Oh Christmas Tree 2016

It was the first weekend in December which meant it was time to head to the mountains to cut down a Christmas Tree! My siblings and I have such good memories of doing this as children with our parents in freezing Northern Alberta and it’s a tradition I’m trying to start with my family. The plan was to go Sunday…

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2016 Santa Shuffle 5k Recap

Way back in September, a group of overwhelmed and stressed out U of L Education students were sitting around the Curr Lab (The Ed part of the Library) talking about de-stressing techniques. Two of us had run our first half marathons that summer and were talking about needing a race to motivate us to train. Hence, the great idea to…

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Missing My Mountain Time

If you follow my Instagram it probably looks like I live in the mountains; but really, I just don’t think my day to day pictures are as interesting. That’s one problem with social media, people only post curated images because the real stuff is not very interesting. A photo of me eating spaghetti in Ryan’s sweats are not very attractive.…

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Great Workouts for the Winter Season- Guest Post

As the weather turns to a wintery cold, it can be hard to convince yourself to get out of the house for a great workout. Luckily, there are workouts that you can do right in the comfort of your own living room. Include simple workouts during your daily routine to help you stay fit all winter long. Shape Your Core…

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My Thoughts on the Gilmore Girls Revival

Okay GG fans- this contains spoilers of the recently released revival so please don’t read if you haven’t finished it yet and want it to be a surprise. Every since the Gilmore Girls revival was announced my old Waterton roommate Keirstyn and I made plans to watch it all in a row together. She and I first bonded as friends…

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My borrowed gear

Friday Fitness- Ice Time

Another belated Friday Fitness recap but better late than never right? My first week of student teaching is officially done and I’m feeling pretty good so far. I have to spend this weekend planning and learning all the electricity lessons because I’ll be teaching science for the next four weeks! In terms of workouts, this week has been more activities…

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The Canada-U.S. border

Warm Winter Hike From Waterton to Glacier

On Friday I snuck over the U.S. border. There’s no wall yet! Ha ha ha. Sorry, that’s my lame attempt at a little political humor. But I did go hiking on the Goat Haunt trail that travels along Waterton Lakes, into the United States to an outpost called Goat Haunt, though I didn’t quite make it all the way. If you…

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Life Lately

I’ve been neglecting my blog big time this semester, I even haven’t had time for my weekly Friday Fitness Recaps! Below is some of the stuff that is going on with me! SCHOOL The classroom portion of this semester is over and next week I begin student teaching in a Grade 5 class! This semester was a doozy but I survived,…

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Greens+ Review- Still Keeping That Immune System High

I am still being crazy about staying healthy this semester. Over the weekend I was cuddling my little niece when she started to cough. I said “Do you have a cold?” When she nodded I pulled myself out from under her and said “Sorry hun but I CAN’T get sick right now.” Ha ha ha! Aren’t I just so great…

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Homework & Hiking 2- Bertha Falls

I’m a genius! This homework and hiking idea is perfect and just what I needed! I only wish I’ve been doing this all semester. On Sunday I headed out to Waterton to spend a pleasant 2.5 hours at Vimy’s Lounge & Grill drinking coffee and doing homework. Earlier in the week I read a great article on things you can…

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Friday Fitness- The Last Two Weeks

Happy Friday Everyone! I don’t know how weeks can go so fast and slow at the same time, but this one did. And I’m approaching the final two weeks of classes before I get to go out to a school and student teach, this means I’m almost done all the homework assignments. I’m so close I can taste it! It’s…

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Homework and Hiking- Bears Hump & Linnet Lake

I think I’ve figure out a way to balance life a bit! At least for the next three weeks until I start student teaching and then I’ll have to adjust to a whole new schedule again. In class last week we spent some time discussing how we were feeling in the top four areas of wellness; physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.…

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Boosting my Immune System with Etrexa Immunum

Happy Thanksgiving from Alberta, Canada! Did I mention it’s snowing? Like a lot? Yeah…..   Actually, I’m okay with it because I love snow! I like to bundle up and enjoy the flakes. However, most of my fellow students do not bundle up and walk around campus shivering coatless, toqueless, in wet street shoes. You see, when you’re young and…

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Friday Fitness- Gotta Walk the Walk

I’ve been feeling pretty gross lately with the drastic drop in workouts, increased time indoors hunched over a computer or textbook, and all the JUNK I’ve been eating during my late night study jams. But as I said before, I’ve been trying to tell myself it’s ok to do less if this is a particular short period in my life…

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How to Use the Outdoor Gym Equipment at Nicholas Sheran

I always jump at the chance to be on camera and so this summer I helped ShawTV Lethbridge and Healthy Lethbridge demonstrate how to use the various gym equipment at the Nicholas Sheran Outdoor Gym. The weather is getting pretty cold already though, so hit this outdoor gym while you still can! Check it out!

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Honoured to be Part of the A-Team

I was pretty stoked when I ran into Blakiston & Company owner Mike and he told me he wanted me to join a team of brand ambassadors known as the A-Team! Waterton Lakes National park is a small community and if you work there or visit enough you’ll get to know everyone and I love going and chatting people up.…

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