered with Bethany Gettis, a C.H.N. Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant based out of Calgary, at Nutritious and Delicious to undergo a month long healthy eating plan to jumpstart a healthier…

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