Browsing Category : Life

Our Next Big Adventure


You may have noticed a complete lack of fitness-related posts on this blog or social media accounts, but there’s a reason for that. I have been so crazy sick from the moment I wake up until I go to bed that it took all I had to get through my day of teaching. My weekends were spent lying on the…

Guest Post: The Key to Happiness


In life us human beings have an end goal – to live a life filled with love, purpose, success, freedom, more time and happiness. But, before having love, purpose, success, freedom and more time we must first conquer happiness. We first need to find the happiness with what already is, what we already have right now, and what our circumstances…

Let’s talk about my foot


After a couple years of chronic foot pain, I finally went to the podiatrist to get things checked out. You can read the full account of how I hurt it HERE.  But to summarize, two years ago I kicked a chair wearing flip flops and broke and dislocated my pinky toe and needed 5 stitches. I was on crutches for…

Vacation Slipups… and Solutions!


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. It’s August and people are fitting in the last of their summer vacations before we settle into fall. I too am squeezing in as much fun as I can in this final week before I begin student teaching for…

Keep Your Pet Hydrated This Summer! (Canadian Giveaway)


My poor dogs are dying in this heat right now. They’re all black and we don’t have A/C at all (just little electric fans) and the boys are feeling it. Rocky is such a snow dog and he hates the heat. I find he eats less and he likes to lay in the bathroom up against the cool tub to…

Hot, Water-Filled, Lazy Weekend


Any readers from the Southern U.S.; Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico? HOW do you motivate yourself when it’s hot out? Southern Alberta gets hot in the summers but it’s been on the extreme (by Canadian standards) side for weeks now and my workouts have gone done the toilet. I wake up lethargic and have been sleeping past my morning workout…

4Ocean is Cleaning up Our Oceans!


This is not a sponsored post. I learned about 4Ocean on Facebook and purchased a bracelet with my own money to help the cause. Whenever discussing world issues, I always bring up my huge concern about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris (mainly non biodegradable plastics) in the North Pacific Ocean.…

Summer Escapes Giveaway: Essentials to Remember to Pack!


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. The weather is hot hot hot, and July is finally here. If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to wipe off the cobwebs from your weekender bag and plan a summer escape to take in some of the…

Let’s Catch Up – 5 Things


Hello Readers! I have a rare and much needed day off today and I figured since my blogging has been slacking lately I would write a catch up post on what I’m doing and thinking. 1. Laser Focused/Need to Find Balance Anyone have advice on how to balance life with school/work? When it comes to school where I’m achieving a…

Saving my face with all the Oils!


Just a heads up- this is NOT a sponsored post in any way. These are all the oils I’ve been using on a regular basis that I bought on Amazon with my own money. I have been distressed about the state of my skin all winter. Stress combined with a dry and frigid environment made my skin so dull, dry…

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…