Tag Archives : health

Boosting my Immune System with Etrexa Immunum


Happy Thanksgiving from Alberta, Canada! Did I mention it’s snowing? Like a lot? Yeah…..   Actually, I’m okay with it because I love snow! I like to bundle up and enjoy the flakes. However, most of my fellow students do not bundle up and walk around campus shivering coatless, toqueless, in wet street shoes. You see, when you’re young and…

Guest Post: The Girl’s Guide to Vitamins at Every Age


I get pitched random “story ideas” all the time (so far my favourite has been a program for men over 40 to get abs) but when I was sent this one discussing the different vitamins you need as you age I took the bait. Enjoy the following guest article, I hope you find it as helpful as I did. THE…

Grandma’s Chicken & Veggie Soup Recipe


I grew up eating grandma’s chicken stew, it was my favourite meal. As an adult it’s my favourite to make because it’s cheap, tasty, and a filling winter meal. Grandma always measured things “by gosh and by golly”  so I don’t have servings for you all. Meat (I like to use roast chicken leftovers) Veggie Stock Carrots Potatoes Celery Green Onion Yellow…

Secrets of My Fit Mom


I owe my healthy lifestyle to my mom. When I was in high school I was a bit chubby and she taught me how to lift weights and run. She taught me : Being fit is a lifestyle and has to be done on a regular basis for the rest of your life! This lesson is invaluable because so many…

Sitting All Day Sucks


I don’t know about you, but I HATE sitting all day long. I get restless. I’ll shift my legs, sit on one, if I’m in pants I’ll sit cross legged, no matter what I do I hate it. I found this Sitting Calculator on the Just Stand website- I recommend you do it now. I always thought I was pretty active since I hike/run on…

Fit Tip Tuesday- Park in the Back!


Parking in the back is a habit I picked up from my mum and it drives my husband CRAZY! My mum hates crowds and growing up she always parked way in the back of a store or parking lot so that she didn’t have to deal with congestion. I do this EVERYWHERE. I did the math, and parking in the…

Friday Fitness Recap


I am officially reinstating Friday Fitness Recaps! Is it cheap that I’m doing it again because I’m working out again? Maybe. Ha ha! But I want to improve my blog in 2014- I’m working with a designer for a new look and I want to get a few weekly posts going. Fit Tip Tuesday is one of them and now…

Fit Tip Tuesday- Sports Aren’t Just for Kids!


Fit Tip Tuesday was started by one of my favourite health blogs The Skinny on Health. If you go to her Fit Tip Tuesday post, you’ll be able to see links with tips from other bloggers. If there is one thing I miss about being in school more than anything else, it’s sports. Nothing felt better than a two hour…

Building Healthy Habits


I thank my parents for a lot of my healthy habits. Here are a few examples of lifelong habits I have developed from how they raised me: Never drink pop– In our household children were NOT allowed to drink pop except at birthday parties. Because of that, I never developed a soda habit. The only pop I drink is a…

Fighting Off a Sedentary Lifestyle


I am struggling these days. Since the temperature changed, softball ended and weekend hikes and softball tournaments are done, I am having a really hard time getting moving. I do all the standbys, I always have a gym bag packed, I follow fitness blogs for motivation, I have access to fun lunchtime classes I enjoy, park in the back and…

Keep that toque on! Tips for a Cold.


Remember last week how I had an incredible day hiking in the snow in Waterton? Well I mad e a rookie winter mistake. While hiking up I got hot and I took of my toque and unzipped my coat. It felt good until a cold wind started blowing and I quickly put everything back. But by then it was too…

Friday Fitness Overview


I am really lagging on my blogging, a big reason being I feel like I haven’t done anything worth recording! This blog is about my adventures and I have had very few adventures so far. Anyway, I forgot last Friday but remembered this Friday to share with you my week in fitness. It’s been a bad week with the rain…

Friday Fitness Overview


It’s baaaack! After the honeymoon I became a total blob and stopped working out. My lunch hours were spent in a restaurant eating and reading a book and my evenings were spent on the couch with my new hubby inhaling fresh baked chocolate chip cookies like they were going out of style. I stayed in blissful ignorance until two weeks…

Friday Fitness Overview- Jan. 11


Friday– Nothing Saturday– Ice skating 2 hours (700 calories) Say what?!? I have always loved to skate, I took lessons as a kid, but I had no idea that this fun activity burns so many calories! And it’s cold enough that we can skate on open ponds like we did on Saturday for my nephews birthday! I see many skating…

Friday Fitness Overview- Jan. 4


This was a bad week. A bad, bad week. As soon as Christmas was over I panicked and went into straight wedding mode and I have been skipping workouts to shop, design programs, cute and paste wine labels, etc.  I’m going to call this week my mulligan but I need to step it up! Friday– Nothing Saturday– 1 hour hike (300 cal)…

Friday Fitness Overiew- December 28th


Friday- Cycle class. 40 min. (About 260 cal) Saturday- Rest Day Sunday–  1.6km walk in -14 weather 🙂 (90 cal) Nike Training Club Workout 45 min. (393 cal) The Nike workout KILLED me today. I don’t know if it’s because I went for a long walk in the freezing cold or I didn’t have enough to eat that day or what.…