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…

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Girls Cross Country Ski Day in Waterton


About a week before Christmas (or was it a week after?) I organized a girls cross country ski trip to Waterton. I invited all my friends, despite that they didn’t all know each other to join in on a day in Waterton, skiing to Cameron Lake and back. There is nothing I love more than a day out with the girls.…

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Sponsored Video: Life in Okinawa


I have had a massive travel bug since about October and when I was approached to watch and share the Be Okinawa videos “Life, by Okinawa,” that wanderlust just amplified! Warning: watching these videos will cause severe wanderlust and add yet ANOTHER place to your travel bucket list. This was a cool perspective compared to most travel videos because they approach the…

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Friday Fitness Jan.18- Sports and Workout Buddies


I would be more excited about it being Friday if I didn’t have so much to do for school and life this weekend, but happy Friday all the same. It was a good week for me workout wise because of PE class and Heather working out with me! It’s hard for me to have a steady workout buddy these days…

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Saucony Triumph ISO3 Shoe Review


You know how you go shoe shopping in a large store like Sport Chek and the shoes are under separate headings like “Running, Cross Training, and Walking”? Well, I can honestly say that the Saucony Triumph ISO3 is the best shoe I have ever worn cross training! I’ve been wearing them since Christmas both on runs and in the gym and this…

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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…

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Friday Fitness- Jan/Feb Fitness Goals


It’s back! I was debating saying goodbye to Friday Fitness altogether (so many of my favourite blogs dropped it for the new year) but then I was told I had to keep a record of my physical fitness and eating as part of my Physical Education program this year. I figured, easy- I’ll just keep doing my Friday Fitness recaps!…

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Ice Skating on Waterton Lake


I always say misadventures make the most memorable adventures and in the case of this past weekend, helped me find a new adventure. Ryan and I had a cross country ski day in Waterton planned for weeks. We spent the holidays apart and needed some quality time that didn’t consist of snacks and Netflix. Despite the forecast saying a high…

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Link Love: Winter Running Tips


Holy crap is it ever cold! I don’t know about you my fellow Canadians runners, but I am taking it inside on the treadmill until spring I think.  But for those of you who can’t stand the treadmill and are ready to brave the cold, I found a bunch of links that might be helpful. Stay Warm! The Ultimate Guide…

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4 Benefits of High Intensity Workouts


I have this great holiday tradition for the past few years where I join my mom at her gym for high impact cardio workouts. Several years ago, my mom got really into the Les Mills classes such as BodyAttack, BodyCombat, Step, and BodyPump. She lost tons of weight (30 pounds or so) and gained tons of energy from these high…

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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…

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Join me in the Chopped Leaf 31 Day Challenge


I’ve decided not to set any resolutions in 2017. All I want is to be healthy and happy and I don’t need a resolution to do that. When I heard about Chopped Leaf’s 31 Day Challenge, I thought that would be a great way to kick off 2017 with a healthy bang, hitting restart without making a year long commitment. For my…

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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…

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Stay Motivated in Your Workout Routine with These 10 Easy Tips


In the early days of a new workout routine, excitement and motivation are high. As you settle into a routine, however, that motivation often begins to wane. Sometimes, it’s because you’re bored with or don’t enjoy whatever you’re doing. Other times, a lack of noticeable results makes you feel like you’re wasting your time. However, results can take time. You…

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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…

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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…

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