The Fitness Advice That I Wish I Had Followed

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Health and fitness advice is literally everywhere I turn: on TV, the newspaper, magazines, the doctor’s office, product packaging, social media, blogs, and even unsolicited from friends, family, co-workers random strangers etc… We are literally BOMBARDED with tips and tricks that will supposedly get us into the best shapes of our lives… FOREVER! Some tips are great, while some are not so Continue Reading...

The Road to Boston: Week 12, the Non-Recap

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* Cough * Cough * Hack * Hack * That is what I've literally looked like this past week, and there has therefore been absolutely no running.  There really hasn't been much of anything except my own whining. Oh my goodness... I HATE being sick!!! I've been so ill that I put my Pact App on pause so that I don't feel all stressed out worrying about fitting my three workouts in so that I don't Continue Reading...

The Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers #WEWCTO

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Many of you have heard me speak fondly of my days spent bowling with my grandmother, Doris Luke: She was my dad's mom, and I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with her growing up. She had a passion for: sports, especially softball (she was a catcher in the Toronto Beaches Ladies Church League), The Toronto Blue Jays, Wayne Gretzky and bowling (she was inducted into the Canadian 5-Pin Continue Reading...

Hurry Up Spring – I Miss My Running Skirt!

This is what I've worn for almost every single run over the past 5 months: I run outside… No matter what* on sidewalks that look like this: *ok, with the exception of heavy sleet/slush and absolute torrential downpours, then I 'll tuck my tail between my legs and run on a dreadmill, aka the human hamster wheel. But now I 'm officially sick of winter. Sure it's nice the Continue Reading...

@ReebokCanada Live with Fire Training Kits Giveaway!

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My buddy Doug from Health Habits has Five (5) Reebok Live with Fire Training Kits to give away and he has offered to share them with us. Here's what is up for grabs. Five (5) Reebok Live with Fire Training Kits - each kit consisting of.... One (1) - Live with Fire Graphic Hoodie One (1) pair of TrainFlex shoes One (1) Live with Fire Graphic Tee One (1) pair of Live Continue Reading...

We Are One Woman and We Shall Shine! #1woman

From China to Costa Rica, from Mali to Malaysia, acclaimed singers and musicians, women and men, have come together to spread a message of unity and solidarity: We are "One Woman". Launching on International Women's Day, 8 March 2013, the song is a rallying cry that inspires listeners to join the drive for women's rights and gender equality. "One Woman" was written for UN Women, the global Continue Reading...

10 Reasons to Run a Race that You Didn’t Train For

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As I wrote on Monday, I have a half marathon to run this coming weekend that I registered for several months ago that I haven't really trained for. By training, I 'm referring to following a plan with some sort of consistency that is designed to increase my endurance strength and speed that alternates hard/easy runs with longer runs. I've been exercising on a fairly regular/consistent basis, but Continue Reading...

Dear Content Writer, Why I won’t Accept Your Guest Post

Why I won't accept guest posts

Dear Content Writer, I 'm sorry that not accepting your guest post submission offends you, but please realise that I have a reputation to uphold. You see my readers read my blog because they trust me. They trust my opinions. And they also like my perspective. I get a lot of requests from people just like you offering to do â€Å"guest posts” on my site. When I ask for Continue Reading...

Motivation Monday: Merry FITmas Everyone!

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When it comes to healthy/mindful eating, this past week was a complete bust. Two potluck meals, a team lunch, and a family dinner out totally had me eating copious amounts of food and sweets. Actually, it was probably the sweets that got me - I have SUCH a sweet tooth!! I made cookies for both of the potlucks, but unfortunately I was so busy this week that I cheated with the Continue Reading...

Reflecting on My Progress

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Lately I've been feeling bummed out. Some stuff has happened in my personal life that's kinda been bringing me down, and I've struggled with my workout routines. But tonight I was reminded of how far I've come, and what I'm capable of accomplishing when I cam across this video of myself taken 5 years ago. It's me, playing with my daughter Sierra (who was 2 at the time) in our backyard: That Continue Reading...

Motivation Uh… Tuesday? My October Goals

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Hey everyone! How are you? Can you smell Fall in the air? I took this picture today while out with the kids at the park after dinner: I can't believe that we're will into Fall already! We now only have three more months to accomplish the goals we set in January... So how are those goals going? Unfortunately my goals were reached by June and l haven't set any new or replacement ones.... Continue Reading...

5 Tips to Prevent Your WordPress Blog From Being Hacked

5 Tips to Prevent Your WordPress Blog From Being Hacked

I hate that I have to write this post. I hate that there are mean bad people who spend their time trying to find vulnerabilities in WordPress. Yesterday I spent the evening helping my friend Rachel of Running Rachel recover her blog because we suspected that it may have been hacked. Whenever she visited her site with Internet Explorer (IE), it redirected her to spammy looking sites. Fast Continue Reading...