Guest Post: 4 Ways to Stay in Shape


There are quite a few healthy choices women can make to feel and look better, from eating habits and regular physical activity to yoga and a little bit of pampering now and then. Just remember to accept who you are, with all your strengths and flaws, because how you think about yourself is reflected into all areas of your life. You are what you eat…

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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…

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50 Ways to Stay Well # 24 – Golf


Playing golf regularly may prevent chronic illness, improve mental health and increase life expectancy. These benefits can largely be explained by the exercise associated with golf. Players typically burned a minimum of 500 calories over 18 holes. Additionally, golfers walking the full course could cover four to eight miles, while those using electric buggies typically chalked up four miles. Fresh…

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Friday Fitness- July BuffBoxx is in!


You may have noticed on my IG stories a couple weeks ago my monthly subscription box from BuffBoxx came in! 🙂 Subscription boxes are the best! It’s a present delivered to your door every month. This month I received; Reebok gym sack Pop Chips  a cool Sklz foam roller/water bottle Chike powdered peanut butter (Ryan already claimed it) Beast Aminolytes…

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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.…

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50 Ways to Stay Well # 23 – Crosswords & Sudoku


People who tackle a daily crossword or sudoku puzzle keep their mind alert as well as boost their brain power into old age. Mental exercise in the form of a regular “brain-teaser” puzzle is a great way to boost brainpower. Benefits of these games include:  Improves your memory  Stimulates your mind. Sudoku keeps you practicing your logical thinking process which improves your…

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Friday Fitness- I Live to Frolf!


Isn’t it funny how your energy comes and goes in waves? Last week I was up at 5:30-6 a.m. out there running or doing NTC HIIT workouts and this week….. I’ve been sleeping until the last possible moment. I don’t know why I’m so tired this week but here it is Friday morning with not much in the way of training to my…

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Wedding Weekend in Sparwood, B.C.


This past weekend, the Richards got dressed up and headed to the mountains for a family wedding. Ryan’ cousin Billie was getting married and we decided to spend the night in a hotel with the kids and make a weekend of it. All dressed up we hit the road and were in Sparwood in about 3 hours (we stopped for…

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Friday Fitness- Morning Workouts for the Win!


There is nothing better to get you out of bed for an a.m. workout than super hot weather! We’ve been experiencing one hell of a heatwave the last little bit and by the time it cooled off enough to head out I was in bed. Literally- I went to be at 7:30 pm one night, I love to sleep. So…

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Tenting at Beauvais Lake


Ryan and I had plans to head out to Montana for camping with the dogs for the weekend. But when he had an opportunity to stay home and work Saturday, we changed out this plans to do the one night an to go somewhere nearby. There are a ton of fire bans on right now and since M.D. of Pincher Creek…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #22 – Yoga


Yoga is an activity that is seeing a huge spike in participation. Maybe it’s because our hectic pace of life requires a calming activity or because we’re becoming more sedentary and need to restore flexibility. It could also be that yoga has a long list of mental and physical health benefits! Whatever your reason, participation in yoga has many physical…

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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…

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Friday Fitness- Time to Shake Things Up


Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe we’re already into July? Yeesh! I hope you all enjoyed celebrating Canada last weekend! How many of you got in a workout? Because I didn’t…whoops! Now that I’m not training for a race, I’m looking to switch up my fitness focus and incorporate more strength training.  I found this great Fitness Horoscope on the Free…

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Canoeing on Cameron Lake for Canada 150


I love the alliteration of my title! Ha ha! It’s not 100% accurate because I spent July 1st with the family but on July 2, Samara and I drove off for a canoeing adventure. The evening of July 1st, Samara and I met at her parents house to see if her dad’s canoe would fit on my jeep. Her dad…

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Outdoor Education at Alford Lake with AHEA


I returned from camp on Friday and have spent all weekend waiting until I had the time/mental capacity to talk about my INCREDIBLE week at Alford Lake, Alberta in my Outdoor Education course. Outdoor Education is a subject (clearly) near and dear to my heart. I’m going into physical education with my sights set on incorporating outdoor education throughout the…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #21- Quilting


Just like knitting and crocheting, many people are turning to hobbies like quilting for stress release and to improve mental wellness. Once a necessary skill to keep your family warm at night, quilting has turned into an art form with elaborate patterns and amazing pieces that some hang on their walls as décor. Quilting improves well-being in ways that physical…

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