Tag Archives : healthy living

Milk River Long Weekend- I Pulled My Butt Playing Softball


Like my title? Blog experts always say to have a catchy title and that's pretty catchy is it not? I don't know what it is about camping/ball tournaments but I never take any photos! So this post is basically a narrative, sorry about that. What is it about the Milk River Softball Tournament that results in me injured with no…

How to Stay Healthy While Camping


I recently went camping for a weekend and the way I ate was atrocious! I legit felt gross when I got home. Chips, candy, pop, beer- yeesh! But that always seems to be the case when we go camping. We purchase healthy meal options (wraps, steak & veggies, eggs) but then we stock up on super unhealthy snacks and snack all weekend…

Tweak Your Tea


I have always been obsessed with peach iced tea. When I lived in Washington I used to buy the enormous 32 ounce cans for $0.99- it was my go to summer drink. Needless to say, those drinks have a TON of sugar in them but I just didn't care because it tasted so good and it was such a refreshing…

Movement Skills Parents Need to Teach Their Children


I am loving school but I have to say I was really surprised to learn the amount of physical skills that parents need to teach their children before age 7 to give them their best start.  I'm not talking about putting them in elite soccer or getting them on skates before they can walk (though skating is a part of…

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…

Book Review: What Makes Olga Run?


Typically when looking for an airplane book at the airport convenience store. You buy the light and fluffy reads or the Top 40. You’ll find 10 paperback Nicholas Sparks Novels, but what caught my eye on my trip to Fort McMurray was “What Makes Olga Run,” a Canadian novel about Olga Kotelko a 94-year old Canadian Masters track & field…

Friday Fitness Recap- July 3


I have been on a workout hiatus for the past week and a half as I waited for my stitches to come out. I'm not being a huge baby, I know that you should be okay to run with stitches but mine were right on my knee joint making it painful and difficult to bend so I decided not to…

Fitness is a PART of your life!


Christmas shopping this past weekend (yes I am a last minute shopper) I came upon a poster for a gym in that annoyed the hell out me.   Overlooking the two ladies working out in hoop earrings, the girl working out with her hair down and the insulting fact that it's a bunch of women on an ellipticals- it was…

Friday Fitness Recap- May 16


This week was definitely  not an #activeeverydamnday week! But I won't beat myself up over it- life gets in the way, especially when you work a desk job! On another note, I have a potential part time cheer coaching job coming up. I'll give details later once it is a done deal, but I am very excited about it. Friday-…

Sparkling Matcha Drink


My adventures continue with my Organic Green Matcha Powder from Kiss me Organics. I decided to try the Sparkling Matcha and see how it tasted. [caption id="attachment_5981" align="aligncenter" width="676"] This is a simple recipe- 1 tbsp. matcha green tea powder, mix with 2 tbsp. warm water[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5982" align="aligncenter" width="676"] Mix with ice cubes, sparkling water and a lime wedge.…

Friday Fitness Recap- April 11


The sun has been out and I'm feeling like myself again! Although I will say, it is so easy to miss one day and then the next and then the next. Friday- 1.77 mile walk with dog I originally wanted to run but it was super windy and running in the wind takes my breath away. So Rocky and I just strolled…

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…

Enjoying a solo road trip


Last week I cleaned my car from top to bottom in preparation for a 13 hour drive by myself to Seattle. Ryan couldn’t understand why I would clean it when it was going to get dirty on the trip but that’s exactly why; less dirt and garbage that will build up. Plus I find when my car is clean I…

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…