A Day in the Life of a Working Mom of 3, a Triathlete and a Blogger

A Day in the Life of a Working Mom of 3, a Triathlete and a Blogger

As fitness bloggers, we're asked what a typical day is like - how doe we fit it all in?  So I've teamed up with Moms Little Running Buddy, and many other fitness bloggers today to answer that question.   I'm also asked often how I fit in triathlon and marathon training while being a working mom of 3 active little girls. I gotta admit it’s not easy, and sometimes I question why I try to do everything. Then I’ll read yet another research paper on the benefits of living active and I’m reminded that what I do now will have a continue reading →

Become A Stronger Runner with Kettlebells

Become a faster runner with kettlebells

Oh how I love my kettlebell!  If there is any ONE thing you should invest in to become a stronger runner I'm going to tell you it's a kettlebell. Kettlebells are weighted balls/bells with a handle that you can swing, lift and curl with for a fantastic strength training workout.  I got mine for about $35 at SportChek, but you can find these pretty much anywhere nowadays.  I've even seen them at Canadian Tire, WalMart, and Target in the fitness section, or you can order them online from Amazon.  You can even buy some continue reading →

MotivateMe Monday: 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, we survived our first full week back to the grind! I was actually pretty happy to be back to a routine, even if it's crazy busy.  I really like how the structure of work, and school etc. keeps me busy so that I'm not constantly looking for my next cookie :grin:   This continue reading →

5 Tips for Healthier Winter Skin

5 Tips for Healthier Winter Skin

If your skin gets dry in the winter you're not alone - approximately 1 in every 32 Canadians suffer daily from skin dryness, itchiness, and redness.  Winter running leaves my face extremely dry and my hands red and cracked.   Unfortunately it's now that time of the year when skin is at it's driest we need to be extra careful with our skin.  Because we can't spend our winter hibernating or migrating to a warmer climate (as much as I want to) the following are 5 tips that will help you deal with those dreaded winter skin continue reading →

#MotivateME Monday: Sharing My Routines

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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! Are you back to the grind this week too? We had the mad dash for school and work this morning and while it seemed so rush rush, although it’s also nice to be back into a routine. I eat way more fruits n veggies when I’m busy at work than when I’m at home. Routines are a great continue reading →

How to Stay Focused on Long Term Fitness Goals

Never give up and other great tips for staying focused on your goals via fitnesscheerleader.com

According to the University of Scranton only 8% of people are successful in achieving their New Year's Resolutions. This may seem like a pretty low success rate but setting goals is crucial to success.  That same study found that people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions.  So how do those 8% of goal setters reach their goals?  They do it by FOCUSING on their goals. From my own personal experience, here's how you can stay continue reading →

Sharing Goals for 2015

Make your dreams come true: set a date, break it down into steps, and take action. via fitnesscheerleader.com #motivation #quotes #inspiration

And another year is almost over. Truthfully I love the end of the year - it holds so much promise for the next year. 365 days is a long enough time to accomplish some pretty big goals. You can make a serious dent into debt, make some serious health and fitness gains, and even a pretty significant career move. That said those goals can also quite easily stay as mere dreams with out a plan and action. Last year my big goal was to run a marathon, giving me the first steps towards my bucket list goal of qualifying for Boston. I managed to continue reading →

#MotivateMe Monday: It’s Better with a Plan

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Happy #MotivateMe Monday!  If you're new here, #MotivateMe Monday is a weekly linkup hosted by myself and Rachel of RunningRachel.com. Getting started towards a goal is never easy, and maintaining the motivation to keep working towards your goal is even harder.  That’s why Rachel and I have created a weekly linky on Mondays where we share our progress towards our goals and to share our plans for next week so that we can motivate each other.  When it comes to reaching goals it's been proven that creating a plan, sharing continue reading →

Taking a Look Back on 2014

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Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday filled with family, fun and cheer.  Today I have a brief recap of my holiday festivities, a little year in review plus a linkup for you to SHARE YOUR year in review posts. My Christmas was fantastic. This was the first Christmas without having a super young one at home that was over-tired and whiny but refusing to nap mid-afternoon.  Amber is well past the nap phase and it is incredible!  I was able to enjoy the day and spend it talking to the adults, and playing various continue reading →

The Best Cycling Trails in the United States

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Cycling is one of the best forms of exercise available, building strength and muscle tone throughout the body. Regular cycling strengthens leg muscles, improves hip mobility and provides cardiovascular benefits. In addition, cycling on natural trails helps reduce stress as you take in the sights of nature while getting a good workout from the bike. The United States, according to Outdoor Traveler, has many excellent options for biking that give a view of nature many people don’t normally get to enjoy. Allegheny Highlands Trail Located continue reading →