Motivation Monday: Bring on the Triathlon Training!

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Happy Monday everyone!! How was your weekend? Up here in Southern Ontario (Canada) it was gorgeous! Partly sunny and WARM! As in so warm that I was able to run in a T-shirt on Sunday!  Checking back on my schedule I was supposed to run 12k on Sunday but it was so gorgeous out that I took my husband up on his challenge to me: he dared me to run over to the Niagara Escarpment (steep slope as a result of erosion from the ice age), run UP it, then run back DOWN it, and run home.  I did it - but man am I ever sore today!! All continue reading →

Motivation Monday: Goals, Plans and Taking Action

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Happy New Year Everyone!! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season! I'm jumping back into the New Year by reflecting back on the past year and assessing last year's accomplishments, then creating goals, plans and action items.  Are you a resolution or a goal setting kind of person? I'm a goal oriented person which I credit to my psychology of sport professor, Dr. Sue Vail whose goal setting exercises in our classes has stuck with me for the past 15yrs and has greatly helped me to accomplish so many great things. For me, continue reading →

Motivation Monday: If You Build It They Will Come

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This has been one insanely hectic week. I don't even know where to begin! It all started last weekend when I started taking on some clients for my new web design business.... I am seriously amazed by how many projects came my way just by putting up my little website!  First I transferred Whit Likes Fit, then I transferred Haute Muslimah, then I transferred & re-designed Treats with a Twist (I seriously LOVE Melissa's blog!): And then Asma of Haute Muuslimah came to me with a bunch of ideas on how she wanted to continue reading →

Motivation Monday: Just Keep Swimming

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Hey guys! ;How are you? I feel like this week I've been bobbing along in the water, trying to keep the current from pulling me under: It was a crazy busy week. Work is busy, home life is busy, my "other job" is busy and the kids... They're super busy too! This weekend, my oldest daughter played in a hockey tournament. ;In addition to our usual gymnastics, trampoline and skating lessons, she played in four hockey games. They won their first two games, tied their third game, and lost in the final game - earning them a silver continue reading →

Motivation Monday: Do What You Love

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Hey everyone! Wasn't this past weekend gorgeous? Here in Toronto we broke the high temperature for November 11th that was set in the 1930's - we hit a very beautiful 17.8C! (Trust me, that's REALLY warm for this time of year here in the great white north). As you all know, a month ago I went to Blissdom Canada, a blogging and social media conference here in Toronto. I had a great time, learned a lot, and have been mulling over something in my head ever since. You see, with each of the learning sessions, I observed that the community leaders continue reading →

Motivation Monday: November Goals

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Happy Monday everyone!!  I hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween!  It was a rainy and cold one here, but that didn't stop my girls from teaming up with our neighbour's daughter to go trick or treating: Sierra was a snow tiger, Brooke was a witch, Amber was a butterfly and our neighbour was a scary zombie. Sierra and Brooke zig-zagged back and forth across the street, around the block while Amber stayed on one side of the street.  When we got home we were really surprised to find out that despite doing half the continue reading →

Motivation Monday: Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

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Happy Monday everyone! This is my Mamavation Monday post for October 29, 2012. I hope that you all have had a great week - the weather was awesome for the most part, but man, wasn't the weekend yucky? I'm really lucky that the sports centre where my kids have swimming, gymnastics, skating lessons and hockey has an indoor track around the top of one of the rinks: So on Saturdays, while hubby is in parent & tot gymnastics class with Amber, and Sierra and Brooke are in their own gymnastics class, I have about 45 min to run continue reading →

Motivation Monday: Finding My Bliss

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Warning: This is a LONG post! Hey everyone! How are you? How was your week? I hope it was AWESOME! This is my Mamavation Monday post for October 22, 2012. This past week was ridiculously busy for me †" THREE amazing things happened in my life that I can't wait to tell you about: ~ Amazing Thing #1 ~ Last week I joined the committee for the Ontario Women's Triathlon! The committee noticed my tweets, posts and status updates about the race and approached me to join them. After evaluating their needs and comparing them continue reading →

Motivation Monday: Getting My Mojo Back

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Hey everyone!! How was your weekend? Mine was busy busy busy - but productive! I FINALLY got around to purging our house of all the baby stuff: a box of infant shoes, 2 boxes of baby clothes, toys, 2 exersaucers, 2 push toys, the high chair, and our extra crib are all ready to be given away! It feels amazing to be getting rid of that stuff! We decided when Amber was born that three was enough kids for us, and since then we haven't wavered on that. Someone wise once told me that when you're done you'll know it. Well we're done. This continue reading →

Motivation Monday: Things that I’m Thankful For

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Hey guys! Did you have a great weekend (I`d totally put a question mark in here but for some reason my keyboard is stuck on Canadian French). My weekend was AWESOME (despite my keyboard problem because it was THANKSGIVING!! Up here in Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October. (I love that this gives us a full two month to work off the Thanksgiving dinner we had until we do it all again at Christmas.) Now in true Thanksgiving spirit I`m going to save you all from my whining and complaining about how I didn`t meet my continue reading →