PowerBar ProteinPlus Giveaway!


When I first began weight lifting and running in 1999, the old school PowerBar’s were my go to protein bar. I used to pack them with me to track meets to snack on before a race. But since then, so many different protein bars have flooded the market, but the quality among them really varies don’t you think? This past…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #10 – Swimming


Swimming is a great workout that’s easy on the joints. Swimming is a great workout because you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water. Other health benefits of swimming include: keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness helps maintain a…

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Life Update- Student Teaching High School


Week 2 of student teaching high school physical education is complete. Everything in life has fallen to the wayside as I am laser focused on this experience and improving my teaching. I’m taking a break from choreographing a dance, learning the rules of broom ball, and writing lessons on substance abuse to give an update of how it’s going; the…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #9 – Office Ergonomics


Did you know that back pain is the leading cause of lost time from work​? Whether you’re sitting at a desk, operating machinery, or lifting objects all day, keeping a healthy back is important. Preventing back injuries is a matter of staying fit and practicing good posture. I know that at only 32, I deal with chronic neck and back…

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Friday Fitness- Winter’s Not Over Yet


I always know not to get too excited in March. On Wednesday we woke up to shin deep snow and last night it started snowing and I don’t think it’s stopped! THIS is why I need to go on a spring vacation in February, just to help get through this final month or so of winter weather. This has not been…

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Guest Post: How to Keep on Track with Your Fitness Goals When Traveling


When you’re working toward a particular fitness goal, creating a routine is a great way to help yourself stay motivated. Implementing a plan and sticking to it will help eliminate distractions and keep you on track. When you travel, it can be very difficult to maintain a routine and even more difficult to ignore all the temptations that come along…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #8- Nutrition


March is Nutrition Month in Canada and proper nutrition is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The saying “you are what you eat” is scarily accurate. The Nutrition Month 2017 campaign is dedicated to helping Canadians Take the Fight out of Food! by guiding them through a three-step approach to improve their relationship with food, no matter what the struggle.…

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Things you should do now to be ready for spring!


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. It’s March 1st! I don’t know about you guys, but I HATE March! You know why? March is a ‘spring’ month that isn’t really spring. Sometimes you’ll get a few days warm days that get you excited and then…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #7- Skiing/snowboarding


Skiing and snowboarding are challenging and fun activities to get you outside on a cold winter day. There are many health benefits to these sports including; improves the effectiveness of your cardiovascular system snowboarding & skiing strengthen leg, core, and abominable muscles building agility & flexibility increases self confidence improves mental health (gets you outside in the winter) Locally, we…

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Friday Fitness- My Lovely Lady Hunch


My title just cracks me up! I don’t know what it is about Reading Week, but I love to overdo it during what should be a relaxing break. I took on too much in terms of work, school, and prepping for my student teaching. Basically, ever since last Saturday I have been hunched over a computer from about 8am- 9pm.…

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Guest Post: How to Get Your Kids to Run


Running is an activity that humans were born to do. Soon after children master walking, it seems that they go from casually toddling around a room to practically sprinting through it, as though running were their only way of getting from point A to point B. Children are naturally great runners — have you ever watched a child’s form mid-run?!…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #6- Family Play Day


Families are a source of emotional support, love, security and protection. Healthy family relationships result in happy and secure children and give parents the ultimate reward of being important in the life of a child. Healthy family relationships often translate to healthy eating and exercise habits as well. According to Kids Health, families who engage in healthy eating and exercise…

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Friday Fitness- Sweatin’ at Lunch


This has been a pretty good week! The last couple of weeks I had school and work obligations that kept popping up and I would push back my scheduled workouts only to not do them later. And with this insanely busy couple of weeks I have leading up to my student teaching, I am going to have to be diligent…

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Windy Weekend in Waterton


Like the alliteration in my title? It’s just so catchy! This weekend was our anniversary weekend and Ryan and I headed to the place we got married, Waterton for a romantic little getaway and some outdoor fun. The weather on the other hand, had other ideas. But I digress, let’s walk through our overnighter. I booked a killer deal with…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #5- Crocheting/Knitting


Crocheting and knitting has been proved as a great way to reduce stress and anxiety and improve mood. Your challenge is to pick up some needles and learn to knit or crochet. In 2014 the Craft Yarn Council surveyed more than 3,100 crocheters and knitters and found that top benefits from the hobbies include: Feeling of accomplishment (93%) Reduced Stress…

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Valentine’s Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Folks


Valentine’s Day- a day for candy, love, and the stress of buying a present. I have returned almost every gift Ryan has gotten me. Terrible right? But unless I tell him EXACTLY what I want, he’ll get something I don’t like or need and he gets so insulted when I return or exchange them. I think it’s even become his…

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