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4 Ways & Products to Be Trail Ready


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. I recently came back from my first hike of the year sunburnt and with sore feet. Whoops! Time to get ready for summer hiking. Prevent Blisters I've been fortunate to not deal with too many blisters but on a…

It’s Spring Cleaning Time!


I'm a little behind schedule. Normally I dedicate Easter weekend to spring cleaning but this year I was having fun in Utah with my family instead.  I LOVE spring cleaning! It feels so good to air out my house, deep clean areas I've ignored all winter, and just start off the warm season feeling fresh. I'm getting more into it…

Ladies- Be Confident!


Confidence is a key component of my teaching philosophy. Don't ask me why, but I have always been a very confident person. People could say mean things to me and I didn't care; I rarely feel self conscious. I am very comfortable with who I am and people can take it or leave it. But I am a rarity among…

Filter your water & give clean water with Brita


Lately, I've been really concerned with my plastic consumption. After a conversation with my grandma, reducing my plastic consumption is best for our planet. Naturally, I make sure that I bring a water bottle with me wherever I go so I never need to buy a disposable one. This spring, Brita released the hard sided water 'Me to We' water…

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…

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…

Boosting Calcium to Help My Knees


I often praise my mom because that lady is a bad ass! Every year at Christmas I hit the gym with her and she kicks my ass at high impact work outs. She does tuck jump burpees! Mad respect! When I was with her at Christmas I noticed that after about 40 minutes I had to dial down my effort…

Tips to Look & Feel Great in 2017


I don't know about you all, but school is back into full swing and I'm creating a whole new routine of classes, work and workouts. And while I didn't set any resolutions, I'm looking for easy tips and tricks to improve my health and happiness. January is the perfect time to commit to new habits to help you look and…

Stress Less in 2017


Social media is abuzz with posts, tweets, instas, and snaps filled with positivity and plans for 2017. It's really nice actually to spend the morning with so much positivity. This year, I'm not setting any resolutions or goals. Instead I set an intention, a mantra, for me to repeat to myself throughout 2017. STRESS LESS This is going to be…

2016 Christmas Recap


Getting the five of us Tynan sibling together is a rarity. We've all scattered; Laura in Norway, Bruce in Salt Lake City, Ben in North Dakota, and me in Alberta. Only mom and Leilani remain in Washington state. But every other year, we all gather at moms for Christmas fun and craziness! This year was extra special because we have…

2016 Year in Review


2016 was a tough year in life, but it was a rocking year for adventures! This was the year I found several awesome outdoor ladies and I stopped hiking alone and started hiking with my gal pals. LIFE In 2016 the pixie dust of returning to school wore off and I was in the grind of things. Spring semester was…

Birthday Musings- I’m so Much Stronger Than I Thought


2016- My 31st year of living has been a tough one. Longtime readers know I love to look at the positive side of all things, and this year showed me just how mentally tough I am and how much stress I can handle. I have written and rewritten this post over and over. I don't like to be a complainer, I…

All I Want For Christmas Is Peace of Mind


It's that time of year! Christmas music, cold weather (and I mean COLD -25C), twinkling lights, and gift guides. But due to the extremely tight financial situation we're in this December (student teaching =  working more than full time hours for no pay), I find myself a little blue that I'm unable to buy gifts for my loved ones and that…

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…

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,…

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.…