Browsing Category : Fitness

Summer Sports Essentials


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. When I started dating Ryan I couldn’t wait to learn to play recreational softball. I grew up doing sports that required body control (gymnastics, running, cheerleading) but nothing with a ball. Hoo boy! I am STILL learning the proper…

Friday Fitness- It’s Back!


This was running through my head for the first three minutes of my first run postpartum. Then I got tired and had to walk! Ha ha ha! I got the clear to work out two weeks ago but I haven’t gotten into a routine yet, just working out when I feel like it. But that’s a good way to start.…

May Buffboxx- Protein Snacks FTW


I was more excited for this month’s BuffBoxx than I have been in the past. I’m doing the stay at home thing right now which has been a huge adjustment and it was so nice to have my monthly present to look forward to. TyTy and I would walk to the post office every other day to watch for it.…

1 Month Postpartum Fitness- Walking and Waiting


I knew going into my cesarean that I would not be allowed to do anything strenuous for six weeks after TyTy’s birth, but I had no idea  how hard that would be! During the first week I was still in pain and pretty slow moving from the incision, but once I hit Week 2 I felt better and ready to…

April BuffBoxx


Where has April gone?? Do you realize next week we are into May. I blame two things for this month going by this quickly; having a baby and the super late snow. Last week was a major snowstorm and this week we have weather in the high teens, say what? I am in full recovery mode and unable to do…

March BuffBoxx- Ready to Train Again


My legs are itching; I am so ready to get back into a workout routine where I push my body. I want to run until my lungs burn and my muscles ache, I need to just push it! In less than two weeks this baby will come and I’ll have to wait about 6 weeks to get the okay from…

February BuffBoxx


With everything that’s been going on, I’ve been postponing sharing my February Buffboxx. But since today is the last day of February (when did THAT happen??) I wanted to share it! This months Buffboxx included; Women’s Under Armour Play Up Short 2 Lifeline Fitness Power Up, Chin Up– Chin ups are one of the best exercises for functional strength. These portable chin up…

Don’t Be Intimidated at the Gym


It’s that time of year when gyms (and my hot yoga studio) are full of newcomers ready to get on a new path for the new year. When I was a younger snot I would look my nose down at these people knowing half of them wouldn’t be there by the time Valentine’s Day rolled around but as I’ve matured…

Guest Post: 5 Ways Running Improves Your Health


Running and walking both are some of the most popular outdoor physical activities which help to keep you in shape and fit without any extra efforts and expenses. Outdoor activities can be just as effective as working out in a gym. If you don’t believe then just try it out. It comes along with lots of health benefits. Some of…

January BuffBoxx- More Presents!


It was fun coming home from  a week of birthday and Christmas presents to greet my January BuffBoxx! The January box came with something a little extra to help folks with their fitness journey, a smart bracelet. Here’s what came in this month’s box. Tiger Balm samples Quake 10.0 Pre-Workout Smart Bracelet Viter Energy caffeinated breath mints Under Armour HeatGear…

December BuffBoxx- Good Things Come in Small Packages


December is the time of year when people can expect presents, but in my case, I get a present from Buffboxx every month! December’s was fun because it came smaller than normal and good things come in small packages. This month was a good one (though I’m always a sucker for the boxes with clothes!) with lots of different things…

Shoe Review: Saucony Freedom ISO


I have often talked about how much I LOVE my Saucony Triumph’s. I used them to train for the Banff Half this year and I have worn them so much for cross training that I wore a hole in the top mesh of one shoe already! Sad day!!! It’s rare to find a running shoe that is comfortable for everything…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Join the JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes


Whenever I run in a race, my Grandma always asks which cause I’m raising money for. She can’t wrap her head around participating in an organized event without the proceeds going to charity. I do try to find fun events that let me get a in a good workout and help raise money for a worthy cause. The JDRF Revolution…