Browsing Category : Fitness

Link Love: Winter Running Tips


Holy crap is it ever cold! I don't know about you my fellow Canadians runners, but I am taking it inside on the treadmill until spring I think.  But for those of you who can't stand the treadmill and are ready to brave the cold, I found a bunch of links that might be helpful. Stay Warm! The Ultimate Guide…

4 Benefits of High Intensity Workouts


I have this great holiday tradition for the past few years where I join my mom at her gym for high impact cardio workouts. Several years ago, my mom got really into the Les Mills classes such as BodyAttack, BodyCombat, Step, and BodyPump. She lost tons of weight (30 pounds or so) and gained tons of energy from these high…

Stay Motivated in Your Workout Routine with These 10 Easy Tips


In the early days of a new workout routine, excitement and motivation are high. As you settle into a routine, however, that motivation often begins to wane. Sometimes, it's because you're bored with or don't enjoy whatever you're doing. Other times, a lack of noticeable results makes you feel like you're wasting your time. However, results can take time. You…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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!

Friday Fitness- Bikes, Balls & Sarada Fitness Wear


Another Friday is here already?!? Yowza! This week was... meh fitness wise. I didn't go on a run once but I was active almost every day. I have to admit that's because I had softball three nights in a row and I kept trying to get out of it to do homework but our team didn't have enough girls for…

Mizuno Wave Creation Review


Remember how I warned you all to never buy running shoes off the clearance rack? Boy do I stick to that sentiment! I did my half marathon training in a pair of cheap running shoes that caused bleeding blisters, sore ankles, and tight tendons. Then comes Mizuno to the rescue! Besides the fact that Mizuno makes running shoes for running,…

Friday Fitness- Being ok with less


I don't want to turn this blog into a space where I complain about how much work my Education Practicum Studies are this semester but it has greatly affected my workouts and my running schedule. You know how everyone tells you "schedule it in" "stop making excuses" "there's always time" well those are the voices that go through my head…

Friday Fitness- Gotta get up early!


Friday at last!! This has been a long exhausting week. Getting back into the school groove is tough but my three hour ed classes paired with filling any spare hours with work has been so exhausting! Almost every day this week I've come straight home after leaving work or class at 4 and napped. This busy schedule paired with lots…

Belated Friday Fitness- Skinny Jeans and Busy Schedules


School has begun and I am feeling so overwhelmed right now it's insane. I'm in my first Practicum semester and between six classes and work I'll be on campus from 9-4:30 Monday through Friday and that doesn't count the weekends I'll have to work on homework or group projects. Needless to say, I'm currently trying to figure out how to…

Friday Fitness Recap- Sep. 2


Hello! I'm back! You may have noticed a sad lack of Friday Fitness posts this month and it's not because I haven't been doing anything, work has just been kicking my ass and getting out the few hiking recaps posts was all I could must this  last month. But now it's September, school is about to start up again and…

Seawheeze Final Recap- Sunset Festival


Do you think four posts dedicated to one weekend are a little excessive? Maybe just a bit! Ha ha! But each element of Seawheeze was so jam packed with fun and I have so many pictures that it just had to be broken off into smaller bites. My sister Leilani came up from Seattle to spend the weekend with me…