July Buffboxx- BCAA’s for the win!


Ask and you shall receive! Remember how I was talking about my plans to test out amino acids for my muscle weakness? I got an entire bottle of Adept Nutrition BCAA‘s from my July BuffBoxx. Perfection! Here’s all what came in this months BuffBoxx. Adept Nutrition BCAA’s Razorwire Energy Pills Lifeline Muscle Massage Kit MRM Veggie Protein Powder MRM Digest-All…

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Friday Fitness- My Triathlon is in Two Weeks!


Happy Friday! This week was hard to adjust to life back home after two weeks in Washington with my family. Back to cooking my meals, cleaning, and battling that dog hair! One reality that sank in this week is that the Raymond Triathlon is only two weeks away and I (surprise! surprise!) haven’t been training much.  Ugh! What is wrong…

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Two Weeks with Family in Washington


One thing that will be so nice about being a teacher is having time off in the summer for long visits home. TyTy and I took off for Washington for two weeks this month to be there for the birth of his little cousin Clark, visit family, and for me to stuff my face at my favourite restaurants. TyTy did…

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Take the Self-Care Day Challenge!


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Lately, there has been a lot of talk about self-care, especially for new moms. It’s tough to take those moments for yourselves but I think everyone can agree it’s essential.  But self care doesn’t have to be hot baths,…

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2018 Intention Halfway Check In


It’s past the six month mark of 2018, but it’s time to check in with my 2018 intention. I don’t like setting resolutions, I like setting a mantra or intention that I can repeat to myself. My intention for 2018 was “go with the flow.” I knew it was going to be a tough year to control with having a…

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Friday Fitness- Better Than I Thought


This weekly recap is very easy. I did not work out all week with the exception of BodyCombat at Golds with my mom on Thursday. I’m not going to give an excuse, I’ve been lazy and spending my time with my family doing things besides workouts. That said, I am pretty happy with how I did in BodyCombat. If you…

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Turtle Mountain, Crowsnest Pass


“Trail-ish” was the theme of our hike to the first peak of Turtle Mountain in the Crowsnest Pass on Canada Day. Samara and I spent another July 1st adventuring and this hike was definitely an adventure. I hiked to the summit of Turtle Mountain back in 2015 and I remember it as being hard but doable. I invited a friend and…

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Friday Fitness- Postpartum Muscle Weakness?


This was not the best week but it was a fun week! Friday- Easy stroller walk 1.63 miles Our daily outing is a walk to the post office a half mile away and back. On some days I wander around the streets to add more walking time on. Saturday- Nothing I purposefully did nothing to save up my legs for…

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TyTy’s First Three Months


Today marks three months since my world changed forever and Baby TyTy was born. It took five years to get pregnant, 38.5 weeks to make him, and 20 minutes to cut him out and these past three months have absolutely flown by. I knew that a mothers love was string but I didn’t expect it to be this string, and…

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Fitgal Activewear Giveaway


***Giveaway is now closed*** One of the things I love about blogging is the chance to work with Canadian companies and promote their products and services. When Fitgal approached me wanting to do a giveaway with my readers I jumped at the chance. What surprised me most was how affordable this line of activewear is! Typically, anything Canadian is more…

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Summer Road Trip- My Northern Roots


Nothing is more summer than a road trip and I kicked off this season with a road trip north to Fort McMurray. My Aunt Barb wanted to go up there and see what it looks like after the fires and since she left in 1994. My family moved away in 1999 and I have nothing but fond memories of the…

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June BuffBoxx- Sweet Potato Chips are da Bomb!


Thank goodness for my Buffboxx! Being home all day on unpaid maternity leave can get a little dull and we don’t have the budget for shopping. My BuffBoxx is my little present that brightens each month. During the last two months, I’ve had chips but the sweet potato chips this month were so yummy!! So let’s look at what came…

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Friday Fitness- Fit & Chic


Can I please have a mulligan on this week? You guys- how do you get back into that groove where if you miss a workout you feel awful and crave a sweat session? Because those 6 weeks of doctor ordered rest has gotten me comfortable with inactivity. Basically, I have nothing to share this week because I didn’t make time…

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Telemedicine Can Help Beat Those Workout Excuses


I am trying to lose those last 15 pounds from my pregnancy and is it ever hard! As someone who has been into fitness and working out for more than half my life, I am blown away at how hard it can be to lose weight. The other day as I struggled on a run I thought about how challenging…

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Summer Fun Weekend


Wow this weekend was such a blast! From the adventures to the misadventures, it was just what I had in mind when I was fantasizing about summer over this frigid winter. Battin’ I kicked off the weekend subbing on a softball team. Ryan stayed home with TyTy and I got in a good workout. I was pretty happy with my…

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Friday Fitness- Wellness Tips


It’s Friday and we have an action packed weekend! A barn wedding party (I bought TyTy an adorable Wrangler onsie) and then we’re heading to the mountains for a night of camping. Baby’s first camping trip! We’ll be staying in our parents camper as I’m not brave enough to tent it with a baby just yet. Any tips for camping…

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Grandma’s Plants


I grew up living with my grandparents on their farm in the summers and grandma’s house was known for two things; clutter and plants. This woman adored flowers and her house always had plants everywhere. She even had my grandpa build her a solarium she could fill with plants. We loved watching TV in that solarium, it was comforting to…

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Friday Fitness- A Little Goes A Long Way


This starting from the bottom has been an eye opener! Who would have thought that a 15 minute workout would kill me so much? I’m still not training with any regularity, which is a bad thing with a triathlon in August!  But every workout I get in gets me one step closer to where I want to be. Friday- 40…

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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…

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My Postpartum Amazon Orders


I’ve never been one for online ordering. I hate having to send stuff back when it doesn’t fit or work right. But when I was still on the couch recovering from my C-section there were a few things I needed that I didn’t have the energy to search several stores for. For any new mama’s or expecting mama’s here are…

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