Jeep Down! Life Never Goes as Expected


They say life never goes as planned and boy has my life been proof of that lately. My miracle baby was a completely unexpected but very much wanted surprise and it threw a wrench into my plans. I had planned to get a full time teaching job as soon as possible and establish my career. This would give me a…

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Why You Should Consider Pet Insurance


  Remember the awful saga of Apollo’s infected foot last summer? You can read a little more about it HERE but basically he chewed up a torn pad, it became infected, and it was two months and $1800 of hell! After all this happened, I vowed that as soon as I was back to work full time, pet insurance would…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #36- Take Your Breaks


Pictured: I used to take yoga breaks at lunch in my old office storeroom. Most full time employees have a mandated lunch break and 1-2 coffee breaks, but how many people take these breaks? I love teaching but I do miss my breaks when I was an office worker. I especially miss being able to take a pee break when…

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2017 Santa Shuffle Race Recap


Yesterday made a great day for a fun run! For the third year in a row, I bundled up and hit Nicholas Sheran Park to run in the Santa Shufffle, a race sponsored by Running Room and the Salvation Army. I love this race because it’s super low key and everyone gets a pretty medal that makes for a great…

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November BuffBoxx- Pretzel Time!


This November my BuffBoxx came with something new and unique, protein gluten free pretzels. Interesting right? And the flavours are different; original, cinnamon toast, and jalepeno honey mustard. I haven’t tried them yet, but I plan to start with the original and work my way through. Besides pretzels I can eat, the BuffBoxx came with the following: Kay’s Naturals Gluten…

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Belated Friday Fitness- Adjusting My Usual Routine


This is obviously a couple days behind. I was at an overnight  staff retreat until Friday and yesterday I became obsessed with cleaning and organizing and crossing things off the to-do list. I have a few moments this morning before we head into town for Christmas shopping, so let’s talk about my week. Friday & Saturday– Nothing Sunday– 1 hour…

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Staying in Shape on A Budget


Staying in shape can be both time consuming and costly. Between buying expensive health food, high prices for gym memberships, and buying the active wear and gear you need, it seems like leading a healthy lifestyle is reserved for the rich. But there are so many ways to lead a healthy lifestyle and stay active without spending a ton of…

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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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