Qi’a Superfood Snack Bars Review + Giveaway #OnMyPath

Have you tried the new Qi'a superfood snack bars? Check them out if you love coconut, seeds and all the good stuff! #organic #OnMyPath

Now, most of you know that I have been focusing more on real foods and am moving away from bars and shakes, BUT there are definitely times when I need to grab something QUICK when I am running out the door for an early morning run OR when I get hungry while cheering my girl on at softball OR when I am so addicted to something that I just can’t stop eating it…..which definitely happened with these Qi'a Superfood Snack Bars! Here's my Qi'a Superfood Snack Bars Review: Every bar starts with superfood ingredients like chia, continue reading →

#MotivateMe Monday: Back to the Grind + Vacation Recap

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If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward. Happy Monday everyone!! I am sadly headed back to work from vacation this morning, oh how I dread going back! I took a peek in at my work email and this week is going to be crazy busy, there's a ton of things to do already.   That said, I really did have a great vacation. We definitely continue reading →

Monday Night Mile Race Recap

Monday Night Mile Race Recap

A month ago hubby and I planned what is quickly becoming our annual trip to Saratoga Springs, NY to watch the horse racing at Saratoga Race Course while his mom spent a week with our daughters. We went last year and had a blast, so we decided to try to squeeze in a trip up to Ottawa to drop the girls off at my in-laws place, then head down to Saratoga between the girls' softball tournaments. I was disappointed that the way our schedule worked out we weren't going to be in Saratoga over a weekend because I really wanted to do a race while continue reading →

Back-to-School with Netflix + Tips for Transitioning the Kids Back-to-School

Tips for Transitioning the Kids Back-to-School

The days are getting longer and the nights are getting cooler. That can only mean one thing, the summer is coming to an end and it's time to get the kids ready to go back to school. Tips for Transitioning the Kids Back-to-School Re-establish bedtime routine.  If you aren’t already doing so, re-implement a bedtime routine for your child.  This is especially important if over the summer they were allowed to stay up late and sleep in.  Children need at least eight hours of sleep daily to function optimally. continue reading →

#MotivateMe Monday: Staying Active on Vacation

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If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward. Happy Monday Tuesday everyone! As you can tell from the title of this post, and how late I've published this, I am on VACATION!!!  Yay! Hubby and I dropped the kiddos off at his parents place for 4 days while we sneak away to "our place"... Saratoga Springs, New York.  You may continue reading →

5 Things I Learned About My Eating Habits from MyFitnessPal

What I learned from MyFitnessPal

It's no secret, I'm a HUGE fan of food journaling. I've shared a list of food journaling apps before, but my all-time favourite app for that is MyFitnessPal <- Feel free to follow me. Anytime I've ever successfully lost weight or maintained my weight it's been through food journaling. When I'm left to my own devices I gain weight.  The thing is my weight loss successes have not come from the counting calories in and out part of MyFitnessPal, it's been from the things I learned about my eating habits from MyFitnessPal and continue reading →

#MotivateMe Monday: Wedding Week Fun & Back to the Grind

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If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward. Happy Monday everyone! Did you have a good weekend? Are you ready to get back to the grind?   I had a fantastic week! As my post title suggests, it was my good friend Laura's wedding week.  I had the honour of being one of her Bridesmaids, and my two oldest daughters were Jr. continue reading →

Ironman 70.3 Muskoka Race Recap #IM703Muskoka

Ironman Muskoka 70.3 Race Recap

I can't wait for you to read my Ironman 70.3 Muskoka race recap, but be forewarned... this is VERY long!   Last fall, I mentioned on a date with hubby that I would really like to try a long course triathlon for my 40th birthday. Some people buy a new car, move or renovate their house when they have their mid-life crisis, but not me - I decided that a 1/2 Ironman would be a good way to soften the pain of hitting middle age. My friend Jason pointed out that there was a 1/2 Ironman the weekend before my birthday in Muskoka... so I went continue reading →

My Weekend in Pictures

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Happy Monday everyone!  Here in Canada it feels like Sunday night because today was a holiday known as the "Civic Holiday".  The first Monday in August is observed as a holiday in most of the Canadian Provinces though there isn't any consistency in what to call the holiday, nor is there any consistency in what's being celebrated.  As for me, I enjoyed a weekend of being surrounded by friends and family.  On Friday night I helped Sierra's softball team's practice by running a drill with the pitchers and catchers - continue reading →